Our Christmas Menu is now available.
Serving Tuesday to Saturday, lunch and evening, from the 7th of December.

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 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 25 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.

Opening Hours

We are open lunchtimes and evenings Tuesday through Saturday and also for Sunday Lunch
Additionally our bar is open 12pm - 9.30pm on Saturdays and 12pm - 4pm on Sundays
We are closed on Mondays (including Bank Holiday Mondays)
Table reservations are recommended.

Monday :
Tuesday - Friday :
12pm - 2.30pm (Food and Bar);  6pm - 9pm (Food) - 11pm (Bar)
Saturday :
Bar open 12pm - 11pm; Food between 12pm - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9pm
Sunday :
Bar open 12pm - 4pm; Food between 12pm - 2.30pm

Christmas and New Year. We will be operating our published hours with the following exception. We will open on Christmas Day Saturday 25th December between 12pm - 2.30pm for drinks service only; we will be closed that evening.

Tel: 01694 771266