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The Royal Oak

The Green, Car Colston NG13 8JE, England
+44 1949 20247
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“roast lamb” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Green, Car Colston NG13 8JE, England
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Love This Pub! The hosts and their team are always very welcoming, friendly and very customer focused. The pub is a real pub and caters for all including dogs. Food served here is excellent, always cooked to perfection and real value for money. Always...More

3  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't believe the bad review about the fish pie. I, and two friends who often join me for lunch there, regularly order the fish pie when we order the table. The vegetables are plentiful, varied and beautifully cooked. Have selected many other items from the...More

4  Thank DebfromtheVale
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for a long time - good menu, friendly service, great range of puddings!😋. Food prices were topside I felt, although quality was "good". Wine lust was "ok"... will certainly return.

5  Thank Philip E
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The fish pie had no salmon as stated on the menu. Small hard prawns were found instead of the advertised king prawns etc. dissapointed, left feeling hungry as vegetable portion was extremely mean. Maybe just picked a bad day i will never know.More

Thank heggoman
Richard S, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

We are extremely concerned and also very surprised to receive your damning review as the fish pie is one of our best sellers and thoroughly enjoyed by many time and time again. Our team of staff are well trained to check back to diners within...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This pub has a small campsite and we camped on our way home. The staff are very friendly they managed to fit us into the restaurant (with dog). Both are meals where excellent the wife said the pie that she had was better than her...More

3  Thank James M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were so pleased that our friends (who recommended us to The Royal Oak for Sunday lunch) had booked us a table - it was so popular, all the tables were full. We all chose the lamb roast dinner - it arrived with gravy on...More

4  Thank Marion D
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We had a family lunch here. The portions are large, even for salads, so it's not a "light bite" sort of place. Jacket potato was good, scampi and fish pie ditto. Sweet potato chips were really good. Salads come with dressings on the side (i.e....More

4  Thank JanetH0189
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We decided to visit Royal Oak with friends this time as we had really enjoyed the visit with family Friends loved Vickys steak pie They now want to eat there with other friends I am vegetarian but there were at least 5 choices so I...More

4  Thank 838daisy
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Not been here for years so throught we give it a try and so pleased we did nice welcome and was shown to our table start away very good menu thou we didn't have Sunday roast had gammon and chips which was delicious wasn't sure...More

3  Thank jackandkath
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The pub landlord is officially now my BFF. I'm so glad my family brought me here again... I got a full on roast dinner with gravy to Fan-doggy-doooo. And then someone said Jam Sponge and custard....Yeaaaah...but alas I'm still on that diet and I had...More

5  Thank Stacey W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Car Colston NG13 8JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Car Colston
  • Phone Number: +44 1949 20247
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The picturesque village of Car Colston has 29 acres of village greens and is believed to be the largest rural common in England.The building of The Royal Oak is about two hundred years old and is thought by some to have been a hosiery factory hence the rather unusual vaulted brick ceiling in the bar which certainly would have carried the weight of the appropriate textiles machinery above.Richard & Vicky are members of the British Institute of Innkeeping.With Vicky offering her delicious culinary delights from the kitchen & Richard behind the bar with his fantastic tasting Cask Marque approved traditional real ales you are sure of a warm welcome and enjoyable experience but look out for the reported ghost of a Roman Centurion roaming the building.
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