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The Royal Oak

4 Biggleswade Road, Potton SG19 2LU, England
+44 1767 261888
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (9 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Biggleswade Road, Potton SG19 2LU, England
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

The food used to be very good. That has changed based on our four meals. Salmon with a sushi centre replaced f.o.c. with more of the same. A medium-well done fillet steak brown all the way through. Bland burger. Bland risotto. The first beer was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JoDoNovember
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We hadn’t booked anywhere in the area and stumbled across the Royal Oak with a good rating on Trip Advisor although luckily I didn’t read the most recent reviews otherwise we may have looked elsewhere. We were made welcome and a table was set in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Captainnajork160
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We popped in for lunch and the food was good basic pub food. By that I mean it had an extensive menu and the food we had (burgers) were very well cooked. Not gourmet food but excellent pub grub. They had a great variety of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Martin C
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited The Royal Oak for a Sunday lunch in early August. The staff were OK but seemed a bit lost/confused at times. We got the impression managing the pub was still a bit new. There wasn’t a wine menu which was odd, although the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Simon H
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place a little while ago! And I have never met such an ignorant landlord in my life. I expected the food to at least be half decent but I was disgusting and actually made me quite unwell! Wouldn’t recommend this place to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rrjoyce
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Bland veg, tough beef. Very basic boring menu. The website needs updating pronto!!!! 2/3rds of the menu deep fried and unhealthy!!!! AVOID

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gerrydonut
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We usually go to the Wheatsheaf in Tempsford and are never disappointed but we fancied a change... We booked a table for 1.30pm, ordered basic Sunday lunches from the very limited Sunday menu which didn't arrive until 2.40pm. The staff are friendly but the service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lisafP9161QH
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner and whilst the menu was slightly different to that I saw online there was a nice selection of mains (mainly steak as it was steak night) but only two starters - soup of the day or mackerel and poached egg...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Rossyjedu
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Royal Oak this evening for dinner with a friend and had the mussels with sweet potato fries as I really fancied it and I am so glad I went for them. The mussels in white wine sauce were mouth watering and the sweet...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kimberleyoakman
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

I visited this pub today with a friend and was really disappointed with the food we were served. I had fish and chips which should have been served with mushy peas but came with normal peas. The chunky chips were undercooked and the batter on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Sueb642013
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Questions & Answers
September 17, 2016|
Response from Graham P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we only had lunch there so didn't see a tv - I'm sure a phone call would get you the answer.
December 14, 2015|
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Response from Royal Oak P | Property representative |
Hi, we are open for drinks only on New Year's day, sorry for any incovenience. Wishing you a Merry Xmas and Happy new year from all the team
May 15, 2015|
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Response from Royal Oak P | Property representative |
We currently have a vegetarian stroganoff and Indonesian Veg curry at the moment but our chef would be happy to cater for any paricular requirements.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Biggleswade Road, Potton SG19 2LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Potton
  • Phone Number: +44 1767 261888
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Grade II listed pub in the historic market town of Potton. We offer a fresh and seasonal menu that changes on a weekly basis. We are able to cater for a variety of external and internal events; please give us a call to discuss.
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