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Royal Oak Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Bongate, Appleby CA16 6UN, England
+44 17683 51463
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York, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our third visit and we enjoyed our meals as on previous occasions. We booked a table online in the morning which worked well, and ate in time to use the 'early bird' menu. M had Cajun chicken with chips and salad, and I had the vegetable Balti with chips, rice and naan bread. It is a shame they... More 

Thank EH-in-York
Loch Lomond
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very disappointing dinner here. We chose it because of the largely positive reviews but we were hugely disappointed. I had the Moules Mariniere to start. When it arrived it was a tiny portion in a small bowl with a thin, watery sauce that tasted like milk flavoured with vinegar. The mussels were tiny and the bread was a... More 

Thank Alex_Andraya
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great pub with fantastic food. I'm a vegetarian and there were a few good options on the menu. I opted for a halloumi burger, which was really well-made with a delicious breadcrumb and spicy salsa. My partner opted for battered fish, as the pub has a different special on every night. Monday is chippie night. The fish... More 

Thank purple0princess
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the atmosphere in this lovely pub. Cosy on a cold night with a real coal fire. Area outside for warmer days along with an outside covered area with a tv to watch sports!. The staff were very attentive, good selection on the menu, with each course hot and tasty, we enjoyed steak for main and it was... More 

Thank LydiaCarlisle
Durham, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us visited for lunch today (22/2/17) and thoroughly enjoyed it. We ordered the sharing platter starter which 3 of us shared, rather than two and it was plentiful. The goats cheese starter enjoyed by our fourth person was reported to be lovely. Our mains (pizza, lasagne, BBq pork and Hake) were all delicious and came with a choice... More 

1 Thank LinaYorkshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have food here with the family including a toddler, great service and amazing food. They even brought out sliced vegetables for out little one to eat. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Richard S
Wigan, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Royal Oak several times and we have always had good food served with a smile both in the bar area and in the dinning room. I first introduced it to my friends who were visiting and now each time they visit the first place they want to eat is at the Royal Oak.

Thank orangetea2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked on line and were welcomed and shown to our table. It was Valentines Dinner , tasty, well presented by friendly happy staff Will eat here again if we are in Applleby

Thank seasidelandlady
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Took my mam there for her birthday on 17th Feb, would certainly recommend it. Lovely place and food was excellent. Staff very friendly.

Thank 07sunflower
Appleby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy my meals at the Royal Oak. Lots of choice, very well presented, very tasty with friendly staff.

Thank tom6tkd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bongate, Appleby CA16 6UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Appleby
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 51463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?