Welcome to the Royal Oak


The Royal Oak PestburyAs Featured in The Daily Telegraph Top 70 Inns in Britain,The Daily Telegraph Pint to Pint Collumn and most recently, The Michelin Guide and Top Ten English Pubs, The National Geographic.

Welcome to our 16th Century FREEHOUSE, The Royal Oak Inn, where we serve fantastic Real Ale and really Good Food!

Just outside Cheltenham, in the village of Prestbury, we are the closest Pub to Cheltenham Racecourse. Log fires, snug bar and dining room with high quality pub food and excellent Real Ale – what more could you want?

Holding an Event?

Here in The Royal Oak gardens and The Pavilion Function Room we are able to accommodate a variety of functions including Weddings, Christenings, Business Meetings and friends/family get togethers.

Find us in The Good Pub Guide, The Michelin Guide, The CAMRA Good Food Guide, The CAMRA Good Cider Guide, The AA Pub Guide and The CAMRA Good Beer Guide, (2000-2014).

DID YOU KNOW….that we also own The Gloucester Old Spot on The Tewkesbury Road? Specialities are Rare Breed Pork and Hand pulled Ales, Ciders and Perries. Try it!

Disabled badge image Accessibility for Wheelchair users:

We want to make your visit as easy as possible so if there is anything you would like us to do differently for you, please let us know.

We have 3 inch step at the main entrance to the pub.  Once you are in the pub you can turn left to the bar or right to the Dining room, both of which are accessible without using another step.  It is not possible to access the toilets in the pub but you are very welcome to use our disabled toilet facility in our function room, The Pavilion, regardless of any function that may be occurring.  Access to this is back out of the pub and around the side to the garden.  There are no steps.

Our function room, The Pavilion, is completely accessible to wheelchair users  via the garden.  There are no steps to or within the building and there is a designated toilet facility.