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Royal Oak - Kinnerton Lane, Chester, ENG

Royal Oak - Kinnerton Lane

4.1
4.1
252 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of Higher Kinnerton. Here at The Royal Oak, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there's a dish for every desire.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01244 748747
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Three-Course Menu

    £30.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Always the most popular day of the year as we take time to say thanks to our dear Mums. Enjoy our three-course set menu to make the day extra special as we take care of the roast this weekend. Please see the Mother's Day menu on our website.
    Mother's Day Three-Course Menu photo

What 252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cheshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cheshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cheshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Great for brunch

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for business meals

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for business meals

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Child-friendly

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for groups

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Neighbourhood gem

252 Reviews
  1. RichCoffee

    Cheshire

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent fish and chips with crispy batter Good choices of beer.

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  2. Digger

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good and we were asked to sit in the bar area, not the restaurant. I assume this was because they weren't busy. All OK though.

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  3. CHASVAL

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at 1300hrs. The bar was empty of staff. There were only a dozen or so people there,mostly drinking. I bought a bottle of wine for the table and we looked at the menus. Eventually I realised that I had to give our order at the bar,which I did. Four starters and a main course each. The food was a long time coming,the starters were good (mushrooms et.c.),huge portions. The main courses were acceptable for three of us ,but I found the venison pie very tough to cut and burnt at the crust.It was as though it had been microwaved badly. However the other three guests were satisfied with their choices,2x small fish and chips and a steak pie.We had another bottle of wine,and enjoyed that. The bill was approximately 125.00.which with the wine was acceptable. The young lady who served us was pleasant enough,but was obviously run off her feet The pub itself is very nice,oldy -wordly. My wife and I have been many times before,over the years,and no doubt will come again in the summer.

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  4. GailS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and it’s great that they also have a gluten free menu too. The staff are always very friendly and it has a nice atmosphere.

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  5. SallyH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice dining experience, service was excellent and all meals were well presented and cooked. I would recommend this place to friends.

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  6. EeBee

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pub but unfortunately this time the service really let it down. One of our starters was wrong so we had to wait whilst they cooked the correct one with no apology. The mains came out and they were fine and we all enjoyed it but quality has slipped since our last visit. We then waited about 40 minutes since our table was cleared before having to ask where our desserts were - they had been forgotten about and the guy just blamed the kitchen. Again no apology. Then when they came out a while later there were parts of the sundaes missing. It's a shame :(

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  7. Caroline

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant atmosphere, good portion sizes relative to the dishes served and how rich the food.

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  8. BeverleyM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service. Staff very helpful, nothing was too much trouble even though the restaurant was extremely busy at the time. Easy disabled access. Food was good and served at the correct temperature.

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  9. FlissB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, helpful and friendly staff, very clean and tidy, and very well managed. Food was amazing and plentiful, plenty of choice, including vegetarian and vegan options.

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  10. GaynorK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening in lovely surroundings. Food and drinks reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and professional. Return visit on our agenda.

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  11. EmmaJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, excellent value for money and fab staff. Lovely place to go, highly recommended.

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  12. Traceyj

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch was amazing...bit pricey. Only thing wrong was i wanted to leave a tip on my card but they couldnt do it. Staff are missing out as not many people carry cash. We will be returning.

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  13. GrahamM

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely meal. Decor and ambience good. Attentive service and some really good choices on the menu. Final bill was more than reasonably for what we had. All the staff were polite throughout. We hadn't been for a long while but we'll be back sooner. We saw some friends there. They are the same and spoke highly too. Definitely recommended.

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  14. Tami

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was abit of a let down , roast potatoes wasn't roasted they were more like boiled ! And gravey was tasteless . There was a few plus,s regarding food however it definitely was not worth £85.00 pp . And it didn't feel Christmasy at all in the conservatory area not enough Christmas decorations and would have been nice for Christmas music in the background instead of Pop music . We didn't complain on the day as the staff did seem run ragged ! It was as if it lacked ambience because it was all about how much the pub could take in over a few hours . Very disappointed.

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  15. PhilR

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here a number of times - this time better than before.

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  16. VictoriaR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely evening with friends recently. Food was amazing. Annoyingly the waiting on staff were pleasant but kept asking if everything was ok and if we wanted more drinks - even when we hadn’t finished what we had. Plates were attempted to be taken before we all had finished the course. We ordered dessert, they hadn’t taken the main course plates away and then brought out the dessert so for a few moments it was a juggling act to pop the desserts on the table and then clear away plates. We then waiting 10 minutes for spoons for the desserts by which time my ice cream has melted down the side of the glass that we had to ask for a napkin to wipe up the table! It won’t put us off returning but would be perfect if the staff could understand waiting on etiquette.

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  17. GailS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a lovely, traditional restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. The service is great and the food is very good and at reasonable prices. I’m gluten free so would have liked a few more choices plus a specific gf menu or gf being noted on the main menu would have been a lot easier than looking up lists of allergens in each dish via a QR code.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the steak and ale pie - delicious. Staff were very attentive. Highly recommended

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food, service and atmosphere were all distinctly average sadly. Will not be returning.

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  20. VeronicaH

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place to eat with the family. Will definitely eat at The Royal Oak again

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  21. Lell

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly the food was cold so had to be returned, waiting on staff was really helpful. Starters were much better than the mains we chose which were a little greasy. Had visited before in the summer so was a little disappointed this time.

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  22. Adam

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the staff were very accommodating & friendly. Coffee could be better.

