The Royal Oak - Yattendon

4.5
693 reviews
£26 to £40
English
A stunning, quintessential English country pub with rooms nestled in the Yattendon estate near junction 12 of the M4.

The Royal Oak offers simple, unfussy, Michelin rated food, ten luxurious bedrooms, award winning real ales, roaring log fires and a quite beautiful walled beer garden with al fresco dining under a leafy vine terrace.
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HarryT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your bartenders are a bunch of fitties 10/10, good food too 👊🏽

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always - thank you! The ribs are our favourite and definitely recommend!

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Tomtheknee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Sunday lunch. Nothing special. Small portion size. Better lunch at home.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, value and service only exceeded to the quality of the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant setting, delicious fresh food and a gorgeous garden.

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tdegg
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great top end pub food. Had such beautiful roast lamb

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VS27
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently wonderful.
Outstanding choice from menu.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were disappointed to find the ‘flatbread’ was just a bread roll, quite tough and the same roll served up with the prawns in a very oily sauce. The peach and almond tart was delicious.

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Owen
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend and I will definitely return. Good food Great Service. Well done Team Royal Oak.

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vipPhilip
London
36 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistently good; excellent menu, food and service.
Frequent returns!

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FJD2
Berkshire
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food and lovely interior. A little pricey but worth it

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DavidN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It has been a couple of years since last I visited the Royal Oak, a pub of which I am particularly fond. When last I visited it, I was informed that some construction and refurbishment work was being undertaken which, on occasion can have a detrimental affect upon the general presentation and atmosphere of a pub. This is not the case with the Royal Oak. The dining room extension and development is first class - airy, light and appealing. The food was very good and despite the fact that the pub had a large party of people attending a luncheon, the service was still very good.
It seems trite to point to a drawback but the bar area has now become a virtual walk through to the Restaurant whereas previously, it had been self contained, dedicated drinking area but that was literally the only negative observation. Everything else was very good.

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RichardK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere, good food and drink and helpful staff

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff, great food. Perfect place to celebrate.

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GaryW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place to eat but wedding party made it quite busy

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Jesdene
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and an imaginative menu make for a relaxed restaurant ambience

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cyrilw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The only real negative was the young guy serving us , he kept coming to the table trying to push us , first with the order, then with the food , coffee, bill etc. If the place had been busy and he wanted the table I could have understood. But the place was only a third full. This is not a fast food establishment! Otherwise all was good

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Bonnie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My swordfish was over cooked and tough

Great service though

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janbranjovi
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

BETTER THAN LAST TIME. seems lunch time service and food is much better than evening from my experience.

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The place was lovely. Staff were a bit daur but warned up after a time !

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PamelaS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant dining room. Light and airy. Attentive staff. Lovely garden.

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Sidingo
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon, warm and dry enough to sit outside as inside was busy and quite noisy with many families and their children.
Great food and service.

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Penfold
Oxford
18 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Puppy heaven , great food and a welcome for a quiet and well behaved dog. All had fun and great lunch even with it being very busy

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goa65
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious birthday lunch here. The menu is excellent as it caters to my boy's/husband's tastes and also offers dishes that appeal to women. Service is efficient and staff friendly. All in all a wonderful place, especially since they have added that gorgeous conservatory.

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StephenL
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch with good service and a very pleasant ambience. Restaurant looks to have been recently refurbished in a lovely modern style.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have been before and had lovely experiences but this time the meal was spoiled by the very slow service. We asked to sit outside as we had our dog with us. We were the only people eating outside and it seemed ‘out of sight, out of mind’. We ended up leaving without pudding as we were again left waiting with no one to take our order. Went and found someone to get us the bill instead. Funnily enough that was done very quickly.
A shame.

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Sundayluncher
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, excellent traditional Sunday lunch with interesting starters. Welcoming and friendly, will definitely come again.

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Gino
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food, every dish was delicious and will certainly return.

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CarolineF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buzzy ambiance, varied, interesting menu, excellent food. An ll round good night out!

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Dizzle58
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For many years The Royal Oak has been our ‘go to’ place for a dinner. However, I have to say that since the completion of the Orangery, we feel the place hash lost its charm. The food is ok, but nothing more than that - although the addition of a pizza oven will no doubt appeal to families
Overall I’d say it’s pretty average now and that’s a shame.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and efficient prompt service. No pressure.

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buddy1205
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The actual Sunday Lunch menu was nothing like the sample menu on the website. We were told that it was a shortened menu but this left us with very limited choice and we would not have booked Sunday Lunch if we had known that this was going to be the case as we were left with choices that we didn't really want.
luckily part of the party had to cancel, otherwise, having shown them the menu, they would have been disappointed i think.
I would be happy to book again but would check the menu first .

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paulb
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Excellent food, well cooked and presented.

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PhilippaK
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the Royal Oak and it's a stunning pub and restaurant. The food on this occasion was a little disappointing. Like the ribs which were previously outstanding, but were just average and other dishes lacked finesse. Perhaps a change of chef or supplier issues. I would still recommend. Their walled garden is gorgeous and a delight if it's not pouring with rain!

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JimB
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice place with a variety of different styled dining areas.
Friendly, helpful staff, sometimes missing for longer periods.
Food is good. Good, staple pub fare with a few twists, but not outstanding.
Enjoyed it & would definitely go again.

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Victoria
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Very good, but my starters were either swimming in juice or too oily.

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BarbieB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely family lunch. The restaurant staff are very good with children. Quite laid back. We love the new orangerie. It is so light and airy. Our only quibble was with the menu for grown ups. Strange combinations that didn't particularly appeal to us. The children, however, loved their menu of pizza and ice cream.

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LucyD
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char Sui ribs are delicious. Lovely setting, indoors and out. Friendly staff.

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bunty
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Thank you.

JB
JoyB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are only in the area for a couple of weeks had have eaten here twice in days.!!! The swordfish with vermicelli noodles and the cauliflower mains were fantastic. Staff really friendly and efficient. Will be back again before we go home!!!

FAQs

The Royal Oak - Yattendon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01635 201325.

The Royal Oak - Yattendon is rated 4.5 stars by 693 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.