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Royal Oak

13 Crown Street
St Ives
PE27 5EB

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed.

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 6.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm
FridayNoon - 6.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 4.00 pm

About the Pub

One of a number of historic listed pubs in the town, whose most famous inhabitant was Oliver Cromwell. The room layout and character was happily preserved in a sensitive renovation in the 1990s and has changed little since. Serves one regular real ale and a changing beers sourced from a local brewery. The house beer Royal Oak Best Bitter is brewed by Greene King There is a cider from Saxby's.

A previous Good Beer Guide entry and Hunts CAMRA Dark Beer Pub of the Year. It was also the branch LocAle Pub of the Year for 2017. However there is currently a limited selection of real ale.

No food is served apart from crisps, nuts etc. however customers are usually welcome to bring in their own food or a takeaway from the fish & chip shop across the road.

There is sometimes live music on Saturday nights.

As of October 2021 real ale choice has been reduced and occasionally none is available. Opening times are currently variable.


  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA Mild & Dark Pub of the Year 2019
  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA LocAle Pub of the Year 2017
  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA Most Improved Urban Pub of the Year 2014

Historic Interest

Despite the date 1502 over the door, most of the building dates from the 18th century.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King Royal Oak Bitter (Royal Oak Bitter is a house beer)

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Oakham Inferno


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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p off a pint on presentation of membership card - offer may no longer apply.


  • Garden Garden

    Outside drinking area.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Royal Oak

13 Crown Street
St Ives
PE27 5EB

Sat Nav Reference

52.324274, -0.074647


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Stagecoach: Busway A & B

Buses depart from the bus station and Station Road.

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Royal Oak

13 Crown Street
St Ives
PE27 5EB

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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