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The Royal Oak

Main St | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DX, England
+44 1392 832205
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (2 reviews)
“landlord” (8 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Main St | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DX, England
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Sadly this place has seen more landlords than I have had breakfast - something to do with the brewery tie up? The last tenant was good, but battled to make it a success after a flood of poor tenants. Will it ever recover? I dont...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We recently booked the pub function room for a small gathering. The manager was extremely accommodating, we could have our own entertainment and use the room as we wished. They were really eager to help out with anything we required. We opted for the buffet...More

1  Thank Mazbury
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

What a great meal We went here on New Year's Day it was fantastic great price £10 for roast and pudding The chef took the time to come out gave us the option of meats to have on our roast We thought it would come...More

1  Thank luke230786
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

With friends I visited the Royal Oak for the first time for food and it was brilliant, value for money (a tenner for a great roast and pud)... service was brilliant and the chef seemed genuinely concerned that his food was being well recieved ......More

1  Thank TroyB75
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Booked for dinner with friends and got a mixed reaction from us. Our 2 friends had good food,one steak and one lamb shank. My wife's meal was average, and my meal, the salmon fillet, was very poor. The service was average but acceptable although we...More

Thank Barrym930
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A really lovely Sunday roast, asked for more veg (as we eat a lot of it) no problems, service prompt and attentive, deserts were delicious too, definitely worth trying again and will go back.

Thank cmayflower
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went for the special steak meal offer of steak and the trimmings and a desert for a tenner and we were impressed. Food was cooked well, service was also great. There is also an extensive menu for other options too.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant Sunday roast. Would defiantly go back for another! Cauliflower cheese was so nice! Friendly staff

Thank Anne0walker
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My what a change, interesting menu, have eaten there now a couple of times, really struggled to eat it all. Excellent quality food, not overpriced, nice range of drinks. Cocktails not normally my tipple but for advertised price - well silly not to try. New...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This pub/restaurant seems doomed. It re-opened in September 2015 but closed again at the beginning of August 2016. A notice in the window now says it is 'hiring', so I assume that someone else is going to attempt to make a go of it. Will...More

Thank rerp
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This review has been posted on the Royal Oak Exminster page. I doubt that the pub has a pool or sauna. ?Royal Oak Exeter?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 832205
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The Royal Oak is now under New Management since the 3rd March 2015 & its Food style is reverting back to good quality English Pub Grub.