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The Royal Oak, Tonbridge

82 Shipbourne Road
TN10 3ED
Phone: 01732359357
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Royal Oak

Compact pub with a tidy 'L'-shaped main bar featuring a dartboard but little in the way of decoration. Single-storey side extension housing the pool table and a smaller bar counter. The two handpumps feature the regular Doom Bar and Harvey's (£3.40, and in good form as previously). NB - There is now a huge area of northern Tonbridge without a pub, so this will be the nearest place for a pint for many people, but one suspects it's only the immediate locals who make use of the place.

On 7th October 2017 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak is a basic boozer with a left hand bar that houses seating, a plasma screen, a pool table and a jukebox that was playing some loud music throughout the pub. A larger right hand bar houses more seating, two dartboards and another plasma screen that was showing a muted quiz programme of some sort.

Both of the bars were lined by a boisterous crowd that had not long left the building site, but I was quickly served by the lone barmaid. Standard draught was available alongside cask Harvey’s Best and Sharp’s Doom Bar. Children are permitted until 20:00, but I’m not sure that I would take my kids here on a Friday afternoon.

To the left of the pub and to the rear is a car park and at the far rear is a small grass covered area with a picnic table. This pub does not open until 13:00 during the week and 12:30 at the weekend. I saw nothing here that would have me rushing back.

On 14th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Phil Saunders left this review about The Royal Oak

Awful place. Shame, it used to be good.

On 20th October 2007 - rating: 2
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Tonbridge, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Hildenborough, 3.18 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Leigh (Kent), 3.81 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
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7th Oct 2017, 16:10
14th Jun 2015, 14:36
Review submitted by Steve C

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 September 2008 by hondo .
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