The Royal Oak
It's the same great menus wherever you choose all at the same price, with specialist menus served Monday to Friday as well as our normal Early Bird and Evening Menus served everyday.
Children are always very welcome.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sticky Toffee Pudding
The Oak's Steak & Ale Pie
using Dowding's Hand Diced Beef & Local Ale
Homemade Onion Rings
Nice setting, very good beer, friendly staff. Food tasty but a little overpriced, especially as they don’t come with a side other than chips - however, the chips were good
Lovely to be able to go out and have a meal again. Food was great (I did mention the onion rings were a little greasy - but should expect that anyyway) but were beautifully seasoned and crispy. My fishcake was aqesome and the egg on top perfect.
My wife enjoyed her pan seared salmon and hassleback potatoes very much too.
Good service and nice atmosphere really made to feel welcome
Shocking service. Was told “what do you want me to do about it?!” by the manager when we showed him proof of a booking at 4:30, but they were full.
The food was tremendous, the atmosphere was friendly and our children seemed very welcome for a meal outside. Distancing was as you’d hope/expect and the only tiny issue was waiting for drinks at the start but I expect that was just teething starting back up. Great pub I’d say.
On trip advisor this place was advertised as ‘pub food’ it’s that and so much more.
There is so much choice for veggies, the food was amazing and the staff were super warm and friendly!
The pub was really relaxing and the staff friendly, the food was amazing and would definitely return in the future
Great food, brilliant service, very accommodating to our needs ( had to change time late on due to running late, no problem)
Served our needs having been looking for somewhere to dine whilst on holiday. So good we booked in the following night and again received a superb service. I would highly recommend.
I dined here 5 yrs ago and it was fabulous, but not quite so good now. The menu was quite limited and food was nice but nothing special.
Am pleased to say it felt so much safer on my visit last Sunday night
Still feel more could be done though having to walk close to people at there tables is not social distance
The restaurant had a good ambience and appeared to have been decorated recently in a modern fashion . The choice of food was good and I had the chef's special which included salmon, vegetables and a chilli side sauce all of which was delicious. The meal was reasonably priced. Thought there could have been a larger choice of real ales, only two on draught and no bottled real ale but that was just a minor issue.
Nice meal and good service. Only thing that could have been improved was the table hygiene - so sticky our napkins couldn’t be peeled off it.
Very nice Sunday dinner had here and very reasonably priced.
Service was amazing, friendly and polite. Great with current COVID-19 situation. Good value for food. Would recommend.
Nice tapas meal, a little more would be nice. Very well presented
A great pub for a nice meal. Lovely inside and a nice area out the front too if the sun is shining
We booked this online because we were visiting Appleby for the day. The inn was very welcoming and we enjoyed our lunch very much. The menu was varied, catering for a wide range of tastes, and the food was delicious. The staff were careful with their Covid-19 precautions and we would happily return.
Excellent pub & restaurant - friendly service and excellent food - thanks a lot! Recommend.
Excellent food and service. Really nice atmosphere. We brought our dogs and they shared a bowl of sausages. Would definitely return.
Social distancing is not happening
Too many tables
The table where you go into the toilet you touch the people as you walk past
I did not feel safe
Staff get to close etc
NEEDS TO BE RE THOUGHT THROUGH OUT
This is my local and we have used it many times in the past but unfortunatly untill social distancing has been lifted I don’t feel this is a safe place to go to
Our first meal in a pub since lockdown restrictions eased and although a little strange, we felt very safe and the arrangements were sensible and not intrusive. We were there as a family group of 4 for Sunday lunch. The food was superb and the service excellent. We thought the whole meal with drinks was quite expensive but we understand that prices have gone up and it was reasonable value.
Went for a meal here for my birthday, and it was a great night. Superb food especially the Tapas and starters.
Nice relaxed atmosphere, great drinks selection and food.
Very good service, friendly and attentive, food was great....look forward to going back 😀
Our second visit to royal nice place pleasant efficient staff. Food excellent my wife says best cheesecake she has ever had
Having coeliac disease, they have quite a good glutenfree menu
And the staff seem to recognise about the cross contamination so to give you confidence when eating out
I booked the table on the morning of our visit and was a little concerned that the staff might not have picked the booking up but I need not have worried they were waiting for us. The menu had plenty of choice and my mum in law loved the fact there was a menu especially for pensioners which she selected her meal choices from. The food was all very tasty and the service efficient and friendly. The premises are comfortable and spacious. We will definite making a return visit.
Always a good experience and would recommend the ‘Oak’ to anyone. 👍
I have been here a few times and it is always excellent. It’s my go to place when I have friends to stay, as I know the food will always be good.
Beautiful food, great service and reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again.
It was steak nite when we went to the Royal Oak, so we all had a steak meal. The meals were all very good. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent. The staff were very friendly.
Nice place with good service and food.
One complaint was we chose this place after looking at the online menu and deciding on a couple of nice options.
When we arrived the menu had been changed, apparently months ago!, but not changed online. The 2 options we had chosen weren't on the new menu and there was nothing that appealed as much.
Having said that what we went for was acceptable.
Sadly the service wAs very slow and meal was poor. I let them know and response was they would advise the chef. Staff were friendly and atmosphere was nice
Beautifully cooked steaks and delightful light and fluffy sticky toffee pudding. Service warm, friendly and responsive. Really nice atmosphere.
Very good service, lovely food, reasonably priced, friendly staff, would definitely recommend.
Lovely pub friendly staff. I opted for sunday lunch. It was ok nothing special. Never had a sunday lunch without carrotts before and i thought mangetout and red cabbage was a little strange choice. Having said that i would go again but choose something else
Great classic English Pub. Very tasty food with a good vegetarian option. Traditional English food “kicked up a couple of notches.”
Friendly and helpful staff. Sunday roast was lovely, had a dog menu which was great and the dog loved her steak and chicken. Would go back in a heartbeat.
We were visiting Appelby and wanted to eat away from the hotel one evening and this pub had good reviews and was very nice. Would recommend to anyone vising the area.
Cheese souffle starter was like a flat piece
of rubber - and contained a spent matchstick! - complaint to waitress illicited neither apology or reduction in bill. Salmon mains were tasteless. Top prices for poor fayre.
The Royal Oak is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.