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105041 1

The Royal Oak

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Reputedly the oldest continuously licensed pub in Shropshire and set in a conservation village, this free house can trace its roots to the 15th century. The rambling low-beamed bar with vast inglenook (complete with cauldron, black kettle and pewter jugs) and comfortable beamed dining room are refreshingly undisturbed by music, TV or games machines. Choose from the excellent cask ales and ponder your choice of sustenance: good-value home-made fare includes devilled kidneys with home-made onion rings; Shropshire fidget pie (gammon cooked with spiced cider and apples with a puff pastry top); fish pie; and mushroom and spinach lasagne.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon (ex BH L) & Sun eve Nov-Mar
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 6-11 (Sat-Sun 12-11) (Nov-Mar 12-2.30 6-11 Sat 12-11 Sun 12-4)
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sun 6-9 (Tue-Sat 6-9 Nov-Mar)

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Ludlow Best, Three Tuns XXX, Wye Valley Butty Bach, Sharp's Doom Bar, Hobsons Town Crier

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From Church Stretton on A49, take B4371 towards Much Wenlock. Through Hope Bowdler, right signed Cardington. Or from Much Wenlock, take B4371 towards Chruch Stretton. Turn right at Cardington sign

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