Royal Oak

Glamorgan - Cardiff

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

200 Broadway
Cardiff, Roath
CF24 1QJ

Tel: (029) 2019 1048

Email: sandraannelewis@btinternet.com

Website http://www.sabrain.com/royal-oak-cardiff

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Queen Street

Station Distance: 1700m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Queen Street) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A late 19th-century pub still with four rooms plus an excellent set of four stained-glass window screens along the Beresford Road frontage. More stained glass appears in the panels between the servery and the snug; both rear snugs retain their original tiled fireplaces. The lounge on the far left which doubles as a function room has modern bar fittings but the fixed seating is old.

For many years the Royal Oak was run by relatives of featherweight champion "Peerless" Jim Driscoll, including Kitty Flynn who lived here from 1946 to 2003, which may explain why the interior is little-altered. The pub still sports many boxing mementos and above the lounge was Driscoll's Boxing Gym (which closed in 2006, but may reopen).

Late 19th-century pub that has still retained its four rooms and an excellent set of four stained glass window screens along the Beresford Road frontage. There is more stained glass in the panels between the servery and the snug; both rear snugs retain their original tiled fireplaces. The lounge on the far left which doubles as a function room has modern bar fittings but the fixed seating is old.

For many years the Royal Oak was run by the relatives of featherweight champion "Peerless" Jim Driscoll, including Kitty Flynn who lived here from 1946 to 2003, which may explain why the interior is little-altered. The pub still sports many boxing mementos and above the lounge was Driscoll's Boxing Gym (which closed in 2006, but may reopen).

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