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The Royal Oak, Eccleshall

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Trumpet, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. 1JKz

    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    You should have received your private message John Marwood, you not had time to reply?
    ...that way we can go back to the initial thread.
     
  2. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I like the Blonde in the Oak :kiss:
     
  3. 1JKz

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    ...bottled it i see.

    que Marwood to say something about bottled and/or beer bottles and/or a bottled beer or getting bottled or something the like, hilarious bless 'im.

    right, back to thread, erm The Royal Oak, yes lovely pub...
     
  4. Trumpet

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    New manager started Monday, been in twice so far. That stale beer smell I haven't smelled for years in the main bar last night.
    Mrs Trumpet been in for lunch today, sandwhiches now on cheap nasty bread, no fires lit and freezing cold.
    Not a good start!
    Really hope our fave watering hole isn't going to the dogs.
     
  5. Trumpet

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    Menu has changed, mussels have gone as has the chicken breast stuffed with spinach and the lemon & pepper chicken breast. Mussels and stuffed chicken were best items on the menu IMHO.
    Mind you, they've now got 'Hunters Chicken'. Brake Bros anyone?
    Beer is still good as ever though and they had a good fire on Saturday evening.
    Your Eccy correspondent.
     
  6. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Thanks for the update

    It is always sad when a 'banker' pub changes - the last landlady put a lot of effort into the kitchen
     
  7. Trumpet

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    She was 5' 10" when she started!
     
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    Well, we've given it a go. Fish was lovely although a smaller piece than before, chips were dry. Mrs T's pie got an OK rating. Probs wont be eating here again until next change of menu / management.
    Beer's still good though.
     
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    I've not been since they changed management, very sad to hear it's gone down hill!
     
  10. Trumpet

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    Still a good pub, just not as good eatery as it was IMO.
     
  11. Hixon & MOD Fireworks

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    Well I'm not sure if the rumours are right but apparently the Bank house inn is opening Monday 17th with 2 blokes from the Royal Oak?

    Bankhouse in Hixon.....
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Joules chain

    ( mixing my measurements )
     
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    Problem is the villagers don't like Joules.....
     
  14. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Villagers
    Treacle
    Pop
    Creamflow
    Belch
    Remote
    Smokers
    Related
     
  15. Withnail

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    Whyever not?
     
  16. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    See above
     
  17. 1JKz

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    I never knew it closed!
     
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    Well it did for a week.... it reopens tomorrow night Monday the 17th and apparently free food and ale.. Menu looks good as well?
     
  19. Trumpet

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    Mrs T went to The Oak yesterday for lunch with two friends one of whom ordered the fishcakes (plural) for starter. When it came there was one very small fishcake on the plate.
    Upon pointing out the plural on the menu and singular on the plate it was met with response "Does it?" "Oh" and a shrug of the shoulders.
    Not the best customer service in Eccy at the moment.
    Before anyone suggests that she should have taken it up with the manager, that was the manager!
    Sadly it looks as though both Mrs T's business and girly lunches will be taken to another venue in the future.
     
  20. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Jeeeeeeezuz
     

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