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Full Postal AddressRoyal Oak Hotel, Duke Street, LOSTWITHIEL, PL22 0AG [Map]
Telephone Number01208 872552Pub's Own Websitehttp://www.royaloakrestaurant.co.uk/ 
Opening Times11-00 MO-TH; 11-01 FR-SA; 12-23:30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Car Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Rail Station Near Pub, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Royal Oak Hotel on a dark, wet night in July 1998

This 13th-century inn is easy to find if your driving through Lostwithiel on the A390, it's just off the main road up the hill away from the centre of town. Known for its good food as well as its beer and warm welcome. There's a flagstone floored public bar as well as a very comfortable lounge. You'll also find some seating outside. I've stopped here several times when travelling further west into deepest Cornwall and have been very impressed with the range of food available. They try to source as much as possible from local suppliers. Great fish, excellent pork and a nice piece of Cornish Yarg cheese. They've up to around half a dozen well-kept real ales on offer at any one time with an emphasis on local brewss I'm certainly always one to bias my choice of pubs to those that source their ale and produce locally. They've also a particularly good collection of bottle conditioned beers from Cornwall and further afield. The pub is also located close to Restormal Castle and the Eden Project , both of which are well worth visiting. Allegedly there's a short cut to the castle dungeons via a tunnel that runs from the pub cellar! Having walked up to Restormal Castle it must have been a very long tunnel!

Sheila, Terry, AJ and I just about to
kayak down the Fowey from Lostwithiel, July 2006

Jamaica Inn [Audiobook],
D Du Maurier, 2006
This is Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of deception, read by Samantha Bond. Mary Yellan, recently orphaned, goes to live with her aunt at Jamaica Inn - stark and forbidding and standing alone on Bodmin Moor, its very walls tainted with corruption.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: Devon & Cornwall,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Country Pubs & Inns of Cornwall,
P Long, 2005
This guide will provide readers with the most comprehensive choice of pubs and inns situated in the countryside of Cornwall.<br />In addition to the name, address and telephone number, many entries will provide details of real ales, food, accommodation and facilities such as opening times, entertainment, parking, gardens and children's play areas as well as directions on how to get there.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Devon and Cornwall,
M Bennie, 2005
Forty circular walks covering the two counties, each based on a good local pub. Includes routes around Parracombe, Kentisbeare, and Postbridge in Devon; and Pentewan, Lamorna and Port Isaac in Cornwall.

Pub Walks Along the Cornwall Coast Path,
E Smith, 2004
A collection of 20 circular walks, based on the Cornwall Coast Path, stretching from Port Isaac via Land's End and the Lizard to Cremyll, near Plymouth.

Pub Walks in SW Cornwall,
T & D Rowe, 2001
30 short circular walks based on good local pubs.

The Hidden Inns of the West Country,
J Billing & R Peace, 2000
The first in the Hidden Inns series, this guide contains 10 chapters giving historical facts, important landmarks and places to visit. A full page is devoted to each pub or inn.

Short Walks from Cornish Pubs,
E Smith, 1995
Twenty short circular walks based on inns in Cornwall. They are evenly spread between Bude and Fowey and between Seaton and Land's End. Sketch maps and photographs.

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