The Honor Oak

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Description

The Honor Oak is an exciting gastropub located in the heart of Forest Hill. Serving up a range of craft beers from local breweries, cask ales and fine wines, the venue is a community-minded drinking den that opens its doors at 12pm and sees guests through ‘til late.

The pub also takes great pride in its food, offering a seasonal menu of British food. This is a lustrous looking venue complete with a spacious beer garden area tailor-made for enjoying a chilled drink when the sun is out. 

A home from home for the people of South London, The Honor Oak is the perfect pit-stop for catching up with friends, enjoying a post-work beverage or feasting on some hearty British classics.

 

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Bingo Bottomless Brunch

Bingo Bottomless Brunch

Every Saturday

Expect the unexpected and the weird and wonderful as our host Ettieboo takes you through your Saturday afternoon on a...

Jazzy Roasts

Jazzy Roasts

Every Sunday

Sundays just got better! With 5 different types of scrumptious roasts all served up with the best crispy fluffy...

Laugh Train Home Comedy Tuesdays

Laugh Train Home Comedy Tuesdays

Various dates

Laugh Train Home is known for hilarious comedy nights, a fun atmosphere and a bit of the unexpected... For over THREE...

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Every Wednesday

So this is our Brand New Quiz Night with a few tweaks. Lets start with the Winners...... £50 CASH, nice. The Runners...

Live Music

Live Music

Every Thursday

Live Music Every Thursday from 8pm.Our every changing roster of musicians are here to keep you entertained. With 2-4-1...

Offers / Promos 3

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Offer Details Availability
Quiz Wine Promo Fancy wine for £15 Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00
Fizz Pop Saturdays £15 bottles of Prosecco Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
Lucky Wednesdays Get a bucket of free wings with every Craft Beer Bucket bought Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00

Info

No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Forest Hill
18 for alcohol
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None
Quiz Wine Promo, Fizz Pop Saturdays, Lucky Wednesdays

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:30
12:00 23:30
12:00 23:30
12:00 00:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 23:00

Location

The Honor Oak
1 St Germans Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1RH

Area:
South London

Nearest station:
Forest Hill (Rail)
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Our Review

Honor Oak - Bottomless Bingo Brunch Review

Honor Oak - Bottomless Bingo Brunch Review

South East London holds a dear place in my heart. Being the first part of city that I moved to, I still love the slow(er) pace, and especially have a fond spot for the local pubs. The Honor Oak used to be one of my old haunts, and upon hearing that...

Read our full Honor Oak - Bottomless Bingo Brunch Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
The Loft Private Room 30 60 250 350
The Conservatory Private Room 60 250 350
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Honor Oak Pub I ate here a few days ago and I have to say that it was a horrible experience. I have eaten there one time before a few months ago but only ordered the onion rings which were very good. I only ordered them because it said “house-made” on their menu and they were proper good-battered fat onion rings. So I was looking forward to getting them again but sadly they were no longer on the menu. Shame as it would have been the only good thing left on the menu now. So my new approach to a new restaurant is to order 2 appetizers and see if they can cook those well, and if they do, then I order something more. Sadly I did not adhere to this vital principal and paid that frustration in a 3rd dish which I immediately regretted. I ordered the calamari and beef brisket taco starters. I figured that a chef can’t mess up something like that right? So the calamari rings were cut way too thin, almost like strings and they gave less than only 10 rings, yes I counted! It was an extremely small portion put on top of a salad, but I didn’t order a salad, so why put calamari on top of a bunch of greens that had no salad dressing on it? …hmm …maybe to make the dish look bigger than it was? Maybe because they were too cheap to give actual calamari in their calamari dish? Maybe it was to save money since the bar usually goes out of business every 3 months and then sold to new ownership whom repeat the same poor ethics? Next the beef brisket tacos were the smallest tacos that I have ever seen, It was like ridiculously too small, jokingly microscopic, absolutely pathetic and quite insulting to the customer. I wish that I had put a 50 pence coin next to these tacos and took a pic for you viewers just to show the silly small scale of these tacos …and there was only 3 of these little things. Both of these appetizers were worth less than half of their menu charged price really, we were thoroughly disappointed. Still hungry ofcourse I ordered a hamburger …my 3rd regretted dish. The bun was hard and stale, the meat was ground chuck and ground up in a course fashion so you get that non-crushed bone fragment chunk on your teeth when biting down while chewing. It was certainly not a fine ground beef like a Great American Hamburger. The cheese wasn’t even melted on top of the patty so the cook didn’t put the cheese on the beef patty while it was still on the grill. And the cheese was a very cheap cheddar Asda version slice that had zero taste to it, besides tasting like plastic. The burger was overcooked to a well-down state after I had specifically asked the bartender taking my order to put down a medium-rare cook on the ticket and I even went to the cook myself (which you can see the kitchen in the main dining area at the back) and I asked the cook to make sure it was done in a medium-rare and he said no problem and that he will make it sure for me. The burger dish said that it came with a salad on the menu but it did not, and when I asked the waitress where was my salad as described on the menu she said that the menu meant the greens on top of the burger …but which should NOT be classified as a salad. It should be known that when you order a hamburger at a restaurant that it will automatically come with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles, this is a normal hamburger yes? …or do they think a hamburger is like from McDonald’s with just a simple patty and a regular bun? So it’s very mis-leading to the customer to write a salad coming with a burger plate and all you give is something that is already expected like hamburger toppings or fixings. And then in the end when we walked out the chef gave me a thumbs up to me as if he was my buddy looking for approval of his poorly-cooked hamburger and the rest of his sub-par wretched appetizers. This “chef” …erm cook, and this pub gets far from my approval, more like my avoidance. Anyone could have done a better cooking job at home for themselves. I had already known that this pub has changed hands 4 or 5 times in the last year and I think I know the reason(s) why. The service is terrible, the food is even more terrible, the menu changes constantly, a new “cook” NOT chef is hired every 2 months, there is zero consistencies in management, service, food quality and standards, and it is in a poor location with nothing else around. This pub is absolutely terrible, and I will never recommend anyone to order anything from it’s menu besides a pint of beer which you would hope that they can’t screw that one up too. Anything more you are threading at your own peril. This was such a bad experience that I am going to copy-and-paste this same review on all restaurant review websites I’m on; Yelp, OpenTable, FourSquare, Harden’s, London Eating, The Good Food Guide, Zomato/UrbanSpoon, Dine, TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook. For more of My Restaurant Reviews follow me on this website and My Facebook. Bon Appétit - The Phantom Gourmet Ego
26 Jul 2017 by
1

Went here on Sunday with a group of friends and pre ordered the sharing roasts. Food was amazing, came out when we wanted it and the floor staff really looked after us. Bar staff were awesome and really friendly and then we were pleased to discovered at 7pm that it was £10 bottles of wine... Brilliant!
13 Mar 2017 by
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