The Oak House Hotel & Restaurant

3.6
68 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Our talented team have won a host of awards, and when you dine with us you will soon see why. Whether dining a’la carte in our restaurant or grazing through our tapas plates with a bottle of wine or a delicious afternoon tea in the square whilst soaking up the afternoon sun you will be sure to find something to suit your palate.

Enjoy delicious modern classics from our well thought out and designed menus, to make the best of the wonderful resources we have available to us in Somerset. Complimented by our well balanced wines from around the world, as well as the ambiance of our historic restaurant complete with well! When paired with our attentive and friendly service you will instantly see why we come so highly recommended. A particular favourite of our guests are our steaks which along with most of our meat come from our family butcher. (When we say family, we mean family. He is the owners brother-in-law!)

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 68 People Are Saying
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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A lovely evening with nice, straightforward food made from quality ingredients. Genuinely warm welcoming service and not at all stuffy. Would recommend sitting in the bar rather than the restaurant for a bit more atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very poor food - the starters in particular should not even be on the menu.
Almost nothing cooked fresh. Not a restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were visiting Cheddar and booked for dinner after our day out. We were the last customers of the day but we weren’t rushed. The food was delicious and the service was great. Would visit again thanks for a lovely meal

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Brodie
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good and of good value - we had Sunday lunch. Staff were very friendly and prompt, except when it came to asking for the bill which took a while and a reminder.

Two issues that could be addressed. The place did not have a bitter on draught , which seems bizarre. I had Shipyard Pale Ale which was good but a better choice would have been welcome.

Second the lounge and bar had a lot of clutter - like someone had just moved in and hadn’t unpacked everything or put things in their allotted place. It needed a tidy up which spoilt the ambience to a degree.

The Hotel is sat in a lovely spot in the square in Axbridge, which is charming and full of character, the food and staff were fine but there are some matters, superficial I think, that require attention.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal for my friends 50th birthday. We came for the weekend and looked online for a restaurant. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend the crispy chilli beef starter!! Mwah

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RoddyT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovey meal, staff very efficient couldn't have had a better evening.

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Brian
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow! Almost like they were allowing us to be there and they would attend to us when they were ready! 25+ minutes for a drinks order to arrive was very poor. The last order taken was lost.
Tables ordering food were given priority.

FW
FranW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food with quick service. The restaurant had a good selection on the menu to choose from. Wine list was a little on the small side but you can always find something for everyone

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AndrewT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for looking my family and the blankets for the kids was a GREAT!!!!

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Chris
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

note really the best Sunday lunch experience. food was ok at best. no choice of vegetables just 2 plonked down on the table. no discussion! all had beef which tasted ok but very tough. service pleasant but not warm and welcoming. dark quiet dining room.
no draught beer but bottled was very good.

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PaulH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chips were excellent. Could have done some peas with the ham (not gammon note) egg and chips. Steaks both fillet and rib eye were very good and tender. Cheese board was generous but the cheese cake was commercial.

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S101
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal at The Oak. Staff very friendly. Nice pub food - we all had burgers and chips.

SC
SteveC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was very good value. Atmosphere was average.

KP
KrisPerryman
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

terrible service, used to be incredible and the food was always brilliant. Haven't been here for a couple years and was incredible last time i went, but being completely honest i wont go back in a hurry!

MB
MarisaB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Despite covid restrictions, the atmosphere was very welcoming, service was very good as was the food. The choice of pizzas was quite meat- based, perhaps one with vegetables instead of meat would provide better choice. Pizza was tasty though.

NJ
NeilJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, nice atmosphere. A shame that they closed a little earlier than normal due to covid.

JM
JoanM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place, decent meal, fair value, good service. Happy with it overall

SH
StephenH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our room a little tired, 5 foot bed not the best, staff very friendly and food good value
No draught beer a bit disappointing, church bells keep you informed of the time through the night !!
Overall a satisfied customer
Stephen Haggis

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TanyaS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was very uninspiring and Luke warm. Wouldn’t return in a hurry

TJ
TrudyJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was really poor at this restaurant. We ordered after waiting 15 minutes, then after we had eaten our main course, we sat and waited for our plates to be cleared for 45 minutes. We weren't asked if we wanted more drinks in that time either. After the waitress passed the table 3 times without offering to clear, we asked for the bill. We complained about the service, but were not given an explanation. Very disappointing

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Foodie123
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Staff were quite rude as we were 8mins late (we did ring to say we was stuck in traffic)
Menu was very limited but what we did have tasted amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal the service was excellent and staff were very friendly. The food was fantastic and met my expectations I had a steak which was cooked beautifully and my partner had calamari, cod and chips which she enjoyed greatly. Thanks for a wonderful meal out

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, piping hot food...
Such friendly staff, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and they went out to make it even more special for us.
Definitely looking to visiting again.
A massive thank you for an amazing experience.
Highly recommended. Tasty food and worth making the trip.

