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Fine Dining Interview with Nick Parkinson

We always love to welcone The Fine Dining Guide to The Oak. This time Simon Carter wasn’t there to dine with us he popped by to interview Nick about his long and colourful career in the hospitality industry. Click here … Continue reading

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Review of our Italian Wine Tasting Dinner which took place on Thursday 28th February 2019

Here are the dishes from the Italian Wine Tasting Dinner in February as consumed and surveyed by Mr. Lindskog, in reverse order………….. Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse, Pomegranate Sorbet I wasn’t sure what to expect from this teetering confection when it … Continue reading

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Poached Yorkshire Rhubarb, Fresh Lychee on Rosewater Delice

I’ll be honest with you, from the description on the menu I didn’t have any idea what was going to show up here, but oh-my-god have you seen this creation? You don’t often see lychee on a menu and I’d … Continue reading

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A Proper Pie

A flavour-packed pie filled to its shortcrust lid with astoundingly tender guinea fowl and bacon. This hearty dish hoves into view with its star-turn presented as simply as possible.  It has nothing to hide. A pie. On a plate. Your … Continue reading

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A thoroughly cheesy afternoon….

We invited the talented Mr. Lindskop to sample some of the cheeses from our new cheese board and here’s what he had to say…….. Johanna brought my cheese and paired wine (today’s project) and began talking about them in an … Continue reading

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Great Review

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town, deep into the depths of Berkshire, The Royal Oak at Paley Street has nevertheless earned itself a glowing reputation. Warmly greeted at the door, I was taken with the charming … Continue reading

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What The Handbook said…….

Fran Hazel Deputy Editor from The Handbook paid us a visit back in April.  Thank you Fran for taking the time out and for your kinds words.  Click here to find out what Fran thought.

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