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The Royal Oak

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Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9LD, England
+44 1423 340267
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had travelled here specifically due to previous reviews of the restaurant and decided to come for Sunday lunch. Even though we arrived early we seated quickly by a friendly waitress and were able to order quickly and receive our drinks in timely manner. We were brought bread and butter and tap water at no extra charge which was a... More 

Thank iloveyork27
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a whim as we were staying in a cottage nearby, turned out to be a great find. The owners and staff were really friendly and welcoming, giving us advice and information on things to do in the area and offering us water for the dog. The pub was lovely; comfortable, warm and plenty of space between tables. Even... More 

Thank Josh O
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Deferring our walk in the Nature reserve because of rain, we called in and had an excellent lunch from the varied menu. Cooked to order and very tasty. A little too large to eat all at once , on willingly boxed up, and eaten later. Delicious. Excellent friendly service. I'm sure the place will get very busy, and deservedly so.... More 

Thank Derry J
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We have just enjoyed the most delicious Sunday lunch. The starters were lovely but the main course was just fabulous. Fresh vegetables, beef and pork perfectly cooked, crisp roasties,tasty gravy and the best crackling ever. Kate and Katie were as always very attentive and served with a smile.

2 Thank pamelacoatham
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Went here on a Sunday: great to find a place which serves throughout the afternoon. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Service was very good, too. Food lovely, and in particular the buttered vegetables served on the side were wonderful: sugar snap peas, romanesco cauliflower florets, mange tout - nice to see something different. On Sundays charges are for one,... More 

1 Thank yorksh
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A gang of us went here for a pub crawl after the Christal market. Dog and child friendly - it was great. Found a good corner and set ourselves in for a few hours. Good selection of drinks and very reasonably priced. We did a round for 6 for £16!!

Thank Sarah W
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

What a great find! We Absolutely love coming back to visit this wonderful family friendly and very warm welcoming pub. The food is just amazing.... I have to say my favourite would be the steak. I would also most definitely recommend trying some of the Gins they have to offer.... I wasn't a gin drinker until I came here....just super!

Thank fraggle2528
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

In a world of dreary carveries, and overcooked beef, the concept of eating out on a Sunday lunch has become a bit of a chore. At least it was until we decided to try The Royal Oak. We have driven past it countless times "that looks nice" we'd say, and then drive on, never managing to find the time to... More 

Thank CadillacJukebox
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Was staying in a nearby village & didn't want to travel far, so drove the short journey to Burton Leonard. There are two eating & drinking establishments in the village, but, it seems one is under going refurbishment, so, we visited the Royal Oak, & was not disappointed at all!. Lovely fresh home cooked food, good choice on a relatively... More 

Thank David C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I'm not a big contributor on here but I fealt I had to leave a review after visiting this idyllic little gem of a Yorkshire country Pub. My wife and I had heard good things about the Royal Oak from a number of friends however I'm not a great believer in recommendations as they are usually disappointing and your left... More 

Thank Joe W

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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
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Staveley, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 340267

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