A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL OAK
We are delighted announce the start of a new exhibition here at the pub 'My Wiltshire' by the wonderful photographer Noeline Smith. Click on the above link to find out more.
A REVIEW FROM THE MAIL ONLINE
The (secret) Inspector from the Mail Online recently came to stay at The Royal Oak. Click on the link above to see what he thought... we're not sure we agree about 'the woman's touch' though!
FIND US IN MUDDY STILETTOS' LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Find The Royal Oak in Muddy Stilettos' Little Black Book of hand selected Wiltshire pubs.
JACK THROUGH TO CHEFFING FINALS
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROYAL OAK CHEF JACK RYMER
Our wonderful part-time chef, Jack, has reached the finals of the Teflon Diamond Standard Awards 2018.
Jack, who is 17, works at the pub at weekends and while on holiday from Gillingham School.
To read all about the competition, click here to download the article from the Blackmore Vale Magazine.
The final will take place on Wednesday 24th January and we wish Jack the vey best of luck!
NEW HEAD CHEF
WELCOME MICHAEL SMITH
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Head Chef, Michael Smith, who joins us today. Joe and the team would like to extend a very warm welcome at this exciting time for The Royal Oak.
Michael has a wealth of experience in fine dining and exemplary cooking, gleaned from a successful career spanning more than 20 years. Having initially trained and worked with several master chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Michael has honed his skills at some of the country’s finest restaurants. Michael brings with him a passion for clean, well-executed cooking; carefully sourced seasonal ingredients and a desire to drive and nurture young talent.
We will be announcing our first new menu under his stewardship in the near future, so watch this space!
NEW FALL EXHIBITION
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BE HOSTING A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL OAK
BY DIANA CHARNLEY
Dians's warm and bright paintingings perfectly compliment the space in The Royal Oak.
We will be exhbiting 19 pieces until the new year and urge you to come and enjoy them in a relaxed and informal setting.
Keep your eyes out for details of a ticketed sales evening.
WE'VE BEEN FEATURED
WE'VE BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF THE TOP PLACES TO EAT IN SALISBURY
Hideaways, the holiday cottages company that rents out properties accross Wiltshire, has named The Royal Oak as one of its top places to eat in Salisbury. The company's guide on what to do and where to go in the beautiful medieval city can be found by clicking on the below image.
NAMED IN THE TOP 50 BY THE TIMES
THE TIMES HAS NAMED THE ROYAL OAK IN ITS TOP 50 AFFORDABLE HOTELS IN THE UK
The judges loved our 'chic and blissfully calm' rooms as well as the 'striking oak-framed conservatory with contemporary furniture'.
We're booking up fast for the summer, so call us to book your short break soon and ask about mid-week deals!
We're so increadibly proud to have won the Muddy Stilettos award for best destination pub in Wiltshire.
Thank you so much to all who voted for us - it means the world that you love coming here enough to take the time to vote so THANK YOU!
WE'RE OPEN FOR BREAKFAST
WE'RE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL NOW BE OPEN FOR BREAKFAST
Up until now, we have only been able to provide breakfast for overnight guests, but we are very pleased that we can now extend this service to all our restaurant customers too.
Breakfast will be served between 8-10am
Call us to book:
WE'VE MADE IT TO THE FINALS OF THE MUDDY STILETTOS COMPETITION FOR BEST DESTINATION PUB IN WILTSHIRE
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us in the first round - we're so happy to have made it into the final!
We'd be extrememly grateful if you'd take a minute to vote for us in the final round - we'd really really love to win:
Voting will be open until midday on Friday 16th June
Thank you so much for voting for us!
WELL DONE TEAM
WE HAVE JUST WON THE
GOOD HOTEL GUIDE
CESAR AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER
AND THERE'S MORE ...
WE HAVE HAD WONDERFUL REVIEWS FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE MAIL ON SATURDAY, WILTSHIRE LIFE AND COUNTRY CHILD.
THE FORMER TANNERY HAS BEEN
AN INN SINCE 1852
Beautiful to look at and comfortable to sit on, come and have a look at our gorgeous designer furniture... inside and outside
NADDER VALLEY WALKS
This is the perfect time of the year to put on YOUR WOOLY HATS and go for a country walk.
We have 6 specially commissioned walks all printed up and ready for you to borrow
We also have copies of the very popular booklet - Nadder Valley Walks for sale at the bar.
OUR LOCAL TOURIST BOARDS IN NEIGHBOURING SHAFTESBURY AND SALISBURY ARE ALWAYS SUPER HELPFUL TOO...