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The Royal Oak, Havant

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19 Langstone High Street
Langstone
Postal town: Havant
PO9 1RY
Phone: 02392483125
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Old English Inns (Greene King)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Royal Oak

The superb location has been well described previously so I won't repeat it. Inside there are traces of the original old part of the pub as you go in, then dining rooms have been added behind. All fairly pleasant, especially at quieter times. Draught ales not particularly impressive with the usual GK trio of Abbot, IPA and Old Speckled Hen but condition seemed ok.

On 21st June 2019 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Royal Oak

An attractive looking pub in an idyllic location overlooking Emsworth Harbour, there is limited seating at the front where it has the best views, but there is nonetheless a good sized beer garden at the rear and this has clearly had some considerable investment and been attractively landscaped.

Internally it’s divided in to a number of different rooms. The main bar at the front has some attractive, sandy coloured tiles on the floor and a dual aspect brick chimney breast and fire-place. Paintwork was a mixture of cream and some rather contemporary purple. Some oak beam partitioning was an attractive feature, and one of them included stained glass with the Greene King logo. To the left was a somewhat cosier room with wooden boards on the floor, brick fire-place and wood burning stove whilst a smaller room to the right had some parquet wood flooring. At the rear a longer and lighter room looked to be more geared up for dining and this had some colourful artwork affixed to the light wood panelling on the sloping roof.

Service at the bar was unfortunately abysmal with one barmaid serving on a beautifully sunny Sunday morning and she seemed to have no sense of urgency or purpose, taking an inordinately long time to spoon dollops of whipped cream in to a mug of hot chocolate for the punter in front of me. It wouldn’t have been quite so bad if there been some acknowledgement whilst I was waiting or apology for the delay, but there was nothing.

Beers on tap were all from Greene King with their Abbott Ale, Old Speckled Hen and Purple Reign, whilst a fourth pump for Amber Ale appeared to have run out. The solitary cider meanwhile was Aspall’s Suffolk. Overall this is a pleasant pub in a great location, but the uninspiring beer choice and poor service really let it down.

On 7th June 2016 - rating: 7
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LMKI LMKI left this review about The Royal Oak

Stunning location, but the food and service were a huge disappointment. I could not get a smile out of the lady who served me, she looked really miserable, I asked to change my club sandwich to a baguette, which they would not do, despite it saying on the menu you have a choice of bread or baguette, I asked for another sandwich without mayo and it came with it although they did change it without any problems, the portions were measly (not much fillings in the sandwiches). I would not go back there, next time I'm in the area I will try the ship which has the same stunning location and also has a patio area overlooking the harbour where the Royal Oak did not (you could get a table inside overlooking it, but as its right on the seafront there are only benches at the front of the pub). 10/10 for location 4/10 food and service.

On 31st July 2010 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Warblington, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Havant, 1.36 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Bedhampton, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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21st Jun 2019, 13:26
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21st Jun 2019, 12:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 June 2019 by Graham Coombs
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