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The Admiral Hornblower, Oakham Town, Oakham

Pub added by Bucking Fastard
64 High Street
Oakham
LE15 6AS
Phone: 01572723004
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Admiral Hornblower

A nice old pub exterior but inside proves to be a trendified eating house, predominantly focussed on food. What were obviously once separate old rooms have been opened up and extended out the back, with what is admittedly a nice airy garden room opening onto a gravel courtyard. A large lawned area holds a marquee and outside bar in the summer. It did have a few ales on though, with Landlord and Oakham JHB being joined by a couple of rugby world cup specials from Castle Rock and Grainstore.

On 9th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Admiral Hornblower

Looks alright from the outside, but inside is a fairly modern and spartan L shaped interior; exposed brick, wood floor, an extension out back with a skylight. All a bit dull. Four pumps with three on 2x Oakham and Tim Taylor Landlord (no sign of Greene King – is this one still owned by them?). My Oakham Citra was a bit so-so, came out warm and must have been sat a while. One positive memory is that my Tweet about this place was liked by the real Hornblower himself, Mr Ioan Gruffudd.

On 2nd August 2018 - rating: 5
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Will Larter left this review about Admiral Hornblower

A Greene King pub which looks quite attractive from the outside, but whose interior is somewhat spoiled by inappropriate pop music emanating from loudspeakers in every corner. I put my head around the door and was on the point of passing by when I caught sight of a Grainstore pump clip on the bar. (The other beers available were GK IPA and Old Speckled Hen.) This would be a really nice pub if they could lose the music, but the excellent beer made my visit at least tolerable. We sat at a table in the window, near the large fireplace. We didn't explore further, but could see that there's a carvery set up in the rear part of the building, to the right of the bar. This is not a pub I would go out of the way to visit again, but if passing, it's worth a look in for the guest ale.

On 1st August 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Oakham, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Melton Mowbray, 10.62 miles, 3 hr 25 min walk (show)
Stamford, 11.8 miles, 3 hr 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Admiral Hornblower, Oakham
9th Oct 2019, 19:44
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9th Oct 2019, 16:01
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 09 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 09 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 September 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 December 2018 by Quinno _
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