The Royal Oak

Wetton, Wetton DE6 2AF
$ English

Diane & Richard welcome you 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. 

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 menus 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.

We are operating card only where possible due to difficulties caused by Covid - 19 and staffing shortages and kindly request that you support us where possible.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please specify any special dietary requirements or preferences. EG: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten free or Allergies etc in the request section.

For larger groups or 10 or more a pre-order will be required 2 days prior to your reservation.

Business Info

  • Address: Wetton, Wetton DE6 2AF
  • Cross Street: Ashbourne rd
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01335310287
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

Photos

The Royal Oak - The Royal Oak

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Friday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30
Sunday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:30
Dinner Outside 18:00 - 20:30

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We have a designated area for dogs with limited capacity. Therefore, prior arrangement is required to ensure we can accommodate you. We also request that you keep your dog with you and that you ensure that they are quiet to ensure the comfort of all our other guests that are dining with us.
Yes we do, occasionally we will have options available in our menus. However, to avoid disappointment we kindly ask that you let us know prior to visiting us so that we can ensure we have something available for you.
Yes we do and we kindly request that all quests respect these to ensure the safety of all our staff and guests. We also ask that all customers read our policy before visiting us.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.57 out of 5 stars based on 313 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2021
Rachel G.
Walking into a candlelit room with a fire burning in the corner and Christmas decorations everywhere made for a wonderful festive meal! The barman was extremely welcoming and the service was excellent. The chips and steak and ale pie were spot on. A mulled wine to finish was the perfect end to a cosy evening. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2021
Jessica W.
Great meal and loved the log fire :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2021
Harriet M.
The perfect pub lunch after a long walk, the service was wonderful & so welcoming. The food was delicious, real home cooked good food! And when they say they’re dog friendly, they really mean they’re dog friendly!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2021
Rowan H.
Delightful service, excellent food, felt they went the extra mile and the atmosphere was lovely.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2021
Liz H.
The welcome at The Royal Oak was 1st class. Selection of food and drinks was very good. Our food came well cooked and presented. It was value for money and l would highly recommend this pub. They doing a great job in theses time of staff shortages. It was good to see a pub open everyday in that area, there not many to pick from open. Keep up the good work

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2021
Janet H.
Food excellent and staff very attentive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2021
Debbie A.
Good food and friendly people. Would totally recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Brian V.
Good village pub with friendly service. Food as hoped I.e. Good quality pub food. The pudding was particularly memorable home made and generous portions. Get there early for easy parking.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
Joe H.
This was the second time we've been in. The staff are welcoming and so efficient. Table service was prompt. They were very busy but were not overwhelmed by the extra demands. Food was excellent and substantial.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 30, 2021
richard c.
We went for a meal on the first night of our holiday at a nearby self catering cottage. We had forgotten to pack the milk so we also asked if we could buy a pint from the pub. Apparently it was a bit low so the barman went to his house and brought a pint from his fridge. How is that for service? Definitely 5 star.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2021
Chris A.
Lovely setting, good food, really friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2021
Rach G.
Excellent food, great friendly service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Helen W.
Friendly helpful staff; lovely food. Good value

