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The Royal Oak, Downton, 19/25

October 22, 2010
The Royal Oak, Downton, 19/25

Christchurch Road
SO41 0LA

Tel: 01590 642297


Vegetarian: Yes

Parking: Own car park

Wheelchairs: Step at Front Door

Loos: Above average

LWL Silver Award – Awarded October 2010 – Cost ££££

 This restaurant features in our Discount Directory, where you can also find many other exclusive cardholder offers. If you don’t have a LWL Discount Card, click here to find out more – and start saving!We went for a meal & a gossip one Tuesday evening this month.  The pub has a lovely atmosphere inside, rustic but sophisticated.  We had reserved a table & at the time of booking we were informed it was ‘quiz night’.  We were seated away from the quiz area.  We could hear it, but it didn’t intrude on our night at all.The staff were pleasant & attentive.  The menu is varied & there is a daily specials board too.

Our food was as follows: Rump of Lamb with a minted gravy & bubble & squeak with vegetables on the side, Cumberland sausage with mash & vegetables, Chicken, mango & coriander salad & Poached Salmon with a potato salad which, from a lady who eats a lot of salmon, was mentioned as being one of the nicest ever!

For dessert we shared their generous cheese platters & one lady had a crème brulee – yummy!

We shared a bottle of their rosé wine which was good & of average price. 

Maybe a tad expensive for pub food but on the whole, really very good.  Cost ££££

(A two course lunch specials menu is available Monday to Friday along with snacks and sandwiches from Monday to Saturday. Food is cooked all day on Saturday to Sunday, and they serve a Sunday Roast.)

Ladies Who Lunch Scoring:

Quality of food 4/5
Variety of menu 4/5
Staff and service 4/5
Ambience, setting & decor 4/5
Value for Money 3/5


Total Yummy Factor


Guest Report: DC

5/5 = Cannot be improved upon, 4/5 = Very good, 3/5 = Good,
2/5 = Satisfactory, 1/5 = Poor, 0/5 = Terrible

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food & service. The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head)


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