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“Warm welcome and fab food”
Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Winsford
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We booked The royal oak for lunch after a walk locally in the exmoor park. It was a grim wet day and my husband and I were soaked. We were early for our booking but received a warm welcome and were happy to take us early. We however had a drink at the bar first and warmed up/dried off by the fire. We chatted to the owner and his wife who were both really friendly as was their gorgeous dog. The other lady at the bar was equally as pleasant and her service was attentive. We both had Sunday roast beef with all the trimmings. It was delicious and much needed. The sticky toffee pudding and crumble were lovely too. Would highly recommend this pub but book to avoid disappointment, we were glad we did as it's popular and easy to see why!

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Thank Katie O
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Top marks for what you need at a hotel, comfortable accommodation, friendly and efficient staff, great food at sensible prices.

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The fourth year we have been to The Royal Oak and once again we were not disappointed. We both had a great meal with a nice pint of Exmoor Ale, friendly staff and customers, with well behaved dogs and partners welcome. Highly recommended.

Thank Basil347
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited this evening and found this pub and restaurant really good.

All the staff are lovely and served with a smile. They got the service spot on.

Had soup and goats cheese as starters, bread lovely, fresh and so tasty.

Had the mushroom starter, wow lovely, as a main. Had the specials board lamb, perfect.

Definitely visiting again.

1  Thank Bernardette P
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is just hard to describe in words.
I never imagined you can be that rude to any other person, not ever speaking if that person is supposed to be your customer!
I had a feeling the way we were treated was also related to my non-English accent, which seems to agree with other bad reviews of that place.
So don't even approach it if you're not local. If you are local may be worth to go and see the most grumpy manager you can eve meet :-P
Definitely not for food though - nothing special

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Thank bogJP
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RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

It is unfortunate that people are able to review an establishment they haven't visited and it's a shame that TripAdvisor is being used in this way, this is not the spirit in which the site was conceived.

Our response is just too difficult to describe in words to quote the reviewer so the staff have collectively decided not to respond.

We do, however, know which establishment was visited and the date of the visit. It's difficult to remain anonymous in such a small world as ours.

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