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The Royal Oak: "Cosy food pub" York Restaurant Tip by Sjalen

York Restaurants: 184 reviews and 274 photos

by Sjalen
  • Cosy food pub - York
  • Family room - York
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    by Sjalen

A pub which deserves to be mentioned for several reasons:1) it is in a cosy, old bulding in one of the most historic streets of York and 2) it has a non-smoking family room which is excellent if you are like us: you want to have a pint of Yorkshire bitter when you're back here (abroad doesn't do a good pint of Theakstones!) but you don't have your family there to babysit any longer...It is getting more and more common that children are accepted in UK pubs daytime (at least if they do not stay in the bar area) but this pub saved us when it was less common a few years ago. In those days, the Royal Oak was also very well known for its pub food which was amongst the best in the city, and cookery classes were held weekly. It has since been taken over by another landlord and has less emphasis on food, but I believe what is served is still OK even if not as exciting. I've not been back to try it since this handover but do come here just for the beautiful and historic bar area.

Favorite Dish: Has a variety of English pub fare - as I said I've not tried it in later years but remember a rhubarb crumble I hope they still do.

Address: In the 'Monkgate end' of Goodramgate
Directions: Continue along Goodramgate down towards Monk Bar and the Richard III Museum and you will see it.
Rating: 4

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 2, 2010
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