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The Royal Oak - Pub in Berkshire

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The Square, Yattendon, RG18 0UF, Berkshire
England, United Kingdom

Rob McGill
+44 (0)1635 201325(landline)

Come for views over village square or wicker-seated garden after dining on inventive use of ingredients - children are welcome

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Handsome centrepiece of a handsome village, the Royal Oak sits at its crossroads – the quintessential country inn. The bar has original checkerboard tiles, beams, brick and panelling, four hearths ablaze, offering pints of Ramsbury Gold from the local Ramsbury brewery. But time has not stood still. The lobby's leather sofas and gleaming wooden floors, made homely by patterned rugs, project a smartness that carries through to the restaurant's terracotta reds and chunky beech furnishings where the likes of five-spiced duck salad with chicory, cucumber and sweet chilli and beetroot risotto, crispy sage and parmesan reflect an inventive use of local ingredients. The landscaped walled garden with its vine terrace is a boon for summer, while the new orangery seats fifty. Pub quizzes and family suppers underlie links to the community.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"We were delighted to have chosen 'The Royal Oak' on our way back to London on a journey that had started in Scotland. Warm welcoming hospitality, nothing was too much trouble for the staff here, and we enjoyed the comfortable accommodation and the excellent food where pork is a speciality. We had guests for dinner and they too enjoyed the good weather in the garden before dinner and the convivial atmosphere of what is obviously a hugely popular country inn. A great find this!"
June 2015

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Lunch & dinner £11-£18.


Open all day.


The Square, Yattendon, RG18 0UF, Berkshire


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