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The Royal oak

Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
+44 1885 482585
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
8 Dec 2016
“For the most part - very good”
6 Oct 2016
“Mahousive portions, great food, friendly but slow service”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Royal Oak for a family meal. Amazing menu choices. We all ordered something different and each meal was first class. From taste to presentation,we were not disappointed. The Bar staff were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank michelebass
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Thank You, We are pleased to have been of service

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent pub on top of Bromyard Downs, with extensive country views. Good range of main meals and desserts. Real ales.

Thank bartom2
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great selection of food for vegetarians, much better than anywhere else we have found in the area. I had the the sweet potato coconut chickpea curry which was obviously fresh and had a bit of a kick to it (often vegetarian offering are bland at...More

Thank NedandMinnie
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Thanks guys your response is the goal we aim for with each and every customer. we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This place is terrible for food, avoid unless absolutely necessary. I had sweet potato coconut chickpea curry. Not good! We only came here to meet friends on there suggestion and I would not return under any circumstance. Service pleasant enough. Everything about it food wise...More

5  Thank Kbranco
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Happy 2017 diners, Great to start the new year on such a positive note! Thanks KBRANCO for your one sided view of our food business. please now read the scores of satisfied customers who enjoy what is done here at the Royal Oak, or are...More

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Have frequented this pub on and off for some years now - have only ever had one meal that was just not as good as usual but have returned since - no problems. Might be a bit slow but a country pub in beautiful surroundings...More

Thank Brenda N
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued patronage, we aim always to hit the mark with quality and service, We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely lovely. Me and my boyfriend could hardly move we at that much. Would definitely coming back for another date night!

Thank Althea234
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely comfortable relaxing place, food excellent, service quick, very friendly staff, well worth visiting

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We decided to go to the Royal Oak today for lunch!! We have only been there once before, as we have just moved to Bromyard!! Ordered drinks, then lunch!! My husband ordered home cooked ham, egg and chips!! And I had a tuna melt bagutette...More

15  Thank michellecox79
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

This response has been written in anger and I would ask that it be regarded as hostile in the extreme. Rude behaviour will never be tolerated here at The Royal Oak and threats from whoever, will always result in the same response. Please go elsewhere....More

Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped on a weeknight without booking, which did not cause a problem. If you go around sunset, you will get a fantastic view of the sun going down over the hills. The service was a bit slow but the view distracted us while we...More

Thank mlam78
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment, I will work on my 100 meter sprint times and hopefully speed up service. When the weather gets too cold outside, come indoors and snuggle up to our glowing hot open fire or underseat heating in the...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I have frequented the Royal Oak many times over the last 30 years as my mother and friend on every occasion the food and service been the best.. Today however we arrived at noon and ordered three baguettes/baps two arrived the other had in the...More

14  Thank garyshrek69
phil w, Owner at The Royal oak, responded to this review

The Royal Oak Regrets the need to exclude members of the public who react in a negative fashion and as our most senior waitress was at a loss for responses to this table's reaction to food which had just been temperature checked it was decided...More

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Ian J
Why can it be that the landlord protests so much regarding reviews not to his liking? No other establishment on trip advisor seems to submit so many defensive responses! I wonder why?
30 September 2016|
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Response from jsmith688 | Reviewed this property |
Constructive criticism should help. But when you pay your hard earned cash over you expect a reasonable service and of course good food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bromyard downs, Bromyard, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Bromyard
  • Phone Number: +44 1885 482585
The Royal oak in Bromyard is set in beautiful gardens, the food is reasonably priced, well presented and very nice. Well worth a visit.