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Primummy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during dine out to help out as on holiday locally. There was a heave downpour just before we set out & we had booked an outdoor table so we’re apprehensive. The staff were amazing and had moved our booking indoors! Hubby highly recommended chicken & chorizo salad kids loved the pizza & I had the fish & chips which was also great highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the oak house hotel was spectacular! We were on holiday in the area and went for drink one evening, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed so we booked a table for the following night. Tracey was very efficient and friendly. The food was the best we’d had all week on holiday! Thank you!

MW
MrsW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Some of the food was lovely, some was fair. The mussels were not particularly fresh or flavoursome.
When we returned home we realised a drink that we had not had had been added to our bill which was disappointing!

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LynN
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch at the Oak House. The menu is different to the one on their website, also we pre-booked a table outside which someone else had apparently taken! Otherwise food and wine was very good.

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AgneseB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was really good - staff are really kind and make you feel welcome. Food was very good too, we enjoyed our Saturday lunch, thanks!

KB
KimB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Cod and chips was really good. I think these were best chips ever. My husband and daughter had the chicken and chorizo salad which they said was great but they were both drooling over my chips. We are here on holiday for a week and plan to go back again.

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Chris
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We have dined in the restaurant many times and have always been very satisfied with both the food, service and ambience. However this recent experience was disappointing. Firstly we were not seated in the restaurant but close to the bar area which was very noisy. There also appeared to be only one member of staff dealing with meal orders and like other staff was not wearing PPE which left us feeling most uncomfortable.

This was our first meal out since lockdown and the Covid information displayed on their Web site was very well explained and impressive which is why we felt able to book. However this was not reflected at the venue.

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Jec2001
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience after lockdown, easy to book a table and nice little spot in the sun for the afternoon. Staff very polite and quick to deal with orders. Great social distancing and felt very comfortable. Will be back again very soon

MB
MarieB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Great food and great customer service. Have already booked another night next month with family.

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DL13
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere, nice food, socially distanced

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MarkP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place only been there 3 times this was the 3rd and after a pandemic it’s was very good and professional and clean

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Sara
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For first day since Covid the team did an awesome job. All seems very organised and safe. We didn’t eat but enjoyed being back having a nice pint or 3....

DL
DavidLJB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family found the the meal was very well presented and tasty. My guest who opted for the vegan options was pleasantly surprised at the range offerd and was very pleased with her choices. The building is charming and the facilities very clean and tidy. Reception was quick and friendly and the only minor problem was that some of the pre lunch drinks were not in stock. That could have been because of a busy weekend or Saturday. We would very definitely book again when the opportunity arises. Thank you for your excellent service team.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am so pleased I chose to book lunch at the Oak House Restaurant. We were meeting up with old friends who were going to be in Somerset for a few days. It was my first visit to your restaurant and all five of us were delighted with our meals. Quite delicious. Please thank the chef.

The service was extremely good and the waiting staff was so pleasant and helpful.

Love the look of the building and the Well in the dining room was really interesting (don't like your plastic beams though), my husband would have had them out in a flash (who did that!! they are horrid).

Never the less we are sure to return again when we are in the area. Thank you all for an excellent afternoon.

PB
PennyB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had rib eye steak and then the cheeseboard. The steak was cooked exactly how wr asked for it, rare, and had a great flavour. The cheeseboard was a really good balance of local cheeses and delicious. As my daughter does not drink red wine we had to large glasses of wine one red one white, both of excellent quality.

JR
JuliaR
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Roast dinner was lovely, sadly we were the only guests in the dining room, so lacked some ambience.

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SuzanneO
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, well presented. Lots of choice, vegetarian option was very tasty

FAQs

The Oak House Hotel & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01934 732444.

The Oak House Hotel & Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 68 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.