An attractive grade ll listed Inn
The Royal Oak is an attractive grade ll listed Inn, which was first registered as an alehouse in 1780. We are situated in the easily accessible village of Old Malton, just off the A64, close to Eden Camp military museum.
To the front of the pub is a cosy snug, with a larger, garden-facing room to the rear, both of which have a lovely period feel with beams, brasses and two open roaring fires for those cooler days and evenings.
These spaces are stylish, comfortable and welcoming and lead into a large idyllic ‘English country’ beer garden with a covered pergola, marquee, and umbrellas. A perfect place for ‘al fresco’ drinking and dining when the sun is shining.
A warm welcome and great service
You are assured a warm welcome and great service, so join us for a traditional home-cooked meal, a drink or two or a reviving coffee or tea. Three real ales are served on rotation, and our own Royal Oak Pale Ale from Yorkshire Heart Brewery.
We also offer a well-stocked bar, with the usual favourites, speciality gins and mixers, and a comprehensive wine list.
Our meals are prepared with fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients where possible and offer great value. We are a dog friendly establishment and well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar and garden.
We also cater for families’ and offer a varied, good value children’s menu.
Recent Extract From The Gazette & Herald
"A couple have swapped Jersey for Old Malton after taking over a “lovely little pub” in the town. Steven and Amanda Purcell moved from the Channel Islands to take over the Royal Oak in Town Street last month and are focusing on “back to basics” pub food and a rotating variety of ales.
Steve, originally from South Africa, who worked in the hospitality industry there for many years before living in Jersey, said they had wanted to “go their own way” in the pub trade but couldn’t find anything suitable on Jersey, so they looked to the north of England where Amanda is from.
“Everything there was tied to the two breweries,” Steve said. “So we looked around and found this lovely little pub.”
We are now serving food from Tuesday to Saturday, lunch and evening, and Sunday lunchtimes.
“It’s good, tasty and traditional with a South African influence all cooked in-house,” Steve said.
One touch that Steve has brought from South Africa is “bunny chow” that is being served as a 'special' - a traditional “fast food” dish from Durban in South Africa which features curry in a bread roll or hollowed-out bread loaf. They also stock biltong from Jersey.
On the bar are three guest ales that are constantly changing. “The pub’s moving from strength to strength,” Steve added.
“We’ve a fantastic little garden here - we just want to look after the locals.”
The couple are running the pub with help from their daughter Bethany and also their two dogs, Millie and Bea."