The Royal Oak

Wetton, Wetton DE6 2AF

Under $25

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.

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.

Reservations


  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,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 20:30  
Tuesday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 20:30  
Wednesday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 20:30  
Thursday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 20:30  
Friday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 20:30  
Saturday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 20:30  
Sunday
Inside Dining 8:30 - 20:30  
Beer Garden 12:00 - 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.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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: 9/10
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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
Ambiance: 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: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 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