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The Royal Oak (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Woodforde's - WherryExceptional1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildExcellent1
Rother Valley - Level BestGood1
Titanic - IcebergGood2
White - Full NelsonAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeAcceptable1
Hop Back - Summer LightningAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Bath Ales - SPANot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - The Fursty FerretNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Royal Oak, Brookland, Kent

Visits Details

17 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Recently reopened after a short period of closure, a friendly welcome by one lady behind the bar before we heard the dreaded words form another one "Are you eating with us tonight?" This was early evening and as far as I could see everybody was just having a drink.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Jan 2007 (Andrew)
I arrived before it had opened and as time was short I didn't wait around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
22 Feb 2006 (Ian)
Came here for lunch as it is run by my ex-PA. Only one beer on as demand has been a bit low over the past couple of weeks, but the Pedigree was still in good condition. Rother Valley Level Best was the next beer on. Not too many people in for lunch, but the sausages were lovely.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableCopper coloured. Yeasty, caramel, hop aroma. Good in mouth with slightly sweet caramel and then the finish had more yeast and hop on the dry finish.
24 Jul 2005 (Ian)
Very well done refurbishment of this lovely village pub inbetween the church and the village hall. Good menu and excellent food as well as the 3 rotating beers make me come back here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00GoodCopper/orange colour, lovely malts and good balance on this well made beer. Caramel and orange flavours leading to a good hoppy finish
White - Full Nelson4.00AcceptableMid brown session best bitter. Fine, not that remarkable
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - The Fursty Ferret4.40Not Tried
25 Jun 2005 (Ian)
The current number of trains stopping at Appledore is under threat which would be a damn shame as it is one of the best ways to get to both the Red Lion at Snargate and also this pub in Brookland. Anyone reading this who wants to protest should do so to South Central trains. Excellent pub this though
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80ExceptionalVery hoppy, excellent session beer which I got the last knockings of. Superb
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Bath Ales - SPA3.70Not Tried
18 Jun 2005 (Martin)
Spread out country pub - lots of oak beams, chunky tables and leather chairs - good food by all accounts. Cycled to Yew and Ewe on a blistering hot Saturday and sat in the very manicured garden. Pretty much the only people here.
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18 Jun 2005 (Ian)
Hot Saturday late afternoon. Only 4 customers sat on the patio in the garden. Very pleasant, listening to the bell ringers practise their wedding peals in the church next door
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Iceberg4.10GoodVery cold, very refreshing. Opaque wheat beer with lemon and honey flavours. Still a bit of boiled vegetables on the finish
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Bath Ales - SPA3.70Not Tried
17 Jun 2005 (Ian)
After missing the last train home from Appledore, I took the 20 minute cycle ride out to Brookland to this wonderful pub. I'm a little biased as I know the landlord and landlady very well, but everyone I have taken here loves it. Next to the church with an excellent patio and garden, the food is excellent and so is the B&B. Friendly service and a very pleasant continental breakfast. Wish I could have stayed longer. Up to 3 real ales plus a real cider
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Iceberg4.10GoodHad this at Doris' earlier in the evening and did not know what to make of it. This was so much better. More chilled and extremely refreshing after a 20 minute cycle ride. Still some odd vegetal flavours, but worth a pint just to try it
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not TriedRegularly on
Bath Ales - SPA3.70Not Tried
30 May 2005 (Ian)
Tables in the restaurant were about 50% full on this Bank Holiday Monday lunchtime. The food is excellent and the service is friendly. A really nice pub that has a no smoking policy throughout. Modern wood interior is complmented by the original brick fire place. Up to 3 real ales on plus cider.
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Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00AcceptableI was driving so could only have a half. Golden summer beer with some hops, citrus fruit and a light creamy feel for a 5% beer
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Not Tried
25 May 2005 (Ian)
Friendly pub/restaurant in Brookland next to church. Does games/music on Monday, a petanque league and quiz nights. No smoking gives it a nice atmosphere with lots of wood. Recently renovated means it has a slightly modern feel balanced by the real fire and beams etc. Food is excellent and there are up to 3 beers that change weekly. Real cider is also available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40ExcellentBlack colour, chocolate malt nose, hint of petrol. Excellent malts iwth grainey burnt malt finish. Some acidity, goodish finish. A really tasty dark mild
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Not Tried

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About The Royal Oak

The pub sign. The Royal Oak, Brookland, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent4
Good12
Acceptable10
Poor1

The pub is found in Brookland, Kent, TN29 9QR.

Formerly the Yew and Ewe (which opened in October 2004 and closed early in 2006) this pub is situated right next to the church in Brookland.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN29 9QR