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The Royal Oak

££ - £££, British,
Brockham Green, Brockham RH3 7JS, England
+44 1737 843241
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (18 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
“scampi” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Brockham Green, Brockham RH3 7JS, England
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Met some friends here for lunch. Have visited many times before and always been good but apparently under new ownership since 2nd July. Waited an hour for a jacket potato..when it finally arrived it was too hard to eat and also contained the wrong filling...cheese...More

Thank Rachel W
Richard F, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

On this occasion we clearly failed to deliver. The apologies and refund offered on the day seem to be insufficient. I apologise again and hope that your past positive visits will allow you to give us another chance. Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch here on a family bike ride. The food was disgusting. Service poor. Massively overpriced- though couldn’t have eaten it whatever the price. We would have asked for our money back - but we’d already waited over an hour for the food to...More

1  Thank DrRachelMC
Richard F, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

As the new owner of a fortnight for this business I was disappointed to read your review. It is not my intention to offer experiences such as yours, and I am sorry that this occurred. I would rather not converse in the virtual world and...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I visited twice in a week and both times it was fantastic. My sandwich was a little mean for the price and not served with crisps or chips at the price they charge was a bit disappointing. But had the pie mash and veg another...More

Thank pieandbeans
Reviewed 29 May 2018

After a drive out from home25 minutes later,we came across a lovely little village green with what l can only describe a nice boozer blooming with customers sitting outside with their bikes and dogs. Not forgetting there tipple. On arriving at the bar we were...More

3  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 29 May 2018

A fantastic Pub that has recently come under new ownership. The owners are all about making you feel comfortable and ensuring you have a great evening. I took my family here at and they fit us in at the very last minute. Food was delicious....More

Thank huntthedella
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on Saturday night for a spontaneous bite to eat. What a lovely atmosphere & great service. I had the tex-mex burger & my husband had the duck, we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We stayed for the live music in which was great....More

Thank lot100
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Sadly on this follow up visit the evening was a disaster. Apparently the chief was not there (late), so had some drinks. Fifteen minutes later told that chief still not turned up. When food finally arrived it was not up to standard. Wife's jacket potato...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Visited on Sunday 13 th, as a family treat for a Special Birthday. Waited 65 mins for meal to arrive, service very poor. Roast Beef overdone, Duck was inedible , so tough , even with steak knife. Meals lukewarm , as were the plates. Ordered...More

Thank Janie167
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Table booked for 1 pm very short staffed and a long wait to order, long wait for food. Did not bother staying for dessert or coffee as scouts were doing afternoon tea on the green. I chose duck. Unfortunately very tough even using a steak...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We decided to take a trip out last night for a meal, and decided on the royal oak, we are so glad we did,the pub is lovely and is set in a beautiful village,the beer was well kept and tasted great, and as a whisky...More

Thank kinsellasussan114
Managementtws, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Kinsellasussan114, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience, particularly the beer, service, food and whisky. We have such a large collection because it's the landlord's favourite tipple, if you haven't already tried it...More

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Hello 5TudorRose, we are extremely proud of the food at the Royal Oak and receive many compliments each day. The majority of TA reviews reflect this since our tenure here. Are you referring to some other review site? Please... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brockham Green, Brockham RH3 7JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Brockham
  • Phone Number: +44 1737 843241
  • E-mail
Description
The name Brockham originates from the Anglo Saxon, meaning'River meadow by the brook'. The village is first recorded in 1241 and was of a substantial size by the 15th century. The rich soil around the River Mole attracted a growing population. Agriculture was the largest employer, until the quarrying of limestone and chalk began in the local hills in the 19th century. Betchworth, although smaller, was where the gentry chose to build their homes. Their servants were encouraged to take up residence in Brockham, it being a convenient but safe distance away. Life in the village has always centred on the village green, which is flanked by the two pubs, The Royal Oak and The Grumpy Mole (Formerly The Dukes Head). It is dominated by Christ Church on the south side. This building was commissioned, in 1847, by Sir Henry Goulburn, who served as both Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary.
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