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WINTER OPENING TIMES BELOW

28th January 2024 to 31st March 2024 Restaurant reservation opening times:
SUMMER TIME OPENING TIMES COMING SOON...

Last food orders 15 minutes prior to kitchen closing.

​Mon - CLOSED

Tue - CLOSED

Wed *12-3pm and 6-8pm 

Thu *12-3pm and 6-8pm 

Fri   *12-3pm and 6-8pm 

Sat *12-4pm and 6-9pm

Sun *12-5pm - Closed in the evening

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR MOTHER'S DAY & EASTER SUNDAY 

*Due to our rural location we may close without notice. 
Therefore, we highly recommend: 
ALL DRINKERS OR DINERS BOOK AHEAD TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT. Thank you for your understanding.

*LARGE WALKING GROUPS POLICY

*WE WELCOME ALL WALKING GROUPS. HOWEVER, ALL LARGE WALKING GROUPS (15 OR MORE) ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO CALL AHEAD PRIOR TO VISITING US FOR DRINKS OR FOOD AS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE YOU DUE TO LIMITED STAFF & LIMITED STOCK. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE WITHOUT A PRIOR RESERVATION. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.


​If you would like any more information,
please call 01335310287 we will try our best to answer your call, however if we are not able to get to the phone then please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We welcome both diners and drinkers where tables are available. 

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About us

The Royal Oak is situated in the picturesque village of Wetton in the heart of the peak district…

We are a family run small village restaurant with only a handful of staff on board. We are proud to offer real home-made food, real cask ales and a range of fine wines. We prefer bookings where possible as this helps us to manage our stock levels much better and know just how much of our delicious homemade dishes to prepare.

The Royal Oak inn has been here for over 400 years and we have a list of landlords dating back to 1760.


We have been here since October 2018 and have already done lots to the pub without taking away the charisma and so still boasts lots of character & charm…

So if you haven’t already visited us, don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself and you won’t be disappointed. If you have already visited us, you already know nothing is too much trouble and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.

We feel it’s the small things that matter!

Do we have a beer garden?

Yes we do, we have a lovely sun trap beer garden overlooking great views of the peak district.

Do we accept dogs?

Yes we do. However, we are sorry we can not guarantee tables for guests inside that have a dog, but we will do our best to accommodate. We do also welcome dogs in the beer garden and in the under cover dining area.

We kindly request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times and not allowed to roam freely or on any furniture.

Do I need to book for a meal?

Yes please, our preferred method of reserving a table is online, please follow the links on our website. However we do accept reservations by phone. At busy times please leave a message and we will get back to you when we can.


We also accept walk-ins however a reservation is required for large walking groups for both drinks & food, we can get extremely busy over the summer months so should you wish to dine with us, we do highly recommend that your reserve a table to avoid disappointment. This means we can also bring in additional help should we get busy. During the winter months this helps us to know what amount of stock to order & prepare to reduce our wastage and to keep our prices competitive.

Can I cancel or change my reservation?

Yes absolutely, we completely understand that sometimes guests need to cancel a reservation. However, we kindly request that 24 hours notice is given so that we can allocate a table to another guest. By using our online reservation platform, this also allows a guest to cancel an upcoming reservation or to simply move it to a different day or time.

When are you open for food?

Please refer to our opening times on our website, we take no responsibility for trading hours published on a 3rd party website.

Do I need to tell you in advance should I have a special dietary requirement?

Yes please, as this helps us to know in advance and we can prepare a special meal for you. 

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Don't fancy cooking, why not join us for a homemade meal in the beautiful Peak District

We are a small family run establishment and run with very limited staff therefore we do prefer RESERVATIONS where possible.

We may accept walk-ins based on a first come first served basis.

Last food orders will need to be in the kitchen 15 minutes before close & last entry into the bar is 30 minutes before close. Please call: 01335 310287 and leave a message if we can't get to the phone.

Our menus are available on line, Items on the menu are subject to availability and may change without notice. If there is something that you fancy, then we do welcome pre-orders which are priced at £5 per person. Our special menu is ever changing but should you wish to try something that we have had on previously, then please let us know in advance and we would be happy to accommodate where we can, if possible.


