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The Royal Oak

) #18 of 56 Restaurants in Knaresborough $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9LD, England
+44 1423 340267
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9LD, England
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in today after visiting the nature reserve. Very odd bar area hogged by the locals. No cider...its a pub. No atmosphere, unfriendly & one small child commanding the attention of everyone. Won't be returning.

2  Thank SilverTigger
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The resteraunt in this pub is very quaint. Wood lined walls. Wooden tables The staff were very friendly. The two young ladies serving were very friendly and attentive Comment 1: when we arrive the boss lady was fiddling with her phone. The place had one...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Visited last weekend with family and friends (including multiple toddlers and babies) our absolute favourite place to go after trying out most the pubs in the area. The Sunday lunch is not to be missed, enormous Yorkshires, the best gravy ever and succulent meat. Always...More

1  Thank Harrogatevictoria
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a cottage locally and was told that this was the only pub in the village. We had a lovely day out at the races and called in for a meal at about 7.30 on a saturday night, there was only one bar...More

Thank Haitch3006
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We used to visit regularly a number of years ago and have tried a few times since the owners left. Each time we have been disappointed for one reason or another. Good welcome from waitress who tries her best to ensure we have an enjoyable...More

Thank Lyn1354
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It has been about 10 years since we were here last and I have to day it is much better. We had a good Sunday lunch at a table in a bay with the sunshine coming in. The food was good, (the horseradish sauce fabulous)....More

1  Thank PBPG
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Approached a bar obviously surrounded by locals who cold shouldered us and no bar staff appeared for quite some time - 5 minutes - quite expensive & very unfriendly atmosphere- bar lady apologies for waiting but really!

1  Thank Journalist22
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have had Sunday lunch here many times over the years and it has always been excellent (I even wrote a review praising the place), but the meal we had a couple of weeks ago was disappointing. Gone is the lovely roast sirloin and in...More

Thank saynotopotatoskins
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had travelled here specifically due to previous reviews of the restaurant and decided to come for Sunday lunch. Even though we arrived early we seated quickly by a friendly waitress and were able to order quickly and receive our drinks in timely manner. We...More

Thank iloveyork27
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on a whim as we were staying in a cottage nearby, turned out to be a great find. The owners and staff were really friendly and welcoming, giving us advice and information on things to do in the area and offering us water for...More

Thank Josh O
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24 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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 340267
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