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Royal Oak

Address: 44 Tabard Street, London SE1
Telephone: 020 7357 7173

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The Royal Oak, Borough

The Royal Oak, Borough

Hidden away near Borough tube station is this gem of a pub.

It’s a spacious two-bar pub serving Harveys beers from Lewes (in fact up until recently it was the only Harveys pub in London) which are all kept in fine condition. Usually there’s a guest from the Fuller’s range too – sometimes HSB which is nice…

The Royal Oak has a traditional feel in that there are no fruit machines and no music – so the emphasis is firmly on conversation. This obviously goes down well with the regulars and visitors alike as the pub is almost always crowded.

Food is served lunchtimes and evenings during the week, and during the day at weekends. You can order from a standard bar menu or have a look at the specials board – if you’re feeling hungry try something like the lamb shank if it’s available. The food is reasonably priced, the portions are generally generous and the quality is excellent.

All pubs should be like this.

Can be combined nicely with a visit to the nearby Roebuck

Last visited: October 2016

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 5 stars out of 5

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