short break in South BrentWould Recommend
A lovely weekend. Read more
So glad you enjoyed your stay - maybe you'll get back this way in the future. It would be lovely to see you all again. Carol
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A lovely weekend. Read more
So glad you enjoyed your stay - maybe you'll get back this way in the future. It would be lovely to see you all again. Carol
Perfect accommodation and food - service of high quality. Read more
We booked a room at the Oak because it had good reviews and was situated in the middle of South Brent near to the centre of the village. The room we had was clean and well equipped with a reasonable sized bathroom. Read more
Glad you enjoyed your stay - the internet situation is difficult in an old building as the walls are so thick. Hopefully resolved tomorrow as fibre optic being installed (with access points due later this month - for some reason can't all be done together!) The window was a compromise with the neighbours who did want any windows overlooking their garden. I am sorry you feel the hot water is too hot - any lower and we find that when demand is high the huge tanks we have run out Thank you.
a few days for a family Christmas Read more
Thanks Susan. It was lovely having you to stay and we hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year to you. Cheers! Carol
We were very pleasantly surprised by the comfort and size of our room which included a comfy sofa for relaxing. The shower was the best we've had anywhere!
Carol made us very welcome. Read more
Hi Jean, So glad you enjoyed your stay - I always think it is important to treat guests how you would like to be treated yourself. I also enjoy meeting people and always happy to help...or find someone who can if I can't! We hope you come and visit us again in the future. Thank you Carol
Genial, quiet, pub with a friendly staff in a quiet village. I have stayed here before and will always come back. Read more
Thank you for your review..it was great to see you again and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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The staff were friendly and helpful from the outset, showing us to our room and explaining about access and the breakfast arrangements. We had an evening meal on Friday night which was really enjoyable and both of us enjoyed our stay. So much so, that we are looking at rebooking and coming back in November for my partner's birthday. The room was quiet and comfortable; the bar was cozy and had a lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend The Oak to others. Read more
E had an amazing stay,the staff were fabulous a really lovely bunch they were knowledgeable about the local area, great fun and very hospitable. The breakfast was delicious and the service was great. The rooms were clean and well stocked with coffee tea etc and the beds were very comfy. Overall it was brilliant and we will go back. Read more
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Only stayed one night Read more
We are 4 mature male motorcyclists staying for one night on a tour of Devon and Cornwall Read more
Glad you enjoyed your stay - hope your ride to Tintagel went well. We definitely live in a beautiful part of the country.
A comfortable, attractive room with lots of nice, thoughtful little touches. The bathroom is brand new, with shelves in all the right places, plus great hot water and good quality towels. There's also wifi in the bedroom, decent cupboard space and enough hangers, and even a tray for your walking boots.
My room had a double bed, which was fine for just me but would have been on the small side for a couple. Read more
Glad you enjoyed the stay - would advise that different chef (the landlord now cooks) now in the kitchen!
Fine Read more
One night stopover on the way to Plymouth. Great beer, steak and a comfortable, clean and well appointed room. Read more
Regretfully this is the one room that can be affected by the noise outside. This is not up from the floor which is heavily soundproofed but via the large original sash windows. We have put heavy curtains up and usually noise is not a problem as we are generally a quiet pub where people come to socialise. Occasionally however we have an event that is louder than normal. Glad you had your ear plugs!
Needed overnight accommodation for trip to see relatives, found The Oak online and was not disappointed. Read more
Apologies for the delay in replying - my computer will not allow me to see reviews and the web provider for this page has just managed to sort so that I can go online to read and reply. Glad you enjoyed the experience and I am sorry you felt the mattress was too hard. We have put memory foam mattresses in all our double rooms so I am surprised that you found it too hard - I chose the ones that are supposed to be best for backs as recommended by the experts.
Met at The Oak for a family get together and we enjoyed excellent hospitality and good food ( breakfast especially good! ) Read more
So glad you enjoyed your break - we like guests to be treated how we would want to be treated and if you are staying B&B the Bed and the breakfast have to be good! We look forward to your next visit.
