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The Royal Oak Swindon

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69 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Since opening our doors in November 2015, we have taken pride in being Wiltshire’s first Champagne, Gin and Oyster Bar with the largest collection of gin in the area.
Specialty cocktails, a huge variety of gins and high quality spirits, 10 different lagers, Ciders and ales on Draught, and a wide range of carefully considered wines from all over the world and closer to home Our knowledgable staff are always happy to assist to ensure to have the ultimate experience when coming to visit us

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Colchester Rock Oysters are now available.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT SERVING SEAFOOD WHILST WE OPERATE UNDER RESTRICTIONS.

A new A La Carte and Sunday Lunch Menu is coming 11th OCTOBER 2020

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaneH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service lovely atmosphere would recommend

LJ
LakenJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to go for all occasions. Perfect for a chilled after, cocktails with the girls or even football with the other half

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ClaireD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, the front of house lady was lovely and found us a quiet table (it can be quite noisy in the bar area). Good cocktails and nice pizza. The cocktail trees looked amazing but I think you need to pre book these. We will definitely be going here again.

KM
KimM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere!

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RoseS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and felt really
Comfortable with everything in place due to Covid19.

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NatashaD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good evening at the Royal Oak. Staff are fab making it a lovely atmosphere. Feels very safe too with regards to COVID

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AnnaJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely evening, amazing pizza! Delicious cocktails and lovely quiet environment. Will definitely be going back for another visit.

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SophieN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ever! I had two small ones as I couldn’t decide and they were both amazing, lovely staff too

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Fionap
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food with a relaxed, safe and lovely ambience. Had a wonderful evening.

MJ
MissJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There's better places to go for pizza. It felt more like a place for drinks rather than food.

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JulieS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived late but they were very Accommodating thank you

KM
KimM
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lots of choice :) Really good atmosphere and great music too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening cocktails amazing pizzas were fantastic Social distancing measures that are in place are really good

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Jack
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as usual, they really do go above and beyond. Didn’t eat this time but the pizzas they make are phenomenal. The manager couldn’t be a nicer guy really. Give it a go and try their extensive gin collection it’s great.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were seated in the Chophouse restaurant although the booking was for drinks only, which we didn't mind but the restaurant isnt as nice for a drink as the Royal Oak side of it. The music was too loud and felt more like a club, this meant everyone had to shout to speak and made the noise levels even worse. The bar staff were lovely and friendly but didn't tend to our table so we struggled to get a drink. We were also sat within a metre of the table next to us and social distancing went out of the window. For what is considered a nice place to go for a drink in Swindon, we were really let down by our experience and sadly won't be rushing back!

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AndyZ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The Royal Oak used to be a prestigious pub to enjoy quality sea food and well prepared cocktails.
I am very sorry to say its now 'just another pub' and one my partner and I probably won't return to. The menu has been reduced to just Pizza, which in itself is fine.
The real problem we had was the lack of social distancing regulations being upheld within the premises. I was sat within arms length of a group of chaps all obviously from different households. The ambiance has been lost, football was playing on every television at volume, which is fine for a sports bar not a venue that markets itself as somewhere to unwind with friends enjoying cocktails and prosecco laughing and enjoying life.
If I had wanted the sorry atmosphere experienced there I would have gone to a Weatherspoons.
Very sorry this venue has slipped so far....

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HelenB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great and staff are lovely, will definitely be coming back

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, didn’t have any food but it looked delicious when being delivered to other tables. We had two for one cocktails which were great. Would have been a little pricy if it was full price (£8.95 each).

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very attentive staff, found us a table even though we were a little early.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, a safe environment.
Great table service, would defiantly return in these challenging times

JS
JulieS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff great evening xxx
Cocktail the best made to perfection xx

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SandraS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a joy!!
Great welcome, friendliness and service from Aisha

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AnnS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really lovely staff and service - couldn’t be more helpful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening. Delicious pizza and drinks.

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SwindonAmanda
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We didn’t eat! Very well done except we were very close to the entrance and another customer, waiting to e seated, leaned on the bar and almost touched my daughter’s face. Fabulous service and atmosphere. Had a great time.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening with the wife
Lovely drinks perfectly presented from a happy smiley host with a passion for her job

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The barmaid Tasha was so welcoming and lovely! A good afternoon x

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PaulineR
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tash was so welcoming, we just went for drinks but I've eaten there many times before.
Thanks for a super experience

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GeorgiaH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and friendly service from the new waitress. The new social distancing rules made it feel very safe but didn’t ruin the atmosphere! Highly recommend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Social distancing done very well. Staff very friendly and welcoming. New staff member on first night had great customer service. Pizzas were fresh and tasty.

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expecting a quiet sombre night but nope, great night out at The Gin bar after 4 months of lock down & well looked after.

Fantastic service as usual, friendly bar staff & kept us safe. Can't wait to get back to normal for our usual visits 😁

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Sueth
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab night out, great food and lovely cocktails. Staff really helpful and only a slight delay on table service when it got busy. But that was not a problem and was acknowledged. Felt a safe but fun environment for our first venture out post lockdown 😀

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Quilty
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great cocktails and great ambiance, lovely service

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JoelK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent place to be and friendly...just could do with a disposable menu at the table for drinks to see what’s there! Quality time though👍

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Quilty
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, menu not extensive but enough choices all at a reasonable price.

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Nino
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food isn’t that special. Bland and not cooked that well. It’s a cool not a chef.

Staff almost had their boobs out! Please cover up in a restaurant and wear a smarter uniform.

We won’t be returning.

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Kimw
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Ran out of most things on the menu, so very limited. They had 4 scallops left so had those for my main meal, but they burnt/over cooked them so couldn’t eat them.

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MaritsaC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I absolutely love the Royal Oak. It is my "go to" for a nice dinner in Swindon. The service is always Great, the food is wonderful and the restaurant is lovely.
I have always found the lighting in the restaurant a little harsh but that is just me being picky. I love this place and always recommend it to friends.

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MartynG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice surroundings.
Would definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for Valentine’s Day. We were treated well specials on drinks as well as a menu set especially for the occasion.
Food really good you must be a real seafood freak to visit here although there are a few other options if your not.
Planning to return for a third time . Staff polite helpful .

FAQs

The Royal Oak Swindon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01793 977337.

The Royal Oak Swindon is rated 4.5 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

The Royal Oak Swindon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://theroyaloakoldtown.co.uk/offers/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.