Royal Oak

Pub Details

Address
Sparklow
Derbyshire
SK17 9QJ
Telephone
(01298) 83288
Opening Times
Weekdays
10am - 11 (midnight Sat)

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

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
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).

Bar food times: 10 - 9

Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere

Rating

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Rating: 3/5 (258 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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