Bustling, carefully renovated pub in rural spot with beamed rooms, friendly staff and tasty, all-day food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
A notably friendly welcome is just what tired customers from the High Peak Trail want plus well kept ales and enjoyable food; the self-catering barn with bunk bedrooms and the campsite are very popular too. 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 Arbor Light, Buxton SPA, 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 an 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.
Good Pub Guide Food
A wide choice of all-day food includes sandwiches, beer-battered crab cakes with tartare sauce, buffalo-style chicken wings with blue cheese dressing, sharing platters, butternut squash, spinach and walnut lasagne, gammon and eggs, thai chicken curry, pork fillet with black pudding mash and Grand Marnier cream sauce, cajun salmon with lemon oil dressing, a big 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