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The Royal Oak

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Hurdlow | Buxton, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QJ, England
+44 1298 83288
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 21:00
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were cycling on the Tissington/High Peak trail and as the pub is only 100 m from the trail went there for lunch. They expect cyclists as there is a cycle park although we felt slightly underdressed compared with other clientel! Good service although rushed a bit over my choice of beer. The food was good value and well presented.... More 

Thank Malmcdo
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A party of 8 of us visited this restaurant on a Friday night. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good selection of food, all well prepard and served promptly. I had the 12oz rump steak, which was cooked as ordered. Would have liked to have gone back Saturday night, but they were fully booked.

Thank Michael W
Buxton, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A large group of us gathered in a separate room. All meals were served within a few minutes of each other, with enthusiasm and good humour. Although one dish was not available that day, every effort was made to find a suitable alternative. As I have come to expect, the food was very good.

Thank Lynda B
Buxton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another outstanding meal for my mums 88th Birthday....Excellent in every way possible....Brilliant..... If you havnt been yet.Why not?

Thank alison t
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for dinner at the Royal Oak earlier this week and were very glad that we did. The atmosphere, service and especially the food were all excellent. The portions are plentiful and genuinely top quality cooking. The pub itself filled up very quickly after we arrived so is clearly a popular spot! We felt lucky to have gotten a... More 

Thank Charlotte P
Montefiore dell'Aso, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at The Royal Oak yesterday evening and enjoyed an excellent meal. Our party of 9 adults and 2 children were all impressed with the menu choice, including vegetarian options and children's menu, and with the quality of food and portion size. The staff were welcoming, friendly, helpful and efficient. The waitress who took our order and the barman... More 

Thank oliclark
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The campsite is located just behind the pub, there is a good road round the site, the site itself is small but has everything you need, nice clean toilet and shower facilities, the pub is nice and also dog friendly, the food in the pub is really good and the portions are huge! There is lighting on at night around... More 

Thank ErinR82
Corby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this on reviews and were not disappointed apart from the fact that the draught cider had run out. The staff were friendly and helpful, the choice of dishes immense and there was no pressure of speed. We were lucky to go when it wasn't in the holidays as it was obvious that it is a popular choice. If... More 

Thank Lesley T
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had been recommended by friends, so we thought we'd give it a try. We were welcomed by very friendly staff. There was a lovely coal fire to warm us. The menu was very extensive plus a couple of daily specials. We were spoilt for choice as they all sounded delicious. When the food came it was just like... More 

Thank Sandra S
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch with family and friends. drive to it was stunning (whichever way you approach). Welcome was warm and friendly and dogs allowed. Service was swift and the starters excellent. Main courses were huge portions and very filling, although the pork pie was a little overdone on the pastry side and needed lots of gravy...but it did not disappoint.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurdlow | Buxton, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hurdlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 83288
Postcode: SK17 9QJ

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?