'Fishy Friday' - click here to view our November Fish Menu.
Serving on Friday evenings during November.
A fixed two course price of £19.95 per person is available with 24 hour advance reservation. Please mention that you’re booking for ‘Fishy Friday’.

Christmas 2022 - click here to view our Christmas Menu.
Serving from the 6th to the 24th December, Tuesdays to Saturdays 12pm-2:30pm and 6pm -9pm.
We offer a 10% discount for customers who make reservations at least 48 hours in advance.
'Party bookings' (for 12 people or more) are welcome, ask for details.

About Us

‘The Royal Oak’, is an ancient, circa 15th Century free house in the beautiful conservation village of Cardington, nestling in lovely countryside close to the South Shropshire hills. Our hostelry is reputed to be the oldest continuously licensed pub in Shropshire and offers a range of traditional, local ales, with four cask ales on tap, cask cider and good value, homemade food. We are famous for our ‘Fidget Pie’, a Shropshire recipe of gammon, apples and cider that has been handed down from landlord to landlord and was eaten here by Prince Edward over 35 years ago.

We pride ourselves on retaining the traditional character and atmosphere of a country pub. The rambling, low-beamed bar in this ancient place has a roaring winter log fire, cauldron, black kettle and pewter jugs in our vast inglenook fireplace, the old standing timbers of a knocked-through wall, and red and green tapestry seats solidly capped in elm. Our comfortable, dining room has exposed old beams and studwork.

The Royal Oak has always offered a friendly welcome to visitors and locals alike. Here you can rest awhile and be refreshed away from the more usual cacophony of piped music, TV or games machines. Just listen to the locals, or better still join in the banter or participate in our traditional pub pastimes.

Our Menus

Click here to view our menu

Click here to view our 'Fishy Friday' menu

Click here to view our Christmas menu

Opening Hours

We are open lunchtimes and evenings Tuesday through Saturday and also for Sunday Lunch
We are closed on Mondays (including Bank Holiday Mondays)
Table reservations are recommended.

Monday :
Tuesday - Saturday  :
12pm - 2.30pm (Food and Bar);  6pm - 9pm (Food) - 10.30pm (Bar)
Sunday :
Food between 12pm - 2.30pm; Bar open 12pm - 4pm

Tel: 01694 771266