The Royal Oak
Diners at The Royal Oak can expect an exciting combination of traditional and innovative pub food made using locally sourced produce, providing a genuine taste of Dorset.
A warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere greet diners as soon as they step through the door. The talented team takes pride in delivering delicious, high-quality pub food in the charming 16th-century pub. Enjoy the open fire and try a pint of freshly brewed Cerne Abbas Brewery ale from just up the hill, or relax in the beer garden under the grapevines with a glass of pinot.
You’ll be pleased to see pub favourites such as salmon, sweet chilli and spring onion fishcakes, and a gourmet steak burger with cheddar and bacon. Specials like beef Wellington, and lamb shank with honey and mint sauce and garlic mash mean that there’s something for all tastes. For dessert you can sample the likes of the chef’s delicious bread and butter pudding, made to a secret family recipe that dates back to the 1680s, or perhaps a gooey chocolate and caramel tart served with clotted cream ice cream – the perfect way to end your meal.
The Royal Oak is nestled in the stunning village of Cerne Abbas, with its ancient abbey ruins and the iconic landmark, Giant, within a ten-minute walk. Children and dogs are very welcome. Take the time to seek out and enjoy everything this delightful 16th-century country pub has to offer – you won’t regret it.