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The Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Macclesfield Road | Rushton Spencer, Rushton Spencer SK11 0SE, England
+44 1260 226000
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Sale, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having heard that it had been purchased by the local community and had re-opened under experienced tenant management, I made a point of choosing this spot to meet with my sister, post-Christmas. The waiting-on staff were pleasant and helpful, but the young lady serving us was either 'in training' or not on top of her game e.g. unsure of the... More 

Thank Xraydiant
Leek, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined here twice over the Christmas period with family and could not fault the quality of the food or the staff. Both times it was busy but the level of service was excellent. A warm welcoming pub where the custom is highly valued. The chef cooked my chilli extra hot and it was perfect. Dog friendly too! Best... More 

Thank Angela L
Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local pub with tasty food and wide selection of beers incl local craft beers. Nice x-mas beer rocking rudolph. Nice menu and lot to choose. Well prepared wagu steak and fresh vegetables. Like the friendly staff and atmosphere.

Thank Timo J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Booked here for our annual Xmas family meal. First time we've visited. Very friendly and cosy. Food was lovely and service on key. We had a few children with us and all made very welcome and the kids could play etc and no fuss was made. Would definitely recommend😊🎄

Thank Sarah E
Stoke on Trent
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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 6 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!!!

1 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

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?