Derby CAMRA Country Pub of the Year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015

Derby CAMRA 'Country Pub of the Year'
2011 - Winner
2012 - Winner
2013 - Winner
2014 - Runner up
2015 - Winner

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We offer a regularly changing and unique variety of cask ales from all over England, Wales and Scotland, from IPAs, Porters and Milds to bitters.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Disabled toilet facilities
  • Beer garden
  • Childrens’ play area & swings
  • Traditional pub games
  • Real cask ales & draught cider
  • October & May Beer Festivals
  • Easy access car parking
  • Function rooms available

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Opening times

  • Mon: 11:30-3:00, 5:00-11:00
  • Tue: 11:30-3:00, 5:00-11:00
  • Wed: 11:30-3:00, 5:00-11:00
  • Thu: 11:30-3:00, 5:00-11:00
  • Fri: 11:30-3:00, 5:00-11:30
  • Sat: 11:30-11:30 ALL DAY
  • Sun: 12:00-11:00 ALL DAY

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A warm welcome to the
Royal Oak, Ockbrook
from the Wilson family
(Olive and her daughters Sally and Jean and son-in-law Stephen)

The Royal Oak is a warm and friendly pub with a welcoming atmosphere in the heart of the Derbyshire village of Ockbrook. Since being built in 1762, it has remained a public house. The Royal Oak has been run by the Wilson family since the coronation year of 1953, and as a free house since 1989. We have been awarded the Derby CAMRA 'Country Pub of the Year' 2000, in the same year winning East Midlands pub of the year. More recently we were Derby CAMRA 'Country Pub of the Year' a remarkable three years running - in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and runner up in 2014

Clubs & Societies

We play host to the regular meetings of a large number of Clubs and Societies with a huge range of interests and activities including Darts, Mountaineering, Vintage Motor Bikes, Fly-Fishing and Church groups.


We have regular live events, from the weekly Ockbrook Big Band Concerts to blues and rock’n’roll bands in the 'Roots Room', as well as Beer Festivals, Skittles Nights, Themed Dinners and Parties and the Boxing Day Steam Rally.


We offer a variety of cask ales, with one permanent being Bass and three constantly changing guest ales. We also stock real cider, draught and bottled. We have a fine wine selection and serve gluten free and non alcoholic beer. We have an excellent range of soft drinks.

We serve delicious high quality food including our very own desserts. We offer a selection of al carte meals, light snacks and bar snacks. (please see food serving times)


There are many beautiful country walks to be had in the area, and the Royal Oak is a starting and finishing point for Lew's walk number 21 in the Erewash area. Call into the pub for details and directions for these, and to pick up your guides and maps.


We are a very family-friendly pub inside and outside, with high chairs and colouring books available to entertain little ones. Outside we have a fantastically equipped children's play area including, swings, slides, climbing frame, see-saw and large sand pits, as well as our covered cobbled courtyard and a separate beer garden.

Function rooms & Occasions

Our pub has multi room facilities for various occasions and functions, in particular we have a large function room for hire which can hold up to 80 persons. We are able to cater for a range of food requirements from weddings to buffets and everything in between.

Get in touch

If you’d like more information or would like to contact us for any reason just give us a call on +44 (0)1332 662378, or

We look forward to seeing you soon!