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Royal Oak Hotel, Chorlton cum Hardy

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Now here is a development opportunity for someone.
This Pub is a shining example of how a very promising premises at the centre of a very pleasant suburb can descend into the local scumbag magnet.
Could be Chorlton's 'Metropolitan', but sadly not yet.
Oh, and beware the parasitic clamper if you use the carpark, but don't walk straight into the pub: he'll watch you walk away, and then get a clamp on quickly. Sadly, I suspect this has become this establishment's main revenue stream.
chorltonian - 16 Nov 2010 11:46
fancy Heston lady, eh? Not sure she's working but she's got nice ass. Pity that none of women want to talk with a fat, deaf guy like me...I goes to the pub for fri, sat, sun night normally. Not a deaf guy with beard and long hair. Another one.
geordielad78 - 13 Nov 2009 21:01
Any idea if the "Michelle Heaton", lookalike still uses this pub? i.e. lunchtimes, Saturday nights etc...
VICMACKEY - 19 Oct 2009 23:42
Recently renewed my love hate relationship with this drinking den. Back in the day there was a drop dead gorgeous young lady who worked on the bar and was the double of Michelle Heaton, anyway i digress oh and by the way no i didn't see the "Chinese dvd guy", this place is full of fond memories and babe behind the bar now works at Quality Save and is still hot!
VICMACKEY - 30 Aug 2009 18:39
who care about negative comments? I'm very strong regular there and the reason is that the price of food and drink is cheap. I like it what I wanted for and the staff is friendly, despite I know some customers sometime fighting there but staffs or bouncers can do the job. But hey, that's the pub blood streaming in regulars vein.
geordielad78 - 23 Jul 2009 19:14
gone downhill in a big way.used to be the best pub around but has imploded.staff are great but this place needs a makeover big it being run dowm deliberatly for flats?
anonymous - 13 Nov 2007 10:59
A bit of a kip really, and likely to lead to depression if you hung around long enough. Has the potential to be a decent alternative to the standard Chorlton template, but is too rough to carry it off.
Sebo - 21 Oct 2007 21:54
Most people in here seem to be lonely old men making use of the bank and bookies either side before settling down for a day’s racing whilst being fed and watered at give away prices. The cavernous interior encircles an island bar and whilst there are a few comfortable corners areas, the lack of any partitioning means that there is very little intimacy about the place. There are multiple TVs + Big Screen showing various sports and 2 pool tables at the rear. In front of the raised area at the front of the pub is a dance floor (complete with mirrorball) and I can only guess at the horrors that are put on here in the name of entertainment All food (except Sunday Roasts) is under £3 and whilst the menu is hardly adventurous, it does represent excellent value for money. The beers are however shockingly bad and I would defy anyone to claim that Green King IPA smooth is their favourite tipple. I will give the barmaid the benefit of the doubt over my suvvern accent for pouring me the totally wrong pint and subjecting me to this pint of monstrosity. With no Real Ales I guess I should have stuck to Strongbow or better still, walked out. It’s clean and tidy but I certainly wouldn’t give it much of a positive recommendation.
RogerB - 13 Aug 2007 15:35
quite possibly the the hang out for every scum bag in chorlton, a real bad place, shame realy because it use to be ace

anonymous - 9 May 2006 21:31
When i first became a rgular in the Oak, it was quite a nice place to go to. The bar staff were great to ave a laugh with, and the beer tasted good and at an affordable price. Since management changed, the place has seen far too many scallies, and it always kicks off. The pool tables are pretty neat though. I now only go there on the odd occasion, as generally its not a bad place (sometimes).
CloudyPint - 2 Nov 2005 09:46
I've not been, but considering they have bouncers on the door, that tells you it's full of idiots, plus I've heard many, many bad things about this pub.
jamied - 28 Jun 2005 11:51
Strange mix of locals and O.a.p's. Good for a laugh or a beating or for anything that needs a blind eye turning to. Very much a locals place and if your not from here then can be intimidating. Scallies, yes, but then there in every bar round here anyway. Again, good fun, especially when it kicks of and all hell breaks loose. If you do come watch out for flying snooker balls.
S - 11 Oct 2004 16:29
Ive been going to Chorlton for some time and I have to say this is possibly the worst pub around. Apart from the fact thats its dingy and smells, me and my friends recently went in to be attacked by a bunch of youths for no apparent reason. Not the place to go at all unless you like the dregs of society today.
Andrew - 25 Aug 2004 12:18
Whilst true for beer, fruities and sport, I think I detect a twang of irony. This pub is deaths waiting room, filled (at least surounding the bar) by rosey nosed pension pushers and dodgy dealing skallies. Pool's good if you can get it, but the ambient smell is second only to that of the regulars. If you want cheap fags, rolled gold or car radios this place is a midweek must.
R - 20 May 2004 11:59
Chorlton is plagued by ponsey wine bars. The Oak stands above all others by steadfastly refusing to break from the traditional pub theme and the locals love it. There's a vibe about this place that keeps you coming back again and again. The regulars are a mix of old and new, all are friendly. The beer is kept well and tastes great.

Possibly the finest traditional pub in Chorlton. Definitely somewhere to take your girlfriend on a first or second date.
Nick Burrett - 20 May 2004 11:26
Large pub in the middle of Chorlton, attracting a wide variety of customers. Shows all available sports at all times. Excellent prices for food & drinks. Two pool tables, plenty of fruities and a bedded-in carpet. Rootsy!
J True - 18 May 2004 14:59

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