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The Royal Oak

#2,796 of 18,457 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
44 Tabard Street | Borough, London SE1 4JU, England
+44 20 7357 7173
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“game pie” (11 reviews)
“pickled eggs” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
44 Tabard Street | Borough, London SE1 4JU, England
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed today

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 8 April 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 18 March 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 20 January 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 1 December 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 23 October 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
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We visited here for food and it was a disaster. The service at the bar was a little jaded, however having had drinks they took our food order. 45 minutes AFTER we placed the food order we were told one of the dishes we ordered...More

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Visited here with family and friends who enjoy a good pint of beer and they were not disappointed. Liked the fact that dogs were allowed and that there was no loud music to have to shout over. Brother also enjoyed the pickled eggs! Good place...More

Thank Nemobell
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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23 April 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
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7357 7173
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