User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Those two new Tier 2 rules explained! with rpadam on the Pub Forum

Royal Oak, Windsor

9 Datchet Road
Windsor
SL4 1QD

Return to pub summary

Reviews (Current Rating Average: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Philip Carter left this review about Royal Oak

Very smart pub. Three ale taps, two on, Tribute & Pride. Tudor looking inside, very smart. Masses of flowers out the front. I like it.

On 4th October 2016 - rating: 9
[User has posted 753 recommendations about 716 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Tom Fairburn left this review about The Royal Oak

As Hondo so keenly points out, the 'Royal Oak' is quite handy for the Windsor+Eton train station, right opposite. And with many hanging baskets out front (in the good weather) the pub is quite attractive to local and tourist alike. A third of the bar area is now 'Cafe', enticing the thirsty grockle in for tea+cake..! When the football or rugby is on the big drop-down screen (live) this 'cafe' then becomes the sports bar. Sweet, as the bar girl might say (she's from Essex...!) But I like her :o). A very useful watering hole en route to or from wherever it is you have to go. I luv the 'RO' and how many pubs have a back-drop like this one...a real-life fairytale castle...! A must see. Put it on your pub list. :o)

On 21st April 2013 - rating: 6
[User has posted 78 recommendations about 59 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


hondo . left this review about The Royal Oak

Across the road from Windsor and Eton riverside train station. 3 real ale taps but all off during my visit. Food served.

On 11th June 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2719 recommendations about 2662 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Quinno _ left this review about The Royal Oak

A recent re-visit found a distinct shift in where this pub is heading. There are now three ales (two laudably sourced from the nearby Windsor and Eton brewery) which were on good form, if perhaps a little pricey even for Windsor (£3.70 - old habits dying hard). Staff were switched on and the place seemed genuinely more set up to look beyond the Yen. Found the music a bit inappropriate for 11am though. Worth putting on the crawl list as a decent reserve.

December 2005
Nice inside though essentially an expensive tourist trap. The beer wasn't great and there was a general air of 'not needing to try' about the place. Unimpressed by far.

On 2nd June 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3997 recommendations about 3985 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Malden man left this review about The Royal Oak

A convenient stop for a quick pint if you have 20 mins or so to kill before a train as I did, but that's about it. Large and impersonal with several connected areas. Stone flagged floors, fake beamed ceiling and lots of dark wood do not detract from the general feel of total mediocrity. TV screens were showing the cricket, which amused me slightly as I guess this place exists on reeling in the tourists as they emerge from Riverside Station opposite; I'm sure however the Americans love cricket.
Beers on were 6X, Ringwood Fortyniner, and Marstons Pedigree. £3.30 this far out of town suggests clearly where their market lies. My pint was pulled very short too, had to ask for a top up that was quite obviously required.
The perfect example of a pub that does not need to try too hard.

On 12th July 2009 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1687 recommendations about 1663 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Philip Carter left this review about The Royal Oak

This is an old picture. Have been there since and it is just as good.

On 9th December 2006 - rating: 4
[User has posted 753 recommendations about 716 pubs]