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  23. JackR

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was really friendly and attentive and the food was lovely, will definitely be coming back!

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  24. BrianS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our anniversary & had a really nice meal in comfortable surroundings. The homemade chicken & ham hock pie was truly delicious.

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  25. SaraC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not too busy and we weren’t rushed the lovely food was all hot. Would recommend this place.

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  26. TimB

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we had dined at the Royal Oak, and we weren’t disappointed. The food was lovely and very reasonably priced and the service was exceptional from our waitress - I don’t know her name, but she was petite with dark hair. My only criticism would be that we were unable to add a tip to our bill when paying by card, which meant that we were unable to reward our waitress for the excellent service, as we did not have any cash. We will definitely visit again.

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  27. CathyD

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been many times and although I’m not a lover of pork after tasting my husband’s I was hooked and now order best and pork however our last visit tasted like all the veg was frozen and tasteless but the meat was shocking in comparison with the usual served here. When approached by staff to ask is everything ok I feel like it was a question asked to all and little done about the answer !!! As nobody approached after telling staff our honest opinion Cathy davies

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  28. KarenW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and atmosphere, great service, an enjoyable evening.

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  29. PAULS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault anything here. The staff were really friendly, the food was excellent, and the overall feel of the restaurant was pleasingly nice and cosy. Only gripe I have (jokingly) is the 200 yard walk to get there. 😆

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  30. StephenP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is some of the best food we have ever had! Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good cannot go wrong . Good value for money would go back again

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  32. AndrewN

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was quite disappointed with our visit. We booked for 6 a week before, and were crammed onto a table of 4 in the bar area. I understand this was due to them hosting a wedding,but it would have been nice to have been informed beforehand in order to decide if we wanted to go elsewhere. When I mentioned this, the person serving snapped back that she had called but had got no answer. I have no missed calls for that day or voicemail. The service from most of the team was good, and the food was nice. As we were in the bar area, we had to go up to the bar to order so we did this separately as 3 couples. Our food then proceeded to come out in 3 separate stages so none of us really ate together. Overall disappointed

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  33. MikeR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice pub, great food, great service especially from yaz, definitely be coming again for food in the future

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  34. NEll

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked the table one week in advance. We were here a few weeks ago for a family birthday and was put in the bar due to the size of our group We booked a bar table with friends after telling them how good/nice it was in there and we solely wanted a “pub lunch”. When we arrived all the bar tables were reserved in a different name. When we asked, we were told that they didn’t have any tables in the bar as a large party had a booking and we would be seated in the restaurant. I explained that we purposely booked the bar and did this a week ago. The waitress called someone else who repeated this and said our friends were already here, they were sat in the restaurant and there wasn’t nothing more that could be done. I was feeding my 10 week old baby during this conversation stood in the bar and our friends had two young girls, we knew that we wouldn’t be able to walk in anywhere else for a pub lunch at short notice (hence the week in advance booking) and it was a rare occasion for us to be able to do this in the first place - we knew we had no choice. The restaurant is lovely and the service post this was great but it wasn’t what we wanted and certainly not what we booked. The price of the menu is on the higher end but we were aware of this and happy as we knew the food was great and we thought we would have the experience we booked.

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  35. Annon

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Used to be a lovely pub. Although it was extremely busy food was rubbish. Waitresses were rushed off their feet not enough staff. Beef was like shoe leather, chicken was like rubber, probably frozen cheap stuff! Should have complained, but will vote with my feet. Won't be back.

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  36. JJevans

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived at the Royal Oak pub where we were greeted and shown to our table. It was busy due to the bank holiday weekend, but that didn’t make a difference with the service that we received. The staff were very polite and attended to our needs. We ordered our food and we could not fault it 2 x roast dinners 1 x chicken and 1 x beef, 1 x schnitzel chicken and chips, 1 x fish and chips and also a vegan meal. We all said how nice the food was, couldn’t fault it. The only minor issue was to bring the condiments out with the cutlery which was before the meals arriving as there was little wait, but the staff were so busy due to the bank holiday. I would give food and service 5 star and would definitely return.

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  37. ChristineH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked a table online for the restaurant but was given a tiny table in the bar. It was in a direct draught on a damp day and we were very cold. I ordered 2 meals at the bar but 50 minutes later no food had arrived. During that time I said to the staff at the bar that were very cold but I had the feeling that nobody was interested or cared. Eventually we were so miserable that we decided to leave. When we told them, they suddenly produced two dinners but we were so fed up that we decided to go. The waitress rudely said “not a problem “. Well actually it WAS a problem to me and I was very upset

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  38. LynnR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience, would definitely eat there again, food was lovely, excellent service

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  39. MartynT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The dining area was nice and clean and we were served in good time. The steaks were ok, but the onion rings were £1.95 extra, we received two each for that price and the tomato was only a cherry tomato so we were disappointed. After the meal we enjoyed a couple of drinks in the pretty beer garden sat in a heated pod. We’d go again but only for a light bite and to enjoy the beer garden again.

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  40. KarenY

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food tasted good but presentation was awful. My husband had the tikka curry and everything slapped on top of his naan bread,including lettuce and a lonely chicken wing with a pot of mango chutney stuck in the middle! Very off putting

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Royal Oak - Kinnerton Lane is rated 4.1 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Royal Oak - Kinnerton Lane

Kinnerton Lane, Higher Kinnerton, Chester, ENG CH4 9BE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Chester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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