The Royal Oak

Wetton, Wetton DE6 2AF
$ English

Welcome to The Royal Oak at Wetton 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.

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 8 or more a pre-order will be required 2 days prior to your reservation including a £5 deposit per person.

Business Info

  • Address: Wetton, Wetton DE6 2AF
  • Cross Street: Public house
  • 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
Dinner outside undercover dining 18:00 - 20:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:00
Dinner outside undercover dining 18:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:00
Dinner outside undercover dining 18:00 - 20:00
Thursday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 16:00
Lunch outside undercover dining 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner outside undercover dining 17:00 - 20:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:00
Friday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 16:00
Lunch outside undercover dining 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner outside undercover dining 17:00 - 20:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 16:00
Lunch outside undercover dining 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 21:00
Dinner outside undercover dining 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Lunch Inside 12:00 - 18:00
Lunch outside undercover dining 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner Inside 18:00 - 20:00
Dinner outside undercover dining 18:00 - 20:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We have a designated area for dogs with limited capacity. We are sorry however we can not guarantee tables for guests inside that have a dog, however we will do our best to accommodate. We do however welcome dogs in the beer garden and in the under cover dining section. 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

4.61 out of 5 stars based on 498 votes

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Oct 28, 2022
Grace T.
The landlord in this pub provided excellent service and we had a great evening I would highly recommend

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Oct 06, 2022
TERRY R.
Lovely food and Very welcoming friendly staff

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Oct 03, 2022
Nilesh C.
Great country pub across from our digs. Staff were friendly and although there had been a hiccup on the first evening, it was soon rectified. My food was excellent, but one of my friend's veg dishes was not quite up to par. A warm welcome after a long day walking - just what the doctor ordered!

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Sep 21, 2022
karen w.
The welcome was lovely the food very tasty and good value for money.

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Aug 29, 2022
Keshma T.
Lovely place and great choice of menu for veg/ vegan options! Friendly staff and great service!

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Aug 28, 2022
Stephen A.
Booking was easy and the whole experience was welcoming and friendly

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Aug 08, 2022
Nick G.
Great food , nice setting , friendly staff , online booking easy.

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Aug 03, 2022
Julia L.
We all really enjoyed it. Great to see plenty of vegan choices!
Business Response:
Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback. Its great to hear such lovely words. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Diane

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Aug 03, 2022
Stan D.
Car parking easy, lovely interior, great staff who were very attentive and courteous, a free bottle of wine as wedding anniversary, meals were gorgeous (steak and ale pie and ham and chicken pie).
Business Response:
Thanks for your kind words, we were over the moon to be part of your celebrations. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards, Diane

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Jul 08, 2022
Emily L.
It was a really lovely meal, food was fantastic, good selection on the menu. Family friendly pub and the service was really good

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Jun 14, 2022
NEIL M.
The Royal Oak is a hidden gem. The food, service and value are all fantastic. I will be back for more

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May 16, 2022
Claire R.
Great little pub with good food

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Mar 10, 2022
Andy B.
Superb pub. Food, staff, ambiance perfect. Love this pub and how the staff make it such a warm and welcoming place to come. Already looking forward to the next visit. Thanks very much to everyone at the Royal Oak.

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Mar 02, 2022
Jeanette G.
Great food and service

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Feb 21, 2022
Js M.
Made to feel very welcome (with two dogs) in cozy bar area. Delicious food, served with care and attention.

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Feb 17, 2022
Steve B.
Lovely Valentines evening meal. Very welcoming immediately on walking through the door - nicely lit, cosy warm and friendly reception at the bar. It’s also great to find a pub that serves both the Titanic Plum Porter and the Titanic Plum Gin. Loved the black pudding fritter starter & the fillet steak and the sticky chocolate & pomegranate torte was delicious. It was certainly well worth the 50 min drive from Derby to eat at this fantastic pub - we’ll be going back for sure.

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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.

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Nov 14, 2021
Jessica W.
Great meal and loved the log fire :)

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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!

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Sep 23, 2021
Rowan H.
Delightful service, excellent food, felt they went the extra mile and the atmosphere was lovely.

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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

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Sep 18, 2021
Janet H.
Food excellent and staff very attentive.

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Sep 16, 2021
Debbie A.
Good food and friendly people. Would totally recommend

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aug 25, 2021
Chris A.
Lovely setting, good food, really friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

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Aug 15, 2021
Rach G.
Excellent food, great friendly service

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Aug 12, 2021
Helen W.
Friendly helpful staff; lovely food. Good value

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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!

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Aug 08, 2021
Sophie R.
A lovely friendly pub. We were a bit delayed but they kept the kitchen open for us.

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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

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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.

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Jul 16, 2021
Valerie S.
Attentive very friendly staff. Great food. We had perfectly cooked seabass and delicious sticky toffee pudding.

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

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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!!

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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
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Oct 28, 2022
Alastair S.
Very pleasant evening in classic old Peak pub. Very much enjoyed the chicken, leak and ham pie. Gluten free option much appreciated.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 27, 2022
Evelyn T.
Lovely welcoming pub, fantastic welcome by hosts excellent homemade food and great service. Highly recommended

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Sep 21, 2022
Ian C.
Great pub run by lovely and the home cooked food is great

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Sep 20, 2022
Peter Mainprize M.
Friendly helpful staff, food very good.

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Aug 12, 2022
Penny C.
We've been here twice over the summer while camping nearby, nice quiet place to eat outside in the week. There was a mix up with my order so they cooked me a whole new meal from scratch! Genuine home cooked food, very polite waitress and good service all round (sorry the chef had to work late!).

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Susan H.
WE HAVE VISITED THE Royal Oak ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED OUR VISITS PLEASANT SERVICE GOOD PRICED WELL COOKED FOOD HAVE ENJOYED ALL OUR VISITS AND LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE VISITS GOOD PUB HOSPITALITY WELL DONE
Business Response:
Thanks for coming back, we are over the moon that you had a great time with us. We hope to see you agsin soon! Kindest regards, Diane

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Apr 29, 2022
Ian L.
Lovely and warm when the door was shut due to a real fire. Could do with an auto closer on the door.

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Feb 14, 2022
Robert M.
Really good experience. Lots of improvements to the pub over recent years without loosing its cosy charm! Very friendly greeting & service. Unfortunately had run out of cheese board however, all food served was really good. Will be back when next in the area.

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

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Nov 04, 2021
Ian R.
Friendly traditional pub great beer and food, definitely be back.

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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
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Sep 16, 2021
Rosie S.
Very warm welcome.Food homemade tasty and very generous portions.