Here at the Royal Oak we play host to a huge variety of events, both regular and one-off. We mark most public holidays and special days in some way, have regular beer festivals and parties, act as the hub and staring point for country walks, and put on live music events. We’re also the venue of choice for lots of clubs and societies who meet up once a month here at the Royal Oak.

For one-off special occasions we have a variety of sizes of rooms for hire, including our large function room – for birthday or anniversary parties, discos film nights, skittles nights, charity fundraisers…and lots more!

Upcoming Events

Classic Vehicle Evening

Thursday, 11 July 2019

On the car park from 17:30

Ockbrook Big Band – Free Outside Concert

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Swing band sound and BBQ – 20:00-22:00

French Dancing Session

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Free entry! 20:30 onwards

Classic Vehicle Evening

Thursday, 8 August 2019

On the car park from 17:30

Rock-a-Billy All-dayer

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Free outside bands/DJ’s. Car, bike show and BBQ. 15:00-23:00

Annual Allotment Show

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Open to all! Come and have a go. All proceeds to Air Ambulance. Staging 11:00-11:30, open to the public 18:00, auction 21:00

Classic Vehicle Evening

Thursday, 12 September 2019

On the car park from 17:30

Beer Festival

Thursday 10–Sunday 13 October 2019

Beers and ciders from Northumberland. 11:30-23:30. Meals served – every lunch 12:00-14:00, evenings (Thurs, Fri, Sat) 18:00-21:00

N.O.D.S. Theatre Company Play Week

Wednesday, 30 October–Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Murder mystery performance

Annual Events

New Year’s Day Champagne Breakfast
Burns Night


Valentine’s Day Dinners


Mother’s Day


Cask Ale Week
St. George’s Skittle Night


Anniversary Beer Festival
Cask Mild Month
Spring Bank Holiday Family Fun Day


Live Band Night
Lewis Wilson Memorial Walk (1st Sunday in June)


Ockbrook Big Band Outdoor Concert


Rock-A-Billy All Day – Bank Holiday Sunday 3pm–11pm


Ockbrook and Borrowash Allotment Show


October Beer Festival
N.O.D.S Play


Christmas Tree Light Switch On & Santa’s Grotto


Christmas Eve Party & Raffle
Boxing Day Steam Rally
New Year’s Eve Disco with Buffet (Booking required)

Regular Monthly Meetings


Church Wilne Rotary Club — Meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays)



OREAD Mountaineering Group — 1st Tuesday of the month (October to April)

ROOM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE — 2nd Tuesday of the month (except December)

British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) — 3rd Tuesday of the month

Ladies Inner Wheel of Church Wilne — 4th Tuesday of the month



Derby Fly Fishers — 1st Wednesday of the month

ROOM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE — 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month

French Dancing – free open session, all welcome — 4th Wednesday of the month
League Quiz Night — Every Wednesday (September to March)



Vintage Motor Cycling Group — 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Harrington Discussion Society — 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (October to April only)
Borrowbrook Luncheon — Last Thursday of each month (lunchtime only)

  • All above meetings take place in the function room.
  • New members welcome to all above organisations.


The Famous Ockbrook Big Band Concert — all welcome — Most Sundays from 8:00pm – 10:00pm (enquire at the Royal Oak for more details)

Do you have a function you’d like to discuss?

If you’d like more information about us, or would like to book a table or one of our function rooms for an event, call us on

01332 662 378

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.