Comforable accomadation Read more
More than happy with room, spacious, clean all the facilities needed. Read more
Glad you enjoyed - we are gradually replacing all the mattresses with memory foam but this takes time and money - most of the rooms have now been changed but as these mattresses are less than 18 months old they will be last to be changed - expect them to be changed in the next three months.
Nice to stay in a local with good food and rooms at reasonable prices.
Bar staff friendly but the host less so.
Would stay again. Read more
Excellent and convenient for purpose Read more
We stayed for 2 nights at Christmas to visit family. We have stayed in South Brent before , this was definitely superior and we would recommend it to anyone. Breakfast was great with lots of choice.The rooms were well stocked with more tea, coffee and milk than we could possibly use and spotlessly clean. Read more
I had a lovely overnight stay. Great room and facilities, very clean and comfortable. Evening meal was nice and breakfast impressive selection. Staff and owners friendly. Thank you :) Read more
A very enjoyable overnight stay. Read more
A short break visiting Dartmoor, Plymouth (to see our son at Uni), and to celebrate a birthday. Read more
Two nights B&B (what else is there to say!?) Read more
The building, service, food and everything else was excellent. Staff very friendly and couldnt do anything more for us. Including setting us up with local people to help with activities during our stay. Read more
A very enjoyable overnight break in an exhausting week. Friendly welcome matched by super service throughout. Comfortable and well appointed bedroom and bathroom - spotlessly clean. Excellent dinner and breakfast, very well cooked and beautifully served. Read more
Rooms clean and tidy breakfasts very good. Read more
5 star room and comfort. Very comfortable and of high quality.
Best hotel shower I have ever had Read more
It is very refreshing to encounter a place that lives up to it's advertising. The Oak is the result of the hard work put in by it's owners, Carol & Andrew. Every aspect of it exceeds expectation, from the plush decoration of the rooms to the immaculate presentation and cleanliness. Andrew is clearly a talented chef and this shows in the quality of his food.The overall attention to detail is what makes this head & shoulders above any other Inn we have stayed in. Read more
just ok Read more
Whilst visiting relatives we stayed yet again at the Oak Hotel. Originally for one night, we were pleased to be able to extend for another night, after experiencing such wonderful service. Read more
Short break on Dartmoor Read more
The Oak was everything an inn should be, from the friendly welcome to the comfortable accommodation, the good food and the excellent ale. After a peaceful night's sleep came the breakfast -WOW- what a choice, all freshly prepared and delicious. This must be one of the best breakfasts in the country. Read more
I wanted to stay in a pub type hotel near to Ivybridge and found the Oak on-line. I got the 4 poster room at a good price because they were not busy I guess. so the room was big and very comfortable for 1. Location was ideal, very quiet yet not too far from the A38. Read more
We were walking on the moors and it provided an excellent stopover Read more
Made to feel welcome the moment you walk through the door, very interesting locals in the bar treat you like a friend.
Food excellent and I hope to visit aain soon. Read more
I can not rate the Oaks any higher, ever thing was supurb. Read more
We stayed for one night in a superior double room.The room was spotlessly clean, with flufy towels and crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Bed was very comfortable. Read more
We are very sorry you felt the experience was impersonal - I did apologise about the toast as I had got caught up with a couple of phone calls but it was my fault I should have let the 'phone ring to pop the toast out to you or at least let you know what was happening. I will look into the al la carte menu as these should have all been updated - We are sorry your experience wasn't perfect as we do try as you can see from our reviews overall.
It was a one night stay to visit friends. The room was very nice and very clean and a good match for what we needed. Both the 10.30am check out time and 9.30am end of breakfast seemed a little early compared with most other places I have stayed and perhaps a little unnecessarily constraining. My only real criticism is that the B&B side of things feels like an after-thought to generate money rather than a business venture that the owners are passionate about. They seem happiest behind the bar. Read more
Sorry for the delay replying - I have just found out how to do so. I am sorry you felt that you were imposing - this is a pub and we work extremely long hours, we love our work but sometimes the lack of sleep catches up with us. We can usually tell which guests just want their own company and which would enjoy a chat - sometimes we get this wrong -possibly because of the tiredness and for that I am sorry - if you check all our reviews you will see that we are not perfect but we do try our best.
