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.

Upcoming Events

Mother’s Day Lunches
Sunday 11th March, seating times 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00

Reservation required. View the menu here.

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt
Sunday 1st April, starting 15:00
The Muskrats
Saturday 7th April, 20:00–late

Admin £8.

  • 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
Opening Times


Open 11:30am–3pm, 5pm—11:30pm


Open 11:30am–3pm, 5pm—11:30pm


Open 11:30am–3pm, 5pm—11:30pm


Open 11:30am–3pm, 5pm—11:30pm


Open all day! 11:30am—11:30pm


Open all day! 11:30am—11:30pm


Open all day! 11:30am—11:30pm

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

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.