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The Royal Oak

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385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
+44 117 989 2522
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Laregish pub on the corner of Gloucester Road and Ashley Down Road. There is a good range of real ales, but the emphasis here is very much on the food.

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Thank Steve C
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely Sunday lunch! Great for families! On the pricier side for a roast but was very nice so we will visit again!

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Thank Lisa N
London, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a casual pub dinner. Good beer choices, including guest ales and a nice menu. Reasonably priced food and really tasty.

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Thank Katie D
Solihull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Sunday roast. We ordered the beef which was superbly cooked and served with home made Yorkshire pudding, gravy and seasonal vegetables- all perfectly seasoned. Vegetarian option was also really good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended *****

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Thank Tracey H
UK
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is our local and how a pub should be. Friendly service, Warm atmosphere, and SUPERB rump steak. Seriously. Do not miss this pub if you're in the area. Long may it reign.

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Thank TingleUK
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Six of us had prebooked for Sunday lunch and we ordered 2 beef, 2 Lamb and 2 kids meals. The pub was not even half full. The first 3 plates came out fine along with side plates of veg. It was another 15 minutes before the second 3 came out. So, one half of the table eat after the first... More 

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Thank Steve E
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fancied a beer with my Brother after Christmas and whilst strolling past thought we'd drop in for a beer and munch. Ordered an Otley beer which was lovely if not a tad over priced but the food was where the surprise lay. At £10.50 for a burger and some chips that is a way too much. The food was tasty... More 

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Thank Michael C
lincoln
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great atmosphere, very good service - friendly, helpful, smiling and courteous - with good food at a reasonable price too! Couldn't have asked for more!

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Thank simonevolincoln
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great price and quick service would highly recommend. Menu looks great & staff were friendly

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1 Thank Sam W
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing Sunday roast. Expensive (£14 for beef) but worth it. Pretty big place, easy to get a table. Table service too. Go check it out .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 989 2522
Description
The Royal Oak, situated on Gloucester Road in North Bristol, reopened in July 2009 after an extensive refurbishment by owners Neil and Olivia Greenwood. The pub offers a relaxing environment to enjoy a range of quality drinks and fresh, seasonal food. We are very proud to have won Pub of the Year in our first of year of opening as voted for by Evening Post readers.

We are very welcoming of children and have a large family friendly garden to be enjoyed throughout the year. A new addition to the garden for 2012 is our outdoor kitchen and wood fired pizza oven - check our What's on page for information on opening hours.

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