Welcome to the Peak District
Its been too long and we are over the moon to announce that we will be following the governments road map with a phased opening, including the launch of our newly refurbished en-suite letting rooms.
From 16th April we will be opening our beer garden for food & drinks whilst we do recommend booking a table, we are happy to accommodate walk-ins, if we have availability and we don't take bookings for drinks. We have under cover dining for up to 32 guests with heat lamps.
Then we will be fully opening from Thursday 17th May, we are also excited to announce the opening of our beautiful fully refurbished en-suite rooms.
Our booking diary is open for reservations for both diners and rooms. So whatever your plans are, we are happy to be a part of them!
Rooms are limited and we have already taken bookings for June & July so be quick if you would like to stay with us.
As we are closed currently we may not be able to answer your call however, we are answering emails, so if you would like to make a reservation then please email us.
About The Oak
Our beautiful pub
Welcome to The Royal Oak in the heart of the Peak District. We have been here since October 2018 working hard to give all our customers the very best experience.
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 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.
Gin & Tonic
A special treat
Real cask ales
Simple and Special
We are accepting online table reservations for diners only. Our tables are limited so if you are planning on visiting us for a bite to eat, please feel free to reserve a table. 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.
A credit card is required when making online reservations during busy times and we can can assure you that if you are unable to make your reservation for any reason, you can cancel or move your reservation to another date using our online booking system or you can email us to let us know in advance.
Either way no charges will be made.
If you need any help at all, please feel free to use our online chat and if we are around we will be happy to help with your reservation. Please stay safe and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
All the very best. Diane & Richard
Bed & Breakfast Reservations
Now taking bookings!
Our cozy double en-suite rooms are available from May 20th this year. Each room has a 32inch smart tv as standard. No dogs sorry.
Rooms are selling out fast so if you would like to book a room then please email
Small double is priced at £68 per night. Including breakfast.
Standard double is priced at £77 per night. Including breakfast.
Small double is priced at £75 per night. Including breakfast.
Standard double is priced at £85 per night. Including breakfast.
We look forward to hearing from you soon. Stay safe, all the very best.
Diane & Richard
Our Covid-19 Safety Measures…
During lockdown, we have been working hard to put extra measures into place for when we can open again. We have also been busy with lots of deep cleaning and redecorating.
When we open, we will continue to follow the governments guidelines and ask that you help us to achieve a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. As always, we are committed to ensure that we take all necessary measures to keep our customers and staff as safe as possible.
We have been working on new waterproof menus that can be wiped clean, we kindly ask that you do not pass your menu to another customer, but instead return it to a member of staff once you are ready to order so that we can sanitise it ready for our next customer to use.
For guests that haven't booked - To check in:
On arrival; we ask all guests to please email detailing full name, address and telephone number along with the time of visit.
Our tables have been laid out to keep to the social distancing rules and as such have limited tables inside. Our lovely pub offers cosy dining with a safe distance between our tables and therefore at present dogs are welcomed in the beer garden only, where they can enjoy plenty of space. On quiet days and at our discretion, we may invite you and your dog into our bar area should we feel that no other guests’ safety will be compromised. On these occasions you will be asked to keep your dog on a lead and with you under your own table.
We will continue to operate as table service, where you will be treated and pampered. So please feel free to relax and let us take care of you.
Hand sanitisers are always at hand and customers & staff are continuously encouraged to use them.
We kindly ask that if you have had any of the symptoms or if you feel unwell at all, that you do not visit us.
"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."
Open 5 days
Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun
Kitchen: 12-3pm & 6-8.30pm
Sorry we are closed Tuesday & Wednesday