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2021
Michael P.
Lovely welcoming pub. Excellent food, nice surroundings, friendly staff. Ate there 3 times when staying at The Gatehouse ( Fred's Shed) in the village and couldn't fault it. Very popular and no wonder!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Sophie R.
A lovely friendly pub. We were a bit delayed but they kept the kitchen open for us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2021
Lee W.
Superb meal in The Royal Oak! Sat outside but were royally looked after. Steaks were superb as was the fish but the star was the chicken and ham hock pie. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Thanks all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Sue C.
What a wonderful warm welcome on a wet Wednesday lunchtime. We had lunch at the Royal Oak before a walk and all the staff were very welcoming and the pub had a very friendly atmosphere. I had a good scampi (can't say much more about a scampi) and my husband had the homemade hotpot which was highly recommended by the waitress. He was not disappointed, it was delicious. We would certainly return if in the area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Valerie S.
Attentive very friendly staff. Great food. We had perfectly cooked seabass and delicious sticky toffee pudding.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2021
Vicki M.
Lovely family run pub, that did a great job of managing special dietary requirements. Delicious food and friendly atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2021
Taylor R.
Beautiful setting with excellent food. The staff were incredibly friendly, and we felt very well looked after and valued. Given the current situation, we were still given excellent service and as such have told friends about it. We will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 22, 2021
Diane H.
Loved our meal! enthusiastic helpful staff - i enjoyed the "special", great tasting lamb, but i would have loved more vegetables as i was hungry after walking.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 21, 2021
Donna B.
Small friendly pub with tasty food and great service. Also lots of interesting history about the toe-wtestling championships! Would visit again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2021
Manjeet K.
Excellent service, nice hearty meal, good value. Will definitely return

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 04, 2021
Ian R.
Friendly traditional pub great beer and food, definitely be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 29, 2021
Reginald H.
Very pleased when requested for a Gluten Free choice of menu, the chef cooked it fresh for me ,

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2021
Rosie S.
Very warm welcome.Food homemade tasty and very generous portions.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2021
Alison b.
Great little pub, staff very helpful as I had booked a table outside but they also saved a table inside as it had been raining all day.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 17, 2021
Edward C.
Lovely Country pub with a varied menu and good local beer

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
jane h.
Fabulous, friendly staff who were extremely thoughtful and welcoming. Nice atmosphere, good choice of food and wine. Will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 16, 2021
John S.
Restrictions permitting this is pub hits all the right notes. Homely and unfussed for the hikers.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2021
Christine P.
Short staffed but working very hard in the heat and very apologetic. Very friendly

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2021
Andy W.
Lovely pub in a pretty location. Menu was a bit limited when we arrived due to being busy earlier in the day but at least the food was freshly prepared. Good choice of local ales and very friendly service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 02, 2021
Tim B.
Great to be able to eat outside (good weather) with friends (COVID)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 29, 2021
mike s.
A delightful evening, we were well looked after and pub was so much better than when we visited 2 years ago!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 28, 2021
Jane F.
Really good visit to the pub. Service a bit slow but understandable as it has been a while since it was open so pub having to find new ways of looking after the customer because of the pandemic. Can't wait to visit again as the food was good and staff friendly.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Antony Rignall H.
A very caring service. Good food, efficient service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 11, 2021
Alison B.
Good location and scenery, we sat under the covered area outside in the gardens at lunchtime. Food was good value and quality and well presented. The menu could be expanded in the future to offer more choice.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 02, 2021
Paul R.
A proper country pub with pleasant friendly staff, good beer and nice pub food - whats not to like on a sunny hot bank holiday ?

Overall: 8/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 0/10
Jun 01, 2021
Sandra I.
I know the kitchen was extremely busy so I understand we had to wait but after waiting so long for my food I was shocked by the size of the portion. I had spent all day walking and was very hungry then was served two tiny sausages and seven chips. It was like a child’s portion. The food was tasty but there most definitely not enough.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 05, 2021
Janis B.
Little slow on the service, we had plenty of time so no issue but waited a long time to order

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 28, 2021
Anne A.
The area behind the pub needs to be tidied up.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 26, 2021
Tim J.
We went on their first day of opening after lock down and I think this affected their organisation. We waited quite a long time for service and our food. However, all the staff were lovely and were clearly trying their best despite being over stretched. When the food arrived it was really good and we were lucky to be sat in the beer garden on a mild, sunny day which was great.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 30, 2021
Annabelle M.
Unfortunately although homemade the food was sub standard and not overly tasty.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2021
David L.
Overall good - bit surprised no ham ingredient two days running.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 07, 2021
Katherine A.
Staff were very friendly & helpful but were exceedingly busy at bank holiday weekend & we waited a while for our food. The sunshine gave way to a cold wind & rain ( not their fault!) so would like to have been a bit quicker! Food was tasty