The Royal Oak

4.2
69 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
The Royal Oak is situated in Wrecclesham, a small village on the outskirts of Farnham Town in Surrey. A family pub that offers delicious home made food, wide range of refreshments, a large garden, with a handmade play area for the kids and table tennis for the more sporting of you, to enjoy in the summer and roaring log fire to warm up to in the winter.
The Royal Oak caters for all tastes and appetites big or small plus numerous vegetarian options. We pride ourselves on producing consistently delicious homemade food at a reasonable price. We provide a very relaxed atmosphere in a beautiful country pub that dates back to 1609. We can cater to all your needs so please feel free to contact us with any requests.
Families, Children, Dogs & Coach Parties are all welcome.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
01252 728319
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Dogs permitted, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch
Reviews from verified diners
69 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
46%
Very Good
38%
Good
10%
Fair
3%
Poor
3%
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 3 July 2018

Warm friendly welcome. Served promptly and a good menu selection.

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CM
4.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Warm welcome on arrival. Friendly staff good, tasty food and value for money.

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d
4.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Have been several times now and each time the service was very attentive the food very good and just enough price in keeping with the area about £20 per head with a couple of drinks plus main meal.Would go again.

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PH
1.0
Dined on 17 April 2018

We use to come a few years ago and always had great food and service .
I had booked for a table of 5 for my mothers Bithday and to celebrate our son and daughter in laws first baby due in a couple of weeks .
The pub was basically empty but it took 45 mins for starters to arrive which were average at best then had another long wait till the mains came out , where do I start
My wife had the Scampi which was deep fried to death and very few hard and dry chips .
I had the sirloin steak supposedly cooked as medium rare but was more like extra well done with half a shrivelled tomato , two burnt onion rings and dry chips .
My mother and daughter in law had the Lamb Rump from the specials board , but the lamb was so tough neither of them could chew it and had to use a steak knife to cut it .
My son had a steak pie which was the only main which looked and tasted ok .
Service was very slow and and meal should not of taken so long as kitchen was not busy .

So overall very disappointed , food was terrible and would never go back or recommend this place again . And definately not worth the £120 cost for 2 starters and 5 mains and 2 puddings , the price is not an issue if the food and service matched it .
Score 1 out of 10 at best

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j
5.0
Dined on 11 April 2018

We booked a table for 10 for the Farnham Ramblers. A few extra turned up but we managed to squeeze them all in.
The staff were very friendly and let us book individually.
We will certainly be booking here again.

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K
5.0
Dined on 1 April 2018

Great steak, great roast dinner and very welcoming friendly staff.

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R
4.0
Dined on 28 March 2018

Great restaurant in cosy surroundings, it was Wednesday steak night when
we went so very good value delicious steak though rather a small amount
of sauce. Only downside was the vegetables, which
were almost raw and very hard going. They apparently cook them "al dente"
but these were extreme! Worth a mention when ordering.

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AM
5.0
Dined on 27 March 2018

Lovely old pub with cosy atmosphere. Good pub grub and service.

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C
4.0
Dined on 4 March 2018

Good traditional pub - sunday roast was tasty with and a good portion. Friendly and welcoming staff.

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JV
5.0
Dined on 18 February 2018

Perfect for relaxed family Sunday roast. Certainly not a bistro pub or at all smart but doesn’t pretend to be. Was very welcoming and pleasantly full with a good atmosphere. Delicious roast beef cooked to everyone’s preference, fabulous Yorkshire’s, crunchy veg and potatoes, super staff, very friendly and great value. We will visit again.

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MT
Surrey
4.0
Dined on 12 February 2018

Waiting service were very helpful, friendly and polite, food was very good and served hot.
Not very happy about customer dogs being allowed where the eating tables were.

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OT
Surrey
4.0
Dined on 5 February 2018

Met up with our friends again at this lovely bar/restaurant. The staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. Menu is varied and the food is always good.

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P
Surrey
4.0
Dined on 28 January 2018

Be prepared to wait for your food.This allows time for conversation.It is a Pub,staff pleasant and attentive.Sunday Roast was good as was sweet.

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PS
West Sussex
4.0
Dined on 21 January 2018

Very good overall meal, nice place and staff were very helpful. Wait for food was longer than expected but it was Sunday lunchtime and restaurant was busy.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 13 January 2018

Really good food & drinks service in a good traditional local pub

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 12 January 2018

As always, great food served with a smile in a warm homely atmosphere.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 21 December 2017

This is the second time we have been here and the food was just as good as the first time. Lots of choice, sat by a lovely open fire. Very friendly staff.

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JR
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 17 December 2017

Great food, great service, great beer. The vegetarian selection is far better than some other pubs in the area.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 16 December 2017

We wanted a pub that wasn't a chain and was central for all those attending to meet up for a pre Xmas lunch. I chose The Royal Oak based on Trip advisor reviews. The pub has old beams, open fires and wooden floors, there were locals at the bar enjoying a tipple. We were placed at the end of the restaurant with a table of 8, including 3 children. All ordered from the main menu and were very impressed by the food. The chicken/tarragon pie could have benefited from a bit more sauce but that is really being very picky as it was so nice. The kids had the usual fair and ate all their meals. The cheesecake was superb. Overall not a bad price either considering the quality and what was served. Service was also very attentive and we were made to feel welcome. Would use again and recommend. There appeared to be enough parking at the front and there is a beer garden should the weather allow. Dogs are also welcome but they do keep them away from the dining area.

