Here at The Royal Oak you can expect a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere as soon as you step through the door. We pride ourselves on delivering delicious, great quality pub food in our charming 16th century pub with a smile to boot!
Come and warm yourself by the open fireplace and try a freshly brewed pint of Cerne Abbas Brewery ale, made just up the hill, or relax out in the beer garden under the grapevines with a glass of Pinot.
The pub is open every day for food 12.00 to 3pm, 6pm to 8.30pm except Tuesday and there is a restricted menu on a Monday. Sunday we are open for food 12.00 to 5.00pm and 6pm till 8.30pm.
Fancy a bite to eat?
Our menu offers an exciting combination of traditional and innovative pub food using locally sourced produce providing a genuine taste of Dorset. We have your pub favourites like our steak & ale pie with Stilton or Salmon, sweet chilli & spring onion fishcakes to our specials such as Plaice fillets poached in a fish velouté and filled with king prawns. There is something for all tastes.
From starters to desserts where you can sample Duncan's traditional 1560’s sticky toffee pudding and the signature white chocolate raspberry cheesecake - definitely worth saving room for!
Specials - Today
Every day Chef Duncan prepares a mouth-watering range of Specials. Today's Specials:
Crusty French stick, served with extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
Goat's cheese crostini
Balsamic onion chutney, topped with goat's cheese, served with dressed mixed leaves.
Served with a tangy fruit chutney & toast.
Served with a salad garnish & tartare sauce.
Panko breaded prawns
Served with a sweet chilli sauce & salad garnish.
A range of dishes to suit every taste
Dorset pork (GF)
Medallions of pork, cooked in an apple & cider sauce. Served with crushed potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
Lamb shank (GF)
Slow cooked in mint, honey & red wine jus. Served with crushed roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
Mushroom Stroganoff (GF option, V)
Mushrooms cooked in a classic Stroganoff sauce, served with basmati rice & garlic bread
Tagliatelle carbonara (V)
Wild mushrooms, spinach & sugar snaps, cooked in a vegetarian carbonara sauce. Served with garlic bread.
Cauliflower cheese (V)
Served with salad & either triple cooked chips or garlic bread
add bacon for 1.00
Steak & ale pie (ask for GF option)
Tender chunks of prime steak, slow cooked in a rich ale sauce with a puff pastry top served with new potatoes or triple cooked chips & seasonal vegetables or beans
Add Stilton for £1
Royal Oak gourmet steak burger
Home made caramelised onion and prime steak burger, served with salad, French fries & tomato relish.
Add cheese & bacon for £1.50
8oz Ribeye steak
Prime Ribeye steak cooked to your liking. Served with triple cooked chips, mushrooms, peas, tomato & onion rings.
Duck breast, pan fried, served on lyonnaise potatoes with a blackberry jus. Served with seasonal vegetables.
Blue cheese sauce
Brandy & mushroom sauce
Sample menu - please see dessert board in pub for daily desserts
Home made treacle tart to a recipe from the 1920's.
Sticky toffee pudding
A sticky toffee pudding made to an old family recipe belonging to Duncan dating back to 1560.
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake
This delicious signature cheesecake is made with a Hobnob biscuit and butter base. Served with fresh raspberries and white chocolate runout.
A choice of ice cream served by the scoop, all our ice creams come from Dunstable farm. See our dessert board for a wide range of lovely flavours from clotted cream vanilla to bakewell, honeycomb to double chocolate
Selection of cheese
A selection of Cromwell bishop,Cornish Brie,Maryland vintage,served with a selection of biscuits,real ale chutney,and pickled onions
Menu available 12.00pm - 2.15pm Wednesday - Saturday alongside mains menu
Royal Oak ploughmans
£9.95 / 15.50
A single Ploughman's or a sharing Ploughman's for two. A choice of ham or ham and cheese includes a generous portion of home baked ham, together with mature Cheddar, Stilton and Brie, apple, celery, chutney, pickled onion, served with a salad garnish and a choice of white or brown baton and butter.
Home cooked ham, eggs & chips
Generous portion of hand carved gammon, free range fried eggs, served with triple cooked chips.
Breaded whole-tail Scampi
Breaded whole-tail Scampi served with triple cooked chips, peas and tartare sauce
Steak & ale pie
Tender chunks of prime steak, slow cooked in a rich ale sauce with a puff pastry top, served with new potatoes or chips & seasonal vegetables or beans. Add Stilton for £1.
Royal Oak gourmet steak burger
A home made caramelised onion and prime steak burger, served in a brioche bun, with salad, French fries & tomato relish. Add cheese (Cheddar or Stilton) and bacon for £1.50.
Home made cauliflower cheese served with salad & either triple cooked chips or garlic bread. Add bacon for £1.
Apricot & goat's cheese nut roast
Apricot & goat's cheese nut roast, served with new potatoes, vegetables & gravy.
Selection of baguettes
A choice of Tuna mayonnaise; Prawn with Marie Rose; Brie, bacon and cranberry; Bacon and blue cheese; Cheddar and chutney; Ham and chutney, Bacon lettuce and tomato.
Served with French fries and salad on a choice of granary or white baguette.
A choice of Tuna mayonnaise; Prawn with Marie Rose; Baked beans & cheese; Cheddar cheese; Bacon & Brie; Bacon & blue cheese; Cheddar & onion.
Served with salad.
Macaroni cheese; Fish or chicken goujons, Sausages
Macaroni cheese is served with garlic bread. Goujons and Sausages are served with chips and a choice of garden peas or baked beans
Whole tail scampi
Served with chips and a choice or garden peas or baked beans