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Royal Oak, Wrexham Central, Wrexham

35 High Street
LL13 8HY
Phone: 01978358547

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Quinno _ left this review about Royal Oak

An attractive small, narrow building almost apologetically tucked away. Inside is indeed also long and very narrow with the usual Jules mirrors and traditional wood panel décor (which is all honesty does feel rather fake), though the jumbo antelope head is a bit of a surprise. No hearting inside during a cold crisp March morning, so our coats stayed resolutely on. Five pumps with three on; Pale, Blonde (NBSS 3.5) and Slumbering Monk. No music so the ultra-loud barmaid was the centre of everything. Maybe visited at the wrong time of day but I didn’t really enjoy this one, felt fairly uncomfortable here. 5.5

On 1st March 2019 - rating: 6
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Royal Oak

Lovely small long bar, with front area with a rather large Stags Head & Joules mirrors, leading to smaller bar area. Very Joules like, traditional feel.

On 10th September 2016 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Royal Oak

Joules do seem to have some great old fashioned pubs, this one being another example.
As mentioned below it's a long and narrow wooden floored single room with the bar in the middle on the left. I noticed a juke box and a TV screen that was turned off. There is a dart board at the far end. It was quiet on my Wednesday afternoon visit.
The bar has five hand pumps which had one unused, Joules Pale, Blonde & Slumbering Monk and a guest that was Off Beat Waimea NZ Pale. I went for the NZ Pale which was excellent.
Another good boozer from Joules.

On 21st April 2016 - rating: 8
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peter ashworth left this review about The Royal Oak

Situated on High Street in the old quarter, The Royal Oak is a grade two listed building and is a long narrow pub with the bar to your left on entry with a real fire and a good variety of casks to go at.Called in early doors where i found the landlord friendly and the pint of Slumbering Monk top drawer.There was a notice saying you can bring your own food in,which i am not sure if that is a good thing or bad.
Worth a visit

On 5th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Nick Jones left this review about The Royal Oak

Great place to go for all ages over 18. The Management and staff are lovely. The best pub in Wrexham town centre.

On 29th January 2011 - rating: 10
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Tracey Johnson left this review about The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is a fine town tavern; grade two listed, sitting in the heart of Wrexham within the old quarter amidst the banks and grand buildings which made this lovely town the commercial heart of North Wales. Many of these buildings are now occupied by the big pub brands and whilst the Oak, originally a Bents Brewery pub, has also been on the merry go round of pub companies, it’s now safely within the Joule’s fold. It is once again an independent brewery pub and sits snugly between the important looking buildings, on the old High Street of this impressive town, a very smart, but old fashioned style of pub.

The Oak is a long, long pub but just 5 meters wide. It’s cosy with a real fire and a warm welcome and naturally it specialises in real ale. We have restored the pub, re-introduced panelling, and our team have calculated that this pub has the most mitres on the estate (ie each panelled corner) despite being the smallest pub. It also has the most mirrors – beautiful etched Joule’s livery.

Sean and Tracy focus on ale and showcase other local brewers from time to time. They offer a very short and unpretentious menu simply consisting of pasties! But being in the heart of the town you are welcome to bring your own food, M&S is just round the corner and Subway right opposite if you fancy a sandwich with your pint – it’s a bit like an unlicensed restaurant but in reverse!

Outdoor area at the rear for drinking, chatting and smoking,

Easy parking in one of the towns central car parks.

On 9th March 2010 - rating: 8
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