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Oak Inn, Preston, ENG

Oak Inn

3.1
3.1
53 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of Hoghton, a small village on the outskirts of Preston. We're a welcome break for walkers and cyclists, and an ideal oasis for a local evening. Pop in, sit back and enjoy our delicious menu with your favourite drink in hand. We're proud to offer a menu packed with the most appetising dishes. Our passion for taking traditional pub classics and making them the best around by using the most decadent of ingredients, makes every meal served have you coming back time and time again!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00–22:00 Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01254 490892
  • Payment Options
    Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Classic pub menu with a few modern twists and flavours from around the world.
  • Area
    Preston
  • Parking Details
    Car park at rear of pub off Fox Lane
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.1
3.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

53 Reviews
  1. AndyA

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor service despite venue being quiet. In the end we left after 25 minutes when no one had even taken a drinks order, never mind a food order. We found the staff to be poor and positively unwelcoming. We felt like we were a nuisance from the minute we entered the pub.

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  2. Emily

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at 4pm for the mother's day special 3 course meal consisting of a roast being the main course, to be told they had already run out of roast dinners. Was sat down and our drinks where taken around 15 minutes later. Continued to be sat there for 40 minutes still hadn't been brought our drinks. There was a huge delay on the food, a delay on collecting our empty plates, table behind us where complaining, the table next to us where complaining and two people went to the bar complaining about their bill all whilst we where there. The table behind us remained uncleaned for an hour plus after they left, all round really bad experience. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately the Oak Inn was having a bad day when we visited. Staff had not arrived in, which delayed meals to customers. Had booked the Mother's Day special but when we were ready to order all the roast dinners were unavailable and we had to choose from the normal Sunday menu meals other than roast dinners. The waitresses were most apologetic and we appreciated that it was not their fault and they were doing all they could in difficult circumstances. We will visit again on another day as the food we did receive was very good and value for money.

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  4. DonnaC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor experience for Mothers day, waited over 90 minutes (pub was not even busy) for food that was then cooked from frozen, dry and tasteless. Very disappointing will not be returning.

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  5. Aidan

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 50 minutes for 3 starters to come, 2 of which were not what we ordered. Then took a further 55 minutes for 3 roast dinner mains to come. Food was almost inedible on the main course. Severe lack of staff, with a chef who couldn't seem to keep up, or even put food out at an efficient rate. Will be asking for money back as this was a PREPAID meal, in which we were so frustrated we left before even having dessert. Very poor, especially on mother's day where bookings were clearly taken so staff should've been prepared.

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  6. LiciaS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was absolutely fantastic, full of energy and very attentive. The food was fantastic and came out very speedy.

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  7. BigPappi

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! Never had a bad experience whenever we visit!

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  8. Faye

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at 4pm having booked a table. No one else in the whole pub was eating. Ordered 3 roast dinners a starter and a pizza. Took over an hour to be served. Food was awful. Requested sea salt and rosemary roast potatoes, was served frozen potatoes with a sprinkling of dried mixed herbs. Ridiculous. Pizza was cold. No management on site. I refused to pay and left. Will never visit again.

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  9. DeanW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice venue with friendly staff. Food was mixed. Hunters chicken was excellent, nice and juicy and full of flavour. However, the fish was disappointing as it was obviously not cod or haddock, was vey thin, and grey in appearance. Poor value compared to other options. Mixed grill was large and looked good. Children’s deserts were good value for money.

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  10. SteveT

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    One of the worse eating out experiences we have had .... We booked this table for 8 to take away the stress of organising and cooking a Christmas dinner as one of our party is terminally ill. On arrival we weren't greeted with our complimentary drink or even a smile, the girl behind the bar looked as if we were putting her out when we placed our order of drinks which included a latte. We had to remind the bar staff three times about the latte as they kept "forgetting" about it. We were taken to our table, 2 wooden antique tables hastily pushed together and told our food wouldn't be long. Our starters came first, 2 x ham hock terrines, which looked like cat food had been dropped on the plates accompanied by some sort of piccalilli concoction, 2 x Prawn Cocktail of which the sauce tasted off! and 4 soups, which 3 were luke warm and one was cold! The waitress on her return, asked if everything was ok so we told her our concerns but said we would just move onto the main. First came the 2 steaks actually cooked as we asked but accompanied by frozen cooked chips and veg that was virtually raw! you couldn't get a fork through some of the carrots. We then got our Roast Turkey dinners served in big bowls? why not plates like everyone else? Our veg was the same, solid, our parsnips were burnt or over cooked to the point you couldn't get a fork in them, the pigs in blankets were virtually raw and the roasties non edible! There was a small dollop of mash, size of a golf ball, on the plate and then a Yorkshire pudding and a decent amount of turkey. We asked for the manager and he came over, we presented him AGAIN with our comments and all he could do was apologise, I even handed him a parsnip and he was so embarrassed I felt sorry for him! So we got up and left, we didn't pay as the manager told us we didn't have too, to be honest I wasn't going too .... You ruined our last Christmas as a family together, the food and service was shocking to say the least.

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  11. GaryR

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and even better service - The owner couldn’t do enough to look after us and our small Son. Wouldn’t hesitate to return if we are up this way again.

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  12. GavinW

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeted and shown to our table straight away which was ready and waiting. The service was outstanding from start to finish. The food was spot on and everything was done what was asked. Well done to the staff which looked after us and will definitely return and recommend to others.

