About us

We would like to welcome you to The Royal Oak, a brick built Victorian pub set in the heart of Borough, London.

Nestled on the corner, London high-rises have sprung up around this charming boozer, leaving it an untouched homage to a time when pubs were a place to go for a quiet pint after work, or to put the world to rights with friends.

The pub is low key and appreciated for its authenticity by it’s eclectic mix of clientele. It was voted one of the UK’s top ten pubs in 2010 (Daily Telegraph), one of the best pubs in Borough (Londonist), currently holds a five star rating in Time Out London, and is a regular feature in the Good Beer Guide.

Expect well-kept Harvey’s ales, a generous helping of salt beef in your sandwich and good company.


Located near to the site of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Tabard Inn, The Royal Oak seems to mirror, in a contemporary sense, the local ale drinking traditions that are recorded in his Canterbury Tales. Real ale enthusiasts certainly regard this house as special, Cask Mild is a firm favourite.

“The corner building dates from 1898 and stands on a site which has been occupied by a pub since the 18th century. The street was once the main road into London from Kent and was called Kent Street.” (http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/6164)

Nearby (within walking distance)
Borough Station: 3 minutes
Borough Market: 10 minutes
The London Bridge Experience: 8 minutes
Imperial War Museum: 10 minutes
Southwark Cathedral: 7 minutes
Tower Bridge: 7 minutes