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The Royal Oak, Marylebone, W1

74-76 York Street
W1
W1H 1QN
Phone: 02072621513
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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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custodian 42 left this review about The Royal Oak

Corner pub with bar to the left. Four hand pumps, one reversed. There was a 4.9% ABV on offer which I tried. Not too bad a place.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 5
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john gray left this review about The Royal Oak

Now a craft beer style pub with bare wooden floor boards and lots of wood .Nice but sparten interior.Windows on 2 sides let plenty of light in.Nice jazzy style music on my visit.About 10 keg beers from the usual craft beer suspects and 3 cask beers.Tempest -dawn of justice,Darkstar-hophead and my Wild Weather-sub lime kaffir was lovely.100 yards away from the Thornbury makes it a good double header

On 3rd June 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
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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5th Jul 2019, 23:28
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 February 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 March 2018 by Tris C
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