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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked to stay here for 3 days back in May. Stay was from 2/10 for 3 nights. Having looked at the recent reviews we were a bit wary. However, everything was just as we wanted it. The room was lovely, looking across the valley. The evening meal we had was delicious, and the English breakfasts were second to one.... More 

1 Thank SallyK21
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Called at the shady oak on Tuesday with my daughter couldn't fault the food had the beef pot pie and my daughter had the cheese and onion. Home made with lovely puff pastry on top just delicious. Very friendly pub service was great and the open fire makes it feel very cosy.we will be back very soon with all the... More 

1 Thank nickynooManchester
Disley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Heard this place had changed hands, so thought we would pay a visit.. Not impressed at all. Poor food and served Warm. Not sure what is going on with the menu.. If your going to try and compete with other local pubs/restaurants then get it right.. I'm a regular customer of the beehive, Cock pub and kitchen and the swan..... More 

2 Thank pottsjulie
Daniel C, Owner at The Shady Oak, responded to this review

Good afternoon We are saddened to receive such a bad review. If you could provide the date of your visit and let us know the food that was served poorly we will be able to look into this issue. Given that we have been here some 18 months now, our menu is our own and we certainly do not try... More 

Glossop, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Just popped in for a quick beer with the wife. Nice friendly pub in a lovely area. Staff were very welcoming and the beer was good. Noticed they do B & B and serve food. We didn't eat here but the menu looked ok with reasonable prices as well.

1 Thank Andy T
Daniel C, Manager at The Shady Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, be sure to pop in and try our food next time More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is our first visit when since it has had new management and we were happy with our meal. The lunches were enjoyed by all after a short wait. The service was friendly. We'll be visiting again soon.

1 Thank Lynda B
Buxton, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Wondered if this was the same pub we have visited once a week for the past few weeks as the revues are so mixed! First of all, this is the first time I have submitted a review of the Shady Oak since it changed management earlier in the year. We have found the new staff, generally two young ladies, friendly... More 

1 Thank mercuryderbyshire
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having driven passed earlier in the week on family holiday we decided to eat here. Husband went in to ask if they had a table for 6 including 2 under 5's. Only 3 menus given and we had to ask for children's menu. Food ordered at 18.30 food arrived over one hour later. When questioning the unhelpful staff they stated... More 

4 Thank jacque58
Billinghay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Took the family myself wife 2 daughters and grandson aged 4 and granddaughter aged 3 Asked if there was a table available reply was yes the food was ordered at18.17 food on table 19.50 Grandkids were starving and ended up being past there bedtime 2 meals uneatable Staff were unhelpfull and werent bothered in the slightest. Told us there was... More 

2 Thank micktan
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views,lovely staff room was spotless couldn't fault it,will definitely be back.Perfect spot for walkers to explore the peak district .Breakfast was absolutely gorgeous nothing was too much trouble.

1 Thank Linda O
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31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If visiting Beeston Castle, this is very close by and convenient. It is quite a small pub but has outside seating next to the canal. The food and drinks are quite standard but cooked well and at a reasonable price. It did take awhile for it to arrive but all were hot and good to eat.

1 Thank davidchilunlee

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Additional Information about The Shady Oak

Address: | on the A5004, Fernilee, Whaley Bridge SK23 7HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Whaley Bridge
Price Range: ₹ 3,770 - ₹ 5,895 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shady Oak 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“All room are en-suite, family,double, twin.”
 of 5 bubbles krm, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
“View to Goyt Valley in Peak District‏”
 of 5 bubbles Morganna_Wright, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms peaceful and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles TBozzWigan, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Didn't stay for night”
 of 5 bubbles T5390DEsusanc, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We only had a meal here. Good location on the Old Buxton long hill road. Cannot comment on hotel facilities, but it is a great pub/restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 288johnk, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
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