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Royal Oak

36 Lower Road
CT17 0QU

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Premises Description

A charming 19th century village pub.

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm or later
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm or later
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon
12 - 3, 6 - 9 Tue - Sat
12 - 6 Sun



About the Pub

The Royal Oak is a charming pub situated in the village of River near Dover and was until recently a Shepherd Neame tied house for many years.

The pub was originally formed from two 18th century flint cottages and earliest records show that the pub started trading in the early 19th century.

A friendly, warm welcome complements their range of real ales and there is a good selection of British food is available on the menu.

Round the back of the pub there is a garden for those warm summer days. In the winter there are two wood burners to keep out the cold while enjoying your pint.

A number of events keep the pub busy during the year including quizzes, open mic nights, live music and themed food evenings.

Walkers are welcome to pop in for a pint or two.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Broadside
  • Adnams Ghost Ship
  • Adnams Lighthouse

Changing Beers

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Guest ales feature from a different brewery each month.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    10 places.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz nights and and themed food evenings.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Monthly live music and open mic nights.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Private dining area off the main bar, seating 20.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT Sport.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Royal Oak

36 Lower Road
CT17 0QU

Sat Nav Reference

51.144065, 1.280142


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StageCoach: 89, 90, 91

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