The pub

Originally built in the 1600's as a farmhouse, the Royal Oak was later converted to farm workers cottages. Around the 1850's it received a licence to become a beerhouse. Nearly 160 years later this attractive thatched pub with its stone walls, flag stone floors and solid oak beams serves more than beer!

There is also a large car park and a spacious patio which makes this the ideal family pub. 


"We were absolutely delighted with the top notch food now available and a nice friendly service. As a general foodie lover I could tell the head chef knows their stuff. It is a bit more expensive than I remember, but that's ok, I don't mind supporting and paying for a good quality local. I am pleased you are just down the road and we will definitely be returning. I must say, well done for turning this place around so quickly too! Welcome to our village!" 


the owners

Having run a successful pub in Northamptonshire for 6 years, Ian & Bex have relocated to Somerset, with their young family as tenants at The Royal Oak in Over Stratton. Ian's vast experience as a chef & Bex's hospitable & professional manner front of house, combine to offer customers at The Royal Oak a great experience, whether just dropping in for a swift pint & a bag of crisps or enjoying a full 3 course dining extravaganza. They are supported by their enthusiastic & friendly team, all locally sourced! Along with his owners, pub dog Alfie will give a warm welcome to both 2 and 4 legged customers.


"Stopped off here for a (latish) lunch while in the area. Lovely place and warmly greeted by new owners who we had a chat to. Ian is a chef and seems really keen on serving fresh and as far as possible locally produced food. Bex runs the bar/ restaurant side and was lovely and friendly. The pub had such a nice atmosphere relaxed and dog friendly! We had a great lunch with excellent service. So nice not to have mass produced processed food!Will definitely head back here when in area. It was welcome on a cold day but had a nice outside area and there was good parking too. Definitely worth a little detour off the A303.”