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.
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!
Every day Chef Duncan prepares a mouth-watering range of Specials. Today's Specials:
Steak & kidney pudding £13.50
Butternut squash lasagne £10.95
Local venison & apple faggots £10.95
Pork belly £10.95
Smoked salmon linguine £12.95
Booking is recommended. Call us on 01300 341797
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Perfect to start or as a light snack
£2.95 / £5.50
Crusty French stick, served with extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
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.
Served with a sweet chilli sauce & salad garnish.
A range of dishes to suit every taste
A mixture of cod, smoked haddock & salmon, cooked in a white wine sauce with hard boiled eggs, topped with creamed potato and cheese and then oven baked. Served with seasonal vegetables.
Medallions of pork, cooked in an apple & cider sauce. Served with crushed potatoes & seasonal vegetables.
Slow cooked in mint, honey & red wine jus. Served with crushed roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Mushrooms cooked in a classic Stroganoff sauce, served with basmati rice & garlic bread
Wild mushrooms, spinach & sugar snaps, cooked in a vegetarian carbonara sauce. Served with garlic bread.
Served with salad & either triple cooked chips or garlic bread
add bacon for 1.00
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
Home made caramelised onion and prime steak burger, served with salad, French fries & tomato relish
Add cheese & bacon for £1.50
Served with free range fried eggs, triple cooked chips & peas
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.
A sticky toffee pudding made to an old family recipe belonging to Duncan dating back to 1560.
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
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
£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.
Generous portion of hand carved gammon, free range fried eggs, served with triple cooked chips.
Breaded whole-tail Scampi served with triple cooked chips, peas and tartare sauce
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.
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, served with new potatoes, vegetables & gravy.
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 is served with garlic bread. Goujons and Sausages are served with chips and a choice of garden peas or baked beans
Served with chips and a choice or garden peas or baked beans