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The Royal Oak - Yattendon

4.5
4.5
1032 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01635 201325

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick MacGregor

  • Private party facilities

    3 stunning private rooms catering for up to 40 sit down.

  • Private party contact

    Alicia May: 01635 201325

  • Neighborhood

    Yattendon

  • Parking details

    Village car park opposite.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

What 1,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Berkshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Berkshire

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. LM

    LucaM81

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place: food is amazing, cosy atmosphere and very friendly professional staff members
  2. d

    dddd

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We were in the conservatory, so not the cosy pub part. Lots of staff but still had to call them over when we needed service. Food was a little cold and roast potatoes tasted like they had been cooked hours ago. Bill was incorrect and had to be amended. Quite pricey considering. But puddings we’re amazing, portions very generous and food tasted good.
  3. BT

    BryanT

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful lunch excellently served We will be returning
  4. V

    Vivian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Generally average bordering disappointing food. The roast belly pork had soft skin, no crackling. Biryani curry was not prepared freshly and led to seriously bad heartburn. Chicken schnitzel was an enormous double breast of chicken which had not been tenderised and flattened in the usual way for a schnitzel. The Parmesan sauce accompanying it was way too rich and also led to heartburn. The watercress salad was almost non-existent, just a few Pea shoots really. All a pity because all that is required is a good and conscientious chef to prepare what is a wonderful looking menu properly.
  5. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect quick meal. Just what we wanted. Loved the pizzas.
  6. m

    melissaw

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always have a great time here, this is our go to pub for drinks / food / pub visit. The staff are friendly and it’s everything you want in a pub.
  7. PB

    PatrickB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good food. Good service. Try to get a seat in the orangery section as Brighter than main pub.
  8. PM

    PamelaM

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, lots of choice although would have preferred more fish selection.
  9. BS

    BobS

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was very poor, three of four at our table had fish pie, it was tasteless, three pawns, little or no fish, watery white sauce and way over priced . The vegetable, kale was cold and not cooked, we were NOT asked if we enjoyed our meal or any such follow up, other than that the waitress service was good. The other meal, pork belly I can’t comment upon but the comment was it’s very average. One can get a fish pie from a shop that at least takes like fish. Overall, over priced and very disappointing.
  10. G

    chrisG

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had the chateaubriand and it wasn’t cooked as ordered and was colder than you’d expected which spoilt things. We didn’t send it back as it’s such as waste and we were hungry. Young staff excellent older staff disinterested.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A brilliant Sunday lunch! Simple menu so uncomplicated and great service. Lots of staff and lovely busy ambience. A lovely, lovely time with friends.
  12. GM

    GMJA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The venue looked lovely and the service was good. The menu was quite varied for a Sunday and the roast chicken was delicious. We had a really nice time; can't speak to value because I was a guest, but the prices looked average on the menu!
  13. LM

    LM98

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious and I couldn’t fault the steak at all. I did find that the sides were a little more expensive - the green beans cost more than my mocktail ! But overall very lovely. We were sitting by the door so did get quite a chill every time it opened. Will be going back very soon though.
  14. AB

    AnneB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice of vegetarian/ vegan food. Original wnd delicious.
  15. P

    Paddy

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely setting. Good food. We’ve been several times over the years and will keep coming back
  16. O

    Owadra

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for a family celebration and it was perfect from start to finish. Stunning setting with delicious food and great service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were only a party of three so were served very quickly, service was great, good portion sizes, very tasty and lovely jolly atmosphere!
  18. FM

    FoodieMG

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I have been here a number of times and really enjoy it every time - have taken a number of guests and recommended it to many as well - simple un fussy food well done ! Great staff and lovely main room !! My preference is for the main room or outside , I know they allow dogs , but the last thing is a dog around my feet while I’m trying to enjoy a meal out - but this doesn’t seem to happen in the main room - long May this continue!!
  19. PE

    PeterE

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 of us had a lovely meal celebrating my father in law’s Birthday. He said the lamb shoulder was the best lamb he’s ever had - and he’s 85!
  20. JP

    JonP

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Friendly, responsive service. Would thoroughly recommend.
  21. B

    juneB

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu to choose from. Pity fish stew had run out and no fruit based desserts (eg. crumble). Good beer and nice ambience.
  22. TJ

