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The Royal Oak

#2,791 of 18,544 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
44 Tabard Street | Borough, London SE1 4JU, England
+44 20 7357 7173
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“game pie” (11 reviews)
“pickled eggs” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
44 Tabard Street | Borough, London SE1 4JU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful back street traditional pub with very good Harveys ales. Very light inside with huge windows and plenty of seating. Lack of staff meant service was slow but the sole barman did his best with some assistance from the chef.

Thank RR379
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub was located across from the Air B&B we were staying in. For a few nights we watched the crowds come and go. We tried it late one night after a full day of touring. The service was slow and the food was average....More

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of the beaten track means this place is usually very quiet - plus no TVs etc helps a lot. The beer is great. we didn't eat, but I understand the Sunday roast si very good too - will be back to try it sometime.

Thank paulspod
Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is a favourite pub, partly for its atmosphere (traditional) but largely because it is perhaps the best place in London to savour Harvey's beers. It's in a quiet backstreet location so there's little tourist trade, but it's a great place to while away a...More

Thank BalosFan
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Whenever I'm in the Borough tube area of London, I pop into the Royal Oak for a pint or two of mild or Old, when it's available. Splendid to have a choice of two dark ales in one London pub!

Thank KevinBass42
Reviewed April 7, 2018

This part if London has some great pubs and the Royal Oak is a great example. It’s always a pleasure to visit. There’s no music or slot machines and the focus is on fine ales and a menu of hearty pub grub. This evening we...More

Thank seangriffin
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I went here with 2 friends, one from London, and one visiting the UK for the first time from Germany. We wanted to show her a ‘proper British pub lunch’ but we were all disappointed with what we were served. The full cooked breakfast didn’t...More

Thank A C
Reviewed January 20, 2018

The pub was fairly busy. The female bartender seemed to be on a break. The male bartender ignored me for some 10 minutes, despite our table being in from 6 pm, and on our 4th round (group of 5). We were going to eat, but...More

Thank David S
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

The place is cosy with kind staff and a good selection of ales and beers. The food is good traditional British food. I had squeak and bubble with black pudding and duck egg, but the specials list included many more treats and fish meals too....More

1  Thank Dr_Max_P
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Quiet. Quaint. Friendly. Lovely atmosphere. Visited a number of times during our stay in the area - lunch and dinner. Just as how I envisaged an old, local english pub to be.

Thank ysy21
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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April 22, 2017|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as have not noted any signs indicating that they are not a dog friendly pub. My best guess is that they do allow dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Tabard Street | Borough, London SE1 4JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighborhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7357 7173
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