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The Royal Oak Hotel, York

Market Place
Helmsley
Postal town: York
YO62 5BL
Phone: 01439770450
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Pub Type

Leased (Marstons)

Served areas

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Rob Hunter left this review about Royal Oak

Paid a visit today while in Helmsley. The layout is as previously described, whereby you enter into a small lobby and have a door to the left labelled LOUNGE, and one to the right labelled BAR. The bar feels traditional, with bare boards, dark wood and some ornate carving on the bar. The room to the right has a few tables, a pool table and a wood burner. This then loops round in a horseshoe round the bar to the lounge - though I did not investigate this area.

Three real ales on the hand pulls, today offering Pedigree (£1.90 for a half), Razor Back and Wainwright. The Pedigree was served with a particularly generous head.

The Royal Oak feels like a fairly nice down to earth pub, but the beer selection would not have me rushing back.

On 19th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Royal Oak

Most down to earth of the three pubs in Helmsley.

Beer choice was pedestrian - with Wainwright and Bombardier on offer.

Lovely B&B.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2Jb9inN

On 20th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Royal Oak

There's a choice of doors in the lobby when entering the Royal Oak. The lounge to the left looked smart, so I went to the right where the bar has bare boards and a dark wood bar counter with rails and carvings. There were three hand pumps serving Wainwright, Hobgoblin and Ringwood Wild Boar. I went for the latter, which turned out to be probably the best beer I've had recently from the Marstons stable. There was some background music, a solid fuel stove, and a smattering of local drinkers. It's slightly more expensive here than across the square at the Feathers, and about £1 a pint dearer than the Helmsley tap, but that wasn't open on this midweek night. Would I return? Not with a skip in my step.

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 November 2017 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes - But not all day (lunch + evening) - last updated 19 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 05 November 2017 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 25 February 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 November 2017 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 November 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 March 2019 by Rob Hunter
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