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The Royal Oak, Marylebone, W1

74-76 York Street
Phone: 02072621513
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Royal Oak

A street corner pub with an open plan interior with a major focus on food but drinker friendly.There are scrubbed wooden tables with large bench seating in black running around much of the interior.There is a long drinking shelf parallel to York Street while the bar back is tiled in modern white.The flooring is pine.Some craft keg options and two handpumps drawing Harvey's Sussex Best and TT Landlord( after a struggle to fill a pint pot the barman offered to change the barrel resulting in NBSS 3 for £5.40 ,but the Landlord served southern style not via a recommended tight sparkler.)
The food menu looked classy and was short with a median main £15.However my bar snack sausage roll was superb and worth every penny of the £5.65.
There is attention to detail here and I would certainly return for a meal,it's popular so maybe booking is an idea.As a pub it's fine but maybe not a place for an extended session.

On 10th April 2022 - rating: 7
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Royal Oak

Corner pub in Marylebone that appears to be more focused on food than drink. Although I was the only customer throughout my Monday lunchtime visit, with the brief arrival of a delivery driver being the only thing to break the monotony.

Two of the three handpulls were clipped, with Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter & Timothy Taylor Landlord available. The craft beer selection was similarly uninspiring. Although there were some more unusual offerings in bottles in the fridges, which tempted me to have a second drink after starting on the Landlord.

The interior has already been well described, but is now starting to look a bit shabby in places, with some of the seating ripped and damage to one of the ceiling panels.

A new pub for me, but one I probably won't be rushing back to. Although, it is fairly convenient for Marylebone station.

On 2nd November 2021 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about The Royal Oak

This place started life in 1807 though the current guise was rebuilt in 1900, making it late Victorian rather than Edwardian, as claimed on the pub’s website. This was another first in here the other night and having just come from the Thornbury Castle across the road, the two are like chalk and cheese. This initially looks like a gastropub but isn’t as food revolves around the humble American burger and his trusty sidekick, French fries.
The interior is typical of the type and largely predictable with lots of dark grey paintwork, a distressed dark brown probably modern boarded floor, an encaustic polychromatic tiled bar apron and glazed white tiling in place of a bar back; some fluted columns and a panelled ceiling momentarily pique the visitor’s interest. Furniture is a mixture of the fairly modern though traditional, with some high tables and stools. Despite – or because of – the early hour, the pub was absolutely heaving; getting to the bar was an ordeal. Service was slow and confused, not helped by some of the customers queue barging; the staff should have been on the ball, serving those who obviously came first rather than spoke first.
Ales: 12 keg lines, thereafter one pump – unused - then Twickenham’s Grandstand (the rugby’s on), Hiver’s Honey IPA and Brick’s Kinsale Best at £2.40 a half (take note Thornbury Castle) though it tasted a little off.
The mediocre, poorly trained staff don’t lend much appeal to this place and the rude, jostling customers are a deterrent. Poorly-kept ale isn’t exactly a selling-point either, so I don’t feel the urge to return, especially with the TC across the road.

Closed on Sundays.

On 8th March 2018 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Tris C
London Marylebone, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
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10th Apr 2022, 09:37
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
10th Apr 2022, 09:34
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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