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Royal Oak, St. Ives Central, St. Ives

13 Crown Street
St. Ives
PE27 5EB
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paulof horsham left this review about Royal Oak

Excellent multi-roomed town centre pub. There was a good choice of ales on my visit, but a problem with the cellar cooling on a hot day limited my options. I sampled both Brewsters Hopehead and Oakham Inferno and both were just about holding up. There was also Royal Oak Bitter and a couple of Westons Ciders. Fortunately, the lager options included Pilsener Urquell, so a cool drink was available (with Pravha as another option).

The couple running the pub alerted me to the cellar problem and were friendly and conversational throughout my visit. Definitely a must-visit in this fine Cambridgeshire town.

On 10th August 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 274 recommendations about 265 pubs]


Thuck Phat left this review about The Royal Oak

Already well described so I'll stick with pointing out that this is an historic town centre boozer with an interesting layout and comfortable, local feel to it. The welcome here was friendly and it's a nice place to be.
Beers on were Royal Oak Best Bitter, Newby Wyke Black Beards, Oakham Inferno and Musashi. Not a bad selection and the latter was very good, on decent form and well poured so held the attention for the evening.
The only pub I visited in St. Ives as we didn't feel the need to move.

On 30th April 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 670 recommendations about 669 pubs]


Graham Coombs left this review about The Royal Oak

A good locals' pub with an interesting layout. There is a small vertical drinking bar at the front, with a cosier area behind the bar. The other side has a front corner room, but the largest room is to the rear, which hosts a brace of dartboards and occasional live music. The whole place has a lived in, not to say slightly decrepit, feel. At the rear is a patio area, more of a yard really. An excellent range of beers is on offer, mainly from the smaller and more unusual breweries in the region and seemed in excellent condition. CAMRA discount was forced upon me. Did not appear to sell hot food but advertised some home-made baps 'in the fridge'.

On 11th February 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2083 recommendations about 2037 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Huntingdon, 5.82 miles, 1 hr 52 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Royal Oak, St. Ives
10th Aug 2019, 16:18
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27th Jul 2019, 10:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 May 2017 by Aqualung .
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