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The Old Royal Oak

Crick Road
Rugby
CV21 4PW
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Pub Type

Hungry Horse (Greene King)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Royal Oak

My son was famished and we were in a hurry ,that is my excuse for using this Hungry Horse chain pub.
The best aspect of this pub is from the canal,where the former Georgian wharf building can be appreciated.However under Greene King's ownership it has been greatly extended,destroying any character the pub once had.There has been a recent internal refurb,a lick of paint here,new carpets there but no change in vibe as this place is aimed squarely at the value end of the family dining market.The musak was played much too loud ,but at least the barmaids were friendly, efficient and not unattractive.The interior is large with the bar occupying one half of the right hand wall.The best place to sit is beyond the bar,in the original part of the building with a low ceiling and views over the canal which are far more interesting than gazing around the inside.There is a large garden and canalside terrace ,invaluable in fine weather.
Another new feature was three handpumps dispensing the usual GK beers,IPA, Abbott and Old Speckled Hen,which was at least clear if indistinct in taste.The food was did exactly what it says on the tin and was voluminous,cheap and quick.
It's a great shame that an uncaring pubco can do this to an historic building at an attractive canalside location.As we left ,the 3663 lorry was depositing it's load.

On 19th February 2011 - rating: 4
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Old Royal Oak

Great location for canal users, rotten pub. A lunchtime visit found it crammed with the local mothers and toddlers group probably attracted by the tasteless but cheap fodder on offer. Despite having two real ale pumps none was on offer due to 'not being ready'. Settled for Guinness, which wasn't great. To be avoided.

On 9th March 2010 - rating: 1
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Ga Andrews left this review about The Old Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Inn- Hungry Horse Greene King (Hillmorton)
We were led to believe this pub was a Martsons from our favoured canal book guide, so were slightly disappointed. Having said that we knew that it being a hungry horse it would do reasonable pub grub and some Abbot and IPA real ales with swan neck pumps! It is a large road side pub which sits nicely near the canal, obviously been recently refurbished had a great garden and play equipment for kids. However for a Monday night it was very quiet.
For canal boaters this is a short walk from Bridge 74 along the towpath, this pub is makeable cruising wise from the Napton Marina shouldn’t take more than 4 hours cruising depending on weather and light conditions. From there it is about 15 minute cruise past the radio masts to Hillmorton Locks. 21/09/09

On 4th October 2009 - rating: 8
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14th Oct 2013, 20:30
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14th Oct 2013, 20:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 02 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
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Last inspected: September 1st 2016
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