The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Datchet Road, Windsor, SL4 1QD
Just minutes from Eton riverside and basking in the shadow of Windsor Castle, The Royal Oak takes pride of place on Datchet Road. Gloriously picturesque, clad with oak beams, this quintessentially English building is stunning. Inside, the pub is beautifully bedecked with dark wood furnishings, with stained glass features and pretty candles on the tables. Its old design offers cosy little alcoves in which it is all too easy to while away an evening.

Summer diners can enjoy unsurpassed views of Windsor Castle whilst dining alfresco on the terrace; perhaps better still, The Royal Oak provides the ideal setting for a mid-winter meal served beside a roaring fire, the whole restaurant fragrant with the scent of meat and vegetables cooking in the kitchen. In support of nearby farmers, produce is sourced locally where possible - as a result, dishes are of the finest quality. Daytime and evening menus present British favourites alongside a welcome selection of pizzas and pastas, and there's a wonderful wine list to complement, offering something for everyone.

To start, we opted for the vegetarian field mushrooms topped with avocado and mozzarella, along with deep-fried Brie coated in herb breadcrumbs and served with luscious cranberry sauce. The menu, which takes influence from the changing seasons, provides the perfect antidote to a cold winter's evening. My half shoulder of lamb arrived in a deep pool of rich yet tangy redcurrant jus, accompanied by ample side portions of steaming vegetables and wonderful champ mash. The lamb was moist and tender, ever-so-slightly pink with a beautiful herbed crust. The lamb, like all meat served at The Royal Oak, comes from renowned supplier Aubrey Allen, a company that counts Rick Stein among its fans. My companion greatly enjoyed the chicken and bacon carbonara, the penne pasta enrobed in a silky sauce. Our desserts of warm treacle sponge with custard and sticky toffee pudding with ice cream were both deliciously gooey and indulgent. For top-quality food, with no unnecessary airs or graces, look no further than The Royal Oak - it's a real breath of fresh air.
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