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The Royal Oak, Leatherhead

16 High Street
Bookham
Postal town: Leatherhead
KT23 4AG
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Moby Duck left this review about The Royal Oak

Still much the same as described below by Malden man,three beers available on my visit,Youngs Bitter,Clapham Town Ale and wadsworth Horizon, which was a decent pint.
A nice pub.

On 2nd October 2014 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Royal Oak

There are three separate rooms in this traditional high street pub, I popped my head briefly into the public bar which has darts and a TV plus a number of barrel tables. The bar parlour is probably the main room where most customers were located, stone flagged floor although boarded at the far end, low beamed ceilings and a large fireplace with a musket and a clock on the breast above. The small squint ended bar is to one side, next to the latched front door which is marked STFD, I think most of us can guess what that stands for. Mostly traditional seating in here albeit with one sofa, there were a couple of local scenes on the walls plus a framed collection of banknotes.
Through to the rear a newer area has a mainly featureless dining room but there were no customers in here, in fact despite advertising food, no one was eating and there was no tell tale odour on Sunday afternoon. Roasts were listed served from 12-5 and a chalkboard offered other options including a worryingly cheap portion of double egg with chips for the princely sum of £2.95!
Four handpumps, Theakston Best Bitter, Deuchers IPA, Adnam's Southwold Bitter with Caledonian Golden XPA reverse clipped.
The pub reminded me in some ways of places I remember from 20 years or more ago, functional and no frills and distinctly a locals' spot but I couldn't help but feel that the most is not being made of the place, exactly why however I'm struggling to describe.

On 1st October 2013 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Royal Oak

There’s a chalkboard behind the bar detailing the ales that are available; there were about five listed, among them Theakston’s Old Peculiar, and Sleighbell. But the bar counter in the Saloon Bar only had one ale on, with three pumps unclipped, and the ale that was on was the unlisted Holt’s Maple Moon (£3.20 a pint), which was pretty good. Maybe the other ales were available in the public bar. They clearly do food, as I saw a few people finishing off their lunches. I didn’t see a menu (perhaps I was too late at 3.10 PM) but there was a small chalkboard at the end of the bar with a couple of specials advertised – chicken tikka masala, rice and naan at £6.95, and fresh potato and leek soup with baguette at £3.95. Those prices seem pretty reasonable to me.
The pub itself is low-ceilinged, with dark beams, had a decent sized Christmas tree in a corner, and a large fireplace with a log fire providing some much needed additional heating on a cold December day. They also had something else that I hadn’t seen in a pub before – a large slate-topped table. The seating was comfortable, being standard tables and chairs, with a couple of banquettes. I would definitely pay a return visit to this pub, but next time I’ll have a good look at the ale chalkboard before ordering, rather than fixating on the pumpclips as I did on this visit.

On 10th December 2010 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Bookham, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Leatherhead, 2.71 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Effingham Junction, 2.76 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Royal Oak, Bookham
2nd Oct 2014, 22:06
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
1st Oct 2013, 15:13
Pub map correction submitted by Malden man approved

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 October 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 October 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 October 2013 by Malden man
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