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“Peak District Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Oak Inn

The Royal Oak Inn
Wetton, Peak District National Park DE6 2AF, England
1335310287
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Wetton
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
staffordshire
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Peak District Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

This pub is quintessentially English. We just happened to pop in after walking to Thor's cave, and along the Manifold track yesterday afternoon. A local folk music group were playing in one corner, the real ale is fantastic, and they serve good pub grub.
I have often been disappointed by pubs in the peak district, but not by The Royal Oak. It was packed, so I guess others share my view.
They do have a notice up asking walkers to remove or cover muddy boots with plastic boot covers.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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“Good pub grub in a village inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed at the camp site at this little village inn for a night on our way across from Nottinghamshire to Wales. The camp site is good value at £5 per adult per night with basic but clean facilities (one shower/toilet for men and one for women) and is situated behind the pub in a field between the churchyard and a field of sheep.

The pub itself is quite old fashioned; it's still a village pub, with friendly staff and friendly locals. The food is reasonably priced and tasty, with a small menu. My husband's gammon was juicy and not too salty and my Stilton crumble was flavoursome. The main courses were both served with some salad (none of the fancy bagged stuff here - just iceberg lettuce, onion, tomato and green pepper), garden peas and some excellent chunky chips. For dessert, we had a sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate orange explosion (chocolate and orange marbled sponge topped with chocolate sauce), both of which were really good.

When we arrived at lunchtime, there was plenty of people eating what looked like very generously sized sandwiches and the lovely shady beer garden was busy.

The pub also has a couple of friendly cats hanging around for treats and cuddles.

All in all, we had a good meal, a hot shower and a comfy pitch for the night, so all was great for us.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wetherby
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“Lovely traditional village pub in a relatively quiet peak district village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Lovely traditional village pub that serves good traditional pub grub- large sandwiches, soup, chips, typical pub main meals at very reasonable prices.
Wetton, although only a few miles from Hartington, is much less crowded - so parking is easy and the village is much more relaxed. Excellent walking in the manifold valley from here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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