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Royal Oak (Harvey's Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Georgian DragonGood1
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)Good7
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Good2
Harvey's - Sussex Nuptial AleAcceptable1
Harvey's - South Down Harvest AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Harvey's - Star of EastbourneNot Tried0
Harvey's - Armada AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - IPANot Tried0
Harvey's - Christmas AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - PorterNot Tried0
Harvey's - KissNot Tried0
Harvey's - Knots of May Light MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Oak, Borough, Central London
Picture 2. Royal Oak, Borough, Central London
Picture 3. Royal Oak, Borough, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

21 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Knots of May Light Mild3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
30 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Nuptial Ale6.00AcceptableBarley wine type taste which could be confused with being on the turn, several others commented similarly
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Porter4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Knots of May Light Mild3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
04 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early Friday evening and, unexpectedly, it is very quiet in here. I had the pick of the seats in the front bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Georgian Dragon4.70GoodI rather liked this Red Ale which has no sweetness and some nice aroma dry-hopping.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
12 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00ExcellentSuperb nick, an English mild as it should be
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Porter4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Georgian Dragon4.70Not Tried
29 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Chance encounter and good chat with one of the brewers at Brasserie de la Senne in Bruxelles. He will be coming over to go to Sussex later this summer for a collaboration brew with Burning Sky.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00ExcellentBest I've had of this for a very long time
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Porter4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Kiss4.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not TriedStill hanging on nearly into April!
31 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit for London Drinker pick up. I really must eat here one day as the whitebait starter and whitebait main both tempt.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Christmas Ale7.50Not TriedTempting
09 Dec 2017 (ChrisE)
Very busy in both bars and a function in the upstairs room. Lots of paper hats from Christmas crackers being worn.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Good
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Armada Ale4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
29 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Lots of top London CAMRA men in for a meeting upstairs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Good
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Star of Eastbourne5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
16 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, the front bar was full but we had the rear bar to ourselves. A good welcome from the guv. A good range of Harvey's beers on but I have not listed them all as I came out without a pen.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00Good
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not TriedSelling well to our crowd.
31 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00ExcellentBest Harvey's Mild I have had in a long time. Conditioning gave superb mouthfeel
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - South Down Harvest Ale5.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not TriedRan out

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About the Royal Oak

The pub sign. Royal Oak, Borough, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional10
Excellent89
Good64
Acceptable20
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Borough, Central London, SE1 4JU.

Harveys first tied pub in the capital. Corner pub near Borough Underground station. Feels like an oasis from the bustle of London Bridge / Borough High Street. Two room pub with central bar and off-sales hatch. Lots of dark wood and cream walls. 4 handpulls on each bar counter so 8 in all. Comfortable atmosphere. Also has comprehensive selection of Harveys beer in bottles.

We have visited this pub 99 times, seen 40 different beers and tried 27 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 4JU