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The Royal Oak Inn

The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
+44 15395 36259
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
“skewers” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are staying in Cartmel for the weekend self catering. Had breakfast at The Royal Oak in Cartmel. High quality food cooked to a high standard. Would recommend. £9.95 Including tea/coffee and toast.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marge D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fish and chips I have ever had! And it came with bread and butter! Lovely comfy bar with roaring fire. Lots of seating for restaurant/bar meals. Great service and a warm welcome

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sybil W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed over, the room was clean, tidy and comfortable but needed a little TLC in places. The evening meal and breakfast was 5 star could not fault the food in any way it was very tasty pub food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cathmars1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here after being told that The Kings Arms only offered a few meals. Food was okay but wasn’t great. Fish and chips was fairly good, sticky toffee pudding had been microwaved too long and the ice cream was icy. Just not worth the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MelJ74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely meal, service excellent, even asked for something not actually yet on the menu, which the chef did and came out to ask us how it was. All in all would very much recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Neil W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere in here, but £24 for 3 drinks seemed a bit much to me! Only had drinks as the food didn’t look up to much. Definitely a lot nicer around

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaellomax100383
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal last night, our children shared a starter and a pizza and left 2 very clean plates. Lovely hand rolled pizza. Good steaks to for my husband and I. Really lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Thanks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lctlct
Reviewed 3 November 2018

A nice atmosphere but we were put on a small table in a corner. The menu was not detailed enough. I ordered the chicken strips which came with a spiced coating when nothing was mentioned in the menu, I would not have chosen them if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Always a favourite of ours, out of all the pubs on offer in cartmel this is the place where I just feel I could sit all day. So chilled in there and the owners are great, the food is pretty great too. We tried the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kirkham9
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We called at the Royal Oak on the off chance and really enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious and well presented. The place was cosy and welcoming and the staff were very nice. I would definitely recommend eating here and we look forward to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank anntf
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10 May 2018|
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Response from anney2014 | Reviewed this property |
Well they were absolutely hopeless and less than helpful about gluten free! I would not hold your breath. Try the sister pub next door. We did and they were MUCH more helpful.
25 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
This place is always busy, I would book, better 'safe than sorry' .
29 December 2015|
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Response from pamela a | Reviewed this property |
Well behaved dogs are welcome day and night....if going for a meal always wise to inform them so they can choose a suitable table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grange-over-Sands  >  Cartmel
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 36259
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