Take a look at some of our FAQs below. If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The pub is operated by Fell Brewery, an independent local brewery based two miles from the pub in the village of Flookburgh. You’ll find our General Managers Ruth and Alex running the show, assisted by their brilliant group of staff.

Fell Brewery produces beer on Moor Lane in Flookburgh. 

Yes. We have 4 letting rooms situated above the pub. Fancy staying with us? You can book your stay at The Royal Oak through our website here or directly with us over the phone. Just give us a call on 015395 36692.


Our letting rooms are not dog friendly. They are welcome in the pub though!

Yes, well behaved dogs are allowed in the pub and garden. We have plenty of water bowls and treats to keep them happy.

No. Parking is limited in general all over Cartmel. If you are visiting during the day or staying with us overnight, it is best to park at Cartmel Racecourse car park which is just a 2 minute walk away. This is paid parking. 

If you are here with us in the evening, you may be able to find parking outside the pub, where there are limited on-street spaces that do not have restrictions between 18:00-08:00, but be sure to observe the on-pole information outside of these times to avoid getting a ticket. 

Both the pub and garden are somewhat accessible by wheelchair, although as with any older building there are a couple of different levels inside, with some changes in floor height. We have tables that are on the same level as the entrance, so please request one of these when booking for food.

The garden is accessible via the side yard to the right of pub, there is one step up to the garden level. 

We serve lunch between 12:30-15:00 Monday-Saturday, Dinner 17:30-20:30 Monday-Saturday and Sunday Lunch 12:30-16:30. You can book tables with us over the phone, in person or through ResDiary on our website. We require a £5 per head deposit for tables over 6 and we also apply a discretionary service charge of 10% added to groups of 6 and over.

We can accommodate customers with dietary requirements, with our main menu and specials board including veggie, vegan and gluten free options.

We have a grand selection of gluten free, low alcohol and 0% alcohol drinks, just ask at the bar for our current offering.

We offer a festival menu over race weekend, with no bookings and a first come first served basis in order to welcome as many people as possible during what is a very busy atmosphere!

We do still take bookings for roasts on the Sunday over the races – we always advise booking in advance for these as they are extremely popular and usually sell out.

We have free live music on every Friday from 20:30-22:30 and Sunday 18:30-20:30. We prioritise a high quality, eclectic mix of acoustic duos, singer-songwriters and occasionally full bands. We update our website and social media regularly with the line-up for the week.

We only book stuff we like ourselves.  

We have nothing against those with backing tracks and the like, but, honestly, it’s not really our thing here.  Many of the people who work for Fell are dyed-in-the-wool experienced musicians, and we tend to use our contacts to ensure our offering promotes a high quality of professionalism and musicianship that you might not usually expect from the usual free pub entertainment. 

If you think you might fit in here, especially if you are an act from an under-represented background, our Head Brewer John, who books the acts here, would like to hear from you.  

Please contact the main pub email address in the first instance.  

We have decided that in line with our dedication to being a proper community local the pub will always stay open to the public.  

However, you are able to book some spaces of the pub out for groups or functions – just be aware the building will always be open to the general public.