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The Old Royal Oak

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Crick Road | Hillmorton, Rugby CV21 4PW, England
+44 1788 561401
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful on a nice sunny day. It's wonderful sitting by the canal waving at the boats. Good food but gets VERY busy at the weekends / holidays. Service can be slow when busy.

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Thank CherryLou72
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had limited funds but wanted to get out of the house. If you are out for a nice hot meal and a good drink then this is a good place for you. If you want 5* service and fine dining this is not it. We ordered 2 for £7.99 meals (chicken new yorker and fish and chips) and I... More 

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Thank Amanda B
Sandy, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this Hungry Horse. which is owned by Marstons, on a number of occasions over the last few years and, following menu changes which have been implemented over the whole of the Marstons estate, the choice and standard of food has deteriorated significantly in recent times. Gone are the salad choices that my wife was able to choose... More 

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Thank sandyresident
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub restaurant is large, ordinary, cheerless, functional but relatively inexpensive. It is a ‘Hungry Horse’ chain establishment, part of the Greene King stable. You have to queue at the bar to order but food is served at your numbered table. Fortunately the place was not busy and we did not have to queue too long. The food was average... More 

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Thank Graham D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Journeyed to our daughters new house from Sheffield to Rugby 400yds from the Old Royal Oak. So 4 adults, 4 kids and a baby set off down the road, first impressions good, by the canal enough spaces outside, but to warm so inside again nice and spacious. Then downhill very fast, slow service at the tills, waited for ever for... More 

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Thank allbutts543
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some pubs that have everything, apart from the management. They Old Royal Oak has good beer and food when they are quiet but it seems that the management refuse to put the required staff on at busy times. On weekends, especially sunny ones, you are lucky if there is more than one member of staff serving, meaning everone... More 

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Thank Susan L
Frankfurt Am Main
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Useless came out for a bike ride Sunday to this pub not many people here. But still needed to wait over an hour for food. Rediculas. 30 mins into the wait we were told that one of the meals was unavailable. Needless to say I had my money back and we left . What a waste of time this place... More 

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Thank Robert W
Rugby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here and ordered food and sat out nest to the canal and watched the barges come past while eating and drinking in thr sun,it was a lovely meal and the service was very good.

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Thank scarface9769
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great pub ! But the service & Quality is lacking . Not due to the staff who are working very hard to accommodate but down to poor Management ! From the Manager that is never there to Manage to The area Manager that doesn't care and also the pub chain Management that do not read E Mails... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited last year and was very poor thought we would give it another go but no change .Food was overcooked once again the atmosphere has not improved either. Staff not interested could not even bring our food to the right table all in all if you want a good meal visit the other hungary horse branch in rugby the steam... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crick Road | Hillmorton, Rugby CV21 4PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 561401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?