Royal Oak (Harvey’s)

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Clembo1957  (193) Smethwick, England | June 25, 2017
Only let down here was an incompetent bar man. We ordered food then had to wait over an hour because our ticket had been mislaid. Not just us here as the boss could be heard giving the hapless barman a bollocking the rest of the afternoon. But despite the wsit awesome food and the range of Harveys beers including a mild.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
stevoj  (338) Boise, Idaho | December 7, 2016
Visited here after a walk to Crossbones Gardens, based on a RateBeer recommendation. Definitely worth it. Seemed to be very local, and very British. Quaint, quiet and friendly, with a nice range of Harvey’s on cask. A bit worn around the edges, but British to the core.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger  (214) Addlestone, England | November 3, 2016
Had been here previously but was in a rush and not in a great mood so left unimpressed. Had a much more relaxed visit yesterday. I was there just before it opened and was one of two customes - the two guys that run it were extremely friendly and happy to chat (n fact asking where I’d come from, etc). It is a bit worn but that adds character. Obviously choice is pretty much limited to Harvey’s but that’s why I was there. They dug out a few bottles of Prince of Denmark from the cellar - BB 2014:) Great old boozer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
sir__v  (286) , France | May 31, 2016
Visited the 25th May 2016 - Nice place in Borough area. Very authentic pub with nice atmosphere. Very old fashioned design it look typical. Service is friendly and beer selection is mostly made with Harvey’s beers, which are quiet good. I really enjoy to stay there. A nice place to visit if you are on the area to have a feeling of a old fashioned pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
b727trijet  (546) Isleworth, England | February 8, 2016
A fantastic pub offering the full range of the excellent Harveys beers including the monthly seasonal aswell as Old Ale (Oct-Mar). The excellent food menu offers a lot of traditional English dishes, including a lot of game (duck, rabbit, vennison, etc). Generally a bit pricey but usually worth it. Well worth a detour but I would recommend lunchtime or mid afternoon before it gets too busy.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse  (134) London, England | January 23, 2016
Decent place. Beer is only Harvey’s. Staff sort of helpful. Not impressed.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple  (236) London, England | January 16, 2016
Nice pub, good selection of Harvey’s on tap, cheap by London standards, gets very crowded on Thrusday and Friday nights.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (1032) London, England | June 12, 2015
Regarded by many as a classic example of an old school boozer, the Royal Oak is a must-visit for any traditionalist. Located in Burough, it’s fairly easy to access. In terms of beer, this place is known for its Harvey’s, which is available both on cask and in bottle. The bottle range is actually pretty solid and you will find some relatively obscure Harvey’s offerings. The prices here are quite fair. The servers are relatively laid back but efficient enough. You will likely encounter some salty characters in the Royal Oak, which only adds to its charm. You should definitely make visit this pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (1560) , England | June 10, 2015
Lovely old pub in Borough. Has the range of Harveys beers on, all well kept and served by friendly staff. Don’t see much Harveys in London so if you’ve not tried the beers, pop in. It’s not world beating but is decent cask beer from a traditional brewery. Nice old pub, worth a pint just to enjoy it really.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer  (2012) Hebden Bridge, England | May 4, 2015
On the smaller road of the two that juts away from the crossroads directly opposite Borough tube station, this corner pub has somewhat of a time warp about it, although I couldn’t quite pin down if it was Victorian or Edwardian, however either way it has a fabulous period styling to it with an almost all wooden design, fixtures and fittings. There’s two sides to this bar but it’s all open plan and you can see all parts of it, wherever you’re sat as it’s not too big. The central service area divides both parts that pretty much look the same, although there’s different hand pumps in both areas so you might want to do a quick recce of either side before you order. As a Harvey’s pub you’ll find mainly these ales here, but there’s a couple of guests available too. It attracts a varied crowd and food is served here. I was also allowed to go through the bar to reach the toilet which was temporarily upstairs due to a problem on the ground floor, which meant I was able to view the beautifully style small period meeting room up there with its dominant central table - a room that is presumably available for hire if you so wish.

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