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Royal Oak

(also known as Oak)


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Premises Description

Accredited for beer quailty 2019 - 20

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 2.30 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 2.30 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 2.30 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 2.30 pm
6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 4.00 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon
12 - 2.30, 6 - 9 Tue - Sat
12 - 2.30 Sun



About the Pub

The Royal Oak could well be regarded as the archetypal country pub. It is ancient, dating back to the 15th century, with the wibbly-wobbly building angles that go with it, and is reputed to be Shropshire's longest continuously licensed pub. The bar is in essence the drinkers area, the lounge and a dining area, and is a place where one can feel at ease. Predictably, it is low beamed and is dominated by a large inglenook fireplace. An interlude sitting in there by the fire might include the study of the various artefacts that just happen to be in-situ. Whilst visitors may well have their own favourites, the seriously proportioned bell clappers would surely vie for pride of place! As to the beer range, the idea is to appeal to customers' varying taste by having a mix of local and regional beers. An additional hand pull for real cider adds to the offer. Cardington is a pretty village so a little loiter on the patio to the front of the pub can be pleasurable. Admittedly, the village is in the Shropshire Hills so the weather can be variable! Walk number 17 in the Walking with Offa series starts here. A runner up in the Branch Rural Pub of the Year competition 2017

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Ludlow Best
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

A mix of local and regional beers.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild

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Royal Oak, Cardington


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Summer only.Shropshire CAMRA cider and perry in July & August participant.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio area at the front of the pub next to the road.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Patio area at front.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Royal Oak


Sat Nav Reference

52.551943, -2.728892


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

540 (term time only)

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