Welcome to The Royal Oak

Milborne St Andrew

Voted the best Sunday Lunch in Dorset!

Andrew & Sarah Fox welcome you to their family-run and owned, family and dog-friendly freehouse in the heart of Dorset.

Situated on the A354 between the county town of Dorchester and the North Dorset market town of Blandford. The Royal Oak can be found in the traditional Dorset village of Milborne St Andrew. The pub’s location makes it popular with walkers, locals & tourists alike.

Offering a delicious range of food & drink in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we are sure you will be glad you visited us!

Function & Family Room

Our bright & airy function room is the perfect setting for any event or for relaxed family dining

Sunday Carvery

Recently voted the best Sunday Lunch in Dorset!

Sundays: All day from 12pm to 7.30pm


  • star rating  Fantastic!! Had a lovely meal in the family room, there was quite a lot of us. Catered for our every need and nothing was too much trouble. The carvery was... read more

    avatar thumb 887jackiet
    August 24, 2022

    star rating  What a lovely evening! Delicious pizzas and heavenly chocolate brownies, alongside a great selection of games to play.

    avatar thumb CarolineA
    August 17, 2022

    star rating  We called in to have a carvery lunch at the last minute on a Sunday, we were very lucky to get a table as they were very busy. We haven't... read more

    avatar thumb Dorset_Dumpling8
    April 24, 2022

    star rating  ???????????????????????? - Excellent customer service after booking online had failed and ensured table for 8 was found. Really good food pub food ( carvery extensive) Royal Oak Burgers wolfed down by our... read more

    avatar thumb MrPFi
    August 22, 2023

    star rating  We came here tonight by chance as our local in Milton Abbas had no chef we went to the golden oak in dewlish and found it only opened 6pm for... read more

    avatar thumb Neil C
    April 2, 2022

    star rating  Grate pub grate host  - The food is out of this world so tasty full of flavour good value for money and handsome portions the lady with the red hair was such a good waitress/bar... read more

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    November 6, 2023
  • star rating  Very accommodating friendly place, felt very comfortable with our young family. Where told there was a table booked after us for 6 but where never rushed and felt we had... read more

    avatar thumb cassie g
    October 20, 2019

    star rating  Delicious food in a welcoming Dorset pub - Another delicious lunch at the Royal Oak, Lsmb shanks, fish and chips, lasagne all perfectly cooked then ice cream sundaes for dessert. Our go to pub for holidays in Dorset.... read more

    avatar thumb Marilyn U
    September 28, 2023

    star rating  Great country pub serving home cooked food - A great traditional country pub serving amazing home cooked food. We were greeted by a lovely friendly barman and shown a table. We ordered a children’s meal of chicken goujons... read more

    avatar thumb kayv_griffiths
    August 2, 2023

    star rating  Sunday Catvery - Excellent carvery, excellent value for money, choice of three meats with Yorkshire pud, pigs in blankets and stuffing balls. Selection of new/roast potatoes, cabbage, carrots, swede, green beans, parsnips, leeks... read more

    avatar thumb Dailybreakfast
    October 8, 2023

    star rating  Fantastic find!
    The Royal Oak was clean, modern and fresh.
    It is a dog friendly pub, where the staff were polite, friendly, efficient and attentive (without being intrusive).... read more

    avatar thumb JudithW942
    September 9, 2022

    star rating  Amazing food and service  - We came here for dinner on Tuesday and Thursday as the meal and service was second to none everything was piping hot service was great nothing was to much bother... read more

    avatar thumb gemmamci
    September 16, 2023
  • star rating  The fillet steak here is one of the best we’ve ever tasted, a we’ve had just a few ! Great food. Staff were very welcoming, as were the locals. Lovely... read more

    avatar thumb Lisanbryanb
    November 8, 2019

    star rating  Very friendly Service. Exzellent Food. A good variety in drinks and Prices that make you come again and again. Also a very nice Garden with a childrens playground.

    avatar thumb bock1969
    July 1, 2022

    star rating  We had a lovely carvery lunch today, beef, turkey and ham, and plenty of fresh vegetables. Very friendly service. A lovely atmosphere, we shall certainly be returning and can highly... read more

    avatar thumb TheFunnies456
    August 7, 2022

    star rating  We stayed in the village on holiday and ate at the royal Oak on 4 of our 7 nights. Staff were always friendly and helpful, dog friendly and the food... read more

    avatar thumb christinefN7544PR
    June 23, 2022

    star rating  Called in on a busy Saturday lunchtime without booking - made to feel really welcome, great food. Value and atmosphere. Thank you!

