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 Standard menu

Click here to view our Wine menu

Opening Hours

We are open lunchtimes and evenings Wednesday through Saturday and also for Sunday Lunch.
We are closed on Mondays (including Bank Holiday Mondays).
We are open for evening drinks on Tuesday between 9pm and 10.30pm.
We will be closed on Tuesday the 2nd of April.
Table reservations are recommended.

Monday :
Tuesday :
9pm - 10.30pm (Bar)
Wed - 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