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The Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant, Kelsall, Cheshire

The Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant

4.3
4.3
53 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Situated right in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, we are the perfect location for "destination' dining, relaxed drinking and comfortable over night stays. We offer fantastic food, served with fine wines and real local ales. Our bedrooms are sumptuous and inviting and individually designed.
Our award winning head chef prides himself on using the freshest local ingredients and our restaurant also offers complimentary WIFI as well as being dog friendly.
With a large garden courtyard for those sunny days, to wood burning fires in the evenings, The Royal Oak really is the perfect setting to sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Pizzeria, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 16:30 - 21:30 Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30 Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00

  • Phone number

    01829 751208

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Peter Wardyn

  • Area

    Tarporley

  • Parking Details

    With parking available at the front of the restaurant as well as a large car park situated at the rear of the building, we offer ample complementary parking all day every day.

  • Public Transit

    Buses 82 and 82C, stop The Oak

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. PW

    PatriciaW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our only comment was, that the room where we had our meal could have been warmer, seeing as it was a very cold day.
  2. JB

    JoB2307

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, friendly welcoming staff just a little bit cooler in the dining room than we would have liked - had to keep jumpers on. The chicken ballatine was amazing and the waitress recommendation of the steak pie for my husband was spot on.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent as usual, being a short walk from home we eat here regularly and will continue to do so in future!
  4. H

    Houghy1973

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The best I can say it was ok, overall the food was good and would have been excellent if the chef hadn't got carried away with trying to give my short ribs a caramilised sticky finish, they ended up almost burnt. The service front of house was very good however, again the kitchen let the side down as we had to wait 45 minutes between the two courses we ate which was a little too long, I was starving by the time it arrived and to find it almost burnt wasn't good if I hadn't been so hungry I would have sent it back.
  5. e

    estelle

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We both had 3 courses and each one was very good. It was excellent value for money when we took advantage of the offer of the second main course for 1 pence and the wine offer. Service was quick and attentive and the food was hot.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been looking for an opportunity to introduce our family to The Royal Oak since we stayed there whilst attending a wedding. It didn't disappoint. It is welcoming, with attentive Staff, relaxing atmosphere and wonderful food. Will definitely visit again.
  7. NB

    NickBev

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of choice. Lovely meal and great service. Can’t fault anything, perfect for dining out or just for a drink.
  8. E

    Easty2003

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, Christmas turkey fabulous gammon ribs also brilliant experience Thank you
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most enjoyable lunch with friends in convivial surrounds (We were in the King Arthur room). Food was excellrnt and the service was good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - very courteous service! Good atmosphere and pleasing space between tables
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time Sunday- for lunch; great value for money
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 16 year old son asked to go to the Royal Oak for his birthday meal with the family as there's something there everyone likes!
  13. TM

    TheMalvernTourist

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    excellent new varied menu with additional specials. pleasant efficient service without being overbearing, Catered for vegetarians and also my wife's allergy to red peppers the waitress double checked with the kitchen there were no peppers in the sauce. Enjoyable, pleasant experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us enjoyed excellent meals. Charming and knowledgeable staff and efficient service. Very pleasant surroundings and available parking. Would highly recommend a visit.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely healthy meal with friendly helpful staff, would recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have been here several times and have always enjoyed good food and good service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant staff, tasty food and a warm atmosphere. Lovely evening had by all.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food from an extensive menu. The staff are friendly and attentive. They do great special offers like 25% off or 2 for 1 which make it all the more enjoyable. I highly recommend the Royal Oak.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly, attentive staff without invading your space. Good food and a pleasant, if a little quirky room made for an enjoyable stay.
  20. B

    Beecham

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed a very good supper with a wide range of food and wines served by friendly and efficient waiting staff.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Steak pie 'the best ever'!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Went walking around the area and found this restaurant. Good Sunday lunch, with very attentive service! Keep up the good work! Will come again!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Found out OpenTable charge for the booking. Will be booking direct with The Oak in future.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Five of us ate at the Royal Oak on Saturday and all were very pleased with their meals.
  25. NR

    NickiR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always ..... my husband & I visit regularly , food is very good and there's always a lovely ambience ! Staff very friendly and efficient - overall a very pleasant experience ! Try it you won't be disappointed 😊
  26. S

    Simsey

    Cheshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This Restaurant is just about Above Average in many areas
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2017

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Nice setting , good staff but the quality of the food was very poor, we were a booking of 3 and two of us had steaks , both steaks were very poor quality , very fatty and no flavour, the other meal was a gammon and again this was very poor , looked very under cooked. We used to visit the royal oak at least twice a month throughout last year. It was a shame as the royal oak is a nice place but unfortunately the food does not match. I would not return or recomend
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our daughter was married at the Royal Oak last September and we have been promising ourselves a return trip since then. We were not disappointed, the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, the service was good and the food excellent. Without a doubt we will return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge portions of very tasty food. Amazing service. That was the first but not last visit in this place.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2017

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    The beef was tough and after complaining we had to wait ten munutes for another piece. The meal was finished by this time and we were given the meat in foil to take home. This meat was just as tough and thrown in the bin.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious, a good range of choice and well presented. The service was efficient and polite. The setting is excellent, roomy tables so you don't feel cramped. We really enjoyed our meal and have recommended it to our friends. Well done Royal Oak!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent hotel and restaurant. My partner and I both enjoyed our visit. Lovely friendly staff and very good food. Thanks for a warm and comfortable stay.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely warm rooms. Polite and helpful staff. Plenty of parking. Good food. Lots of special offers especially at lunch time. Good portions and plenty of choice
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Room was very cold but was ideal for 8 adults round big table. Burger could have been warmer. Service was good apart from one member staff who was rather rude when we wanted to pay separate as 4 couples. It was almost to much trouble for her!! Will definitely come back soon as food was good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    another enjoyable meal at a very hospitable place...meal and ambience and such pleasant staff makes for a great time there....
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2016

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Disappointing food - Roast beef was extremely fatty and tough. Appeared to be 3 different variations on a 'Roast turkey' meal which we were only informed of after my husbands meal arrived with several accompaniments missing - to be informed that we had ordered the wrong version and "had we not seen the clipboard"! Regardless of this; it would have been more professional to apologise and perhaps offer them! Overall a disappointing celebration and service lacking in 'Customer service' - we didn't even have a 'check back' to allow us to explain!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our visits for Sunday lunch, great food and service always excellent
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening with friends - the service was excellent and the food very good. Loved the lighting and xmas decorations - really added to the overall ambience
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2016

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    As ever, the food at The royal Oak was excellent. Have never been disappointed with the equality or presentation of the food served. The bar staff, waiters and chef's were excellent and made this a very good evening - I think that the management team should take example from them, the younger member of their team are a credit to them !
  40. J

    Justme

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a meal with 4 children,the staff was welcoming and the food delicious.We will be definitely going back.

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The Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Tarporley

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 16:30 - 21:30 Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30 Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Pizzeria, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    With parking available at the front of the restaurant as well as a large car park situated at the rear of the building, we offer ample complementary parking all day every day.

  • Public Transit

    Buses 82 and 82C, stop The Oak

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Peter Wardyn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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