    avatar thumb 5molly
    December 20, 2021

    star rating  Called into this lovely pub hoping for a lunch for 5 of us. We hadn’t booked but despite this a table was found for and we were made so very... read more

    avatar thumb Marilyn U
    October 9, 2022
  • star rating  Went today with the family as we are on a staycation, it was the most amazing atmosphere, the staff were incredible.. even going as far to bring my little boy... read more

    avatar thumb laureneD767BX
    June 26, 2022

    star rating  Steak night … a must !!! 5* - We went for the steak night- birthday treat- oh my word it was fantastic - best steak ever- staff were very friendly and very helpful
    Will most certainly be... read more

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    January 31, 2023

    star rating  The greatest carvery in Dorset - Honestly the carvery is superb, we have eaten here on many occasions. The menu is extensive and they regularly change the specials. Amazing service and friendly to boot. Great value... read more

    avatar thumb Biggee6969
    November 26, 2022

    star rating  We ate at this restaurant as family of 4. We were made to feel very welcome and the food was absolutely beautiful. An old traditional pub full of character, we... read more

    avatar thumb LCZ14
    February 23, 2022

    star rating  Fantastic carvery, delicious gammon & beef, all the trimmings great value for money, excellent service and great beer to wash it down

    avatar thumb HxIron
    November 14, 2021

    star rating  We decided to travel a bit further afield for our Sunday roast after a recommendation about the Royal Oak. We were advised to book a table and they do their... read more

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    October 31, 2019
  • star rating  My son and grandson took me to Parkdean resort, we stopped he for lunch. Friendly staff very welcoming , food was brilliant and service was excellent. Then on the Sunday... read more

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    June 1, 2022

    star rating  Great food  - Called ahead and booked a table for a group of 7. They were able to accommodate us, for the time we required. We were greeted by a friendly member of... read more

    avatar thumb Kim H
    August 4, 2023

    star rating  Best Sunday lunch! - We (4 adults, 2 kids) went for Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak in milborne St Andrew and it was amazing! Creamed leeks, mashed turnip plus pigs in blankets and... read more

    avatar thumb Ashleigh C
    November 5, 2023

    star rating  My wife and I, fortunately, had booked a table for their Sunday carvery. The meal was fantastic. We have a pub Sunday lunch every week in pubs all over the... read more

    avatar thumb Roger E
    October 13, 2019

    star rating  We are regular holiday visitors to Milborne St Andrew and always enjoy spending time in the village pub! Every time we have stopped in for drinks and football on the... read more

    avatar thumb PhilWarren14
    August 22, 2022

    star rating  bangin tbf - give ma boy a raise, very good, the dish washer fella was a pure sound bloke tbh, good stella as well

    avatar thumb Archie S
    November 2, 2023
  • star rating  Greeted by a very warm welcome. Victoria looked after us and was very hospitable.
    Great food, plentiful portions and super dog friendly!!!
    Thank you so much. Highly recommended.

    avatar thumb Dream11632027008
    April 5, 2022

    star rating  Oooh my word, this pub was amazing!!!!
    Food is out of this world, staff are wonderful and friendly, service was superb!
    Thank you SO, SO much for a wonderful... read more

    avatar thumb KezB74
    August 18, 2021

    star rating  Lovely friendly staff who squeezed us in on a Monday night - delicious food and great atmosphere. They also do takeaway which is handy to know. Dog friendly too

    avatar thumb Julia S
    October 26, 2022

    star rating  We were staying about 10 minutes away so booked Sunday lunch the night before as it was a carvery. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and couldn’t fault the meats... read more

    avatar thumb Murphicat
    August 5, 2022

    star rating  This was a completely impromptu visit for us to break up a long journey back from Devon. We were so pleased to have turned into this pub.
    The staff were... read more

    avatar thumb 89emmat
    August 29, 2021

    star rating  Great spot for a quick meal - We only needed a quick meal on our way home after a day out. This was a really good choice. Good wholesome meals at a reasonable price and with friendly,... read more

    avatar thumb Trevor S
    October 15, 2023
  • star rating  Lovely little country pub! We visited for dinner during our little break in Dorset. The food was fantastic as well as the service. There was only one waitress and she... read more

    avatar thumb MarkHadley
    November 26, 2021

    star rating  We visited here twice during a midweek break in Dorset. We happened to be driving past and decided to stop for food. From the moment we walked in we were... read more

    avatar thumb Bexy34
    November 11, 2022

    star rating  After a walk at Tolpuddle we turned up at this pub on a Sunday. All the inside tables were taken so we sat in the garden, luckily the sun was... read more

    avatar thumb Fran39_12
    April 10, 2022

    star rating  Excellent service. The staff were very accommodating allowing us to have a carvery on the back of a group booking they had. Excellent food and quantities. We really enjoyed it... read more

    avatar thumb Conqueringcolin
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  Nice friendly pub with good service and food - I led a group of 16 walkers nearby and we lunched at this pub. We had preordered our food the previous day. We arrived at the allotted time and within... read more

