Royal Oak

Pub Details

Address
Sparklow
Derbyshire
SK17 9QJ
Telephone
(01298) 83288
Opening Times
Weekdays
10am (8.30am weekends) - 11pm

Location

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Licensee information

Licensee name
Paul White
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.
Free house

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Beers and drinks the Licensee currently sells

Marstons

Hartington Best & IPA, Thornbridge Ales



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The Royal Oak

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Bustling, carefully renovated pub in rural spot with beamed rooms, friendly staff and tasty, all-day food
Just the place for tired walkers craving a well earned pint and an honest meal, or for families on a day out, this remains a hospitable, thoughtfully run pub. 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 where friendly, helpful staff serve Buxton Best, Sharps Doom Bar, Thornbridge Wild Swan and Whim Hartington Bitter and IPA on handpump, nine wines by the glass and several malt whiskies; background music and board games. The attractive dining room has country dining chairs and wheelbacks and 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, including picnic-sets on the grass. A self-catering barn has bunk bedrooms and there's a campsite, too.

Good Pub Guide Food

Nicely presented all-day food includes sandwiches, mexican prawns with spicy salsa, chicken liver pâté with tomato chutney, gammon and eggs, burger with bacon, stilton, coleslaw and chips, butternut squash, spinach and walnut lasagne, pork fillet in Grand Marnier cream with black pudding mash, lambs liver with bacon, onions and red wine gravy, fisherman's platter, and puddings such as banoffi pie and white chocolate cheesecake.

Bar food times: 12 - 9

Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere

Rating

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Rating: 3/5 (330 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Have just spent a weekend staying in the Bunk Barn at this pub - self-catering accommodation with 4 separate rooms each with comfortable bunks in a warm building. When you're tired of your own cooking, simply cross the courtyard and enter the pub where you will receive one of the warmest welcomes I've ever experienced; the team could not do enough for us and ensured we were well fed and watered - a good selection of beers, including draught Guinness and Caffreys, an excellent choice of wines and last but by no means least, the most amazing selection of dishes, including specials and all with generous portion size, particularly welcome after a long day walking in the stunningly beautiful countryside. The sticky toffee pudding is not to be missed, but should be shared as the portion is huge, but delicious and has a sauce to match! I can't wait to visit again.

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