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Meopham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the market square of Helmsley. Quite a traditional style pub with rooms. Very laid back with a minimum fuss when checking in. The room was a double at the back which may have been a bit of a blessing as the market apparently sets up fairly early out front. The room was large with en suite shower, which...

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Royal oak for lunch with some friends just before New year, located in the square in Helmsley, proper Yorkshire pub, we all had the giant yorkshire pudding filled with beef, fresh veg and mashed potatoes, really good food, loads of beef, fresh hot veg and potatoes, and tasty meat gravy. Good cask ales very reasonably priced. Service excellent....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night in December 2016. Very comfortable bedroom overlooking the marketplace. Good central location with friendly and helpful staff. Had a very good meal in the evening and enjoyed a very tasty breakfast the next morning. Helmsley is a beautiful place to visit and The Royal Oak is a good base. I would stay here again and recommended...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven of us stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, the first day was New Years day. We had 3 rooms between us and all were nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable. There is a Bosch coffee machine in the room which makes Costa coffee and English Breakfast tea, both really nice. A good size shower and clean bathroom were...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic stay at the Royal Oak. Good location in centre of very pretty Yorkshire village Staff very friendly. Could'nt have been more helpful Great breakfast nothing was too much trouble Everybody enjoyed the stay

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Menu looked promising, a table of four, we had different things - Scampi - Lasagna, Steak and Ale Pie and I Had the Ham, eggs and chips which was fine until I found a longish blond hair in between the slices of Ham. On complaint to the barman it was taken away immediately and was offered a different dish,...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend, friendly and welcoming staff good choice of food and drink lovely central location on the market squire, Helmsley it's self is a great market town with a village atmosphere and there is plenty to do in and around Helmsley.

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed over for 1 night. Great staff, cozy room, very good breakfast. We highly recommend this hotel as it has more soul than other hotels in town. Besides there is a pub which is great for drinking local breweries!

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hull
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second timer in the last 3months and it just gets better the staff are all excellent polite and will do anything for you 5 star and the breakfast is awesome clean and tidy and the ale is great lovely place to stay and we will be going back soon

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Only spot of bother was when we arrived the day before to book for the following day a room with two single beds. This was done but when we turned up next afternoon we were told that there had been an error by the booking clerk as that since it had both a double bed and a single bed, this...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Royal Oak Hotel. A local, friendly pub in the heart of Helmsley with wholesome home made food and real ales. 5 Rooms available with free breakfast. Dog friendly bar and rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Oak Hotel

Address: 15 Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Helmsley
Price Range: $131 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Oak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We stayed in the family room great size”
 of 5 bubbles 395gilliant, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room all great”
 of 5 bubbles garyf287, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Clean! Tidy with good view over market square.”
 of 5 bubbles kimberleybee, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views however the front rooms do look over the square”
 of 5 bubbles hitchHull, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Good home cooked food”
 of 5 bubbles 423dancer, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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