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The Royal Oak

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Macclesfield Road | Rushton Spencer, Rushton Spencer SK11 0SE, England
+44 1260 226000
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Macclesfield Road | Rushton Spencer, Rushton Spencer SK11 0SE, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch here after a morning walk around Rudyard Lake, knowing nothing at all about the pub. We found the staff very friendly, the food and beer first class. The bar and eating area is augmented by a real fire, which adds much to...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for mum's birthday and from the minute we walked through the door we were made to feel very welcome. There was a wide choice of meals on the menu to suit every taste. The portion sizes were more than generous and the food very...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great lamb shank with very nice mash-potato very yummy sauce ,my husband had the beef hot pot also amazing flavour 👌🏻👌🏻 nice cask beer for the hubby and for me a lovely glass Rioja wine to complement my nice meal 👌🏻 Thank you Julie for...More

Thank pinkypanther2001
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We ate here last night and had a really wonderful time. The pub and it's hosts are delightful, it doesn't try to be something it isn't, it's a good old fashioned pub serving great food. The place was buzzing giving it a great atmostphere. We...More

1  Thank Suzymartyn
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We called in here after the knot weren't serving food so we thought we would give this a try. Sunday roast was £10 each and my plate wasn't full. There was staff sitting talking behind where we sat you can hear them swearing and talking...More

5  Thank Peyia2015
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is another review of my dining experience at The Royal Oak having now used the facility a number of times. The food was excellent with plenty to choose from- it happened to be Pie Night, never been faced with so many choices! The venue...More

1  Thank Allwheel
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Called in as saw they were doing a pie night on the 1st Sept! Plenty too choose from, i had the Steak & Ale & my partner had the Cheese & Onion. Both very very nice! Kelly who was serving was very helpful & very...More

1  Thank jackiekill
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Drive passed this place, it's dirty and so unwelcoming the food is awful. Wish we had looked online the guy is so rude and believes he's a good chef well you aren't. Could not recommend and will never return. Guess he will come up with...More

5  Thank charl-44zz
nomad50, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

I find all this very frustrating, and childish, and am starting to get a little annoyed with these petty and negative reviews from friends of our competitors, I should find them complimentary really but they can get tedious. You say you went to the sheep...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

We have been to the Oak on several occasions and go every month for the quiz. Four of us went for a meal recently and enjoyed it yet again though overall perhaps not quite as good as previously. Service was very good, including cooking a...More

Thank martandvic
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Called in here on way back from a trip to the area. Chose it (unwisely) on menu alone as we are two veggies and with four choices on the menu we thought that it should be ok. What a mistake. I wanted to leave as...More

5  Thank Judy M
nomad50, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Thank you for your review, which we take note of, and here is your futile reply. Fist of all you obviously do not like the old traditional English country pubs, but something else perhaps. You have actually painted a pretty drab picture of our...More

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22 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from martandvic | Reviewed this property |
Heaton house farm, about half a mile away. There are no others close by
John E
26 January 2015|
Response from nomad50 | Property representative |
Hi John We are open from 12 noon until 11 pm on all days, food is from 12 to 8.30 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 31
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 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 - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macclesfield Road | Rushton Spencer, Rushton Spencer SK11 0SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rushton Spencer
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 226000
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Traditional country pub offering great beer and a delicious menu of pub classics and specials, with great service. Families welcome, lovely beer garden and great atmosphere.
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