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#12 of 14 Pub in Dartford
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PRICE RANGE
£5 - £15
CUISINES
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Lovely clean pub. Excellent drinks and wonderful staff. A great place to watch live sport on tv, but not overpowering if footballs not your thing. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Good choice for a nice quiet lunch. I haven't visited here for a long time but it still thank goodness looks the same. No tarting up, original attractive decor. Lunch was very good and reasonably priced, small menu but should cover most requirements. Friendly chap...behind the bar. Go see for yourselvesMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

Family pub. Clean toilets. Nice little bricked outside area. Very friendly, courtious and professional staff. Nothing special beer wise. Food - Sunday Lunch - nothing to shout about. Vegetarian option is basically the same as the Roast minus the meat. No protein substitute.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

Very fine Sunday lunch - definitely one of the best available locally. Staff friendly and welcoming. Will be returning, soon.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Went to the Royal Oak as a post Christmas family get together and really enjoyed it. Quick friendly bar service when we arrived and then as a group we had a range of dishes from the Sunday roast menu although also includes other options such...as fish and vegetarian. I had the roast lamb, which was lovely. Roasties were nice and crunchy, plenty of well cooked vegetables and the lamb was nice and tender. Others had the roast pork as well as the fish of the day and everyone said how nice their meals were. This used to be a regular haunt some years ago but had sadly dropped in standards but with new hosts now the food was first class and the service just brilliant - especially enjoyed seeing the whole family involved. Definitely will be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My family and I have enjoyed a lovely roast dinner here. It hadn’t been organised and they were able to fit in our table of 8. Food was lovely and very good value for money. Great that they had a booster seat for our youngest...guest. Will return again.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Since Lou and Simon has taken it over, they have made such a effort and made alot of changes. The food and top class and the service they give is 2nd to none. They make you feel so welcome and always make your visit enjoyable....They run a very good pub. Would definitely recommend a visitMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Another fabulous meal. The pictures were taken halfway through our meal. I would highly recommend without hesitation 😁

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We came here today for a Sunday lunch. The staff members were very friendly and helpful, all round clean place. Huge portions and great quality! Will Defo be returning!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

After hearing of new owners, we decided to give it a try, and we weren’t disappointed. Very friendly welcoming staff. We had a delicious Sunday roast. Ample portions, everything home cooked and of good quality. A fantastic addition to Dartford.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Occasionally pop in here of a Friday evening for a drink. Staff are friendly and never make me wait for a drink. A couple of screens showing sports, pool table, beer garden, dj on Saturday nights.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Royal Oak has been standing on this spot for a few hundred years. It seems a shame that Shepherd, Neame have not made more of it. Pleasant enough place to have a pint, especially if you are local.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Found this pub as it had been recommended to me, what a disappointment, walked in ordered a drink from the surly unwelcoming barmaid only to be told I have rung the bell we shut at eight, it was 7.20 and there were nicer ways to...explain that, what a shame. And no explanation why they shut at eight, my advice, don't bother.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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