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The Royal Oak Hotel Restaurant

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Hanging Bridge Mayfield Road | The Royal Oak Hotel, Ashbourne DE6 2BN, England
+44 1335 300090
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place was recommended to us by the place we were staying and it didn't disappoint. Even the drive here across one of the country estates was lovely. We had booked, and in fact following a fab meal we re-booked for the next night. Both evenings we received a friendly welcome. The food is above average for pub grub which... More 

Thank MouseB_21
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside this looks like a typical pub but inside the food is superb, with a great range of dishes which are superbly presented and good value We had duck and fish and the symphony of desserts Bass beer was also well kept Not sure if families are advised given the fruitful language of some of the locals at... More 

Thank Gumpoandwordy
West Midlands
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us met for lunch here today. We have visited several times and returned again as we always have good service and lovely food. The choice of meals on offer is excellent and several notches above the usual pub grub. We all chose different meals and desserts and were all impressed with our choices. The lady who served us... More 

1 Thank MavisWestMidlands
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We are so jealous of our friends who have this great pub in their village. We have stayed here 4 times now when visiting the area and are always so pleased to return. We always have dinner in the restaurant and we are never disappointed. My husband had the liver last evening and pronounced that it was the best ever.... More 

1 Thank choosee
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Arrived early evening so the restaurant was pretty quiet, but the bar was obviously popular with the locals (always a good sign). The food was very good, and the staff friendly and efficient.

Thank HantsMum67
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very happy with this. Went to Alton Towers for my birthday and were staying in this hotel, so wanted a nice easy meal to round the day off. Couldn't have done better than here so was delighted. The menu was fantastic: we wanted most things on it! We both went for the duck main course: it was cooked beautifully. Shared... More 

Thank Richard P
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very friendly welcome, helpful and friendly staff and great service, nothing too much trouble. Food in the restaurant lovely and very reasonably priced. My gluten free diet was catered for without fuss and with loads of options - something I'm not used to! The breakfast was so good and was included in the price, set us up for the day.

Thank KimCambridgeshire
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My friend and I stayed for two nights recently. Our room was comfortable and clean. We had evening meal on the first night - food was home cooked, delicious and plentiful portions. Breakfast was just as delicious - the full English was excellent and also a good selection of cereals and fruit. Staff were friendly and helpful. I felt for... More 

Thank Zoe S
Plymouth UK
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Staying at the Hotel for a night with my wife we decided to dine in. The food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. I had a lovely lamb steak with chunky chips and a caramelized onion garnish which was delicious. The Bass on draught was also rather good.Breakfast too the following morning clearly used quality ingredients and set... More 

Thank chriscarter
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed at the Royal Oak as we were attending a birthday party in the function suite, we were in room 1, it was a spacious room with a very comfy bed,all the usual facilities in the room, TV, tea coffee, plenty of storage and good WiFi, there is good parking in the grounds. The staff very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, International
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hanging Bridge Mayfield Road | The Royal Oak Hotel, Ashbourne DE6 2BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300090

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