The Royal Oak in Southwark will now stamp your Pilgrims’ Way passport.
The award-winning pub, on the corner of Tabard Street and Nebraska Street, is popular with real ale enthusiasts. Food is available every lunchtime.
The Pilgrims’ Way passes the Royal Oak main doorway as Tabard Street was the continuation of Old Kent Road.
Passports can be obtained from Southwark Cathedral shop.
**** Although the Royal Oak is a Victorian building it can be said to have an interesting connection with early pilgrims to Canterbury.
It is the only central London pub belonging to Harvey’s Brewery of Lewes in Sussex which is the successor to the Lewes Priory brewery.
The Priory owned a Southwark inn where London-Canterbury pilgrims could have spent their first night before setting out foot or horse.