Thursday, 18 September 2014
#154 The Royal Oak, Crick, Northants : 2003 to 2013
Crick is a village on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal and the first time I passed through was in 1986. We were there again in 1997, but we only visited the Red Lion (#135) and The Wheatsheaf (#123). It wasn't until 2003 that we ventured further into the village and discovered The Royal Oak.
This was on the evening of Monday 18th August 2003 and, as I recall, it was a pleasant village pub.
Our next visit was on the evening of Wednesday 9th September 2009.
The pub was largely unchanged, although the hanging sign had been replaced and the hanging baskets were more verdant.
That was the last time I had a pint in The Royal Oak, but I was in the village for the Crick Boat Show and took this picture in the early afternoon of Monday 27th May 2013.
Again, largely unchanged, but the hanging baskets are no more.
One thing I hadn't noticed until I started this entry and when I looked at the pub's website is the small yellow sports car. Presumably it belongs to the landlord, but it is quite amazing what you don't notice in a picture!