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Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

A warm and welcoming hotel/pub that we visited for food & drinks after visiting nearby castle. The food menu varied and was reasonably priced. Nice selection of drinks as well. Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Stay was so enjoyable we came back the...following night. Definitely recommended. Perks: Huge car park (front & rear) & free WiFi.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020

Over the last couple of years this is my third visit. Food is always top notch and good quality. Friendly attentive staff. They also have a dart board and pool table.. ideal place to spend time socialising on a rainy day!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Great selection of food @ drinks. Very friendly attentive staff. Popped into the Oakley after a canyoning expedition for some lunch. Between our group we had burgers, pizza and sandwiches - all were superb and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

We have been to this restaurant numerous times over the years. Latest September 2020. We have always found it friendly very good food at reasonable prices. For that reason, we are doing this review. We recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

Wow I did not expect it to be that good. Portion size was really good and the vegetables cooked to perfection. Whoever the chef is who does the Sunday Dinners they need commending as the end result was great. The price was also reasonable. Well...done Oakley👍More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

stopped off on the way back to digs from a hike. Had a special off the board and was told you get plenty. You get loads and it was lovely. Went back for our last night in the area and wasn't disappointed again.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

We've been sorely tempted to join the many travellers who sun themselves on the picnic benches outside this beautiful stone built pub on account of the stunning views. We stopped with our motorhome and checked it would.be okay to stay over if we had one...too many which it was. Due to covid we ordered fush n chips and a couple of pints from the app and hey presto a perfect pint of dark ale was delivered within 2 minutes flat! The cleanliness was spot on, tables wiped and hand sanitizer at all doors. I'd seen various reviews about the timeliness and quality of food but ours arrived within 15 mins of ordering on a bank holiday Monday teatime. The battered fish was incredible, very meaty, tasty and hugely filling. Highly recommended this place for a stay or food. Staff very friendly and a beautiful view, 10 mins from the coast and though there was no eat out government offer we paid £31 to share a starter, two pints and two mains. Great value.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

The pub itself is very nice, it has a cosy feel to it and is quiet relaxed, even at the height of Covid. The staff members were polite enough and all be it very busy, one lady in particular was very friendly and chatty. The...food was overall was unfortunately average, I ordered the house burger, the whole thing was great apart from the patty... it was this huge chunk of dry beef, probably like 3-4 inches thick, completely unseasoned, absolutely ridiculous. It would of been better if they just had 1-2 thin patty’s instead. My partner ordered a cheesy pasta, it was pretty OK, all be it a little bland. We come back the next day to have pizza because we couldn’t get in anywhere else (because of the eat out to help out deal). We went with pizza because we thought it would be something that they couldn’t really mess up, and my goodness was this a bad pizza. The main issue is it has no tomato base, I lifted the layers of cheese to look for it and it just wasn’t there. We were going to take some home but decided in the end to just leave the leftovers. Overall a nice pub, in and nice area with lovely staff, but the lack of good pub food really lets it down. The people in the kitchen really need to step up if they want people to return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020 via mobile

Arrived mid-hike with friends for lunch. We sat at a table outside, used the automated ordering service for food & drinks. Drinks arrived within minutes. Service was excellent, Food was superb, super impressed following a disappointing visit 2 years ago. The pub has improved greatly...since then, the outside area/garden is now lovely, we will definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 August 2020

As the first meal out since March we were hugely disappointed to be served mostly inedible food including a frisbee like plastic pizza, £13 'burgers' that were like rubber and not resembling anything like meat. They came with caramelised onions which was just onion marmalade...and not a good burger addition. We were asked if it was okay and explained politely our objections, the waitress said sorry about that and we were charged full price. We spotted it from the road and looked an attractive location with beer garden and children's play area (which was closed,probably due to covid to be fair). In short we left feeling overcharged for less than mediocre food and that they obviously trade well from tourists who are not likely to visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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29 January 2019|
Response from Victoria S |
Yes, it’s open again. Enjoy your dinner.
7 January 2019|
Response from Victoria S |
I called the Oakeley Arms and spoke to the caretaker. Sadly, they are closed for annual refurbishment until mid-January. They closed at midnight Christmas Eve until approximately January 12th.
7 May 2015|
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Response from Mattyd1 | Reviewed this property |
we did mention it at the time my mum said bout it too and the waitress just didn't say anything back then I went and brought more drinks and told the bar man and he just smilied and just said ok I'll tell the chef. You had... More
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