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Royal Oak, West Molesey

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Fairly average local pub with fairly average ale - Sharp's Doom Bar, Courage Best & Directors & Fuller's Oliver's Island. The Japan v Senegal World Cup match was just starting on the TV on our visit. Not really much to recommend here.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Jul 2018 21:56
A cosy and fairly traditional pub. A small but reasonable range of beers.
rainlight - 28 Jun 2017 10:18
Under New Owners and Management
A77 - 3 Apr 2015 11:32
Cosy old fashioned country-ish local. Sadly on my recent visit the ale wasn't in very good condition.
SimonM - 8 Nov 2012 13:46
think he died....shame.
laughingduck - 23 Jul 2011 16:22
i used to live in molesey a few years ago and not only was this my local but it was also the best pub in the is such a shame it has gone down hill.gordon and babs were the old bill still around?
tigger17 - 29 May 2011 20:05
in fact just had a thought,why dont the good people of molsey buy the pub and try to get gordon and babs back,will never happen i know but....
theguv1 - 9 Feb 2011 16:15
my good god what on earth has happened!!!!once a very clean and well run local..full of the scum of the area avoid avoid avoid.
theguv1 - 9 Feb 2011 16:12
Beer not bad, but full of brain-dead chavs pestering the barman to turn up the television - not unreasonably he said he was serving customers, which didn't seem to cut much ice with them.
paul154 - 9 Aug 2010 08:59
Must be the worst pub I've ever been in for the welcome.
Went there in my lunch hour to watch the rugby, as it was during workday I just got a coca cola, asked them for food but the old woman came down and told me no. Fair enough, I just got a pack of peanuts and watched the game with about 7 old time regulars.

I finished my cola with about 10 minutes to go and was asked if I wanted another drink. I said no and the old bat asked me to leave, I asked her why and she said cos I wasn't drinking. I said I wasn't leaving as I had done nothing wrong and she came out with arguments like 'I can't just have people coming here off the street to watch the rugby'. I let her know that I had already bought a drink and some nuts and I would have bought food had they been serving.

It got very heated, in fact to the point that she turned the tv off in the last 5 minutes which her regulars must have really appreciated.

All in all I would strongly advise everyone to stay away from this place and the old, old battleaxe
PerryGee - 16 Jun 2009 16:09
Not a bad little boozer, ok beer, a few strange looks as I walked in but otherwise a nice pub.
The_D_Man - 9 Jan 2009 21:31
well it seems that a few people have been asked to take there custom elsewhere,have just come out of the oak(30/06/08)and the atmosphere was a lot better than the previous visit,the t.e.a. was in fine condition mrs man-at-the-bar was worried that i had 5 pints,but what the hell(i wasnt driving)the customer base seemed to be back to normal i.e regulars and no chavs,service was very friendly and fast,lets all hope the new landlady keeps up the good work,this used to be the best pub in town,lets hope it continues.
Man_at_the_bar - 30 Jun 2008 20:37
On Thursday they had cloudy but drinkable TEA, Hobgoblin and Courage Best. Central bar, screen to watch the football. Looked like there was a beer garden out back.
GuideDogSaint - 21 Jun 2008 19:39
i have to agree with stella-fella,i have been using the oak for about 10 yrs now,i was in the oak at lunchtime today 01/06/08 have got to say the customer base has really gone down hill,probaly due to the fact that the hotham has closed and other pubs in the area are being more selective in the people they chose to serve,but while saying that,the old regulars are still around,the beer was of good quality and the service was very good.gordon has been gone for a while now and this is the second new managment team,they took over from a long established couple gordon and barbara,who for many faults (some might say)run a very good public house.lets give the newish landlady a chance to see what she can do.from me a very good 7 out of 10.
Man_at_the_bar - 1 Jun 2008 18:45
Been in here twice since Gordon left.It was a nice pub...but now the foul mouthed gobby chavs use it the standards have lowered! Gordon wouldn't have put up with scum like that.A real shame.
Stella_Fella - 7 May 2008 00:57
I kind of like the Oak, although if not known you do feel slightly like you're walking into someone's front room at first, once they realise you;re OK, the regulars get on with whatever they are doing. Food is nice, it's peaceful and I like what they have done outside this year.
s33 - 8 Nov 2007 12:14
Why all the anonymous postings for this pub ? When we lived locally, it was the best in the area and I'm now told on good authority that it's the only civilised, good value and quality pub left in Molesey.
Biker - 6 Mar 2007 08:46
Excellent pub.
very nice Landlord & Landlady. Food was excellent as was the service.
Nice friendly warm pub.
We will be back very soon.
anonymous - 3 Jan 2007 14:17
new landlord and landlady - drunk in there for ten years no longer feel like a regular not child friendly any more beer appalling can only watch on new giant screen what the publicans want you to and you have no chance of hearing it. definatley feel unwelcome.need to find a new local!!!!
anonymous - 24 Sep 2006 22:49
Nice "English Pub ".Made me feel very welcome.Will definately go again.
anonymous - 19 May 2005 16:41
A great little pub...the best in Molesey by far.Gordon is a traditional landlord who runs a clean and traditional pub,no nonsense.Barb'cooks good honest meals that make you feel at home.Sean the barman is hard-working and polite.A great team in a great and friendly pub.What you won't find is spotty little yobs shouting their mouths off or loud music.What you will find is a friendly pub where you can talk,watch sport,play pool and eat and drink well.
Cheers, Stella_Fella.
Stella_Fella - 19 Apr 2005 12:59
Seems to have been taken over recently, and has finally entered the 21st century. Still does Mild, though, so all is well. A nice little pub.
ElDickster - 3 Jan 2005 19:07
A bit Sterile, Good parking & Cheap Indian opposite - needs that Fat bloke back from the 80's... now that was fun.
The Pub Ghost - 8 Aug 2004 18:03
Locals pub but freindly enough, compared to the Hotham and Cannon (avoid at all costs). Couple of real ales which were ok, serve mild and a few lagers.
Womble - 28 Jun 2004 22:21
Not bad. Bit like stepping back into the seventies, but quite pleasant. Unlike most West Molesey pubs, your head probably won't get kicked in.
ElDickster - 12 May 2004 21:26
Friendly pub, both staff and customers. Well kept beer, excellent food a real local pub
Geoff - 7 May 2004 11:25
Pleasant pub where the locals smile at you when you walk in. Good food but with a cat running around it did make the chips hard to swallow...
Matt - 26 Feb 2004 09:02
A real locals pub. Excellent venue for a few quiet beers with a couple of mates. Small T.V. and a pool table. Other side of bar has seating which is quiet. Beer is well priced and you can be left alone to drink your pint. Not modern, but comfortable. Can be very smokey. Parking is good and there is aFish and Chips, Indian restaurant and 2 convenience shops directly outside.
anonymous - 5 Jan 2004 17:48
The Oak is a pleasant pub with very straightforward but filling food menu - cheap and cheerful! A bit smoky if you stay too long but the staff are very nice. Eat well and cheaply and leave early. Good value venue. It's a locals pub and you need to be a regular to get maximum benefit! Definitely prefer to the Hotham and The Cannon!!
Steve Carr - 2 Sep 2003 20:05

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