Proud winner of Derbyshire Traditional Pub of the Year Award 2010 after being finalist in both of our first 2 years of opening (2008 & 2009).
Friendly welcome awaits and extensive menu of hearty British pub food. All dishes are made on the premises and where possible local suppliers are always used. Legendary homemade pies that people travel from miles around to sample. On top of this interesting daily specials using seasonal, local produce. Finish off with great puds and local cheeses.
Four very local cask ales including award winning beers from Hartington and Thornbridge Breweries - both brewed within 5 miles of The Royal Oak.
Great range of wines and freshly brewed coffee.
Beer garden overlooking Tissington Trail.
For those who'd like to linger longer, the choice of barn or camping accommodation is available. A fantastic Peak District pub and the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area.
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Good Pub Guide Recommended
As this carefully renovated pub is on the Tissington Trail, it's not surprisingly popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders (they offer overnight stabling) and they usefully offer a wide choice of nicely presented food all day. The two-roomed beamed bar has an open fire in the stone fireplace, lots of copper kettles, bed warming pans, horsebrasses and country pictures, cushioned wheelback chairs and wall settles around dark tables, and stools against the counter where the friendly, helpful staff serve Sharps Doom Bar, Whim Hartington IPA and Wincle Life of Riley on handpump, eight wines by the glass and several malt whiskies; background music and board games. The attractive dining room has country dining chairs and more wheelbacks and a cushioned pine settle in one corner on bare floorboards, pretty curtains on wooden poles and another open fire. For large groups there's also a downstairs flagstoned cellar room with benches on either side of long tables. Outside, the terraced garden has plenty of seats, with picnic-sets on the grass. A self-catering barn has bunk bedrooms and there's a campsite, too.
Good Pub Guide Food
Popular, honest all-day food includes sandwiches, soup, antipasti plate, spicy chicken wings, gammon and eggs, a burger with smoked bacon, stilton and coleslaw, cranberry barbecue ribs, butternut squash, spinach and walnut lasagne, chilli con carne, thai green chicken curry, slow-cooked lamb shank with spring onion mash, jumbo beer-battered haddock with home-made chips and mushy peas, pork fillet in Grand Marnier cream sauce and black pudding mash, and puddings such as white chocolate cheesecake and apple and mixed berry crumble; they also offer a hearty breakfast menu (10-11.30 weekdays, 8.30-11.30 weekends).