We are delighted to have been named on the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2023 for the first time. The Top 50 Gastropubs awards were conceived in 2009 with the purpose of recognising the hardworking individuals in the gastropub industry and aim to be the go-to source for the best pubs to dine at in the UK.
The prestigious list is created by collecting votes from more than 100 industry professionals who are key people in the hospitality industry. The judges come from leading pub businesses, editors of media brands and food writers who are geographically spread across the UK to ensure no regional bias. The judges noted our 'Proper country food' wild meats and foraged ingredients from their home area.'
The awards ceremony was held at last years winner the Unruly Pig in Sussex on the 23rd of January and Richard and Ethan attended to represent the Royal Oak team. It was a fun event that gave them the opportunity to meet many of the stars of the pub industry and with it being a pub event, they obviously had a few pints with them as well. Ethan has been busy making plans as to which pubs he wants to visit first.