HMS Royal Oak The Royal Oak, Wantage

Last Updated: September 23, 2015
 
Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday
17:30 – 23:00

Saturday
12:00 – 14:30 &
19:00 – 23:00

Sunday
12:00 – 14:00 &
19:00 – 22:30

Tel: 01235 763129
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News:

Posted 20th September 2016 - Paul & Frankie celebrate 32 years at the Oak.

Posted 23rd September 2015 - Paul & Frankie celebrate 32 years at the Oak. Pop in this weekend and celebrate their anniversary. 28th September.

Posted 9th September 2014 - White horse CAMRA are unable to run the Wantage beer festival this year as they have been refused the use of the Beacon (what was the Civic Hall) as the Beacon plan to run their own beer festival. An alternative has been arranged called "Not The Wantage Beer Festival" which will take place between the 26th & the 28th September at three locations. Here at the the Royal Oak there will be at least 22 beers and a large selection of Ciders, The Shoulder of Mutton will also have at least 22 beers, and a Marquee will be set-up at Challow Park studios which will host between 24 & 30 beers. A shuttle service will run between the three venues.

Posted 9th September 2014 - Of course, the same weekend as the above beer festival will also celebrate Paul & Frankie's anniversary at the Oak, 31 years on the 28th September, quite an achievement.

Posted 22nd October 2013 - The 6th Wantage Beer festival will take place at the Civic Hall on the 15th & 16th November

Posted 30th September 2013 - The Oak has made it through to the CAMRA national cider & Perry pub of the year 2013 finals. This is the third year in succession that we have made it in to the final four. in 2012 we were overall winners.

Posted 27th September 2013 -A few beers will be supped this weekend as customers celebrate with Paul & Frankie. They moved in to the Oak on the 28th September 1983. 30 years on and numerous CAMRA awards to their name they are still going strong. Long may they continue.

Posted 12th August 2013 - I'm afraid We will be closed at lunch time on Saturday the 7th September. We will re-open at 7 o'clock in the evening as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause

Posted 1st July2013 - The Royal Oak has been awarded Central Southern CAMRA Cider pub of the year 2013. All pubs in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are considered for this award so this is a real achievement. This is the third year in succession that the The Royal Oak has won the Central Southern cider award.

Posted 1st October 2012 - Today, CAMRA have announced that the Royal Oak has been awarded national cider & Perry pub of the year 2012 - Best in Britain. click to read CAMRA announcement

Posted 7th August 2012 - For the second year in succession, The Royal Oak is Central Southern CAMRA Cider pub of the year 2012.This competition is open to all pubs in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Posted 25th October 2011 - The 2011 Wantage beer festival will take place at Wantage Civic Hall on the 11th and 12th November 2010. This is a new venue offering 28 real ales plus ciders and Perrys. For more details see the flyer

Posted 6th May 2011 - On the 21st May, the Scots Guards will excercise the Freedom of Wantage. Starting in Newbury Street the Scots Guards will march to the Market Place. Celebrations will continue throughout the afternoon in the Manor Road Memorial Park. See flyer for further details

Posted 28th September 2010 - The 2010 Wantage beer festival will take place at the Comrades Club on the 19th and 20th November 2010. This is a new venue offering 28 real ales plus ciders and Perrys. For more details see the flyer

Posted 27th September 2010 - Congratulations to Peter Fowler & the Pitstop Brewery for winning 'beer of the festival' at the CAMRA Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival, 2010. This is the second year in succession that Peter has won this award. In 2009 he won with Pitstop's Sump ale and was invited to brew a special for this years festival. Peter took the challenge and produced a winning 7% ale and called it "Horsepower" Well done Peter.

Posted 27th August 2010 - The Royal Oak will be presented with the Oxfordshire CAMRA pub of the year 2010 award on Sunday the 12th September at 2 pm. All are welcome to attend. Lunch time opening will be extended on this day from 12:00 - 17:00 in support of the Wantage Heritage trail

Posted 6th July 2010 -For the third year in succession, The Royal Oak is Oxfordshire CAMRA pub of the year 2010.This covers the whole of Oxfordshire.

