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Vale Royal Abbey Arms

Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
+44 1606 882747
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic meal celebrating my Mums birthday A party of 20, ages ranging from 4 to 80. Staff were fantastic especially Sam the assistant manager. nothing was too much trouble. Food was fresh & very tasty! Cheese & onion pie was particularly good &...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here without a booking on a busy Sunday. The greeting was warm and friendly as ever. We were helped to find a table too. As has happened before we had hardly got ourselves seated with our drinks before our food arrived. Piping hot,...More

Thank janetgonegardening
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Vale Royal Abbey Arms to celebrate my 21st birthday with a group of around 20/30 friends and family. Brilliant pub with a great atmosphere and the staff went above and beyond to make the party even more special. We were even allowed to...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This country pub has been refurbished since we last went and is looking very smart. The food is also much improved. We had a very well cooked Sunday lunch and the service was good. The price is reasonable for the quality.

Thank CatherineSelby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions are, lovely setting. Reality is cold plates, cold food and raw vegetables. hacksaw needed for broccoli!!!..seriously not kidding!!!!! Lovely waiter but did not ask if everything was ok. Would we go again?...sadly no....

5  Thank Dee G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great sunday dinner, my dog loved the home made biscuits , we will be back , lovely staff , good value,local produceMore

Thank anncP4463SU
shelly4steve, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It’s fantastic that you enjoyed your time here at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, our team have been working really hard to ensure all our guests leave happy, including our beloved dogs and we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know, I will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow - what a fantastic night. Service, meals hospitality and friendliness all a fantastic 10/10. Catering for 19 people especialy when 7 of them are children is not an easy feat but tonight my family were able to celebrate my daughters 12th birthday in a...More

Thank Nic B
shelly4steve, General Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at the Vale Royal Abbey Arms. We're happy we could meet your expectations and I am looking forward to passing on your comments to my team. We sincerely thank you for the positive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last February I gave this pub/restaurant a very disappointing rating of two and promised the manager we would be back to give it another chance. A friend and I visited again this week and what a change!! There is now a waitress service who was...More

Thank Vince C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a shaky start following the takeover by J W Lees, when the service was quite poor I am pleased to say that all is now well here. We had excellent service from Olivia and a good chat with assistant Manager Sam. As always in...More

Thank SquireCheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting since the new refurb + JW Lees takeover. Believe me it has been transformed. It is lovely and bright, the restaurant was packed out, the decor is traditional but everything was spotless. We didn't book however a friendly girl with a lovely...More

Thank David C
Sam S, Manager at Vale Royal Abbey Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David, It was as much of a pleasure reading this review as it was serving your table and we look forward to seeing you more regularly Thank you from all the team

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21 February 2017|
Response from mikeikin | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course it's pet friendly and have bowls of water for the poochies 😊
Joanne B
20 February 2017|
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Response from Hamilton A | Reviewed this property |
Well that wasn't the experience we had, but we didn't take our dog with us to eat in a pub. I guess the Abbey Arms must feel lucky your thoughts weren't as bad as your only other review "Disgustingly filthy" a KFC somewhere... More
1 February 2015|
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Response from Shaun t | Property representative |
We have a live band playing Easter Friday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 24
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Road | At Junction of A556 and B5152 Abbey Lane, Oakmere CW8 2HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Oakmere
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 882747
  • E-mail
Part of JWLees brewery, providing a warm, friendly welcome to diners and drinkers alike. Situated in beautiful Delmaere with a large beer garden and plenty of parking. We serve the best Ales from JWLees along with fresh and tasty food made & a great selection of wines and spirits. Not to mention we are dog friendly. The perfect place to stop after a long walk!
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