Overnight while visiting family Read more
very good Read more
Warm and friendly atmosphere with an excellent choice of food and beers. Read more
Suits the purpose of my visit, to see a local friend. Read more
We were in the village for a family wedding thus required accommodation. The public house was recommended to us. Read more
A very friendly local village pub you are made welcome by the staff and locals.
The food was very good and priced right.
Wished we could have stopped longer. Read more
I was visiting an elderly relative in sheltered accommodation in South Brent. The Royal Oak was a 5 minute walk away. The staff were without exception polite and friendly in a genuine rather than manufactured way. Read more
Stayed to break up travel between two points. Read more
When you first arrive at the hotel the outside decor looks a bit shabby, but don't let this put you off as the rooms are amazing!
From time of checking in till we checked out I only have prises for the room and the staff who were very friendly and helpful. Read more
First time to use this hotel as my 'regular' hotel I use for my buisness trips in this area couldn't accomodate me.. Will be staying here instead from now on. Read more
Pleasant stay with excellent facilities. Read more
good, friendly hotel Read more
Short break to visit relatives Read more
We all had a very enjoyable stay, very friendly, professional and comfortable with excellent accomodation with fantastic food and service. We will definitely return. Read more
We had a very enjoyable evening at the Royal Oak Read more
Fine Read more
Delightful Read more
I booked 2 days B&B but ended eating there in the evenings as well because a) the food and the beer were excellent The bar staff all young, were so polite and efficient, it was a real treat Read more
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Because they enjoy working here most of our staff have been with us for over five years. Thank you for your comments - I will pass them on and maybe we will see you again one day - perhaps in warmer weather!!
A short walking holiday Read more
Two night stay - dinner B&B Read more
I made a late booking for a twin room that I had been planning to share with a colleague, but ended up using alone. Staff were extremely accommodating, agreeing to stay up well past closing for our late return from a party. The room was very well equipped, extremely clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, with a very wide choice. Read more
Good food, great beer, superb breakfast, modern clean rooms c/w excellent facilities. Read more
Overnight stay- just the ticket after a day mountain biking. Clean room- good shower.
Downstairs great beers and food.
Would recommend Read more
Thank you for your comments about breakfast. We changed the menu a couple of weeks ago following comments made by the visit Britain inspector (we maintained our 4* grade and were also awarded a Silver Award) who said we needed to increase the breakfast choice to maintain the Silver Award ststus. We are still finding our feet a little with the new menu, especially if we have a full house and everyone comes down for breakfast at the same time!
an overnight stay on the way to cornwall. Read more
Two nights visiting friends.
Helped with luggage which was needed and appreciated.
Comfortable room with excellent full english breakfast, cereal, toast, fruit juice and coffee. Read more
The problem was I stayed in this Inn first for two nights and somewhere else for another two nights. The Royal Oak was far superior the accomodation was excellent on a par with London 5 Star hotels. I would recommend this accomodation 100%, you will not find anywhere better for the price and I will go back again tomorrow Read more
Excellent value for money and will definately stay again. Read more
Pleasant, relaxing, very comfortable and easy to access the area. Read more
See Step 5 below. Read more
Very pleasant stay in nice clean, well kept room with excellent facilities. Good choice of menu for breakfast with amore than suffient helping of the chosen food. Read more
This was a short stay for a wedding and we didn't spend a long time in the hotel. The room was well funished and of a good size and the bathroom was well equipped. All our dealings with the owners and their staff were friendly and all were helpful. The pub stays open late at the weekend and arriving back at midnight was not a problem (see below). Not sure what happens during the week.
There is an extensive bar meal menu at reasonable prices. More in the way of salads would be good though. Read more
22/10/2010. Thank you for your comments. We have now been able to alter the alarm system and entrance to the bedrooms so that people staying in the guest accommodation have an independent access to the building and can come and go as they please, without worrying about access times or setting the pub alarms off.