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    March 13, 2023

    star rating  We were staying in an Airbnb just up the road and ate here 3 times over two days! The food was SUPERB! I had the BEST fillet steak I've ever... read more

    avatar thumb Emily B
    August 19, 2021
  • star rating  We were staying in the Town of Milbourne and needed somewhere to eat in the evening. Fortunately, we booked the Royal Oak beforehand, as we were told it gets very... read more

    avatar thumb Littlemuff
    September 4, 2022

    star rating  First time for a long time called in for lunch. Food excellent and staff and service very good. Steak pie and ham, egg and chips very good

    avatar thumb michaelapps
    July 7, 2022

    star rating  Impressive early evening meal - lovely food, lovely staff. The carvery was delicious with lots of fresh vegetables. Plenty to chose from on the main menu along with pizzas and... read more

    avatar thumb Snowy9999
    February 13, 2022

    star rating  We had dinner with our grandson recently at the Royal Oak which is now under the same management as The Drax Arms (another great pub). My wife had the Sunday... read more

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    December 20, 2021

    star rating  Spur of the moment stop - Called in to The Royal Oak after driving back from Cornwall,one evening. Greeted by a friendly member of Staff,sorry didn’t get her name. I ordered the Tikka masala and Hubby... read more

    avatar thumb flossietop
    January 24, 2023

    star rating  The Royal Oak is a great place to eat, the menu suits everyone, the food presentation and quality of the food is excellent, the atmosphere is friendly and its simply... read more

    avatar thumb mariegs2014
    April 20, 2022
  • star rating  Family outing again at a very good local pub. I had an excellent steak and ale pie. The carvery was as good as ever. The place was packed and the... read more

    avatar thumb MickfromBracknell
    August 29, 2021

    star rating  An all-round lovely evening!
    Nice food, great service, warm atmosphere.
    Keep it up, Royal Oak You’re doing a great job!

    avatar thumb Ember22
    March 22, 2022

    star rating  Fantastic food! We had dinner here both nights during our staycation in a nearby village and wow we were impressed! We had pizzas on their Wednesday pizza night which were... read more

    avatar thumb fm6749
    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Excellence! - We read about The Royal Oak before we came here on our holiday (we're Dutch) roadtrip through the south of England. I can truly say that we both thoroughly enjoyed... read more

    avatar thumb Mark V
    August 11, 2023

    star rating  Managed to get a last minute slot on Sunday 28th August. Varied menu including carvery. I had lasagne, had a quiet word as I thought it was a bit on... read more

    avatar thumb juliey1963
    September 5, 2022

    star rating  Had a lovely meal with some friends , good atmosphere , recommend scampi and chips , and puddings look great as well .
    Lovely friendly welcome will defo go again when in area .

    avatar thumb snowyengland
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating   Super Sunday carvery  - Great quality food for such a reasonable price, all members of staff from bar, to waitress to the chef behind the carvery made us all feel welcome all with a... read more

    avatar thumb ALock1211
    November 12, 2023

    star rating  Late mothers day lunch - After struggling to find anywhere open on a Monday we landed here nice greeting on arrival ordered drinks studied the menu ordered our food food arrived promptly nice and tasty... read more

    avatar thumb 329myral
    March 21, 2023

    star rating  We love coming here for dinner, we have been many times before, as parties of 5 up to 25 and always have a great experience!
    The menu is good,... read more

    avatar thumb lisadP8800CB
    October 4, 2022

    star rating  This village pub is an absolute gem. Their Sunday lunch deserves every accolade it receives! (Best Sunday Lunch in Dorset - Dorset Echo poll). The standard menu is wide ranging... read more

    avatar thumb BushelWanderer
    October 17, 2021

    star rating  On our drive down to the South Coast we stopped off for lunch at the Royal Oak. As soon as we entered there was a really friendly welcome from the... read more

    avatar thumb davesurrey9999
    November 7, 2021

    star rating  Believe the reviews!
    Excellent Sunday Carvery.
    Very organised,could not have been more helpful.
    Best roasties I have had out!
    Will definately return.❤️

    avatar thumb Sandysavage
    October 26, 2021