Why not visit The Royal Oak on Valentine's Weekend? On Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th get a free bottle of wine when you buy two steaks with our Meat 'Lovers' Special, or why not treat your loved one to our Champagne Breakfast, on Sunday the 14th, available by advance reservation only?

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.

We are open lunchtimes and evenings Tuesday through Sunday.
Additionally our bar is open 12pm - 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Closed on Mondays (but open for Bank Holiday Monday lunch)
Table reservations are recommended.

Opening Hours
November 2015 - March 2016

Monday     - Closed -
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 (Closed on Sunday Evening)

Tel: 01694 771266