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The Royal Oak

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385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
+44 117 989 2522
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only went in for a couple of pints and ordered Otter. It was flat,cloudy and tasted bad. The barman said it was on the way out. I should have taken this as my cue and left but swopped it for a pint of Buttcombe which...More

Thank Alan e
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Been here many times as they’re dog friendly and not far from Horfield common. A proper pub with real fire and extensive garden. Serves the best steaks I’ve ever tasted, great service from friendly staff and water bowls for the dog. Who could ask for...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Myself and two friends tried to visit late afternoon, but the visit coincided with the ending of a football match at the Memorial Stadium. We were confronted by two obnoxious 'Door Staff' who said we needed to prove where we lived before we were allowed...More

Thank The_Jester999
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

12 of us ate. Over £200 spent incl drinks. Most of food was ok. Nothing special. Dessert was a problem. Eton mess looked like sick on plate with 3 little pieces of plumb and similar number of bits of shop bought meringue for £6. Tried...More

Thank deb c c
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

8 of us enjoyed a very nice meal with excellent service. The staff were very attentive and the quality of food was a pleasant surprise as I was expecting a pub lunch but this was more restaurant like. I will happily go back again.

Thank cam_logistics22
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating staff and very friendly and Sunday lunch was very nice well done Royal Oak. The thing I love the most is you don’t have to worry about the kids safety in the garden

Thank Josh0967
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying in the area with family had Sunday Lunch at this pub on Gloucester Road. On arrival the place was packed with people eating - just as well we had reserved a table! The staff were all friendly & welcoming & provided a very...More

Thank Clive J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

For the second time I have received a luke-warm roast which ends up being cold before you can finish. Firstly having the belly pork (which itself was very nice) but everything else was only warm. On the second occasion I had lamb which was more...More

Thank LChale1
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went to drop some furniture at My son's new accommodation in Bristol. We decided to go grab some lunch before we headed back to Hereford. Arrived at The Royal Oak and received a very warm welcome from a lovely girl behind the bar who asked...More

Thank angelicfruitcake71
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

For £14.50 this was a poor roast. The leg if lamb was essentially pulled lamb mixed with gravy 🙈 oh dear! Are roasts now America...? We unanimously agree the roast spuds were the worst we had. They were really dry and hard on the inside...More

Thank Neil J
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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.
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