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The Royal Oak, Halesowen

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Manor Lane
Lapal
Postal town: Halesowen
B62 8PZ
Phone: 01214215371
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Royal Oak

Attractive mock-Tudor Ember Inn, with various seating / dining areas in the partly opened-out layout around the 'L'-shaped bar. All semi-modern in nature, except for the room round the back which retains a feature fireplace (albeit now gas-powered) and the patterned windows are shown to good effect. Patio seating also available outside. On the negative side, though, the choice of Ember Pale, London Pride and Wainwright (£3.35) from a total of eight handpumps was a bit poor for this chain.

On 2nd December 2018 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Royal Oak

This is a detached Ember Inns chain pub/eatery with patio areas. The pub is a typical 1930s mock-Tudor style building, being in undressed brick, white painted brick and white and beam effect. There are stone windows and entrance porches, with projecting gable ends and tall brick chimney stacks.

The interior is in general an open plan U-shaped room around the central bar area. The decor is a mix of crea, wood panel, brown, French mustard and odd walls with patterned wallpaper on (in essence, the usual for this kind of place), with a mix of wood and patterned carpet flooring and a white ceiling, i think. The walls have that curious mix of old photos and bistro style art as really the whole place seems populated with food tables with chairs and perimeter seating. I didn't eat, so can't comment on that. There are a few vases and mirrors. There are a couple of fireplaces, the main one being a marble Tudor style affair. The service was fine and the clientele were mainly eating, but is was busy with a mixed crowd. I didn't hear any music.

Beer; usual tap stuff with Brew XI, Purity UBU and a decent enough Adnams Sole Star on handpull.

It is an Ember Inn's pub, so you know what you will get before you go in. They are not my favourites, as I dislike vases, places without any bar area and their beer quality varies a lot. This was one of my better experiences, the beer was fine, there is a lack of vases and twigs compared to other places, but sadly, no place for drinking alone, that I saw.

On 30th March 2012 - no rating submitted
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John Horton left this review about The Royal Oak

I know this pub but I wish I didn't. 1930's oversized estate pub. To be fair it is warm and comfortable & has a car park. Located on a very busy road junction. How about the beer - must I? I'd sooner not. It's alright if you are desperate.

On 14th July 2008 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by John Horton
Rowley Regis, 1.97 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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2nd Dec 2018, 10:19
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
30th Nov 2018, 09:08
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Pub Details

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 11pm
Monday11:30am - 11pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11pm
Thursday11:30am - Midnight
Friday11:30am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 12th 2018
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