Welcome to The Royal Oak, Our Cosy and Friendly Village Pub
Thursday 11.30 – 3pm
6 – 10pm
Friday 11.30 – 3pm
5 – 11pm
Saturday 11.30 – 11pm
Sunday Noon – 10pm
This Saturday 8th August, we are going Spanish again – we will be serving Paul’s Paellas from noon – 8pm ……..… meat and seafood with a vegetarian option. Last time, we got some great reviews for the Paellas – eaten in our gazebos or taken home. Ven y únete a nosotros en el Royal Oak.
On the drinks front, this week we have ale from Sharp’s, Skinner’s and two from St Austell’s – Tribute and Proper Job. As ever we also have a large range of bottled beers from Westerham Brewery, draught lager and cider, Guinness and the always popular Bohemian Rhapsody from Westerham Brewery.
We are now fully stocked with a choice of wines.
CHEERS (Crockham Hill Easy or Energetic Ramble Society) – Chairman, Alastair Copp, will lead the ramblers from the Royal Oak at 10.30 Friday 21st August for a gentle two-hour (or so) stroll along a nearby route. By the time we return, Max will have sorted out some sandwiches for those who wish to pre-order.
OakTree is still working with its three sections FOR SALE, WANTED and SERVICES.
You can find OakTree at www.facebook.com/pg/RoyalOakTN8/shop with a summary version on www.royaloakcrockhamhill.co.uk/OakTree
How the Royal Oak operates in this COVID secure world
Pubs and Restaurants are now allowed to be open although there some substantial changes to how we run. Because of new safety and security regulations put into place it will be different to anything we have done before. Because of this it may take some time to get back into the swing of things for both staff and customers but as time passes and routines evolve it will become easier and eventually will become normal. However, until then, the following new guidelines must be complied by:
Booking will not be a necessity however it is the best way of guaranteeing a table.
Following new guidelines, there will be a maximum of 6 people to a table. Tables cannot be moved together.
Responsible social distancing
To follow government guidelines, we will only be serving drinks to people on a table or through the service hatch where a distanced queue will be outlined. If you do not have a seat at a table, you will not be able to buy drinks to consume on the premises.
Please respect the current rules of social distancing. It is for the safety of you as a community and of our staff and volunteer staff.
Preventative and security measures
As no access will be allowed to the bar in the early days, toilet access will be limited to one at a time and reversible reserved signs on the back door will be used. Queueing systems will be clearly signposted.
Hand sanitizing stations will be set up around the premises and clearly signposted.
Staff will have temperature checks on arrival and will be issued with the suitable PPI to ensure the safety of us and our customers.
It goes without saying that if you or any member of your family is showing symptoms then you must, for the safety of the community, stay away from the pub for a minimum of two weeks.
The pub is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – near Chartwell just south of Westerham. Whether you are walking, cycling, on a family outing or working away from the office there is something for you at The Royal Oak.
When we are closed please use our sister pub, The Carpenters Arms, Limpsfield Chart, which is open all day and only 5 minutes away – call 01883 722209
We will have some gluten-free options, so please ask when you are choosing your meal.
The Royal Oak, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RD Tel: 01732 866335 Follow the Royal Oak on Twitter @RoyalOakTN8 or like us on Facebook Royal Oak Enjoyed your visit or have some feedback on our pub? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some historical notes about the pub:
Some historical notes: “At one time a beer and cider house, the buildings of the Royal Oak are thought to be at least 500 years old. The Inn had a 35-foot well in the public bar which was visible through a glass panel. In the 1950s this well, which was used by pilgrims on their way to Thomas a Becket’s tomb at Canterbury, was recorded as a possible safe supply of drinking water in the event of atomic warfare.” The philanthropist and co-founder of the National Trust, Octavia Hill, lived nearby in Larksfield from 1884. On her death in 1912, despite being offered a burial in Westminster Abbey, Octavia Hill had previously chosen to be buried in the graveyard of Holy Trinity Church in Crockham Hill. Her grave is to be seen with those of her sisters to the right of the path to the south porch. There is also a recumbent marble effigy of Octavia Hill beside the altar in the church.
MUSIC Feb 9th
Victorious River Band is performing live on Saturday 9th February. Great music, warm atmosphere … strange locals. But it’ll be a super evening
Quiz 10th October
Teams of 6 for a great charity
TAPAS Sat 22 Sep from 6pm
TAPAS at the Royal Oak this Saturday 22nd September from 6pm Remember to book a table please