Welcome to the Peak District
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.
Bed & breakfast
& En-suite double rooms coming soon...
Email us for more information including prices.
Our rooms have been recently refurbished to a very high standard, so why not treat yourself to a well deserved break in the beautiful peak district. Where you will find some lovely walks in the beautiful English countryside.
Gin & Tonic
A special treat
Real cask ales
Simple and Special
We are accepting online table bookings for diners. Our tables are limited so if you are planning on visiting us when we are open again, please feel free to reserve a table.
Although a credit card is required when making online reservations 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
We are working on a new booking system to manage our Bed & Breakfast bookings.
Keep checking back here for more updates. We are on target to open our rooms for guests by Easter this year.
If you would like to receive regular updates or would like any more information including prices, then please email us.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have using our online chat.
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.
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."
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm & 6pm to 8pm
Weekends: 12pm - 3pm & 6pm to 9pm