The Royal Oak, Bibstone, Cromhall GL12 8AD
Tel: 01454 430993
We always try to accommodate - however due to popularity bookings are advisable.
|Tuesday-Friday||Lunch served 12-3pm, Dinner served 6-9pm||Bar open 12-close|
|Saturday||Food served 12-9pm||Bar open 12-close|
|Sunday||Food served 12-when it's gone! (usually around 4pm)||Bar open 12-close|
Whether you live in the beautiful village of Cromhall or are just visiting for the day, our friendly team aim to provide you with the best dining and drinking experience around.
Why not come for glass of wine and relax on our sofas in the Library or treat yourself to our delightful cuisine?
We are well-behaved dog and child friendly and offer a number of separate areas for either dining, relaxing or catching up with Premiership Rugby and Football in our TV Lounge courtesy of BT Sports.
We offer private dining for large groups if required or for that special occasion. Why not set up your party of 8-10 around our glass-topped oak table situated over the well?
Our experienced chefs are unbelievably passionate about their offerings, and everything you see on our menu is cooked fresh to order.
We serve plentiful dishes based around English Classics - with a twist. We promote creativity in the kitchen and the chefs express this through regular menu changes and interesting ‘Specials’.
We pride ourselves on using traceable local produce prepared to an exceptional standard. Due to our popularity and exclusive number of covers we always advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
For that truly unique ‘Royal Oak’ experience why not try Chef's cave aged Charcuterie or Double Worcester Cheese hung in our very own 38ft Medieval Well.
Our exceptional food is complimented by our extensive range of Wines and Champagnes and a great range of local Real Ales, Lager and Cider.
Currently holding our ‘Regular’ slots are Cotswold Spring of Old Sodbury with their award winning Stunner and firm favourite Codger and Severn Vale of Dursley with their Award Winning Nibley Ale.
We always feature an additional ‘Guest Ale’ with favourites such as Box Stem Breweries 'Funnel Blower', Butcombes 'Crimson King' and Hook Nortons 'Old Hooky’ featuring to name a few...
Fancy something a little different? Then why not sample Cotswold Springs Aviator Cider and Lager? Both are brewed locally and proving extremely popular.
A number of favourites are also served to include Thatchers Gold, Old Rascal and Kingstone Press Ciders along with San Miguel, Carlsberg, Corona and Moretti Lagers with of course Guinness and Guinness Extra Cold.
We are confident you will truly enjoy your experience and look forward to seeing you soon...
The date of 1674 on the fireplace in our snug may not be when The Royal Oak was built, but a restoration record on a new fireplace.
The old oak tree on Bibstone Hill probably encouraged the name of our pub. The remaining tree looks as though it could be at least three hundred years old.
Our cellar was used for cart building. The story goes that after one cart had been built, it had to be dismantled to remove it!
The Royal Oak has modern facilities, but the attractive timbered building is listed, and dates from 1674.
The fresh spring well is thought to be medieval. A diver went down to explore the well in 1999, but the dive wasn't a success - he hit a grille and modern debris just 15 feet down, so the well is keeping its secrets for now.