We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
26 The Green | Long Whatton, Loughborough LE12 5DB, England
+44 1509 843694
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 76: English reviews
Level Contributor
87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely needs a reservation on a Saturday evening. The food is exceptional and attractively presented. Much enjoyed. Great variety of gins and tonics

Thank Mike P
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very pleasantly surprised when I entered my room - clean and spacious, well equipped. Had a meal in the bar that evening and was really good. Range of several draft beers as well. Staff very friendly and responded immediately to a small issue with my main course. Full English breakfast served promptly and the plate was full! Will be staying... More 

Thank bubbler2013
Bridgette R, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this review

Dear bubbler2013, Thank you for your lovely review. We're ever so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and again apologies for the issue with your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, The Royal Oak Team More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch on Saturday with the bf. We had the set menu, 3 courses for £16 and thought it was really good value. The belly pork was amazing, only thing was I managed to splash pig fat on me but the waitress helped me sort it out. I haven't been for a while and the refurb looked amazing. Will... More 

Thank Ellielt
Bridgette R, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this review

Dear Ellielt, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are really pleased you had a great time. Glad to hear the waitress could help with the accident, soda water works miracles! Kind regards, The Royal Oak team More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Booked for days didn't know what to expect but a pleasant surprise clean & comfortable food very good

Thank Chris M
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place and the best food. Not too expensive and highly recommended. Service is great and restaurant charming.

Thank coooko
Bridgette R, Manager at Royal Oak, responded to this review

Dear coooko, Thank you for your excellent review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Royal Oak team More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to stop off and eat during a trip from Bath to Leeds and decided to give the Royal Oak a chance. What a great decision that was! The food was outstanding. Hands down the best burger I've ever had. The whole family loved their food, including our usually fussy children. Staff were friendly and... More 

Thank Chris T
Yorkshire, England
Level Contributor
409 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

On arrival back to East Midlands from holiday there was a problem and traffic hold ups on the M1 so we decided to go to the Royal Oak for a drink and meal before starting our journey North.. The interior has been recently refurbished in an attractive style but retaining a village pub feel to it. We received a warm... More 

Thank Greecophile
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
627 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It has been some time since we last ate here and it was superb. Great beers from the bar accompanied an excellent menu with very good service so overall very very good and highly recommended.

Thank Mike M
Holbrook, Derby
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch with friends here. The food was super quality, very well presented and very tasty. We can highly recommend this pub/bistro/restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and executed with smiles and pleasantries. Thank-you to everyone there.

Thank Kitty L
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday night and all was excellent, very good choice of beer and wine, we had some friends over from Nottingham who said it was the best food they have had in the area

Thank Diseworthgolfer

Travellers who viewed Royal Oak also viewed

Long Whatton, Loughborough
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Castle Donington, Derbyshire

Been to Royal Oak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 31
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Green | Long Whatton, Loughborough LE12 5DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1509 843694
A chic village gastropub with rooms, located 3.1 miles from East Midlands Airport, 4.6 miles off the M1 motorway and 5.3 miles from the Great Central Railway. The contemporary rooms have en suite shower rooms with luxury toiletries, as well as 32-inch flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridges and the superior room has extra space and a sofa area. A full English or continental breakfast is included, while an upscale modern British menu is served in the rustic-chic pub, which has exposed brick details, beamed ceilings and fireplaces.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Oak staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?