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Royal Oak

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Studio - Zest!Excellent1
Ainsty - Flummoxed FarmerGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Theakston - Old PeculierNot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Ilkley - GoldNot Tried0
Rudgate - RRR Rare Racy RackNot Tried0
Empire - Strikes BackNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Salamander - Call to ArmsNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Oak, York, North Yorkshire

Visits Details

26 Mar 2015 (HSB)
14:45 Lunch stop. We occupied the snug.
Ainsty - Flummoxed Farmer4.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Empire - Strikes Back4.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Salamander - Call to Arms4.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Has come a long way since my last visit when I recall just Tetley being on sale.
Hop Studio - Zest!4.50ExcellentLemon infused wheat ale. Very refreshing. Quite a contrast to all the mock (hop variety) induced citrussy stuff around
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Gold3.90Not Tried
Rudgate - RRR Rare Racy Rack4.30Not Tried

About the Royal Oak

The pub sign. Royal Oak, York, North Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LG.

15th century City centre pub in Goodramgate. The building is reputedly haunted by several mysterious ghosts that come as they please. There is an old prostitute in the front bar; ghosts of children playing by the fire; a tall, gaunt man in the back room and two female ghosts, one on the first floor called Alice and one in the flat called Mary. Staff have repeatedly heard someone walk up stairs but on investigation have found no one there and staff have felt hands holding theirs as they pull pints. 2 bar counters serving the front public and rear lounge with a total of 7 handpumps selling regional ales and also newer micro breweries' wares. There is a further unbarred front seated area and the lounge has a small extension on a raised level. Menus highlight home cooked food using local ingredients.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 10 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: YO1 7LG