Derby CAMRA Country Pub of the Year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015

Derby CAMRA 'Country Pub of the Year'
2011 - Winner
2012 - Winner
2013 - Winner
2014 - Runner up
2015 - Winner

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About us

The bar of the Royal OakThe Royal Oak in Ockbrook is a beautiful and very busy traditional village pub, whose excellent food, cask ales and eclectic wine list attracts customers from all over the country as well as the locals.

Tradition, friendliness and a cosy atmosphere are the key to the pub's success. There are no fruit machines, juke boxes or pool tables (although darts, skittles and other traditional pub games are a big part of the pub's weekly life). The quality of its beers has seen the Royal Oak at the top of the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide for over 30 years. The Royal Oak has been voted both 'Derby’s Pub of the Year' and the 'Best Pub in the East Midlands'. It won Derby CAMRA's 'Country Pub Of The Year' award three years running in 2011, 2012 and 2013, was runner up in 2014, and won again in 2015.

"The Royal Oak in Ockbrook is simply a great village local right at the heart of community life which has been in the Good Beer Guide for 39 years due to the quality of its ales."
Gareth Stead, Derby CAMRA Chairman
"The Royal Oak at Ockbrook is a gem of a place, a proper pub, and one that will certainly feature in my Pubs To Love column..."
Simon Johnson, The Reluctant Scooper

Our opening times | Our facilities | Functions | Where we are & how to find us

Our opening times

Monday 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-11:00pm Lunchtime meals served 12:00pm-2:00pm
Evening meals served 6:00pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-11:00pm Lunchtime meals served 12:00pm-2:00pm
Evening meals served 6:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-11:00pm Lunchtime meals served 12:00pm-2:00pm
Evening meals served 6:00pm-8.30pm
Thursday 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-11:00pm Lunchtime meals served 12:00pm-2:00pm
Evening meals served 6:00pm-8.30pm
Friday 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-11:30pm Lunchtime meals served 12:00pm-2:00pm
Evening meals served 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm ALL DAY Lunchtime meals served 12:00pm-2:00pm
No Evening meals. Private Parties catered for.
Sunday 12:00pm-11:00pm ALL DAY Sunday Lunch served at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. No Evening meals.

See more details about our traditional meals and catering for private occasions.

Our facilities

The childrens' slideWe’re very family-friendly both inside and outside. We have a room separate to some of the other dining areas, catering especially for children, with a high chair and colouring books available to entertain little ones. And outside, as well as our covered cobbled courtyard and beer garden we have a children’s play area with swings and a slide.

The pub is wheelchair accessible, and we have a disabled toilet facility.

The beer gardenOutside we have a beer garden for those lovely warm summer evenings, and there's a pretty, cobbled covered seating area at the front of the pub.

Our 'Roots Room', seating up to 80 people, hosts a multitude of events throughout the year from live music to theatre, big band concerts to parties. And we have smaller rooms too for smaller events and get-togethers.

Vintage beer lorry outside the Royal OakEvery year we hold larger events too, like our October and May Anniversary beer festivals or the Boxing Day Steam Rally. Outside live music events are always popular too. Not to mention Skittles Nights, Curry, Pie and Pizza Nights, Themed Dinners and Parties! See our events calendar for what's going on in any month.

Call in for details and directions and to pick up your guides and maps for one of the many lovely country walks in the area.

Beer pumps at the Royal OakWe always have a selection of award-winning cask ales (as well as one permanent Bass pump and three guest beers) and draught ciders. We also serve delicious hot food at lunchtime and most evenings, including our Speciality Nights (Curry, Pies and Pizza) and fresh fish evenings.

Function rooms

Function room decorated for a partyWe have a variety of rooms available for hire, including our large function room. Our small rooms cater for approx 20 people, and our function room can cater for approx 80 people. It is available for: Private Parties, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Discos, Dinner Parties, Celebration Nights, Weddings, Skittle Nights, Sports Nights, Film and Slide Nights, Charity Nights, Christenings and any other Celebrations.

Contact us about availability and to find out more about our catering facility - we can cater for up to 80 people.

For more information on these or any other event give us a phone call on 01332 662378

Where we are and how to find us

The Royal Oak is situated on Green Lane in Ockbrook.

Heading east out of Derby on the A52 (Brian Clough Way) take the Ockbrook exit after around 4 miles (just after the Shell garage). At the end of the slip road turn left into Victoria Avenue. Follow this past the Queens Head pub and turn left at the T junction. The Royal Oak is in a couple of hundred yards on the left.

The Royal Oak
55 Green Lane
Ockbrook
Derby
DE72 3SE
+44 (0)1332 662378

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