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The Oak - CLOSED

5 High Street, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HU, England
+44 1233 712612
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible16%
15 Jan 2015
7 Jan 2015
“Lacking any personality”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5 High Street, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HU, England
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

After a long day of travelling, we missed the last bus homeward, and caught a taxi.As it was getting late, and we were tired, we decided to eat out.Knowing from a previous visit, we ended up at The Oak.Unbeknown to us, the previous landlord had...More

4  Thank SJGMARK1
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This is definitely a pub to avoid. The staff and owner are not very welcoming and the clientele unattractive. The house wine is poor quality and expensive

6  Thank David B
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We thought that Gordon's Kitchen Nightmares must have been filming here. Our party of 9 did not eat at the same time, the food was awful and I don't think anyone got exactly what they ordered. The staff had a fight and the waitress was...More

9  Thank footsieUk
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Possibly the worst dining experience I have ever encountered (however my cheeks are hurting from laughing so much) The staff seem clueless, disorganised and scatty. Any choice can be ordered from the menu's but don't expect anything you have ordered! Food was cold and untimely,...More

10  Thank misst816
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Poor service, terrible food, bad atmosphere seems the perfect place for a celebrity chef overhaul. Highlights of our bad food experience were uncooked fish, gravy that resembled dirty water, french onion soup that seemed to be the pan scrapings of another dish, overcooked pork and...More

6  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Had the loveliest meal here. It was very quiet but I have no idea why. I had a chicken, brie and cranberry pie which was probably the best chicken pie I have ever had. My other half had a sea food platter and he said...More

1  Thank Charmarie16
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Very ordinary experience. Didn't look clean. The dog dirt on the floor of the dining room did not help our appetite.

6  Thank aussietraveller2771
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We booked a table for lunch, so we were expected - the only customers on a beautiful summer day. We should have been suspicious. The bar and restaurant areas were dirty and dingy. Floors and carpets threadbare, Seats and tables were rickety and uncomfortable. Staff...More

5  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Not sure who does the cooking but definitely not a chef or maybe he was off for the night. Starters were unimaginative, badly presented and overcooked. Lamb rump was low quality and mostly gristle, mustard mash dried out and reheated and all thrown on a...More

3  Thank ThelmaLouiseKent
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My elderly companion has been a regular yearly visitor to the Oak. Last year was the first time I made the trip with him. New people had just taken over and were just settling in but they made us feel very welcome. Our room couldn't...More

Thank Madeleine W
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  • Address: 5 High Street, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Charing
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 712612
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