Charming Dog Friendly Pub & Fabulous Campsite

The Royal Oak at Hurdlow is a traditional country pub in the heart of the Peak District, serving delicious food and real ales, with the added bonus of having its own award-winning campsite that boasts direct access to the High Peak and Tissington Trail. It’s the ideal place for walkers and cyclists to stop off whilst out and about in this beautiful area, or for foodies to indulge in meals created from the freshest, locally-sourced produce. Your four-legged friends are welcome here too!

The Royal Oak

Open daily from 12pm until 9pm, The Royal Oak at Hurdlow is everything you would hope for in a traditional country pub. Original stone walls and wooden beams, together with roaring fires, provide a relaxing, cosy space in which to relax. There are lots of nooks and crannies where you can sit and enjoy a peaceful pint or meal, as well as a spacious room upstairs that’s ideal for larger bookings.

Outside there is a fabulous beer garden with undercover seating, perfect for chilling with a cocktail in the warmer months.

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Local, Hearty Pub Food

The Royal Oak, Hurdlow is renowned for its proper, hearty pub food and generous portions, all at reasonable prices. 

For those passing by or wanting a lighter bite to eat, there’s a great selection of starters and small plates, as well as fresh baguettes and sandwiches. Why not try a warming bowl of homemade soup, or a good old fishfinger butty?! 

The main meals are excellent, using local produce and suppliers wherever possible. You’ll find all the favourites such as sausage and mash, lasagne, burgers and steaks, locally sourced from Critchlow’s of Bakewell, as well as mouthwatering, succulent pies from Derbyshire Pie & Co . The children will be kept happy with a great menu too, and all dishes can be served with chips, mash, new potatoes, salad, veg, peas or beans. As you would expect, the Sunday Lunches are delicious and very popular, so be sure to book.

Larger groups are welcome and can be accommodated in a large upstairs seating area. There is also a special Large Group Menu, from which groups of more than 10 can pre-order.

Then we come to the desserts! Changing daily, you can enjoy divine cheesecakes supplied by Rona’s Cheesecakes paired with gorgeous ice cream from Pomeroy Dairy, along with other homemade dishes such as wonderful roulades and comforting classics such as bread and butter pudding.

The full sample menu can be viewed here, but remember to check out the daily specials too.

Great Campsite with Direct Access to High Peak Trail

The Royal Oak’s award-winning, family-friendly campsite is open all year road, with nineteen pitches on two levels. Starting from as little as £15 per tent per night, there’s a selection of pitches from standard (6×8′), large (8×10′), and super (12×8′ or 16×6′). The super-sized pitches also have their own picnic bench and fire pit. (Please note, there are no hardstanding or electric hook ups.)

The facilities include toilets, hot showers, washing-up facilities – oh, and of course its very own pub on site! The Royal Oak’s sister pub, The Bull I’ Th’ Thorn, just down the road, serves breakfast from 8.30am-11.30am on Saturday and Sunday, so you can be sure of a hearty breakfast too.

For those wishing to cycle, bike racks are provided, and bikes (even tandems!) can be hired from nearby Parsley Hay.

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Location, Location, Location

You really couldn’t get a better location than the campsite at The Royal Oak, Hurdlow! 1) It’s right on the High Peak and Tissington Trail, 2) it’s got its very own pub, and 3) it’s central to so many fabulous towns, pretty villages, and popular walking routes. Just fifteen minutes from the wonderful spa town of Buxton and the lovely market town of Bakewell, it’s ideal for those who like to browse the shops and try out other bars, restaurants, and cafes in the area.

The pretty village of Monyash is just 1.5 miles away, with walks along the Limestone Way and picturesque river trails through Lathkill Dale. Hartington, with more independent shops, including the very popular Hartington Cheese Shop, is just 4 miles away, and can be partially reached via the High Peak Trail. From here, you can enjoy another gorgeous walk through Beresford and Biggin Dale along the beautiful River Dove.

For the keener hikers, why not try the Dragons Back walk over Chrome Hill, starting and ending in the pretty hamlet of Hollinsclough, again just 4.5 miles from The Royal Oak at Hurdlow.

So, whether you are looking for a relaxed base to camp with great access to accessible trails, or somewhere to stop for a relaxing drink or bite to eat whilst out walking or cycling in this beautiful part of the Peak District Park, The Royal Oak at Hurdlow really is the one to try!

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Contact The Royal Oak, Hurdlow

To find out more, or to book a table or pitch, contact The Royal Oak at Hurdlow, who will be delighted to help.