We are open all day, every day from 11am to 11pm
12:00-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 12:00-3:00pm Friday & Saturday
6:30-9:30pm Monday to Thursday and 6:00-10:00pm Friday & Saturday
12:00-9:00pm (All day)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Children's Menu available
- Gluten Free Available
About The Royal Oak
Sprawling gardens, a petanque piste, fragrant kitchen herbs and a sunny terrace set the scene for our little whitewashed pub.
Inside is at once both spacious and cosy. You’ll find a snug with wood burning stove, a rosy red dining room and glowing dark floorboards. Rich fabrics and heritage colours create a warm background for our friendly, bubbly and professional team.
Our imaginative modern British food is consistently a big draw. We use fresh, seasonal and local produce wherever possible and strongly believe in good food ethics. That might sound a little serious, but we’re really a very relaxed and informal bunch and happy to rustle you up a snack at the bar or offer some serious gastronomy.
Flexibility is our middle name, so whether you need some healthy home cooked food for the kids or need to tick the box with our award winning gluten/dairy/allergen free dishes, Eddie, our head chef and his brigade will make it happen.
Dogs, children and muddy boots welcome!
Great to have you back! Delicious meal and wonderful staff as always
So lovely to be back at my local pub and what a fabulous welcome we had thanks to Laura and her friendly and hard working staff...!
Great food as always and great to be back!
Great to see the Royal Oak open again. Food up to previous high standards.The staff are always delightful if perhaps distracted by the photography going on as it was the reopening day. Good to see that little had changed downstairs. Looking forward to many happy hours there soon!
Wonderful meal! Staff were fantastic, food was excellent and the Covid precautions made us feel safe and relaxed. We're coming back really soon!
This is ridiculous!! First you send me a reminder and now you ask for a review. Surely you were informed that there was a fire and the pub was closed? It just goes to show how useless these review systems are. I can only give 1 star without ever going there!
Somewhat surprised at this as you had burnt down and we couldn’t come?????
Please, please open a pub in Harpenden, crying out for something decent
Totally lived up to the accolades! Really great food and we very much appreciated the dog-friendliness.
Really nice pub/restaurant, food was good, although a bit pricey for a Sunday roast, but was enjoyable. The beef was quite fatty, but that may be because it was at the end of service.
Overall everyone was very friendly and the pub had a good atmosphere. Only minor issue we had was having to chase our food order a couple of times as the wait was longer than expected.
My partner and I celebrated our joint birthday in the Teepee with family and close friends. It is a lovely venue, all sparkly lights and a great fire pit to keep us warm. The canapes were very substantial. We were looked after by Millie. She was friendly and so helpful, she was on hand to get us anything we needed. Our only gripe was the added service charge of £115.00. We had already tipped Millie and did not expect this added to the bill. We declined to pay as it was optional. We paid a £250 hire fee for the venue plus the cost of all food and drinks for 35 guests so the optional serviced charge added to our bill was disappointing.
Waited far too long to get a drink and food, over half an hour for either. Soup was ordered, can with a roll and butter, no knife given had to go to bar to get one. So disappointed we didn’t order dessert or coffee
Service excellent, the bubble & squeak starter could have been a little warmer. Had the sea bream fillet and did feel as though the fillet could have been bigger especially bearing in mind the cost of a whole fish, which we like. Hence value for money lower. Overall a nice relaxed lunch with friends.
We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. We had bubble and squeak, cumberland sausages and a risotto. All were eaten leaving clean plates.
Fabulous Sunday lunch (best Yorkshire ever!) in vibrant and friendly atmosphere. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
First visit for us at the Royal Oak. We will definitely be back. Sunday Roast was delicious. Excellent kids menu as well.
Usually love TRO but not very good last evening. Service slow (you were clearly busy but that doesn’t usually seem to have a negative effect). Main courses all excellent - starters (3 x Koftas) all dreadful - cold, hard and unappetising. Love the courgette side...
Interesting and well-prepared menu, pleasant surroundings and very charming service.
Fabulous as always! Thanks very much.
Good varied menu, particularly enjoyed the courgette fritters. Prompt and attentive service
Strange menu, particularly lack of meat courses for main course.
A lovely lunch with friends from Kent.. However, there was an unacceptable delay before we received our starters (an explanation / apology would have defused this). Can I suggest that if you're very busy (as you were on Sunday) that you manage people's expectaions a little better.
We enjoyed a great evening. The menu was varied and interesting and the food we chose was all delicious. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. We liked the traditional pub decor and atmosphere.
We found the lighting a little bright in places. Just a personal thing!