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The Royal Oak, Hoole, Chester

Faulkner Street
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Royal Oak

What a delightful little pub this is - a real community local. As is the way with many of these Northern pubs, you enter into a short corridor and to both the left and right there are small snugs, and to the rear another room that contains the bar counter on the left, and with a bit of traditional seating. The room on the right contains what I thought was a bar billiards table, but having spent a few more days in Chester might well have been a bagatelle table, which is something that I have never seen in London. All furnishings are traditional - banquettes, normal chairs, small stools and normal tables. There's a garden at the back. The walls are covered mainly with fielded wooden panelling, and although there's little in the way of decor, a pub with the character of this one doesn't really need it.

Let's not forget the beers. They had five on - Hobgoblin, Fuller's Quintessential, Okell's Saison, Adnam's Fat Sprat (£1.50 a half), and Brakspear's Bitter. Again I forgot to ask for the sparkler to be removed, but the Fat Sprat was in good nick nonetheless. There was no sign of any food on Tuesday afternoon; nor at any other time according to one of the locals that I spoke to.

This struck me as an absolute gem. It was friendly and welcoming, comfortable and with five real ales to boot. This was an absolute winner for me, and well worth the short walk from town to visit.

On 14th September 2015 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about The Royal Oak

A nice little pub just a short walk from Chester rail station. Has 4 real ale pumps. Unfortunately what ales were advertised outside were completely different from what was being sold inside. Has one of those bagatelle tables inside.

On 25th February 2015 - rating: 7
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peter ashworth left this review about The Royal Oak

Situated about a mile from Chester City centre this OK pub is a small traditional multi roomed local set on a busy street just off the main road.Called in on a Wednesday afternoon to find a good selection of real ales to go at,which all the TV racing viewers were already sampling.

On 5th April 2013 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Chester, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Bache, 1.6 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Capenhurst, 6.22 miles, 2 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Royal Oak, Chester
8th May 2018, 12:15
Review submitted by Callum Jordan
14th Sep 2015, 16:33
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Bar Billiards : Yes - Or possibly bagatelle! - last updated 14 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : No last updated 14 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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