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“Family lunch”
Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$21
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t praise this lovely little pub anymore. They offer a great variety of meals and a small appetite option. The food was all cooked perfectly and the chips are very yummy. (I’m not a massive lover of chips but these I would have again and again). The service was extremely good, the staff were very polite. The children’s menu was perfect for them lots of choice for fussy children.
I would recommend this lovely pub without hesitation.

Thank Louise G
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The portions here are substantial and the meals are good value. It’s a friendly family run pub and well positioned for a pit stop lunch. The ham, eggs and chips was good although the chips might have been crisper. The ham was excellent. There’s an outside area for smokers. Lots of parking.

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Good food, cosy atmosphere, not too expensive. Excellent friendly service. A great change from a chain pub” we always enjoy our return visits.

Thank Somchai65
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We phoned and booked a table for 6 an hour before we visited and were fitted in no problem on a Saturday evening. The pub had a lovely atmosphere with friendly, attentive staff and a good menu. The kids menu was fantastic, not the usual choices and as someone who has children who eat the same as us this was perfect. Our daughter had ham, egg and chips and our son chicken goujons and chips which were both polished off nicely. My mum and I had the chicken tikka masala which was very tasty and had huge chunks of chicken in. My husband had a chicken burger and my dad the gammon steak, which came with egg AND pineapple and both were very impressed.
We all had sweets which were also very good. Good quality pub food done well, served quickly and all staff very friendly.
We enjoyed our visit so much we popped in on our way back from the beach 2 days later and received the same fantastic service even though this time we hadn't booked. Children were spoken to like real people and they even let them order themselves, our son has speech and language difficulties and the landlady who took our order this time took time to understand him and clarify with him what he said. Just lovely service. Thank you.

Thank SkippyC82
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent hospitality and food
Will go back when next in the area
Steak night was superb, had to share the ploughmans we had previously

Thank simon p
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