Lunch date at The Royal Oak Paley Street

One of my favourite things in life is an impromptu meal out. So when my hubby asks me on a lunch date to The Royal Oak Paley Street it took me all of one second to say ‘yes!’. Even more delicious is that it’s a week day – naughty!

Greeted by a cheeky sign has us grinning at each other.

Sign outside The Royal Oak, Paley street

Hubby practically trots in through the doors. Well, ’tis a pub and a wine list beckons.

Entrance to The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Walking into the pub bar of The Royal Oak, Paley street

Happy to sit and relax with his wine list I get a chance to enjoy the room.

The interior of The Royal Oak, Paley Street

We’ve settled on the fixed price lunch menu. Well, why not when it all sounds so lush!

The set lunch menu at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Salt flakes on the butter is always a good sign in my book.

Bread and butter at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Happily diving into the bread. It’s exactly as you’d want it to be – both crunchy and soft and moist nom nom …

Eating bread at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Crusty bread and flat-bread served at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

The starters of mackerel and white pork fritter are as pretty as a picture.

Starters at lunch at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Then, as a treat these little beauties turned up…

Scotch eggs at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

But will they have a runny middle….?

Scotch eggs at lunchtime at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Excited by the scotch eggs at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Delighted by the scotch eggs at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Perfect!

Delicious scotch eggs at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Scotch egg heaven!

Perfectly cooked scotch eggs served at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

My ‘coq au vin’ arrived eyed up by my hubby (a meat lover).

'Coq au vin' served at lunchtime at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Who was served the bream which then I eyed up (it was so prettyful).

Lunchtime fish dish served at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

The rules have for many years been that we try each others, which we do before we settle in and eat our own.

Eating the Coq au Vin dish at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Eating at lunchtime at The Royal Oak, Paley street

Eating lunch at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Amazingly not too full we, brave soldiers that we are, go for the 3rd course. Mine was all appley and hubby’s was a rum baba. We ended up swapping tho’ only because I finished mine first.

Lunchtime dessert at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Coffee to finish, always a cappuccino for me. Lovely treats come too. I shared nicely this time as I was rather full up.

Coffee and sweet treats at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

Coffee at the Royal Oak, Paley Street

Time to pay. After a few hours of wonderful escape the emails need checking.

The bar at The Royal Oak, Paley Street

The garden is peaceful and just the right place to take 5 before the journey home.

The garden of The Royal Oak, Paley Street

If you are crushing on this pub, you may also enjoy The Plough Inn, Longparish it’s also amazing!

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    1. Hello Lovely is that the pub Chris Evens frequents ?????
      It looks really lovely where is it near ??
      That I would know ???
      Beautiful food !!

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