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The Royal Oak, New Malden

90 Coombe Road
New Malden
Phone: 02089420837

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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Nick Davies left this review about The Royal Oak

Things have changed a bit since the previous reviews. It remains a lovely multi-roomed building retaining a small public bar then through a low opening into larger saloon then on to eating areas. The beer range is good, majoring on Hogs Back TEA plus a couple of local brews I failed to note. Service attentive to full pints and we were asked if we were Camra members without prompting.

We were there for a function upstairs, for which they catered very well, but even without us the pub seemed popular with the locals on a Friday lunchtime.

Definitely worth a look if you find yourself in the area.

On 8th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about Royal Oak Hotel

Apparently this pub was the Evening Standard Pub of the Year in 1979. I can't imagine it getting into contention now. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with it, but on the other hand there is nothing that makes it stand out from the crowd. There were two real ales on – Young’s Bitter and Black Sheep Bitter. Food wasn't too bad, although my gammon steak didn't look like it had ever been anything like the 10oz they advertised. But tasty nonetheless. Probably the best Pub in New Malden, although that isn't saying a lot. It does have a rather nice beer garden though. Good enough pub if you happen to be in the area, but not worth going out of your way to visit.

On 14th July 2009 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about Royal Oak Hotel

This pub has so much potential but is really underachieving. Lovely Victorian building with lots of original features inside and out, numerous drinking and eating areas inside the rambling interior. I counted 9 handpumps of which just two were operational, one serving Youngs Ordinary, the other somewhat unusually had Mauldons May Bee (seasonal) on. The MB was only just passable, slightly hazy and to be honest I would have changed it if there was a possibility of getting something better.

Come on Royal Oak, you could do so much better than this.

On 10th May 2008 - rating: 5
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