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The Royal Oak

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleExceptional1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Fuller's - London PridePoor1
Dark Star - HopheadPoor1
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Vale - Edgar's Golden AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Royal Oak, Blean, Kent

Visits Details

10 Mar 2018 (Andrew)
Busy but we got a sofa seat. There was a Harvey's pump clip turned round - which was a shame.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10PoorTasted very thin - not much like the London Pride I knew. It was perfectly drinkable but just thin.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
15 Mar 2016 (Andrew)
Isabel had a early evening thing on in Blean so I could either sit around there for an hour or I could come here and sit around. Two Canterbury Ales on! I made the right choice. Winner!
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80ExceptionalUmm my kind of beer. Nettley bitter leaf hop in a watery, red fruit body. So drinkable.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
06 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Saturday lunchtime - quite busy in all three areas pool/TV room, restaurant and the bar. Haven't been here for decades, the saloon bar used to have a safari theme! Nice pub but rather a disappointing beer selection.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 May 2011 (Andrew)
There's a little shack in the car park that sells asparagus and visiting that was our real goal. However, if you find yourself in the car park of a pub it would be rude not to pop-in for a swifty. There were a few people in the bar and a few in the garden. Good beer line-up I thought.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80PoorHazy and with a sharp taste to it that wasn't quite vinegar (otherwise I'd have taken it back). I didn't finish it.
Vale - Edgar's Golden Ale4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
26 Aug 2008 (Andrew)
There were 3 other customers in when I arrived about 12.30am. The pubs interior is very well maintained with a pistachio, red sealing wax, cream colour scheme. The front of the pub is divided into 3 seating areas and the rear of the pub has a pool table. Thereís also a small patio at the rear that overlooks fields. From the pump-clips behind the bar they obviously get some interesting guests in (like, Moorhouses Black Cat and Gaddís No. 3).
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodIn good condition. Iíve had Master Brew quite a few time in the last few weeks and nearly all of them (including this one) seemed to have had a slightly burnt sugar and twiglet flavour to the finish. Not unpleasant but a little odd.
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not TriedThe guest beer

About The Royal Oak

The pub sign. The Royal Oak, Blean, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Blean, Kent, CT2 9JJ.

A large standalone pub, on Blean Common, located on the main road running through Blean.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 9JJ