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The Royal Oak, Lewes

3 Station Street

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is the second pub you get to when you trudge up the hill from the station. It's a Greene King pub, but other than the Royal Oak house beer from them, the other beers were from other breweries. The ubiquitous Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter & St Austell Tribute are regular ales. I opted for the guest beer, which was Bedlam Amagansett and was nothing to write home about.

The pub had not long opened when we arrived for our Saturday lunchtime visit to Lewes. The interior is one single room, which is fairly plain.

On 30th August 2021 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Royal Oak

Looks like a routine Greene King town centre pub, and in many ways this impression is correct with the expected refurbished, semi-traditional furniture and decor. What did surprise me though, was the selection from four of the five handpumps: yes, a re-badged 'house's beer, and the ubiquitous Harvey's as a guest (bowing to the inevitable here), but also Tribute and an excellent Bedlam Porter (£4.40).

On 8th November 2020 - rating: 7
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Mark Davey left this review about The Royal Oak

First stop out of the station, however no guest on and not prepared to lower ourselves to GK so didn't stop, hence no rating.

On 30th August 2012 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Royal Oak

Old pub on the hill up from the station. On first entrance it didn't feel especially wonderful, with a sort of open plan, vaguely modernised-a-while-back feel, but having settled down with a pint the place grew on me a bit. Certainly wouldn't object to going back, but wouldn't make a special trip. Still as below - beers from GK range, food, occasional music, outdoor area etc.

On 19th July 2011 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Royal Oak

Although this is a Greene King pub and the layout and décor is pretty basic I still enjoyed my visit and supped a nice couple of pints of Guinness. There were also four standard GK ales available along with Davenport's Highland Whisky Ale and a standard draught selection. As has been mentioned in previous posts, food is served at very reasonable prices and although I didn't eat I saw some being served and it looked good value for money.

My visit was very early afternoon so it wasn't that busy, but there were a few aged locals smoking away in the small paved beer garden that has some covered seating for wetter days.

There are no TVs, but the background music was ok and played at a nice volume. I spotted a sign in the toilet for folk nights every Thursday evening in the large function room that is available for hire.

The maid was very friendly and I would go back in here if passing again.

On 4th November 2009 - rating: 7
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