Guests that have a special dietary requirement including vegetarian, vegan or gluten free are asked to let us know in advance so that we are able to accommodate you.

The very best wishes from us all at The Oak


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More about The Oak

Our beautiful pub

The Royal Oak is set in the heart of the Peak District.

Our quirky pub dates back to mid 1700's and we have lots of history including a full list of previous landlords dating back to 1760!

We have been here since October 2018 working hard to give all our customers the very best experience. 

We are set in the white peaks area of the Peak District National Park where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful walks in the English countryside. We are just a cock stride from Thor’s cave and minutes away from Buxton, Bakewell, Hulme End, Ecton, Ilam, Alstonfield, Dove Dale, Matlock and for the more adventurous less than 30 minutes drive from Alton Towers…

Our menu contains delicious real homemade dishes that have been specially prepared in our own kitchen for you to enjoy. Just perfect before, between or after a long walk. So if you are just visiting or staying in the area then pop in and you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to seeing you soon. Please remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Our Drinks

Gin & Tonic

A special treat

Whitley neil, Tanqueray, Plum Gin, Bombay Saphire, Hendricks, Gordons pink & London dry

Real cask ales

Locally sourced

Ever changing guest ale, Desert storm, Isobar IPA

Fine wines

Simple and Special

Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Malbec, Shiraz, Rioja, Pinot Blush, Zinfandel, Prosecco & Champagne

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Table Reservations



We do accept online reservations for evening or lunch diners so should you wish to book for a meal then please feel free to do so using our online table diary. Unfortunately we can not guarantee a table for walk-ins however we will do our best to accommodate - We do recommend that you book in advance especially during peak times. This also helps us to plan for busier times.  

Parties of 8 or more will need to reserve a table and pay a deposit of £5 per person to secure your table. A pre-order will also be required. Please use our link at the top of our page and forward the following information on email:

  • Date & Time you wish to dine

  • No of guests dining

  • No of children dining

  • Please specify any food allergies or special dietary requirements

  • Number of dogs

  • Maximum of 22 guests due to limited kitchen capacity

We will then contact you to confirm your reservation and forward a menu and request a pre-order & deposit  including details how to pay. Please read our cancellation policy before reserving a table.

We kindly request that guests inform a member of staff should you wish to split your bill prior to booking or ordering. We welcome customers to pay as you go if wanting to order and pay separately.

Dogs: We welcome dogs inside and outside of our venue

Whilst we welcome drinkers we are unable to reserve tables due to limited capacity. However, we will do our best to accommodate you if we can.


The restaurant’s continued viability relies on reservations being honoured by our customers, and adequate notice being given of any changes or cancellations. Therefore we kindly request that 24 hours notice is provided to any changes or cancellations to your reservation. We will hold a table for a maximum of 30 minutes after this time if we haven't heard from you, your table will be given away to another guest.

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Contact Us

The Royal Oak Wetton DE6 2AF

01335 310287

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"The food was amazing cooked to perfection the staff were very nice and the place was very nice and fancy"


"Food was amazing cooked to perfection the two people on the bar and serving were really friendly and helpful amazing experience a must go for food and drinks thank you very much"


"My husband and I enjoyed a week away in the Peak District. I looked for pubs to enjoy a meal before we left home. We enjoyed a meal at a pub the 1st evening and then arrived at this pub to see how it compares. No comparison! It's off the beaten track, a lovely country pub delivering excellent service and the most mouth watering meals. My husband had a home made beautiful tomato soup and I enjoyed the very cheesy garlic bread for starters. Main course were the home made steak burgers, oh my god! Delicious . To finish we had sticky toffee pudding. I didn't manage to finish mine I was so full up! We met the chef and knowing where he used to work I'm not surprised by the quality of everything we had. We enjoyed it so much we decided to return The second meal was just as superb. Please remember to book online what with Covid and the menu is viewed on their website, no issue at all. However the owners will print you a copy off if no phone. A wonderful friendly, efficient, delicious family run pub that we would return to when in the area again."


"We went here on whim after visiting Thors's Cave. There was a short wait for a table due to social distancing but when seated staff were very friendly and catering to all our requests. The food was incredible and I would strongly recommendation the steak pie. If your ever visiting Wetton, we'll worth a trip here."


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