The Royal Oak is a warm and friendly pub with a welcoming atmosphere in the heart of the Derbyshire village of Ockbrook. We serve quality home cooked food lunchtimes and evenings, as well as award winning cask ales.


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 2013 and again in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Runner up in 2014, 2018 and 2019. We have won again in 2020!

We are re-opening Saturday 4th July!

We are now operating a new one way entry/exit system and have safely spaced the tables throughout the pub.


  • All tables inside must be pre booked, for both food and drink, and we have no seating in the bar area.
  • We do have plenty of outdoor areas to enjoy though and these don’t need pre booking, but we ask that you please respect social distancing whilst using them to help protect everyone.
  • All areas will be regularly sanitised.
  • All tables inside will be table service.


We can’t wait to welcome you all back, so please contact us to book your table on 01332 662378 or All subject to change as the guidance is updated frequently.

New Opening Times

from Monday 3rd August

  • Monday – Thursday
    Lunch — 11:30am – 2:30pm
    Evening — 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday & Saturdays
    Open all day 11:30am – 11:00pm
  • Sunday
    12:00 noon – 10pm
Food Serving Times
  • Monday – Saturday
    Lunch — 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
  • Monday – Saturday
    Evening — 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sunday Lunch
    12:00 noon – 2:00pm


Please book all dining times.

Eat Out to Help Out

Monday – Wednesday (August Only)

  • 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
Our Awards

We are Derby CAMRA ‘Country Pub of the Year’ and have been in the Good Beer Guide for 40+ years!

2011 – Winner
2012 – Winner
2013 – Winner
2014 – Runner up
2015 – Winner
2016 – Winner
2017 – Winner
2018 – Runner up
2019 – Runner up
2020 – Winner

How to Find Us

Contact Details

The Royal Oak
55 Green Lane
DE72 3SE


+44 (0)1332 662378


Heading east out of Derby on the A52 (Brian Clough Way) take the Ockbrook exit after around 4 miles (just after the Shell garage). At the end of the slip road turn left into Victoria Avenue. Follow this past the Queens Head pub and turn left at the T-junction. The Royal Oak is in a couple of hundred yards on the left.