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The Royal Oak

) #527 of 1,244 Restaurants in Bristol ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Bar, British, Pub
385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
+44 117 989 2522
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
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Reviews (96)
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Laregish pub on the corner of Gloucester Road and Ashley Down Road. There is a good range of real ales, but the emphasis here is very much on the food.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely Sunday lunch! Great for families! On the pricier side for a roast but was very nice so we will visit again!

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a casual pub dinner. Good beer choices, including guest ales and a nice menu. Reasonably priced food and really tasty.

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Sunday roast. We ordered the beef which was superbly cooked and served with home made Yorkshire pudding, gravy and seasonal vegetables- all perfectly seasoned. Vegetarian option was also really good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended *****

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is our local and how a pub should be. Friendly service, Warm atmosphere, and SUPERB rump steak. Seriously. Do not miss this pub if you're in the area. Long may it reign.

Thank TingleUK
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Six of us had prebooked for Sunday lunch and we ordered 2 beef, 2 Lamb and 2 kids meals. The pub was not even half full. The first 3 plates came out fine along with side plates of veg. It was another 15 minutes before...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fancied a beer with my Brother after Christmas and whilst strolling past thought we'd drop in for a beer and munch. Ordered an Otley beer which was lovely if not a tad over priced but the food was where the surprise lay. At £10.50 for...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great atmosphere, very good service - friendly, helpful, smiling and courteous - with good food at a reasonable price too! Couldn't have asked for more!

Thank simonevolincoln
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great price and quick service would highly recommend. Menu looks great & staff were friendly

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing Sunday roast. Expensive (£14 for beef) but worth it. Pretty big place, easy to get a table. Table service too. Go check it out .

1  Thank Louise R
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Is there parking please?
1 May 2017|
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Response from simonevolincoln | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry, just seen your question! Yes, there's ample parking in their own car park adjacent to the pub.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 989 2522
  • E-mail
The Royal Oak, situated on Gloucester Road in North Bristol, reopened in July 2009 after an extensive refurbishment by owners Neil and Olivia Greenwood. The pub offers a relaxing environment to enjoy a range of quality drinks and fresh, seasonal food. We are very proud to have won Pub of the Year in our first of year of opening as voted for by Evening Post readers.

We are very welcoming of children and have a large family friendly garden to be enjoyed throughout the year. A new addition to the garden for 2012 is our outdoor kitchen and wood fired pizza oven - check our What's on page for information on opening hours.