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The Royal Oak, Pateley Bridge - pub details

Royal Oak

Address: Bridgehouse Gate, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5HG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33274) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 5 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Crown, Pateley Bridge (0.2 miles), Bridge Inn, Pateley Bridge (0.4 miles), Birch Tree, Harrogate (1.5 miles), Sportsman's Arms Hotel, Pateley Bridge (1.5 miles)

user reviews of the Royal Oak, Pateley Bridge

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A traditional roadside pub, on a steep hill, at the edge of the town centre. The original two rooms have been largely opened up- what remains of the dividing wall houses a large stove. (There is also a real fire to the left of the bar).

The pub is cosily low ceilinged and features a sizeable tankard selection hanging from the beams. Also, lots of pictures hanging on the walls. However, despite several merits the interior felt slightly seedy to me, something I couldnt quite put my finger on.

There were four hand pumps on the bar, but only two real ales being offered: Landlord and Theakston Bitter. The Landlord was well pulled and served at a decent temperature, but lacked a little freshness. At three pounds a pint I thought it was a bit steep even for a tourist honey pot like Pateley.

The young barman was friendly and obliging, once hed finally extracted himself from a prolonged discussion over a food order with the chef and another customer. Although we didnt eat, there looked to be some interesting dishes on the specials board.

Although the pub was busy when we called mid-afternoon, the atmosphere felt quite muted. I suspect the large overhead TV, showing the football, didnt help.
Several picnic benches in front of the pub, for outdoor drinking.
Family friendly.

aleandhearty - 27 Apr 2009 12:40
Very odd pub. Quite quiet. Beer was ok but the fish with the fish and chips was almost raw. Go to the Bridge Inn on the Low Wath Road.
generalstaal - 17 Jun 2008 21:47

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