    TJ00

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend to friends.
  23. JO

    JulieO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good roast Beef pink in the middle and crunchy roast potatoes Broccoli a little underdone although we like veg al dente this was almost raw Service friendly but a little slow especially collecting empty plates Overall a good experience-Will go again but perhaps request a table in the pub section as conservatory a bit noisy
  24. JH

    JayneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Only slight criticism was that one of my parmentier potatoes was a bit undercooked and I would have liked (needed) more jus.
  25. P

    Phil

    Buckinghamshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dressed crab starter and fish pie main course, both delicious. The fish pie does not look big, but it is surprisingly filling! Swift and friendly service.
  26. DB

    DavidB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch with friends - great menu options and food was of high standard - thorough recommended - we will be back again soon.
  27. H

    Hongkongphooey

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great menu with options for all, good ingredients cooked well and excellent service. Also very dog friendly, which is great.
  28. JJ

    JoJo

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Absolutely delicious Sunday roast and the beef was so tender. Fantastic choice of veg accompaniments. We will return as the food really was very good. Grandma loved the fact that she could have a small/children’s roast.
  29. HM

    HilaryM

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place for a family lunch - very relaxed, good food, great service.
  30. GK

    GeorgieK

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Noisy if you have a table near the kitchen - they could even do with clever, floor to ceiling, glass screening? There was one very active, senior, waiter who seemed to be doing all the running while junior staff stood idle, so not sure why this was as we had to keep asking for drinks etc. The food was delicious and the wine menu extensive.
  31. JD

    JoanneD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time had at this restaurant. Lovely room. Great food. Friendly staff!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked to stay overnight at The Royal Oak to celebrate my wife’s 50th Birthday. We had never eaten here before but had heard great things about the Restaurant. The food exceeded our expectations! It was all superb, the highlight being the shoulder of lamb that we shared for our main course - cooked to perfection, succulent meat that melted in your mouth. We will be coming back!
  33. GW

    GuyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting. Excellent service and very good food
  34. RH

    RobertH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The Sunday roasts were on the large side but the fish (monkfish) was excellent. The ambience, staff and well-spaced tables were great and your gin and tonic and red wine (de Breuil) were highly praised. Highly enjoyable and we will be back.
  35. m

    mercaclassman

    London

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    worst meal at Royal Oak for a long time. Oriental evening, most of the menu not available, a poor takeaway can provide substantially better food than this
  36. RO

    ROGER

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of our best meals at Royal Oak, for their Asian Weekend. Excellent food.
  37. VR

    VictoriaR

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Really nice pub, atmosphere and really good service from the team. Sadly the food didn't come up to expectations. Starters were disappointing - largely tasteless and lacking seasoning (Mushrooms and Prawns). 3 out of 4 main courses were mediocre at best. Worst Peppercorn sauce ever - tasted musty. Pork dry and the duck under cooked. Normally the food is great so maybe just an off night. All comments fed back on the night
  38. LF

    LadyFarquar

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit here and it wa a for my husbands birthday treat (lunch) so I was hoping for good things. It was fantastic. The decor is gorgeous, the service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was ‘groan-level’ good! Will definitely be back here and will be bringing friends too. Well done Royal Oak; where so many dining establishments have lost their way with service and attention to detail, you are leading the way!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, very friendly staff and great service. Food was great value for money from the taste to the portions. Will definitely be back. Beautiful pub and setting as well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Despite notice, no one acknowledged this was a birthday event. There was a long delay between starter and main course, although there were not many other guests dining. Our waiter seemed more interested in talking to the chefs in the kitchen than engaging with us. Not sure we will bother to return as no one made an effort to make it special for us.

FAQs

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

The Royal Oak - Yattendon is rated 4.5 stars by 1032 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Royal Oak - Yattendon

The Square, Yattendon, Berkshire RG18 0UF

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Yattendon

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Village car park opposite.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick MacGregor

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    01635 201325

  • Private party facilities

    3 stunning private rooms catering for up to 40 sit down.

  • Private party contact

    Alicia May: 01635 201325

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