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Royal Oak Hotel, Middlesbrough

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Great Ayton
Postal town: Middlesbrough
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Rob Hunter left this review about Royal Oak Hotel

Visited yesterday at the tail end of lunch time. It's actually a bigger pub than it looks from the outside and I am guessing has been extended into the building to the left at some point. If you enter through the main door (between the two bay windows) there is no indication that there is further space to the left and it was only when I went for a wander to find the gents that I discovered that the space wraps round the back of the bar and opens out into this extra space next door. It also seems to go further back than I expected.

Back in the front room there is a real fire, which was giving off a nice warm glow with the associated comforting smell of a real fire. Despite being full of families eating (half term, innit) it had a pleasant relaxing feel to the pub. Service at the bar was friendly.

As with many North Yorkshire pubs, the beer choice does lack imagination. Four hand pulls offering Wainwright, TT Landlord, Theakston Old Peculiar (off) and the "guest" ale was Theakston Summit. The Summit is one of these new cask ales that's meant to be served extra chilled (quite why escapes me) though I am not convinced that it was in fact served any colder than a regular cask ale would have been. It was served in a special Theakston Summit branded glass and set me back the princely sum of £2.30 for half a pint.

It's a nice cosy feeling pub and despite the lack of excitement on the beer front, I could see myself coming back here.

On 19th February 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 496 recommendations about 452 pubs]

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Danny O'Revey left this review about Royal Oak Hotel

Plush, rather snooty hotel, more Cotswold plush than homely North York Moors, complete with bused in pensioners. Ok, but there are better choices more into the Moors

On 2nd April 2018 - rating: 5
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S Armstrong left this review about Royal Oak Hotel

Wifey and I called in for a snack on saturday lunchtime - what a pleasant surprise. Decent beer (Deuchar's IPA and XPA, and Theakstons Old Peculiar) and a decent looking menu, but we only wanted a snack, and so limited ourselves to a home-cooked scotch egg with tomato salsa, and king prawns with chorizo - both excellent. It's just how you imagine a proper village pub to be, complete with timber ceiling beams, and an open fire. No big screen TVs or loud jukebox to spoil the atmosphere, just quiet background music to add to it.

On 3rd March 2013 - rating: 9
[User has posted 7 recommendations about 7 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Great Ayton, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kildale, 3.92 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Battersby, 4.4 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Royal Oak Hotel, Great Ayton
19th Feb 2020, 15:03
Review submitted by Rob Hunter amended by Rob Hunter
19th Feb 2020, 15:02
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

Pub Details

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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by Rob Hunter
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 February 2020 by Rob Hunter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 March 2013 by David McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by Rob Hunter
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