The Royal Oak Swindon

4.5
137 reviews
£25 and under
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
Rock Oysters are now being served in the bar area.

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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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 137 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Veg wasn’t great as only given cabbage but service was fantastic and staff were super helpful and apologetic. Food was lovely.

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LaurieA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff! Fantastic selection of drinks!

JC
JCCc
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, the ladies that served us were amazing and to the young lady on her first shift, you done a fab job!

JS
JulieS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing staff and great cocktails and service was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday gathering and the staff were extremely attentive, excellent service and made the whole evening so enjoyable.
We all had a fab evening. Thanks too all the staff & Clair for arranging excellent food choices. Cocktails as always fun and gorgeous. Would definitely recommend this venue

DP
DebbieP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Very few choices on cocktails. Tried to charge for loads of drinks we didn’t have.

JM
JoMAnne
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The drinks were lovely and the music was great but sadly the service let them down. It was very hard to get the staffs attention. We were sat with no drinks for a long time.

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carlw
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant live Jazz n friendly staff. Nice pint of Guineas.

RL
RichardL
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - lovely ambience
Already booked for our next visit

PG
PeterG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I didn’t eat on this occasion so rating not relevant for food. Overall enjoyable evening although I do find it annoying that after spending over £150 I was told I had to vacate as the table was booked. I pre-booked the bar from 4 and wasn’t told that when I booked. I think the booking form should make it clear that the booking has an end time. Staff were pleasant and attentive - table service does slow down ordering but the staff dealt with this well.

SA
ScottA
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and drink. Highly recommend this venue

KT
KeithT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Booked a table for the England game and the staff did a great job of keeping everybody watered. TV view OK. Pizzas were disappointing though, both far too salty and my Rock the Parma had zero rocket!

RN
RichardN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Food while watching the England v Germany game.

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SueR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Dropped in for drinks only, greet and meet was quick, service was well too. Cocktail offers were a good price and were great.

GN
GeorginaN
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place for a Saturday afternoon cocktail or 2! Great atmosphere x

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Iihyrecu
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The pub was amazing, love the design / ambience and feel of the look of it. The pizzas were outstanding.

However the service left something to be desired. The waitress wearing a black dress and converse boots was fairly polite, but was very abrupt and would often leave before we had finished talking.

The male waiter with swept over fringe was in such a mood, and acted like he didn’t want to be there.

We went in for dinner and although the ambience would have been great a bit later on, it was too much for dinner at 7pm.

The waitress with the very long blonde hair was really nice, which redeemed the service side of things.

I actually thought the booking I had made was for the restaurant, so maybe making this clearer on your website would be great!

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RichardN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Staff and Atmosphere.

CD
CatDSG
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab service, great outdoor seating. Great deal on the cocktails.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My evening at the Royal Oak Was pleasant but Service was very slow. Waiting quite a while to be served and when served orders were not out through properly which meant we was waiting for food which we thought had been ordered but it hadn’t. With no app to order off, it was quite hard to get the attention of the staff when the music was quite loud and we was tucked away in the corner so not in eye vision.
On the other hand All the staff was lovely and the booking process was easy. Very accommodating.

BG
BrettG
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great, friendly service. Definitely recommend it for Gins and cocktails.

RG
RachG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, efficient, friendly staff, great drinks promos and lovely pizza.

HF
HarrisonF
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, superb drinks, great price and friendly staff!

EB
EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday roast was really nice.
We spent the afternoon & evening there.
Table service was quick

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mazflossy
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely afternoon where staff could not be more accommodating and friendly. We had pizza which was delicious 🤤 and drank a few cocktails and was very happy with our drinks and service. Thanks Guys

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Eric
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable but would have liked a Long Island Iced Tea on the 2 for £10 menu like you used to. All other pubs offer this.

HF
HelenF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely pub brilliant atmosphere an staff couldn’t of been more welcoming or helpful xx many thanx

JK
JodieK
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Table wasn’t ready when we arrived as other people still in it. Didn’t sit down until about 20 mins later. Was offered a free round of drinks which turn out to be a roly poly shot which was pretty disappointing would have rather had our first round of cocktails free!!

GT
GillT
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best selection of pizzas made to order at great prices.

PP
PaulP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice pub great staff and relax atmosphere for a first date

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GraceO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They honestly couldn’t do enough for us, the service was fantastic. They were so generous, cocktails were great and pizzas we’re so tasty. They had a rowdy group of women to attend to but were so considerate of my partner and I. Will absolutely be back soon.

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SharonN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pre-booked a table for a few drinks on a weekday afternoon to celebrate a birthday. The staff were attentive and polite. Music was good and they even put the snooker on for my husband. We’ll definitely be back! 😁

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very warm and friendly welcome by the team at The Royal Oak. Limited on space outside, but none the less utilising what was available to the maximum! Very tasty pizza and good, friendly service.
Wishing the team all the best for a busy, and more prosperous year ahead!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience as always

RH
RobH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre booked the table for the outdoor area. Great service. Very welcoming.

AH
AndrewH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pizzas and a nice couple of pints on Christmas Eve. Well laid out with distancing in mind and staff were attentive.

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mouthwatering
Gloucestershire
20 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food was disappointing. Hadn’t been told that the menu was only pizza. The so called 9 inch pizza was more like a 6inch. The tuna flatbread made me ill for a week. Cocktails were disappointing on Christmas drinks menu. Christmas Eve should always be a special Celebration.

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TeresaS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza was great!
Service was good.
Quiet in there but probably due to Covid

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davlyn
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every thing about the royal oak is excellent. The jazz is also excellent.

GN
GeorginaN
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely relaxed afternoon! The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. The food was very tasty, we tried the new Dirty Fries sharer, we did find these were slightly pricey for what you got, but overall a small price to pay for a fab afternoon!

JK
JohnK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice atmosphere, the food was good and the staff could not do enough for you.

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 137 OpenTable diners.

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

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.