chef duncan russell and our approach to food

Chef Duncan Russell

New chef Duncan Russell comes to us from the  Brewer's Arms in Martinstown, where he established a reputation for creating authentic homemade food in the true provincial manner - the finest local ingredients in honest dishes in hearty proportions and packed with flavour.

Duncan's style of cooking perfectly matches the timeless appeal of this traditional Dorset pub. Value, but with no compromise on quality.

Classically trained on Cunard's finest liners, Duncan brings not only decades of professional experience, but an integrity to how we approach and present food at The Royal Oak.

Seasonal Menu

Our menu changes regularly to suit the changing of the seasons and the availability of fresh local produce.


In addition to the six Starters and a dozen Main Courses and delicious Desserts, there is always a list of mouth-watering Specials to choose from.


We can cater for most allergies and special dietary needs. Please ask us when you book or when you arrive.


Wednesday night is curry night

Come and join us for a curry on a Wednesday evening. Duncan prepares a range of freshly made authentic curries which usually includes a vegetarian option.


Take us up on our startlingly good value offer of a drink and a curry for just £10.


Booking is highly recommended. Call us on 01300 341797.