The Royal Stag

4.4
97 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Royal Stag has been a historical drinking and eating establishment in the midst of the picturesque village of Datchet since the fifteenth century.
Today we are the only pub in the village, proud to be the centre of the community and serving good food, wine and beers to locals and visitors alike from 11am until midnight.
Our food is freshly cooked on-site, featuring local ingredients served all day every day from midday until we take our last order at 9.45pm.
We do a fine Sunday roast and we advise booking a table so that you can enjoy our traditional hospitality, cosy fire and warm atmosphere. Enjoy a quiet chat in a cosy nook under the old beams or gather with friends, family and colleagues in the warmth of the bar overlooking the village green.
Only 3 miles from Windsor Castle we are a popular stop off point for a pint after a brisk walk with the dog! Pop in when you’re next passing.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 97 people are saying
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CHRISTOPHERC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff at the Royal Stag were v.friendly & welcoming.
We were given a v.good table & the helpings & food was v.good.
It wasn't the fault of the Royal Stag & partly my fault(for not moving) & because my elderly friend needs a hearing aid he found the noisy group of cyclists behind us too noisy but it was Sunday lunchtime & they were having a good time.Anyway my advice is to sit outside if want quieter table!& not in chalet structure where we were.

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Tallpaul1
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a great time food was delicious very happy with the staff will Recommend and certainly will go again a big thanks to the Chef great food

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LindaK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub,friendly staff and meals are good,so much so that we ate there 4 nights in a row!

JB
JacquiB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff were happy and very helpful. Went for my godson 18th and they found candles and made his dessert special

AP
AnthonyP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

A pub that I have eaten in many times before was noisy with a table of loud fowl mouthed individuals who drowned out any conversation that my partner and I attempted. Plus the food was very average and did not copare with passed meals. I will not return.

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jazzl
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As usual the food was outstanding! Delicious!
Had roasted halloumi for starters and slow cooked lamb shoulder for main.
Lamb cooked to perfection!!
Compliments to the chef!

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RenataI
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice little pub in the middle of Datchet. Food menu is rather small, and simple. However, food was really tasty. Kids menu is available.
Staff were friendly, but very busy.
Overall, enjoyable lunch, and will return.

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SueH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch so it wasnt' boistrous! Fine by me. The food was excellent and the staff were really friendly. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Sunday roast and were really pleased, the food was lovely, all the staff are particularly friendly.
Nothing was too much trouble and happy to give us buckets of extra gravy
Would recommend it for anyone looking for a good quality reasonable priced roast in a traditional English village pub

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food, have been coming here for years and have never had a bad experience!

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AliP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, delicious food and superb value. The Sunday roast was delicious, will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding, social distance not really taken seriously. Bar staff with mask on but not covering nose and walk in customers were put on a table so close they could have joined ours

MB
MarkB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Had a family meal for four, two x Piri piri chicken burgers. Both lacked flavour and quality. Fish and chips was low quality, the steak was good, I’m glad because at £17.50 it should have been.
We have decided that we won’t be eating at the stag anymore.

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Mimi
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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RuthA
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They got everything right.
Prompt friendly service, got the drinks and starters out quickly.
nachos were actually home made tortilla - v impressed.
Had the beef and ale pie - made that morning, excellent crispy pastry, generously filled
chips were hot and crispy
big portion of pasta for my hungry child
excellent value
we are all fussy and we all came away happy.

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Buster
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They have made no outdoor effort .. a grubby gazebo.. no heaters and no outside lighting..
plus side food was ok .. but experience was miserable as it was cold .. I had even called to ask if outside covering .. very disappointing 😞

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JadeB
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub! Super friendly staff and great atmosphere. Recommend, although it would be great if they could add some vegan-friendly foods :)

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nicren
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday roast at the Royal Stag! Food and service were great, and had done an excellent job with ensuring customers felt safe with Covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit ever

Loved the roast beef. & kids eat all too.

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vipSusanD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Not the restaurants fault- cold outside dining no heaters

many people outside smoking disturbing people like myself who
do not smoke. quite offending while trying to eat..they should have a smoking area
and dining area

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its my local pub and love the place nice people great village and just a great place to spend your social times

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RebeccaE
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived and no one acknowledged us, despite multiple members of staff walking past us. Finally when I caught a member of staff she sat us outside (obviously) at a table in the rain, despite having booked a table online. the whole outside was full of very rowdy people, where social distancing was clearly not applied. We sat for a further 10 minutes looking at the menu, again no member of staff acknowledged us or even took a drinks order, so we left. Very poor service. And rude staff. Very glad we left when we did, as we found a much nice place a short drive away.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Member of the party was gluten-free. The location was chosen because it offered gluten-free dining. When we arrive we had to ask for a gluten-free free menu even though it was on are booking request. Once we decided to order the order could not be completed as per the menu. Can’t have the chips, can’t have sauce. Hunters chicken option offered in the end was plain chicken with mash potatoes. That’s not a meal!!!!!

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SteveD
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still in COVID regulations so sat outside. Staff couldn’t have been better, really attentive and super quick service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was in the car park due to covid restrictions - this didn’t take away from the food or experience! Customers were friendly, staff even more so and the Sunday lunch was out of this world!! High recommend!

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jazzl
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.. Well enjoyed!
Service was great. Can't fault. We had the chicken and the lamb, absoultely delicious! Don't want to rave to much otherwise I won't easily get a table next time!

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JenG
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, really nice burger. Felt very safe due to all their signage etc

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SundeepK
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was the worst place ever, not enough staff. Service was appalling and keep you waiting for drinks, staff are so rude, I ended up leaving with my family not paying for the drinks as the staff were so rude and arguing back.

Would never go back again, in my entire 43 years of my life never experienced such bad service

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ShirleyRScotty
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day was sunny but a bit chilly,but didn't affect the temperature of food as it was piping hot.Very well set up.

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Chas
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lucky to get this very late booking and we were seated in a very sunny spot in the car park. Busy day bit service was fine and the food was good. We had lamb and burgers all very good and not to much carbs. Free car parking only a short walk away

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SimonT
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite this being the first post-lockdown weekend for pubs to be open, was pleasantly surprised to be able to get a booking at short notice. The serving staff were rushed off their feet, but made sure that all tables were looked after. Food was lovely. Will return next time I’m in the area!

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GCBs
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Stag is my local and I'm generally a fan, but my experience of their outside pre-booked dining, was very poor. The table we booked wasn't available, they were 'throwing' additional tables into the carpark to accommodate anyone that turned up. There were dozens of lads milling around the 'bar' area drinking and clearly not observing any social distancing. In the end, we decided against staying and luckily found a table elsewhere to salvage the evening..

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CharlotteM
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at our local pub, excellent food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice pub and very attentive staff

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GordonN
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty, good value food. Friendly and efficient service. Tables well spaced in the pub carpark to allow social distancing and a pleasant setting for our family lunch. Recommended.

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ALISTAIR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, well-kept beer and delicious pub food.

CM
CraigM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid friendly late Sunday Lunch with the family. Food was lovely, staff friendly and we felt covid safe

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Fede
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Customer service could be improved. I guess they are still not familiar with the service at the table.

JS
JanetS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was lovely to be back at The Royal Stag after lockdown. The food didn't disapoint. The salmon was wonderful. I will be back.

FAQs

The Royal Stag is rated 4.4 stars by 97 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 reservations at the moment.