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Welcome to the Peak District

A real family run pub…

We are proud to offer real home-made food, real cask ales and gorgeous en-suite letting rooms, situated in the picturesque village of Wetton in the heart of the peak district…

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 for almost 4 years 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!

Our rooms

Relax in the bar and treat yourself to a well-deserved get away in the beautiful peak district and stay in our gorgeous brand new en-suite double bedrooms!

As our guest you will be automatically allocated a table in our lounge, where you can eat & drink and when you have had enough just slip off to your own private room with a bottle…

Rooms start from just £85 per night and includes a full English breakfast and as much tea & coffee as you want! We are sorry however we do not allow dogs in the rooms.

Do we offer large group bookings?

Yes we do, we have a large family room with 3 large tables that will comfortably accommodate up to 24 dining. Just drop us an email and we will be happy to accommodate you and your party. We do apply a 20% service charge for groups of 10 of more to cover additional staffing and overheads.

Are we open all week?

During peak, absolutely!  – although we do close between 4 and 6pm to clean down and so that our staff can have a break. However you are more than welcome to sit in our beer garden and enjoy a glass or two! Just be sure to get a drink before our bar closes at 4pm! See our opening times for more information using the link at the top of our page.

Do we have a beer garden?

Yes we do, we have a lovely sun trap beer garden overlooking a field of horses

Do we have heated under cover dining outside?

Yes we absolutely do, so whether you like to sit indoors or outdoors, what ever the weather we can accommodate you.

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?

We do accept online reservations for dining, so should you wish to book for a meal then please read our cancelation policy prior to booking a table. Our kitchen opens at 12pm and then again at 6pm. See our opening times for more information using the link at the top of our page.


Our recently refurbished double en-suite rooms start from £85 per night during peak and from £65 per night outside of peak times which includes a freshly cooked full English breakfast. Book direct with us and save 15% vs. Booking.com


Peak 2022 Kitchen & Bar opening times:


Monday 12-3pm

Tuesday 12-3pm

Wednesday 12-3pm
Thursday 12-3pm

Friday 12-4pm

Saturday 12-4pm

Sunday 12-4pm


Monday 6pm-8pm

Tuesday 6pm-8pm

Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Thursday 6pm-8pm

Friday 6pm-8pm 

Saturday 6pm-9pm (Reservations recommended to avoid disappointment)

Sunday 6pm-8pm (Reservations recommended to avoid disappointment)


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.

Wine Bottles

Our Drinks

Gin & Tonic

A special treat

Real cask ales

Locally sourced

Fine wines

Simple and Special


Table Reservations

We do accept online reservations for evening diners so should you wish to book for a meal then please read our cancelation policy prior to booking a table.

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 may also be required. We do apply 20% as a table charge for groups of 10 of more to cover additional staffing, service and overheads this will be added to your bill and does not include gratuity for staff. Gratuity can be added at your own discretion. Please use our link at the top of our page and forward the following information on email:

  • Date & Time of reservation

  • No of guests dining

  • No of children dining

  • Please specify any food allergies or special dietary requirements

  • Number of dogs

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 cancelation policy before reserving a table.

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

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.

Cancellation Policy:

 The restaurant’s continued viability relies on reservations being honoured by our customers, and adequate notice being given of any changes or cancellations. Accordingly, the following applies:

1. We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for any booking that is cancelled, or if numbers are reduced without prior notice.

2. For all bookings, you must notify us of a cancellation or any changes to the number of guests at least 24 hours prior to your booking.

3. The Royal Oak at Wetton reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of £15 per person for any bookings changed or cancelled within this 24 hour notice period.

4. The cancellation fee reflects the cost incurred by The Royal Oak at Wetton in terms of staffing, food, and any lost revenue as a result of turning away other potential bookings.

5. We will notify you if any cancellation fee is applied.

6. Any bookings which fail to turn up without any prior notice, will also incur a £15 per person fee.

7. We maybe unable to accommodate dogs inside due to limited capacity. However we do have ample dining space outside in our under cover dining area with heat lamps should we have no space inside. A cancelation fee of £15 per person will be incurred for bookings that cancel without prior notice.


Bed & Breakfast Reservations

We are still taking bookings for summer. However, rooms are selling out fast, so reserve your room now to avoid disappointment!

Our cozy double en-suite rooms are available for a minimum 2 night stay including fresh fruit, yoghurt & cereal and a full English breakfast freshly cooked to order.  

Each room has a 32inch smart tv as standard. Plus free wifi & free parking so there is no added extras...

Sorry we don't allow dogs in our rooms.

Rooms are selling out fast so if you would like to book a room then please email bookings@royaloakwetton.co.uk or use our online booking system.

Small deluxe double is priced from £85 per night. Including breakfast.

Deluxe double is priced from £95 per night. Including breakfast

There's no need to reserve a table as we will reserve you a table automatically, so that you can have drinks or food throughout the duration of your stay.

If you are staying over Tuesday and Wednesday during winter when we are officially closed, we will open from 6pm for all hotel guests staying with us.

Booking & Cancelation policy:

A credit card will be required to secure your reservation and will only be used for authentication purposes. Payment is required on check-in on the day of your arrival. 

24 hour free cancellation:

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid any cancellation charges. After this then a charge for the first night will be made from the card that has been used to secure the reservation.

Book direct with us and save 15% vs booking with Booking.com.

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Customer reviews


"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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Candlelit Wine

Contact Us

The Royal Oak Wetton DE6 2AF

01335 310287

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