The Royal Oak is the oldest pub in Potton and pre-dates 1776.
It was listed by the former Ministry of Public Buildings and Works in October 1966 as Grade II, of special interest. The listing states that it was two separate properties dating from the 11th century and 18th century! The first date is obviously an error, presumably it should read 17th century. The structure consists of colourwashed roughcast over a timber frame, much of the right hand building was rebuilt in the 20th century but the warped framing of the left-hand building (the bar side) must be original.
Today, Colin, Jo and their friendly team will provide you with a high level of professional service, whether you are out for a drink after work or enjoying your weekend with friends and family. The selection of beers are varied, or if you prefer, there are many wines from which to choose. Or you can choose from any of the 40 gins on display.
If you want to eat you can sit in the restaurant or the bar area, you can choose from the main menu or the Snack Menu, or Tapas Menu, as the customers have named it, which is written above the bar.
The bar boasts a huge open fire place which is lit during the winter months giving you a cosy, homely feel.
Dogs are allowed in the bar area, but must be on their best behaviour!