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  13. PeterM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Been going in the oak for many years ,booked a table when we arrived stood around for 10 min no one acknowledged us so asked behind the bar ,a girl eventually came we ordered 2 drinks which came to are table only to be told there was no chips no chicken no this that and the other , with that we got our coats on and left .terrible service never again .

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  14. Blb521

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The pub was locked up despite our reservation (and other people waiting outside). Staff inside, but wouldn’t let us in.

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  15. tablemonster

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Don't serve food. Website allows you to book but kitchens are shut down as they are being sold.

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  16. ClaireP

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived and was told where our table was ordered some drinks . Then food was ordered and we wasn't waiting long before the food arrived The staff lovely. We would go to the oak again

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  17. JohnH

    Romania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a great price we will definitely comeback

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  18. JillB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service & atmosphere - as always 😋

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  19. Brindle

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Welcoming staff and a good selection of meals without breaking the bank. The service was excellent and a clean well maintained environment. Well worth a visit.

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  20. JoeG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really attentive and friendly staff. Nice family food.

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  21. ThomasR

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We sat down and there was maybe 1 or 2 other tables when we arrived. We waited about 10 minutes before anyone came and took our drinks order. Then we ordered food and drinks. We waited just over an hour for our 4 roast dinners to arrive. The food was bad. Veg hard, meat chewy, potatoes burnt, and crispy onions in abundance which is new to me on a roast dinner but whatever. Then, we were asked how our food was and told the server. She was very nice. Said she would knock some money off the bill. Then we sat there with dirty plates on the table for 15 minutes. Got up and went to the bar to pay in the end. Money did get knocked off by the server who was very pleasant. Overall, would rather starve then ever go back for food.

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  22. Victoria

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warmest welcome and friendliest service we’ve had in a long time! Amazing with the children too! Thanks so much :-) food was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to return! X

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  23. PaulineJ

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed that although advertised as ‘curry night’ on Thursdays there was only the menu curries available. Small portions of both ribs and chips

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Booking in was easy. Staff friendly and helpful. Disabled toilet/baby change available. Food was average, reasonable prices for food choices available. Nice little village pub.

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  25. MickG

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value, as always

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  26. MelanieK

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was very good, there seemed to be a private party on the same night which made the pub very noisy- children running around etc.

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  27. Andrewt

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not great I’m afraid, no sparkling water and bar staff said they had no still water. Landlord did find a bottle however. The beer I asked for wasn’t ‘on yet’ at 1.30 on a Sunday afternoon. Food was ok.

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  28. LisaL

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was incredibly slow, priority was given to clearing used tables that people had vacated than clear our finished plates etc even though no one was waiting for the other tables and the pub was quiet, took 1.5 hours for starters and Sunday lunch we opted not to have dessert and coffee as it would have meant our meal would have been over 2.5 hours ! in general though the staff were friendly and the food was good

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  29. MickG

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as always. There was a big party in but that didn't stop the service being good.

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  30. SueM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Delicious food. The roast dinner was spot on.

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  31. JoannaR

    Lancashire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great table service from a friendly, professional, knowledgeable young member of staff. Food was good on the whole, although the Rice served with the curry seemed not to have been drained making the dish very watery and disappointing. Dessert for me of Apple & Rhubarb Crumble helped to soften the blow! The sausage and mash was a git with my daughters as was the Rump steak with my son. Unfortunately that evening they had only one chef so the waiting time for food was prolonged. Enjoyed the cosy, homely atmosphere though and the attentiveness of our young waitress who updated us and apologised for the wait.

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  32. AdamB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Issues with wasps. Unable to sit in restaurant as baby shower. Then popped 100plus balloons while people were eating.

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  33. Anthony

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff have an exceptional manner and we are very friendly. The food was of a high quality and the chicken and ham pie I can highly recommend. Hope to visit here more often :-)

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  34. HollyW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good as always, tiny bit disappointed that the roast didn’t have the amazing little onion bits on like Iv had in the past but it didn’t spoil the meal, was all really good. Overall lovely food, nice atmosphere. Kids loved that there was something to watch on the tvs!

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  35. DeanK

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not busy but still had waiting 1 1/2 hours for food , my wife doesn’t eat a great deal but still left hungry as the meal portion was small , also one of our friends ordered sausage and mash with the choice being vegetarian sausage or pork sausage and ended up with veggie sausage when ordered meat overall very disappointed

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  36. Abc123

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10, Amazing food and friendly staff. Would defiantly recommend

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  37. AdamM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lady who took our food order was really helpful and very polite.

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  38. AlanM

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, but it wont be the last. Great service, great food. Friendly staff and no problems at all. 10/10

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  39. DebsP

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The man serving us was so efficient And attentive considering he seemed to be doing it all on his own.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meals. Irish coffee very poor. Long Island ice tea in wrong glass and not so good. Overall very good and will go again.

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FAQs

Oak Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01254 490892.

Oak Inn is rated 3.1 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oak Inn

143 Hoghton Lane, Hoghton, Preston, ENG PR5 0JE

Additional information

  • Area
    Preston
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00–22:00 Thu 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Car park at rear of pub off Fox Lane
  • Payment Options
    Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01254 490892
  • Catering
    Classic pub menu with a few modern twists and flavours from around the world.
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