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Royal Oak, Guildford

89 Oak Hill
Wood Street Village
Postal town: Guildford

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Moby Duck left this review about Royal Oak

I called in for a quick half on a sunday evening,a single room traditionally laid out in need of a spruce up as it appeared a little dogeared.I only saw three handpumps so some have either been removed or I've missed a trick somewhere and as such only saw two beers available which were Wychwood Hobgoblin and Ringwood Fortyniner, the latter wasn't in great shape. A basic locals pub that maybe I didn't see the best of.

On 24th January 2016 - rating: 6
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Mark Holliman left this review about The Royal Oak

A spit and sawdust pub in Wood Street Guildford due to the tired looking décor. Gents toilets are outside.A number of real ales but we thought the food was the highlight.A very British menu. The food was nicely cooked with a choice of vegetables. Good portions and prices were cheaper than average for the area. we will certainly eat in here again.

On 9th January 2012 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Royal Oak

A large ‘age of the leisure car’ roadside pub which is now a free house offering up to six ales including a permanent mild and a real cider. As TM says, it’s a bit smaller inside than the size of the exterior suggests though there’s a big garden with a kids windmill to the rear. Gents toilets are outside.

On 1st August 2010 - rating: 7
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Reg Blaver left this review about The Royal Oak

Superb single-bar village local, a true free house and frequent winner of local CAMRA awards since 1996. Drinkers are attracted from far and wide with six real ales always on offer, four of which are ever changing guest ales and always include a mild; in addition a real cider is normally available. Popular for home-cooked lunches, Mon-Sat only. The large attractive garden has swings and a play windmill for children. Dog friendly.

On 7th October 2009 - rating: 10
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train man left this review about Royal Oak

Bar slightly smaller than expected from the imposing exterior (pics follow) but friendly welcome from the old-school landlord who knows his beers & was happy to chat about them. Six handpumps, 5 in action yesterday; Concrete Cow Old Bloomer, Bazens Black Pig mild, Boggart Bitta This, Surrey Hills Shere Drop, Courage. Senior clientele more prevalent lunchtime, some eating, two-course daily special was roast pork plus choice of 3 desserts for £7.50, other mains on menu were around £7. Banquette seating curves around the hop decorated bar and into 3 bay windows, walls are adorned with various prints, local scenes of yore, some regional awards, a couple of brass bedpans, and a mirror declaring JT Sharp's Guildford Gunpowder. A small bookcase offers twenty odd choices, mostly novels. Gents loo is outside. Some of the glasses above the bar could do with blasting & polishing for water marks, or replacing, but a decent local pub & good beer selection. A rather circuitous 20mins on #17 from Guildford, and beware they finish early evening.
nb. closed weekdays 15:00-17:00, I believe.

On 22nd February 2008 - no rating submitted
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