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The Royal Oak, Royal Oak [Closed] - pub details


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Address: 88 Bishops Bridge Road, London, W2 5AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4019) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Royal Oak (0.2 miles), Bayswater (0.3 miles), Queensway (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Paddington (0.5 miles), London Marylebone (1.2 miles), Queens Park - London (1.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.3/10 (rated by 7 users)
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Porchester, Royal Oak (0.0 miles), Daniel Gooch, Bayswater (0.1 miles), Tiroler Hut, Westbourne Grove (0.1 miles), Redan, Westbourne Grove (0.1 miles), Union, Paddington (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Royal Oak, Royal Oak

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This pub has closed down in the past couple of weeks. No idea why. It's simply been boarded up with a note saying it has closed down. With a bit of luck it will be replaced with a decent pub/bar and something a bit different to all the other bland pubs in Bayswater.
OzzyBlue - 25 Apr 2006 18:15
This used to be the roughest pub in Queensway. Full of theives, prostitutes, roughs, old soaks, queens & the entire staff of Tower Records - run by an ever expanding Irish family.
I once turned up to find most of the windows put through, chairs & tables smashed, broken glass everwhere, regulars lying all over the place blooded / battered. The whole pub had got into a fight with some travellers.. It was like a battlefield.
Did this stop them serving..of course not. Coleen served me a pint as she wiped the blood off the optics.
You don't get service like that these days.

TuftUno - 9 Aug 2005 13:35
this is one of my locals, and i have to agree that it isnt great and that many of my mates bags have been nicked from right under our noses... however, i do seem to keep going back every friday night for some good old kareoke, something about singing where no one else can We began going here as it was more out of the way and had all that nasty old man decor...i loved it but now after re-vamping the pub itself likes to think its kind of trendy but it isn't and neither are the regulars who have been going since i can remember and probably long before...they are a strange bunch of pub friends, a bit dodgy but all un pretentious and friendly enough....anyway, i wouldnt recommend it, especially with all the great pubs in the area...if you really are looking for a good old man pub, then the royal oak is no longer it, not with its luridly painted walls, instead walk up towards royal oak tube and go to Daniel Gooch...nice, family run, and traditionally old man.
Freedom Hudson - 22 Sep 2004 18:48
Pub that likes to think of itself as trendy and discourages regulars, known for a number of cases of handbag theft - take care of your valuable
Gaye Verrall - 9 Apr 2004 17:21
No atmosphere unless you put money in the Jukebox. Staff unfriendly and not very eager to serve you
Lisa Knight - 27 Mar 2004 19:30

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