Welcome to The Royal Oak, Our Cosy and Friendly Village Pub Serving Delicious Home-cooked Food

TripAdvisor reviews since October 2015 have said  “Steak and kidney pie was like homemade.” “Great grub and friendly staff” “A Wonderful Welcome!” “This small pub punches way above its weight” “Great place to drink and eat” “Welcoming & efficient” “Good Menu and friendly staff” “Great range of beers, tasty food and incredibly welcoming staff” “Friendly village pub with a good menu!” “Good food and welcoming” “Very good food served by very friendly staff” “Great beer and decent pub grub” “Absolutely love this place!” “Halfway refreshments for country walk” “Delightful Sunday lunch” “Wish this was my local!! ” “Just perfect for pub lunch”  “Quick lunch at a brilliant little pub!”  “Friendly pub with great food.”  “Absolutely fabulous.” and “Cracking Pub Food”
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Dawn and her team welcome you to The Royal Oak in Crockham Hill. Darren produces superb home-cooked food and there is a range of well-kept Westerham Brewery beers and fine wines for you to enjoy. We have sampler trays for 3 x 1/3 pint samples of our beers.

Freshly brewed coffee and free High Speed WiFi are available at all times.

The pub is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – near Chartwell just south of Westerham.  Whether you are walking, cycling, on a family outing or working away from the office there is something for you at The Royal Oak.

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday      11am – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm (food served noon – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9pm)
Friday                           11am – 3pm & 5pm – midnight (food served noon – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9pm)
Saturday                       11am – midnight (food served noon – 9pm, reduced menu 2.30pm – 6pm)
Sunday                          noon to 10.30pm (food served noon to 7pm)


We now also provide take away meals – the most popular are fish & chips and curries – but just ask…….
We have some gluten-free options, so please ask when you are choosing your meal.


The Royal Oak,
Crockham Hill,
Kent TN8 6RD

Tel: 01732 866335

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Enjoyed your visit or have some feedback on our pub? Please send an email to info@royaloakcrockhamhill.co.uk

Some historical notes about the pub:

Some historical notes:

“At one time a beer and cider house, the buildings of the Royal Oak are thought to be at least 500 years old.  The Inn had a 35-foot well in the public bar which was visible through a glass panel.  In the 1950s this well, which was used by pilgrims on their way to Thomas a Becket’s tomb at Canterbury, was recorded as a possible safe supply of drinking water in the event of atomic warfare.”

The philanthropist and co-founder of the National Trust, Octavia Hill, lived nearby in Larksfield from 1884.  On her death in 1912, despite being offered a burial in Westminster Abbey, Octavia Hill had previously chosen to be buried in the graveyard of Holy Trinity Church in Crockham Hill.  Her grave is to be seen with those of her sisters to the right of the path to the south porch.

There is also a recumbent marble effigy of Octavia Hill beside the altar in the church.


  • Music Easter Saturday


    Victorious River Band will be playing live from 7.30 on Saturday 15th April.  Always popular, always good, always fun.  A previous session at the Royal Oak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae4owLYXgFY

  • Afternoon Teas


    Afternoon tea at the Royal Oak.  From March 1st, we will be offering Afternoon Tea.  Sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.  You can add a bottle of bubbles to make the tea a bit more memorable (or not!).  Just call 01732 866335 to book a table.  Look forward to seeing

  • 28 Jan Burns Night


    Burns Night supper to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns on Saturday 28th January. This is always popular and we have reserved places for previous years’ attendees. Do ring 01732 866335 ASAP to book your place or, if you’ve not been before, put your name on the list of extras we ‘ll try to squeeze