The Royal Oak
If you’re looking for a quintessentially British establishment offering historic charm, hearty fare and beer straight from the cask, look no further than The Royal Oak. Situated near the sleepy village of Wineham, The Royal Oak’s beautiful exterior, surrounded by lush green lawn and foliage, draws locals and those merely passing by through its doors with regularity. Its wooden outdoor tables and seating are the perfect place to sip a cool, refreshing beverage in the sunnier months, while the rustic-looking fireplace will warm your cockles when the cooler weather sets in. The well-loved interior harks back to days gone by, with exposed beams and various curiosities adorning the walls.
Everything that leaves the kitchen is made in-house from locally sourced ingredients. Traditionalists will feel right at home with an ample selection of classic British dishes on the menu – it’s a great place to catch up with a friend over a plentiful ploughman’s lunch. Served with a generous portion of crusty bread, pâté and pickle, there’s plenty to get stuck into. The everpopular Sunday roast boasts a selection of perfectly cooked meats with all the trimmings – booking is highly recommended. Combine this with an array of desserts to tempt your sweet tooth and you’ll find that there’s more than enough reasons to head over to The Royal Oak.