Newest Review: ... is tastefully decorated with a coal effect gas fire in each. Four real ales are always available, two house and two guest, which are always... more
A TRADITIONAL INN
Royal Oak (York)
Member Name: m.russell
Royal Oak (York)
Date: 25/01/01, updated on 25/01/01 (172 review reads)
Advantages: Traditional food and real ale
Disadvantages: Can get very busy
If you are ever in York try a visit to the Royal Oak which is situated in Goodramgate close to the minster.
The Royal Oak is a traditional English public house, when you arrive there you will see a white fronted oak beamed building with leaded glass windows, inside are three main rooms the bar, lounge and snug (which is a non smoking family room uptil nine at night). each room is tastefully decorated with a coal effect gas fire in each. Four real ales are always available, two house and two guest, which are always kept in excellent condition! There are also lagers, cider, stout and a selection of bottles for the non traditionalists! Wine is on sale by bottle or glass in red white or a whole range of fruit varieties.
From opening time until eight at night food is available, everything is homemade on the premises even the bread is baked there! The menu is excellent with daily specials, and vegitarian options, (just don`t expect to find burgers and chips on the menu!) The steak and ale pie is highly recommended as are the roast meat dinners. All meals are very fairly priced and are always top quality.
Upstairs is a meeting/ function room which can cater for about thirty people and is used by a variety of people ranging from weddings to poetry reading groups.
One of the interesting things about the Royal Oak is that even though it is situated very near to the Minster you cannot hear the bells when you are inside!
The landlord and landlady Dave and Sally Smith and the bar and catering staff are extremely friendly and always offer a warm welcome. So if you are visitng or even live in York why not drop into the Royal Oak for a taste of tradition.
More reviews in the field of Pub / Bar National
- A temperate pint and an open fire
- About As Spanish As Tony Blair
- No Rugrats!
- They brew their own beer
- A Great Pub
- 2 very different experiences, can be great depending what you're looking for
- GLAD WE HUNTED THIS OUT-The Fox and Hounds
- I couldn't disagree more, Hadleigh Boy ...
- Game On
- Coronation or Abdication?