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The Royal Oak Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Wetton, Peak District National Park DE6 2AF, England
+44 1335 310287
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wetton, Peak District National Park DE6 2AF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked uphill from Manifold Trail for lunch to find it closed on a Tuesday. No mention of this on the website as we checked beforehand!

Thank HPR_9
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited today for lunch, upon arrival we noticed that the tables were dirty and sticky, despite having booked to dine for lunch I was disappointed to find no service is offered and so all orders, drinks and condements have to be collected by yourselves rather...More

Thank Gemma N
ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gemma, as we are a pub and not a restaurant all our food and drinks orders are taken at the bar, as is normal for most pubs. If we were a restaurant we would offer table service as is normal for a restaurant. As...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice food bit on expensive side though, beer was very nice the atmosphere was warm but very few people in the bar on the night of our visit.More

Thank plod4925
ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello , thank you for taking the time to review our pub. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, beer and atmosphere, and sorry you only felt we deserved a 3* review. Can I ask what you had to eat as it's useful for us to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet another visit to this great pub. This time as part of a cycling tour of the Peak District. Lou and Ian were very welcoming and even helped my dry my soggy clothes. Had yummy, perfectly cooked steak. Will definitely be back!More

Thank michlikeshols
ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for firstly cycling all the way from Manchester on a wet summer's day and also taking the time to write a lovely review!! Glad you enjoyed the steak and we were more than happy to help dry your wet clothes! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived after a long walk - were advised we may have to wait a whole for food as they were in the middle of serving a large group but weather was nice so we sat outside with pints of very good local beer. Food when...More

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ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thanks so much for your 5* review, we really appreciate you taking the time! Ah yes I think you arrived when we had a lunch booking for 30 and then lots of walk ins, so thanks for your patience! We're glad you enjoyed the...More

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to this pub for a few years now and the food is always fantastic and Ian and Lou are fantastic. Always friendly and willing to help. Will continue to come in years to come. Thank you for everything you've done for us....More

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ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We do our best to maintain and improve our high standards for our food, drinks (especially our Real Ale and more recently gins!) and hospitality. It's always good to know our hard work is paying off with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for our first time following a lengthy walk. Had a few beers, decent selection, prices you'd expect for the location and as mentioned the service was friendly and surroundings quaint. Why the 2 stars then? Whilst building an appetite we watched the food coming...More

Thank proctershaun
ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to respond, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the Ploughman's. What a shame you didn't say something on the day as soon as you had been served the meal as we could have done something...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last night early evening with my two teenage sons and was given a really warm welcome by Ian. Nice cosy village pub with wide range of classic meals on the menu which suited us all perfectly. I had scampi and home cooked chips,...More

Thank PrioryPengui
ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, it was great to have a chat before you left! If we can keep growing teenage boys happy and full then we know our portion sizes are generous!! We are increasing our homemade food offering all the time, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed through Wetton-Mill as a detour on our manifold valley walk and stopped at this pub for a rest. The beer was extremely tasty and the barman very friendly. After a pleasant experience we returned the following day for a meal as well. My fish...More

Thank Kiran N
ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kiran, I've just read your review to our wonderful team here at The Royal Oak and it's given us a fantastic boost to our spirits on a crazy busy weekend! Despite being tired, the team are raring to go and we really are lucky to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The three of us went to The Royal Oak on Tuesday night and were welcomed by Ian who immediately suggested that my wife and daughter try one of his selection of specialist gins: they were a hit, especially the substitution of soda for tonic together...More

ringsingding, Owner at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to write it. We are delighted that you had a great evening with us, it was our first night back from holiday so we were a bit shell shocked to be back...More

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Questions & Answers
20 April 2017|
Response from ringsingding | Property representative |
Hello Sonja, lovely to hear from you. We can definitely accommodate your group on the Sunday evening. 28 May. I can reserve a table for you for 7pm, no prob and dogs are very welcome here. Our website is rather out of... More
Carol A
16 April 2017|
Response from ringsingding | Property representative |
Yes we do, free dog biscuits too. See you soon :) Cheers Ian&Lou
13 April 2017|
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Response from ringsingding | Property representative |
The other guys are right, we are a traditional English pub serving lovely home cooked English food and award winning beers and wines. Cheers, Ian the Landlord.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wetton, Peak District National Park DE6 2AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Wetton
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 310287
  • E-mail
The Royal Oak at Wetton is a 300 year old traditional country pub that offers excellent pub food, a selection of ever changing Real Ales, an open fire and beer garden. We have recently won 2 CAMRA awards and we feature in the 2017 Good Beer Guide.

We host events throughout the year, from charity quizzes, Meet the Brewer, outdoor theatre, local art & craft exhibitions to vintage car rallies.

We are a family friendly pub and walkers, cyclists, muddy boots and dogs are all welcome!
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