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The Royal Oak

Royal Oak Common Lane, Swallowcliffe SP3 5PA, England
+44 1747 870211
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish fingers” (6 reviews)
“cheesy pasta” (2 reviews)
“smoked trout” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Royal Oak Common Lane, Swallowcliffe SP3 5PA, England
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t know who this new bloke is but I find it unacceptable that there were four people stood at the bar waiting for a drink and this guy is just stood chatting to his mate! What’s going on? I’m not sure where Joe was today,...More

Thank ChilliPepper1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was superb. Compliments to the chef. Lovely meal. Lovely wine reasonably priced. Good service. Very enjoyable.

Thank sarahsandy1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished eating a truly excellent lunch. Simply perfect either the fish and the burger. The best meal on our vacation in South England. Highly recommended!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a drive by a few weeks ago on our way back from Honiton. This time we came in and from the moment we stepped through the door we were made welcome. We had not booked but arrived quite early and we were found...More

Thank Romantic_11
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

So let me start with the location. It’s in a wonderful peaceful lane off the beaten track, and looked very inviting. As we entered, I was immediately impressed with a nice clean interior, and some real thought had been put into creating a nice welcome....More

1  Thank FairCritique4U
Reviewed 8 July 2018

4 real ales This is a good example of what can be achieved when a community pulls together. Threatened with closure and being turned into a house this pub was rescued by a determined group of villagers. It manages to combine being a popular locals...More

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had lunch in the garden of the Royal Oak Inn. The potted shrimps, pan-friend salmon and iced rhubarb parfait were delicious as were the prosecco, rose wine and coffees. A high quality experience all round and very good value.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We had been travelling on the A30 between Shaftesbury and Salisbury and been looking for somewhere for lunch. We saw a road sign for The Royal Oak at Swallowcliffe and travelled down pretty country lanes until we came to the pub. It was certainly worth...More

Thank Jeni S
Reviewed 17 June 2018

On our way to Cornwall, we stopped by this wonderful place in the Wiltshire countryside, which offers good local food and excellent service. I was especially impressed with the gorgeous decor. On a rainy night, the Royal Oak felt cozy, inviting, yet stylish. The hostess...More

Thank LizzyBennett12
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Most of this stay was fantastic but it was just the attention to detail missed.. When we arrived, first thoughts it all looked stunning- the bar, the restaurant, our room. We did stay in the Fonthill, and I was aware about the kitchen being beneath...More

1  Thank 97cookit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Oak Common Lane, Swallowcliffe SP3 5PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swallowcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 870211
  • E-mail
Awarded the Good Hotel Guide's award for best newcomer in 2017, The Royal Oak offers a chic and sophisticated but distinctly relaxed vibe. With a creative, seasonal menu, a reputation for some of the finest food in the area and six serene and extremely comfortable bedrooms, we have everything you could need for the perfect evening out or weekend away.
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