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104949 1

The Royal Oak

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

This long-established watering-hole in a pretty White Peak village continues to offer the most hospitable, time-honoured welcome to all; the landlord also says that muddy boots (a rack is provided) and friendly dogs are ok by him. To set the scene – flagged floors, beams and open fire within, and tables outside that promise views to tree-studded limestone pastures. Tracks and byways wend down into the amazing gorge of the River Manifold, riddled by caves amidst memorable ash woods. No surprise then that the pub is popular with ramblers happy to sample beers from local producers like Whim. Filling pub stalwarts populate the menu here; Staffordshire chicken, and rustic beef and Guinness casserole are cases in point.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon-Tue in winter
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-close
  • Lunch: Mon-Thu 12-3, Fri-Sun 12-close
  • Dinner: Mon-Thu 6-close, Fri-Sun 12-close

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Whim Ales Hartington IPA, local guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A515 from Ashbourne towards Buxton, left in 4m signed Alstonfield. In Alstonfield follow Wetton sign

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