Bath & Borders

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Royal Oak

Lower Bristol Road, Twerton
Telephone(01225) 481409
Real AleReal FireGardenCiderParkingSmokingDog FriendlyLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Fri 16:00-23:00; Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 16:00-23:00
Regular beers: Ralph's Ruin Dark Side of the Ralph, Ralph's Ruin Ivory Tower, Ralph's Ruin Sirius

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A pub since around 1840 this pub closed in 1999 and seemed destined to die, but it rose from the ashes in 2005 to become a real beer haven (or heaven). Began brewing their own beer in Ralph's Ruin brewery in the old pub kitchen Jun 2017. There are normally two or three maybe even four of their own beers together with an ever changing range of up to six guest beers from microbreweries, near and far, alongside an equally interesting range of ciders, perries and bottled British and Belgian beers. Occasional tap takeovers. Frequent live music including open-mic nights, Swing jazz first Sunday of each month, Breton folk/Blues jam/songwriting circle on Mondays, folk music sessions on Wednesdays (mainly Irish folk) and live music every Friday and sometimes Thursday and/or Saturdays too. Outside is a secluded garden and small on-site car park. Ralph is the pub dog Bath & Borders CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020(again), Cider Poty 2023