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r
London
3.0
Dined on 10 December 2017

The meal would have been great if it had been hot. Only the meal and potatoes were adequately hot and no effort had been made to warm rhe plates, so eveb the meat cooled down quickly. It was such a pity as it coulld have been a lovely meal.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 3 December 2017

NOT THE FIRST TIME TO HAVE HAD LUNCH AT THE ROYAL OAK.
ALWAYS FRIENDLY WITH GOOD SERVICE AND EXCELLENT MENU
PROVIDING VERY ENJOYABLE AND WELL COOKED MEALS.

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OT
Central Coast
4.0
Dined on 19 November 2017

Good Sunday roast - was well cooked, vegetables and potatoes cooked to perfection. Really good veggie options and rest of the menu looked good. Liked how it was clearly homemade and brownie for pudding was delicious. There were a lot of large parties and families which meant it was very loud.

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LH
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 12 November 2017

Very friendly, excellent service, staff very polite and friendly. We have visited on numerous occasions and the friendliness of the staff never changes. Sunday lunch very good value.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 12 November 2017

We recently had a family Sunday lunch (four adults, three children under 8 and a dog!) at The Royal Oak.
The moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by the members of staff and this friendly attitude continued through the very good service. The food was tasty and of good value.
The pub is ideally located if you want somewhere to eat before going for a walk nearby.
I would recommend!

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OT
Surrey
3.0
Dined on 4 November 2017

The food was ok but no more than that. The rate price- quality was ok. However the environment was not very sosy.

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JR
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on 21 October 2017

We were meeting with friends here as it was a central location which I picked randomly online. The food was lovely but the portions far too small for the price. None of us are big eaters so it was a little disappointing although we did enjoy what there was. I don't think I will go again but I wouldn't discourage anyone from going.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on 1 October 2017

We stayed in Farnham for a couple of nights for a family wedding, we had a lazy day Sunday so went out late, the Royal Oak severed Dinners till late so we had a drive up and it was worth it, The staff were so friendly and helpful and we felt comfortable straight away . The Sunday Dinners were fantastic all fresh vegetables and all freshly cooked . The sticky toffee pudding was to die for and the price was really reasonable. We stayed for the quiz which was really good fun . A big thank you to the two girls on the bar and the lady in the Kitchen on Sunday Night . It was a great way to end our weekend. If you are ever in Farnham this little gem is a must.

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A
Surrey
2.0
Dined on 30 September 2017

Food was enjoyable, however pub was very cold and not much atmosphere. Athough we booked a table for 2pm for 6 people, after our plates were taken following our mains, we were told we would be unable to order pudding as the chef had gone home!! This could have been mentioned before we ordered! Second round of drinks, we had one missing too!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 4 September 2017

We have been here three times now and have enjoyed our meal each time. Something went wrong with the booking this time because I thought I had booked Sunday 3rd September and when I got home I looked at the confirmation and it was for the Monday 4th. This may have been my mistake. If so, I apologise. Overall this pub has nice food, friendly and efficient service and reasonable value for money and the ambiance is nice and relaxed.

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Surrey
3.0
Dined on 30 August 2017

I had booked a table for 20:00hrs to meet an old friend.
When I got there I explained I was not as hungry as I would like to be and just ordered pub snack food.
I noticed though that the customers who were ordering normal meals were fussed on alot more.
I was never asked, how was the food and is there anything else I can get you?

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 29 August 2017

Spur of the moment booking at a location not previously tried. Really pleased we did! With a comfortable and traditional pub ambience (and nice beer garden!) and very attentive and happy staff, this was well worth the effort.

Menu was focused (decent amount of choice but not too much!) and the meals were perfectly cooked.

All round highly recommended if you want good pub food served in a nice and quiet location.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 20 August 2017

Have visited on many occasions. Always relaxed and comfortable ambience with good service and oh so tasty food.

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Surrey
5.0
Dined on 16 July 2017

excellent service and delicious food, especially Sunday lunch

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Surrey
4.0
Dined on 6 July 2017

I have eaten here before and portion sizes were good but I did feel disappointed that the special smoked haddock was such a small portion. However, it was absolutely delicious.

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L
Surrey
4.0
Dined on 10 June 2017

Been here a few times. Always had a great meal. This time was no exception. Very tasty food. Only negative was there was a particularly rowdy crowd at the bar which made it difficult to hear each other speak at times and slightly spoilt the ambience

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 10 June 2017

Delicious. Great food and a lovely relaxed environment.

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A
London
4.0
Dined on 3 June 2017

The Royal Oak was functional with good food, especially for vegetarians in our party, which makes a pleasant change. The bar staff were friendly and attentive. A little "tired" in appearance, but will use again in the future.

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OT
Surrey
4.0
Dined on 14 May 2017

Very pleasant, staff were friendly and helpful , good quick service considering we arrived early.

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j
London
4.0
Dined on 30 April 2017

Very nice Sunday roast, the beef in particular. The pub / restaurant itself looks beautiful.

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Essex
3.0
Dined on 9 April 2017

Enjoyable food but service was just painfully slow. It wasn't the wait for food to be brought out that was the issue, more the time between finishing starters and having plates taken away, not being able to get another round of drinks at the table and placing a dessert order was slow and drawn out too.

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