Welcome to The Royal Oak, Our Cosy and Friendly Village Pub

Update from TROG                                                                      21st  October 2020
Thank you for supporting the Royal Oak – we had another cracking week……..

This Friday between 5.00 and 9.00 pm, we are serving PAELLA and Tapas cooked freshly by our own chef.   Click on the  MENU tab to see the Paella menu along with new weekend menus including ROASTS on Sunday. 

The last two weekends have been busy – Friday night and both Saturday & Sunday throughout the day, so please book your table for food and drinks to avoid disappointment as we are limited on numbers with inside seating – although outside seating will be available if you want that.

To book, either reply to this email or phone on 07973 490960 or 01732 866335

Our beers are currently:       Courage – Best Bitter (4.0%)   Whitstable Bay – Pale Ale (3.9%)   Timothy Taylor’s – Landlord (4.3%)

Next up:   St Austell – Proper Job (4.5%)   St Austell – Tribute (4.2%)   Adnams – Ghost Ship (4.5%)

We still have a wide range of new gins, wines, bottled beers and ciders in stock!   As always, we are running a collection or local delivery service on all our bottled beers, wines and draught beer throughout the week. We also have a range of the Westerham bottled beers available to drink in or take away.

I know it’s boring but please let me remind you that current government guidelines have been updated and more restrictions have been in place for a week now.
**  Masks are compulsory on entry and until seated.
**  Chairs and tables have been laid out to abide by the one metre safe distance.
**  Please DO NOT move the chairs or try and sit in groups of more than 6 inside OR outside. 
**  When moving around the pub please follow the one-way system shown by the arrows on the floor to reduce contact with people outside of your household or bubble.
**  Please remember to check in on entry or using the QR code on your table.  

Remember the next CHEERS stroll is this Friday.  Starting at the Royal Oak 10.30 with leader Vic Roberts.

Why not follow us on Instagram @theroyaloak_crockhamhill for regular updates and news on upcoming events. 

Looking at next week and beyond.  We will have Pizzas on Friday 30th but there will be no food on Saturday 31st although do drop in to say au revoir.  Sue and Oli are moving in on Sunday 1st and she has asked me to say that she is arranging quite extensive work in the kitchen. It may be that the pub will be shut for more than two weeks – but it will be worth the wait

Max Bartholomew
The Royal Oak

Thursday         11.30 – 3pm & 6 – 10pm                 Friday        11.30 – 3pm & 5 – 10pm
Saturday          11.30 – 10pm                                  Sunday      Noon – 10pm


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.

When we are closed please use our sister pub, The Carpenters Arms, Limpsfield Chart, which is open all day and only 5 minutes away – call 01883 722209


We will have some gluten-free options, so please ask when you are choosing your meal.


The Royal Oak, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RD Tel: 01732 866335 Follow the Royal Oak on Twitter @RoyalOakTN8 or like us on Facebook Royal Oak Enjoyed your visit or have some feedback on our pub? Please send an email to royaloak@crockhamhill.com.

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 Feb 9th

    Live music

    Victorious River Band is performing live on Saturday 9th February. Great music, warm atmosphere … strange locals. But it’ll be a super evening

  • Quiz 10th October

    Teams of 6 for a great charity

  • TAPAS Sat 22 Sep from 6pm

    TAPAS at the Royal Oak this Saturday 22nd September from 6pm Remember to book a table please