The Oaks, Ashford (Middlesex)

The Oaks, Ashford (Middlesex)

The Oaks, 77 Feltham Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1BSTelephone: 01784 252115. Website: https://www.hungryhorse.co.uk/locations/oaks
Pig Mark 46. The Oaks was called The Hearts of Oak back in the day, but more recently has been renamed and become a Hungry Horse pub. The pub now features a bar, a beer garden and a restaurant.
Visited on Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 15.40. Weather was dry with sunny spells.
Ordered two halves of Greene King IPA for £2.40.

Name:
Beer selection (10):
Beer Quality (10):
Ambience (10):
Price (5):
Service (5):
Je ne sais quoi (5):
Cleanliness (3):
Wifi (2):

Total (50)

Piggy Dave
2
4
5
5
3
2
0
2

23

Piggy Corin
2
5
4
5
3
1
1
2

23

Piggy Sue








Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: The Oaks is half pub and half restaurant. It’s had a complete refit since I was last in and is fairly expansive with comfy seats, wooden tables, two pool tables, three screens for sports, a dartboard and four fruit machines. Music was playing in the background along with chatter from the few regulars who were mainly at the bar. The floor is part tiled and part wood. Prices are astoundingly cheap, as is the bar food, though the beer selection is sorely lacking with only Greene King IPA on offer. The tables clearly needed a wipe and were sticky from lunchtime customers. There is a fair sized beer garden out the back along with a sizeable car park at the front. Ashford has got itself a reputation over the last twenty years or so of becoming chav central. Judging by the customers arriving here as we were leaving, this might be something of a chav temple. Fairly nondescript place and not somewhere I’d care to return to in a hurry, despite the prices.

Piggy Corin: This is a large Hungry Horse pub and we visited late afternoon. There were a few locals at the bar, 70s and 80s music playing in the background and Sky Sports News on screen. Although there is only one ale on offer, it is incredibly cheap at £2.40 a pint. At this price, it might be tempting to stay and drink more, but sadly the insipid atmosphere and lack of tasty beer do not encourage lingering. The decor is fairly pub standard … beige walls, tiled floor, plenty of seating both with plastic covered benches and fabric bar stools. Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, but the bar is decorated with plastic skeletons and spiders’ webs. There are a couple of pool tables and a dartboard. I would imagine that in the evening, this pub is pretty busy but I’ve not seen enough to make me want to come back to check it out.

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