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The Royal Oak, Oxford Central, Oxford

44 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6HT
Phone: 01865310187
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The Royal Oak

I'd always thought that this was a slightly rough pub but was pleasantly surprised by my first-ever visit the other day. As mentioned, this pub is a mixture of styles - some quite attractive and historic and some more modern - which hints as various extensions over the years. Furniture is mixed and there's the ubiquitous blue/grey paint applied to parts; less attractive were the sauce bottles littering tables. It's quite a large pub with some nooks and crannies and seems to attract a fair number of tourists from South-East Asia, despite being quite some way from the historic tourist centre to the south-east.
Ales: Fuller's London Pride, Sharp's Doom Bar and Hook Norton's Old Hooky at £4.00 which is about right for the area and was on good form - nice staff too.
I'd definitely come here again, particularly as part of a crawl combined with the Gardener's Arms (Plantation Road), Rose & Crown and Victoria.

On 27th December 2017 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Royal Oak

Long roadside pub with bolted-on extensions either side which makes for an odd shape. Multi-roomed warren inside, a little modernised in places but a bit of character nonetheless. Four ales; Doom Bar, Brakspear Oxford Gold, Woodfordes Flagondry (fairly good) and Ilkley Mary Jane (reported good). Leftfield (for Oxford) keg selection including Freedom lager. Upmarket pretensions, bar snacks a cut above pork scratchings (cider battered black pudding?!), though I noted all the olive jars were empty. No sighting of the bar billiards table mentioned elsewhere. Not a bad stop at all, I’d be happy to drop in again.

On 21st April 2014 - rating: 7
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Nigel Sheppard left this review about The Royal Oak

Nice Pub inside, distinct lack of real ale.

On 7th September 2009 - rating: 4
[User has posted 192 recommendations about 192 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Tris C
Oxford, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Oxford Parkway, 3.3 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Islip, 5.79 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
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26th Jun 2019, 10:28
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - x3. - last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burger-orientated. - last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday evenings. - last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 27 December 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 September 2016 by Tris C
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