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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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Stoke on Trent
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit quite by chance after walking round Rudyard Lake. Our car broke down on the car park and the staff and clients were really helpful until RAC man arrived to save the day ! Good veggie options . Friends had Veg chilli and meat chilli , I had Sunday lunch without meat ( creamed Leeks were... More 

Thank Bellar00ney
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch as we were passing. Friendly welcome from the bar staff, I had the pie of the day - lamb and mint, and hubby had the hotspot. Both were delicious!

Thank RowenaFinn
Leek, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Thank you to Julie, Paul and all the staff at the Royal Oak, you entertained so well, being the perfect hosts. The food was first class and everyone in our party of 18 thought so too.The children recommend the puddings!. Exceptional service and would definantley recommend to others.

Thank belleboo2012
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous food, great selection of drinks, brilliant friendly service! They offer different theme nights - curry night/pie nights - which are both lovely with plenty of choice - ive visited on most of them. They also hold a monthly quiz night which brings the village together. Definitely worth a visit! The best pub in Rushton!!!

Thank amy-good89
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After visiting for my birthday lunch, I left after 3 courses stuffed! Brilliant food, wine and staff... Lots of choice on the menu, recommended a wine and my 6 month old daughter was welcomed. Would definitely go back!

Thank Stacey H
Bolton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Passed by so many times, but this has at last been corrected. The staff were all very pleasant & welcoming, & the menu was varied & very reasonably priced - a lot of the food was home made, & it was very nice, so a good all round result, really, & I would happily recommend to others.

Thank Andrew R
Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stopped here a few weeks ago for lunch on the way to Manchester airport. We were the only people in at the time. The food was delicious and home made and the chips were wonderful. Real proper potato chips (not oven chips or fries) everywhere was very clean and welcoming. I'm sure with more people in it has more... More 

Thank Sally G
Congleton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stuck in a previous email afraid. I think this pub is a community project and it shows. Average food, frequently out of stock and pretty benign service. Sorry but not impressed.

4 Thank Jamesoddy
nomad50, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi James I find this rather strange, food frequently out of stock, you must have visited more than once, if that is the case, then you must have been satisfied previously... However the pub is owned by the community, from whom I lease the building and run the pub. I find it difficult to believe that you think we are... More 

Leek, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited The Royal Oak with a group of friends for a meal and drinks. The staff could not do enough for us and, despite being busy, our food arrived without much of a wait. It was fresh and hot. Nothing could be faulted and there was a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Angela L
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A spontaneous visit. Looks beautiful from outside and wants to welcome you in. The real welcome inside from the staff was warm and the interior very cosy. The menu was varied and the beers were tasty. We ordered three different meals and each of them were gorgeous!!! We'll come back soon! Definitely

1 Thank Manuela B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?