Bustling, carefully renovated pub in rural spot with beamed rooms, friendly staff and tasty, all-day food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Attractively presented food is served all day in this hospitable pub, which is a huge bonus for the walkers, cyclists and horse riders who crowd in. Friendly, helpful staff serve Sharps Doom Bar, Whim Hartington Bitter and a guest or two such as Thornbridge Lord Marples on handpump, seven wines by the glass and two farm ciders. The two-roomed beamed bar has an open fire in a 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; background music. The attractive dining room has country dining chairs, wheelback, a cushioned pine settle in one corner on bare floorboards, pretty curtains and another open fire. For large groups, there's also a flagstoned cellar room with benches on either side of long tables. The terraced garden has plenty of seats and picnic-sets on the grass. Both the self-catering barn with bunk bedrooms and the campsite are very popular.
Good Pub Guide Food
A wide range of good food at fair prices includes sandwiches, sweet chilli chicken wings, beer-battered crab cakes with tartare sauce, sharing platters, butternut squash, spinach and walnut lasagne, lambs liver and bacon on leek mash with red wine gravy, pork fillet in Grand Marnier cream sauce and black pudding mash, salmon and prawns in white wine sauce, thai chicken curry, mixed grill, and puddings such as apple and mixed berry crumble and white chocolate cheesecake.
What They Say
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.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Anywhere