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Royal Oak, Winchester Central, Winchester

Royal Oak Passage
SO23 9AU
Phone: 01962842701
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Greene King

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Moby Duck left this review about Royal Oak

The Royal Oak has claims to be the oldest pub in England,I'm sure that's very debatable,what's less debatable is that it's a rather run of the mill tourist pub, a purveyor of meal deals and ordinary beer, Hop Back Summer Lightning aside there was a bland lineup of GK Abbot ,IPA and London's Glory plus Westerham British Bulldog, which turned out to be poorly conditioned as well as bland. Obviously its an old building with a few hidden seating areas here and there but it's all a little to sterile and contrived to convince. Not a pub I would choose to return to.

On 14th April 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1308 recommendations about 1295 pubs]

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Ian Mapp left this review about Royal Oak

Interesting pub, playing on its history. Although, it seemed very modern inside.

They had Black Sheep Special on - which was a good find and in decent condition.

Less could be said about the food. I ordered the Steak - which I wouldn't have given to my dog. It had the consistency of a burger and very fatty.

Still, if you don't expect too much, you are not disappointed.

On 5th September 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 628 recommendations about 622 pubs]

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Royal Oak

Supposedly "the oldest bar in England", according to the cantilever sign on the High Street indicating the entrance located up a small passageway. However, the semi-modern interior doesn't look that old despite some old timbers being visible (and the notice claiming that the "site" dates back to 1002 is probably more plausible). Various seating areas, but some a bit hidden away. As a Greene King house, IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Old Golden Hen, Abbot and the 'house' Royal Oak (£3.00) were available from the six handpumps along with Summer Lightning as a guest. (NB - Review dates from August 2012.)

On 10th February 2013 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5968 recommendations about 5968 pubs]

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Winchester, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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9th Apr 2019, 12:03
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9th Apr 2019, 12:03
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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