We were only staying overnight as we were visiting relatives who were holidaying nearby. Read more
My colleague and I had 2 double rooms for single occupancy for one night prior to a morning local Masonic meeting in nearby Ivybridge. We arrived later than expected, due to traffic on the M5 on our journey from Leicestershire. We had soon deposited our overnight cases/clothes in our rooms and were enjoying a pint of excellent beer within 20 minutes, followed by a very pleasant meal in the Restaurant, with a successsion of further pints!, a good nights sleep and an excellent breakfast. Read more
Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments - we look forward to seeing you again! Andrew, Carol and all their staff.
Nothing wrong with the place.probably a touch expensive for what it is. The food was pricy and the quality was iffy, having said that when the fish was sent back (it was rank) it was changed without a problem. Service was adequate but a little distant. Read more
Occasionally things go wrong and all we can do is try to rectify the problem. Yes, the fish was not up to our usual standard but we did try to put things right. However, some of the other comments are, we feel, unfair. Unfortunately, when something is not right it is human nature to 'look' for other problems. Please read our other reviews and make up your own mind about the usual standard of what we provide. This is a family business and we are human too, but that is also part of the charm.
My husband and I stayed for a wedding at South Brent Village Hall and it was amazingly convenient for that, just up the road. Read more
2 nights, would happily go back anytime. Read more
We Stayed at The Royal Oak for one night as friends were getting married locally. The owners were very accommodating (we have a one year old)and we had a very pleasant stay. Read more
Our stay was for my birthday and the atmosphere in the pub gave me the impression that everyone was celebrating with me. The childrens' folk evening helped the party mood. The food at both dinner and breakfast, was just delicious. A little haven of great food and friendly people made my birthday perfect. Read more
Thank you for your feedback. You will be pleased to hear that the suggested paint job has been done and the outside is looking much smarter, especially now the window boxes and hanging baskets are in place. Improved signage is also on the agenda soon. Many thanks again.
If you don't like:
On the edge of Dartmoor but with easy access.
CAMERA recommended pub with excellent beer.
Good food (the crumble is to die for)
Evening live traditional music sessions.
-then don't go there. Read more
Spacious, comfortable room with good bed.
Excellent food and drink
Owners were friendly and helpful
Location is good for Dartmoor and the coast
Ample parking in the car park nearby Read more
Very good quality bed and breakfast pub. Clean, functional room, the bathroom was like new which is an important point for us as there's nothing worse than a grubby looking bathroom. Flat screen tv and tea/coffee making facilities led to a very pleasant stay. Not forgetting the restaurant food which was excellent. Great breakfasts too! Read more
The external aspect of The Royal Oak belies the ambience of the bar and the high quality and cleanliness of the rooms. The owners did everything possible to make our stay a real pleasure. There are many special offers available and folk music on some evenings. The very reasonably priced food was excellently cooked and presented and the beers were excellent too, as the pub has CAMRA accreditation. Best of all - no TVs in the bar! Read more
Following our refurbishment completed in July 2008, we now have 5 ensuite, sound insulated bedrooms, of which 3 are double and 2 are twin. All our rooms are furnished to a high standard with solid pine furniture, tastefully decorated with neutral carpets, yet each is individually finished by Carol with it's own unique colour scheme, brought together with the thoughtful co-ordination of the soft furnishings. Originally inspected by the English Tourist Council we are very pleased to have been awarded 4 stars for the standard of our establishment. We have also been awarded a silver award making us one of the top inns in the South West. We are no longer a part of the English Tourist Board but work hard to maintain the same level. You can be assured of a restful and relaxing stay with us. We hope we have thought of everything needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible, there are hair dryers, alarm clocks, digital TV's, fans, tea & coffee making facilities and many other thoughtful additions. All the rooms are located on the first floor and are sound insulated to keep any noise from the rest of the building to an absolute minimum. Indeed, even with our extrovert quiz master on the microphone (quizzes are held on the first Thursday of each month) we are assured that our guests rest has been undisturbed! We are able to add a single bed or cot in most of our rooms (the exception being our double en suite because of the room layout) A bed costs £20 per night including bedding, towels and breakfast whilst the travel cot is £10 to hire (no bedding)
Free parking, Off-site parking,