About Us

Warmest of Welcomes

​We warmly welcome you to the Royal Oak, a charming country pub nestled just off the A515 near the small village of Hurdlow and the perfect base for exploring the delights of the southern Peak District.

Our open fires and hidden corners are a welcoming sight for all tired walkers craving a well-earned pint, families on a day out looking for a friendly haven or 'Foodies' after some delicious homemade dishes. Rustic decor gives the pub an inviting and homely feel true to the old country pub nature. We take great pride in offering a friendly, traditional style of hospitality complete with a cosy pub atmosphere, good company, a great selection of local and regional ales and lagers, a fine selection of wines, and a menu of hearty English pub food. Proper food, generous portions and sensible prices are what make The Royal Oak so special.

Step outside to the large beer garden, complete with undercover seating area for when the inevitable Peak District weather hits, or venture beyond the pubs grounds and onto the High Peak and Tissington trails which are right on our doorstep.

For those who would like to linger longer our beautiful campsite is a great base for exploring the Peaks. Surrounded by the exquisite countryside and which the lovely towns of Buxton and Bakewell nearby, there is loads to do and see and with spacious pitches, good facilities and our great pub on site, what more could you need?

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Proper Pub Food

Our aim is to produce good honest pub food that is freshly prepared on the premises. The policy at The Royal Oak is to source the best seasonal produce and support local suppliers. In order to create an extensive menu, suppliers have been chosen from their established and trusted reputations, knowledge and quality of product and with consideration to the environment. Whether it's a light bite, a Sunday Roast, comforting classic or something a little different from the specials board, you are sure to leave more than satisfied. 

Aiming to cater to all tastes and if you have any dietary requirements, want something not on the menu, or if you just fancy a dish with different vegetables, salad, or sauce, just ask. Children of all ages are welcome and there is a Children's Menu with smaller portions to tempt little appetites and vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes mean no one is left out.

Our 'Oak Room' allowed larger groups of up to around 30 people to enjoy the Royal Oak experience, perfect for a birthday meal or family get together!

Our menu changes seasonally and with our ever-changing specials board there is always something new and exciting to try.

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Our Suppliers

Tasty pub food with locally sourced ingredients

We are also partnered with Peak Venues and Knockerdown Cottages.

Peak Venues offer a vast array of holiday cottages and group accommodation. Many of the properties are in the vicinity of our pub, some even within walking distance.

Knockerdown Cottages are a group of holiday cottages near Carsington Water, Ashbourne, a mere 20 minute drive away from us.


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The Paw-fect Pub

We are dog friendly throughout our pub and campsite and we love to meet all your furry friends!

We welcome muddy boots and paws as we are the ideal post-walk pint stop. With the Tissington & High Peak Trails right on our doorstep and easy access to many other footpaths, you will never run out of scenic Peak District routes.

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How to Find Us

The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9QJ

Our Sister Pub

The Bull I' Th' Thorn Pub & Pizzeria

A mere 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk away sits our sister establishment, The Bull I' Th' Thorn.

The newly refurbished building resembles a cosy, rustic pub and bar area next door to a open, contemporary pizzeria, resulting in the perfect mix of new and old and a totally unique venue. The pizzeria is fitted with TVs showing live Sky Sports and can also be used as a large function room for private parties!

The menu is inspired by casual dining and the star of the show are the pizzas made in authentic Napoleon style and are topped with mouth-watering ingredients. The menu also offers burgers, hot-dogs and sharing plates making the 'Bulli' the perfect place to tear, share and enjoy some delicious food with friends and family.

They also have a campsite. It is larger than ours at the Oak and also offers electric hook-up, and as it is just down the road from us it is also in the perfect location for exploring the beautiful Peak District.

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How to Find The Bull I' Th' Thorn

The Bull I' Th' Thorn, Ashbourne Road, Hurdlow, Derbyshire, Sk17 9QQ