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The Royal Oak

1 The Shambles
S40 1PX
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Al Bundy left this review about The Royal Oak

A pretty decent pub. 2 roomed with the main part of the servery having 4 handpumps. The beers were ok though the 1970s wallpaper was a bit rubbish. Its a pleasant enough pub and I enjoyed my drink in here. Its a bit hidden off the main drag. There was no Bryan Ferry stuff coming through the speakers. However Pink Floyd sh*te was.

On 2nd June 2016 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Royal Oak

A pub of two separate parts, an old half timbered part with a lounge(ish) bar and a Victorian brick part with nice art nouveax stained glass windows, there is no connecting door between them but they are served from the same central servery. The lower "modern" part seems to serve as the main public bar and has stone floors and traditional wooden furnishing. each bar has four pulls but only a cider was clipped in the old one, a rare Bass plus beers from Oakham, Bradfield and Theakstons (Old Peculier) in the public. There are a few members of the national keg range also available and going by the clips on display Abbeydale is a frequent visitor here. The beer was Ok but not really up to GBG standard and the service was fairly lame for a quiet pub. Decor is a bit tired but many of us like the old style, down to earth town centre pubs like this one. Being the oldest pub in town there are histories and old photos reflecting this.

On 25th March 2016 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Royal Oak

Imagine walking into a historical pub such as this and hearing Bryan Ferry blurring down your ear hole. Beers were brilliant, I went for the Otter Brewery Otter Ale and the Barlow Brewery Heath Robinson.

On 25th June 2012 - rating: 8
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3rd Jun 2016, 15:33
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3rd Jun 2016, 15:14
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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