Posted 28th May 2010 - Ollie, one of the youngest members of the Royal Oak darts team is the unbeaten house champion, winning all of his games in the house competition last night.

Posted 19th April 2010 - As previously announced, The Royal Oak is runner-up in the National Pub of the Year Awards. The presentation of this award will take place at 8pm on Monday the 26th April. All are welcome to attend.

Posted 3rd April 2010 - Peter Fowler's Pitstop brewery, has produced the worlds bitterest bitter. Peter has broken the record with his 8% beer 'The Hop' by achieving a record 323 International Bitter Units (IBUs) smashing the previous record of 200 IBUs which was held by an American beer, 'Devil Dance Triple IPA'

Posted 2nd April 2010 - The Royal Oak Wantage, has been voted White Horse CAMRA pub of the year 2010. This is the forth year running that the Royal Oak has won this award.

Posted 18th February 2010 - The Royal Oak Wantage are runners-up in the CAMRA National pub of the year competition 2009. Congratulations to Kelham Island in Sheffield, winners for the second consecutive year.

Posted 28th Dec 2009 - The recent Royal Oak charity Ball raised a total of £1,350. £1,000 was presented to the British Red Cross and £350 to the Wantage Concords

Posted 27th Dec 2009 - The winner of the toy otter in the charity raffle was Robin Oldham. £116 was raised for the FURGET-ME-NOT otter charity. Many thanks to all who purchased tickets.

Posted: 8th Dec 2009 - The Royal Oak is holding a raffle in aid of the FURGET-ME-NOT otter charity which is fighting the battle in illegal fur trade. People generally think of tigers or leopards when illegal fur trading is mentioned but the trade in otter fur is huge. Otters are an endangered species and you can help by buying raffle tickets at the bar. Who knows, you may win the DARA the otter toy which retails at £50. The draw will take place during the week leading up to Christmas. Tickets are £1 a strip, please ask at the bar to buy a ticket or two. DARA is sat on the bar for viewing. Thank you for your support.

Posted: 7th Dec 2009 - Well done to Frankie and her team of helpers in organising another fantastic charity ball which took place last Saturday the 28th November. Everyone had a wonderful fun filled evening and a substantial sum of money has been raised for charity. Thanks to all who attended for your generosity. The final figure is expected to be over £1,200 which will be split between Wantage Concords and the British Red Cross.

Posted: 27th Nov 2009 - CAMRA have announced that the Oak is one of the final four pubs in the national pub of the year awards. Congratulations Paul and staff, an amazing achievement to be one of the four best CAMRA pubs in the country...read the CAMRA press release

Posted 25th Nov 2009 - The Wantage beer festival took place last weekend at the Masonic Hall. Around 600 people visited over the two days enjoying a selection of 31 beers and a number of ciders. Thanks to Neil Crook, the festival organiser, and all who helped to make it a very successful event.

Posted: 23rd Nov 2009 - Pitstop win again! Congratulations to Peter Fowler and the Pitstop Brewery for gaining first place at the Wantage Beer Festival. This time for their Star beer. The beer of the festival was voted by the visitors to the festival and although only 3.8%, it's clearly a winner

Posted: 16th Nov 2009 - Congratulations to the Pitstop Brewery located at Grove, for winning 'beer of the festival' at the CAMRA Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival, 2009. Pitstop's Sump ale beat 163 other real ales to first place. A fantastic achievement

Posted: 7th Nov 2009 - The second Wantage Beer Festival takes place on Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of November in the Masonic Hall Wantage

Posted: 17th October 2009

For the second year in succession, The Royal Oak is Southern Region CAMRA pub of the year 2009.This covers Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It's now through to the national finals along with just 15 other pubs across the country.

For the second year in succession, The Royal Oak is Oxfordshire CAMRA pub of the year 2009.This covers the whole of Oxfordshire.

For the third year in succession, The Royal Oak is White Horse CAMRA pub of the year 2009.

The Royal Oak presents a cheque for £400 to the Wantage Concords...

 

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