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The Royal Oak

Dorchester Hill | Milborne St Andrew, Milborne Saint Andrew, Blandford Forum DT11 0JG, England
+44 1258 837248
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dorchester Hill | Milborne St Andrew, Milborne Saint Andrew, Blandford Forum DT11 0JG, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Dorchester Classic Vehicle Club ended our Primrose Run at The Royal Oak. What a find, from the staff who were so welcoming and lovely. To the Sunday roast carvery it was delicious. We had 19 members who enjoyed the whole experience. We would highly recommend...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Eleven of us went for dinner here and we were very impressed with both the service and the choice of gluten free food. I looked at their website and was disappointed to find that gluten free options aren't listed but called to speak to a...More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very good beef baguettes. Excellent welcome, service and beer. (I have left a longer review for this good village pub; for some reason Tripadvisor have misfiled it under the wrong account, as from a new reviewer!)

Thank AquitaineHirondelle
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Just called in here on our way back from shopping in Dorchester. Very nice welcome, cosy decor. We ordered roast beef and horseradish baguettes and beer. Well kept beer, food arrived promptly although a lot of people arrived just after us, locals, pensioners and a...More

Thank Ahir0ndelle
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Arriving on our first night in Dorset on a Friday evening, we’d checked in to our farm house and popped over the road to this nice little pub for dinner, on entering it’s a nice little pub which is clear that the locals do visit...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went for lunch today and enjoyed the food and service. All of our meals were presented well and tasted good. Portion sizes were also good. They are very dog friendly which was a bonus for us. Will not hesitate to visit again.

Thank Kee26
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Excellent food in lovely surrounding's,a good menu to choose from and they also do a fantastic carvery on Fridays and Sunday's well worth a visit to this very friendly pup

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with the family, amazing service gorgeous food and lovely atmosphere. One of the best Carvery’s I’ve had. Great quality

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this place when we were out for the day. Walked through the door to be greeted with a friendly smile and nothing was too much trouble! Menu was very good and very reasonably priced. We decided on the Friday carvery in the...More

Thank sazt123
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We called in purely by chance. Initially the restaurant was fully booked but we were lucky and got a cancellation. We both had the carvery with two types of meat and a fantastic assortment of vegetables. The portions were generous and it was beautifully cooked....More

Thank Michael W
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27 February 2017|
Response from Aimee M | Reviewed this property |
If not we stayed at Jasmine cottage in osmington down road and perfect for dogs and short break with walks directly to pubs and restaurants from cottage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorchester Hill | Milborne St Andrew, Milborne Saint Andrew, Blandford Forum DT11 0JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Blandford Forum  >  Milborne Saint Andrew
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 837248
  • E-mail
The Royal Oak - Andrew & Sarah Fox welcome you to The Royal Oak, their family run, family friendly freehouse in the heart of Dorset. Situated on the A354 between the county town of Dorchester and the North Dorset market town of Blandford; The Royal Oak can be found in the traditional Dorset village of Milborne St Andrew. The pub’s location makes it popular with walkers, locals & tourists alike. Offering delicious food & drink in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we are sure you will be glad you visited us! The Bar Our delightful main bar and restaurant is full of charm, and we offer a relaxing and comfortable space to regular guests, people passing through and those visiting historic Dorset. We offer a delicious wines, casque mark approved real ales, lagers, ciders and a fabulous soft drink selection for your enjoyment! The Sports Bar We have a separate sports bar, with a darts board, where we show all major sporting events on our two screens. In addition to this we have a skittle alley used by lots of local teams and societies, please enquire if you are interested in using the alley. The Restaurant Our varied menu offers plenty of choice, the emphasis is on fresh, local ingredients and serving quality, traditional pub food. Carvery Our delicious carvery is available Friday lunchtime between 12-2.30 & 6 -8.30, and is available from 12-8 every sunday - booking is essential! The Garden Our spacious pub garden offers a great place for kids to run around and play on our play equipment. with plenty of tables available it is a lovely place to while away long summer evenings. In addition to the main garden we have a small court yard area with direct access to the bar and a tv screen so you can enjoy some fresh air while keeping up to date with sporting events! Dogs welcome Dog allowed in pub
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