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The Royal Oak

#535 of 1,296 Restaurants in Bristol}
$$ - $$$, British,
385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
+44 117 989 2522
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
385 Gloucester Road | Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TN, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was a great place to spend a relaxed evening, slightly outside of Bristol town but easily accessible by foot, bus or taxi. The staff are friendly and helpful. Range of drinks is good - local ales as well as usual favourites. Great menu with...More

Thank Family_Simons
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We visited folllowing a recommendation from a work colleague. This a great place to relax if you are off to the nearby cricket ground. Large venue with a fantastic beer garden. it was a lovely sunnny evening so we grabbed a table outside. The ham,...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with friends, good fish & chips, also the ham egg & chips was also very good. There is a good choice of beers & wines. We ended staying for 3 hours ! Will definitely go back to try the Sunday lunch.

Thank Dorian J
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Ate here this week and was lucky enough to enjoy the beautiful weather in the large beer garden which is a real sun trap. The pub is nice inside too. Had the zucchini pancakes with feta salad and butternut squash which was very good. Fairly...More

Thank BecciT
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Although a very pleasant pub with good outside area , the food was poor. My son ordered the sea bass with risotto - price £12.50 - the portion of sea bass was tiny - very thin. Best not order that again. The cod and chips...More

Thank robkroton
Reviewed 31 May 2017

popped in Sunday night for a quick drink loads of choice to pick from.We did not have food on this occasion but what we seen looked very good will have to give it a go .We wiil go back again.

Thank R7chs
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
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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 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
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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