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Royal Standard, High Wycombe

Wooburn Common Road
Wooburn Common
Postal town: High Wycombe
HP10 0JS
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Royal Standard

The Royal Standard has been a long standing flagship for real ale in South Bucks. There are regularly 10 ales available, five dispensed from the hand pumps on the bar and the other 5 on gravity from barrels out the back. The pumps are double clipped so that you can see all that is available.
A couple of the hand pumped beers are regular, such as Deuchars IPA and Hop Back Summer lightning, but then the gravity beers are regularly changing with always a fair representation from regional brewers. For example Holdens XB, Jennings Cumberland Ale, St Austells Tribute and Guardsman from the recently opened Windsor and Eton Brewery were on during my most recent visit this week.
The pub also holds beer festivals a couple of times a year (usually in Spring and Autumn) when up to 50 beers are available.
There is also usually an extensive food menu ranging from bar snacks to full meals and the couple of times I have eaten here the quality has been very good.
Internally its one open room subdivided into three distinct sections and the decor is that befitting a fine traditional country village pub. But then that brings us to one of the very few draw backs of the Royal Standard, in that it’s not near any village but stuck in the middle of nowhere, on a fairly busy road a couple of miles from Burnham Beeches and next to Odds Farm Park rare breeds centre. This means that the only way to visit is by car, and although it now has an extended car park, this still gets full quite quickly on most evenings.
And the other slight negative is that there is no garden. But there are outside tables to the front which butt onto the busy road, and then the Ozzy style shack bolted onto the side of the pub, as mentioned below, which is equipped with comfy chairs and tables and heaters, and although primarily provided for smokers, is still a great place to sup a pint even if you’re not.
But don’t get me wrong, these negatives are just small gripes, and if you could get to The Standard by public transport so that you could enjoy the beer without worrying about your car, this would almost be the perfect pub.

On 8th October 2010 - rating: 9
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1622 pubs]


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Quinno _ left this review about The Royal Standard

Situated on a fairly busy road, the Royal Standard is nonetheless almost in the middle of nowhere, with few (if any) surrounding dwellings. Nonetheless it manages to pack in ten ales, five of which are on handpump, whilst the other five are at the rear on stillage – the pumps are double-clipped so you can easily see the full selection whilst standing at the bar. Deuchars IPA and Hop Back Summer Lightning appear to regular, with the rest as guests. Beer condition is usually pretty good although I have had the odd duff one. The interior is a long, fairly narrow room subdivided into three areas; fairly unremarkable. Food is offered though I’ve never sampled. There’s no garden to speak of just some picnic tables out the front, feet away from the main road.

If you like your beer, this one worth seeking out, so long as somebody else is driving you.

On 3rd August 2009 - rating: 8
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Dave Everitt left this review about The Royal Standard

This is a real pub, lost count of the number of real ales, 2 per pump (possibly 8 in total) with another row on the back shelf ... food is incredible too. Smoking area is a heated Ozzy style shack with comfy chairs and friendly chat. Best in the area in my humble opinion.

On 1st October 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 29 recommendations about 29 pubs]

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30th Jul 2018, 22:57
Request to set pubs area association to Wooburn Common by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
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Request to set pubs area association to Wooburn Common by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 08 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 July 2018 by Komakino .
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