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The Royal Oak, Marlborough

111 High Street
Marlborough
SN8 1LT
Phone: 01672512064
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Greene King

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Steve of N21 left this review about The Royal Oak

On a lazy Sunday afternoon drive back from Somerset avoiding the M4 and the A303 the sat nav will invariably take you three Marlborough, which I always look forward to as I really like this Wiltshire town and take the opportunity to stop for a pint.
This time we plumped for the Royal Oak, primarily because it was a fine day and they we advertising the outside patio and garden space out back, which clearly has upped its game for Covid outside drinking and has been upgraded since previous reviews. The interior however sounds the same as previous reviews.
What also has upped its game is the ale choice and for my visit, alongside the GK IPA the other four hand pumps had ales and a cider from smaller Wiltshire and Somerset breweries. These were namely Twisted Brewing Co. Gaucho, Frome Brewing Gulp IPA, Ramsbury Gold and Lilly’s Cider Somerset Scrumpy.
Tried the three non GK ales and one was on the turn, but the other two were OK and the Ramsbury Gold was a very refreshing pint on a hot Sunday afternoon.
All in all a decent enough pub on this evidence.

On 19th August 2021 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Royal Oak

Another GK outlet, three of their ales plus a welcome sighting of Butcombe Bitter which was in rather good form; confusion abounded with the softies, barmaid whisked them off for ice (which was just being made) despite protestations to the contrary. They then took ten minutes to arrive by which time I’d finished mine. She also tried to do me a pint despite being asked for a half. Despite this, Desmond declared the resultant lemonade the best of the day (what this boy doesn’t know about pub lemonade is not worth knowing). Two levels inside, opened-out quite a bit with one of those odd island bar areas that has no upper encasing level. Slightly bonkers corporate chintz within, including diamanté lizard wallpaper. Awful piped muzak grated. Rear patio was quite tidy, leading up to a grass area. A very mixed bag but the drinks were of a good enough quality which somewhat salvaged things.

On 21st April 2014 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is a Greene King tied house that has been opened up inside,there was the usuall GK beers on the bar i tried the IPA which was drinkable but nothing special theres not a lot more to say about this pub.

On 28th July 2010 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bedwyn, 7.54 miles, 2 hr 25 min walk (show)
Pewsey, 7.76 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
Hungerford, 11.31 miles, 3 hr 38 min walk (show)
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19th Aug 2021, 19:51
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
 
19th Aug 2021, 19:51
Review submitted by Steve of N21

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% from Spring Rising Tun Magazine. - last updated 28 June 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 June 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 April 2014 by Quinno _
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