The Royal Oak - Yattendon

4.5
635 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.
What 635 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kikker
Surrey
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch yesterday. Delicious food and efficient friendly service. The place was heaving with lots of families with kids, dogs etc. This created a joyous atmosphere, but quite noisy too. Good to see people enjoying themselves though. The tables were well spaced out which is nice to see. I do like the open kitchen concept and the overall ambiance of the dining room which is situated in the conservatory and therefore has a light and airy feel.

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Oliver
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Particularly average. Nicely renovated but sadly the food was very average and whoever the manager was seemed very narcissistic making for a bad atmosphere

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TatianaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really lovely pub with amazing atmosphere. Food was great

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DD13
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects excellent , Vary Happy customers.
Thank You

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Corina
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing food and service, highly recommend.

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SallyT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The only criticism was there were a few annoying flies buzzing around as we ate.
The apricot & almond tart was a bit heavy.

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David
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our lunchtime experience was excellent. Food top draw, eaten in the garden under a vine-covered loggia on a very hot day. The cajun chicken, while delicious, is a generous plateful, especially if you have had some of the tasty chorizo croquettes as a starter.
I can vouch for the risotto which sets you up for the afternoon, and the flat iron steak hit the spot for one of my guests.

JM
JanetM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wonderful friendly service. Andrea and the team looked after us really well. Definitely our "go to" restaurant for food, service and atmosphere, can't fault it.

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for a lovely country pub with an interesting and tasty menu.

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KathyG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service in a pretty garden. Flies were the only negative but not a lot you can do about that in this heat! As soon as plates were cleared flies were gone pestering someone else with food.
Great ambiance! Can highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick bite with friends. Good food, good service, happy atmosphere.

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MarkW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super food and lovely ambience. A real treat

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AliB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat dining here. Their outside seating area is lovely with beautiful planting and different areas either under the pergola or parasols to while away an hour or two.

Great choice of food all reasonably priced and always very tasty and an extensive wine list.

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StanP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for a Sunday lunch. An absolutely beautiful and immaculate hostelry. Attentive staff, excellent food in a truly delightful setting. We will be back.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Excellent interior & exterior, beautifully decorated and great ambient noise levels.
Looked after a gluten free guest really well.
Service was overall quite good
Foodwise, good gastropub but not really michelin star quality, though the prices do not really reflect that, we all thought it was expensive for what we got.
Good drinks (german lager, glass of french pinot, coke and a ginger beer) but, aside from the wine which was well worth 8.50 for a large glass, all were a little bit pricy, especially the non alcoholic drink options

Parking was a bit of a pain on a busy day with no dedicated car park.

Overall, I would recommend as the restaurant is very nicely presented and superior to other offerings locally.

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williamH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GATW

This place is a very nice find and everything was excellent.

As Arnie once stated, we'll be back!

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StevenG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice of food, well presented . The new menu is different and stands out from other pubs in the area, look forward to returning soon

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Milo
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely open dining area . Whilst the decor is quite contemporary it still has a nice rural feel.

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HELENM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favourite restaurant. Always made to feel welcome and the service and food is excellent. A beautiful outside seating area.
Fabulous. Thank you.

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Michelle24
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Sunday roast, beef and pork were chosen by our party and all agreed everything was lovely….roast potatoes, veg and meat absolutely A1!

Service was excellent, even though the restaurant was busy, it was efficient and attentive. Overall good value for money and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. Already getting another table booked for next weekend!

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Clarky
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place….any excuse to go! You don’t need a special occasion (though if you do they can make a fuss of you if desired)….just visit!

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RobS
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely orangerie dining area and relaxing ambience. Really good rib on the bone steak and fabulous chips.

LM
LaurieM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to The Royal Oak, very impressive, food was good great service and a really nice pub. Highly recommend

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Romi
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely place in Yattendon. I'll definitely want visit more than once till I try all the items in the menu. All looks very delicious!

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robw
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu offers some very good and very interesting vegetarian and Asian & N African influenced dishes as well as the usual modern english style dishes and pizzas.

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CharlotteB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with friends
My dog was welcome
Cannot fault anything
Will be returning

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vipVeggieDiner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Good setting- Garden and conservatory area. Very attentive,friendly service. Perhaps a bit expensive but very nice. Plant based main and meat main were both very good. An enjoyable experience.

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DonnaH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, tastefully decorated. Delicious food, friendly staff. Definitely recommend

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DanielC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. We had the flatiron steak which were cooked perfectly for us. Starters and dessert also very tasty. I had cheese board which was very generous.
Great restaurant lovely decor and covid safe.
Service staff were very friendly and efficient.

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TonyF
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really excellent lunch. Great variety of choice on the menu. Service was speedy. Great fun to watch the food being prepared in the kitchen. Covid guidelines fully observed

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EileenR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff - thank you for a great evening

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Feet
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit in a long time. Really impressed. Will definitely go again.

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GeorgeG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch in a very relaxed and safe surrounding.
The menu choice was very good and the service irreproachable.
We shall certainly return.

MG
MarilynG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to the Royal Oak was to celebrate a friend's birthday and we couldn't have been more satisfied with the lunch. Great food and wine and good value for money with great service - what more could you ask for! Thanks

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SueB
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive staff and good quality food, made for a really pleasant evening

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Clesp
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Initial view of menu was that it was somewhat restricted as it was a Sunday night ie two mains were Sunday lunches .
Service prompt & friendly, and courses delivered in good sequence.
Would expect a bit more innovation in the dishes offered. Settled for fish & chips & ribs for mains, which were fine .
Reasonable wine list & Chilean Merlot a good choice.

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HTGR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch - food was fantastic and excellent friendly service. Nice to be “out out” in such a lovely place that was geared up and ready to welcome us back!

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vanessap
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never lets us down!
Great food, excellent service and good atmosphere in a lovely garden setting !

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu was a bit odd , steak was delicious but lamb & other options seemed a bit bizarre

DD
DD13
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From moment of arrival and welcome, till departure, excellent in every way. Thank you

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 635 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.