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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England
+44 1423 340267
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went mid afternoon Sunday, where we were we enjoyed the best Sunday lunch in a long while. My wife and I began with starters, which stepped up to the mark on presentation and taste. My wife had baked Brie and I had pigeon with...More

Thank Martin M
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for your kind words, we took the royal oak approximately 8 months ago, and my family, plus my extended family, our staff, have worked very hard to make the royal oak a place of welcome, to drink, eat and relax, so when we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely traditional country pub. Very warm welcome, we were given a lovely round table in the bay window. Staff very friendly. Food was piping hot, and decent portions. Our party of 6 chose, lamb shanks (yum!), chicken pie, steak & ale pie, pork medallions and...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Pre booked for a 16 person luncheon club outing and arrived at this picturesque country pub to find the side restaurant area nicely laid out with one long table setting for our exclusive use. Regretfully four people failed to arrive (sorry about that Catherine) but...More

Thank whitevanman2014
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

glad you enjoyed your luncheon at the royal oak, you must eventualy have a walked around the nature reserve as it is very tranquil and relaxing, yours catherine.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Came here with a lunch club, what a great find. Plenty of choice on the menu plus a specials board. No one had starters which was a shame but probably just as well as the mains were generous. The pork medallions with black pudding and...More

Thank JWMW101
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal, so sorry your other club members did not get here, perhaps we can meet them next time, yours catherine.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

It’s a year since we visited the Royal Oak In Staveley. We had a good meal last time and our expectations were high. The table this time was OK, but the top wobbled, which we fixed, as you would expect, with a beer mat. No...More

Thank PBPG
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Firstly may I say , we took at great deal of time, re fixing the pub, it was very run down and we have fully decorated the premises, including all the furniture, however. constant . wear and tear does happen and thank you for pointing...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

great welcome awaits you amazing food with generous portions in a lovely friendly pub.Dog friendly and the specials board has to be read with a great selection for all diets catered for.this was our first visit but not our last.

Thank martync1961
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights last weekend and we loved it. So much to do and see. A great base for York, Hathersage and other places. Breakfast was amazing. Lots of live entertainment. Rob and Shaz were very welcoming. Will definatly visit again. 5 stars all...More

Thank shellbush
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

i would love to have this review as our public house, but as we have no accommodation at present and the landlord and la ndlady at the royal oak, Knaresborough, not staveley is rob an d shaz I think this belongs to them, however, so...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Happiness is a cold beer on a warm day. So just as well we had a warm welcome to help the excellent Black Sheep bitter go down. Even the bread on our butties was made with beer. And the waitress was as sunny as the...More

Thank bryanedwin
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

glad we made your break enjoyable, yours Catherine.

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Recently had Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak with some friends after a morning walk. The food was great, large portions of tasty Sunday staples, and the beer was well-kept and representative of the locality. Service was very friendly, but so slow, that we were...More

Thank Ollerbarrow
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

we apologise for your long wait, we try to give good service as this is very important to us, however, it was fathers day and very busy and some times people do not arrive at the allocated time and this does throw the whole agenda,...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We ate here on Sat, 1st June - we were staying at Bank Chambers in Knaresborough for the weekend. I had spoken with the landlady previously and she was very helpful, so we decided to go there. I have my usual issues with garlic/onion family,...More

Thank jeanjeannie
catherineaudsley, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

pleased we could have helped with your food allergies, and appreciate you recommending us to others to go and try, yours catherine.

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4 May 2018|
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Response from catherineaudsley | Property representative |
our pub is dog friendly we have doggie snacks for our wag tail chums
23 September 2016|
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Response from Jenny G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I've only just seen your message, I've checked on the website and it said to ask a member of staff. Why don't you contact them and ask before you reserve a table? They way you'll know for sure :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough HG5 9LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 340267
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The Royal Oak Inn Is A Quaint Village Inn, With Real Log Fires, Cask Beers, Fine Wines And A Selection Of Local Gins, Local Sourced Produce , Excellent Yorkshire Quality Food And Friendly Hospitality, Dog And Child Friendly. Set In A Pretty Country Village With A Yorkshire Wild Life Nature Reserve Behind The Inn, Yet Close To The Market Towns Of Knaresborough And Boroughbridge And Only A Ten Minute Drive To Harrogate.
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