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Royal Oak

(formerly Hogshead; Royal Oak)

Royal Oak Passage
Winchester
SO23 9AU

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

11 - 9 Mon - Wed
11 - 10 Thu - Sat
11 - 9 Sun

About the Pub

A pub that has claims to be the oldest in England (note the old cellar area below bar level), with parts maybe dating from 1002, when it was residence of Queen Emma. When it actually became a pub is debateable, but certainly by 1637 it was a 'brewhouse' and by 1677 it was known as the Royal Oak. The main entrance is in a very narrow alley off the pedestrianised High Street. Inside it is cosy with plenty of oak paneling including the fairly large bar which usually serves two local ales. At either end of the main seating area are side rooms, up steps on the right or down steps on the left leading to the original cellar. There is additional seating outside on a small patio area.

Historic Interest

Site dates from 1002 though the current building probably dates from the 15th century with additions & alterations each century since. Grade II Listed. Historic England List UID: 1322135

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Hardys & Hansons Royal Oak (H&H Bitter re-badged)
  • Hop Back Summer Lightning

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Andwell --varies--

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Lilley's.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In bar & on a lead.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz Thursday.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Royal Oak

Royal Oak Passage
Winchester
SO23 9AU

Sat Nav Reference

51.06305, -1.31578

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (80m)

Bluestar: 1; Stagecoach: 1, 69

Nearby Station (690m)

Winchester

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