ABOUT THE ROYAL OAK, BARRINGTON
Open’s lunchtime Wednesday 29th June:
In a nutshell: 16th Century Pub & Restaurant; Beautiful Village; Largest village green in Europe; Unstuffy; Oysters; Classic Pub Restaurant menu includes Pie and Steak; Sustainable fresh fish, Roast Sunday lunch; Four local real ales; Focussed wine list; Cocktails; Cheery & professional team.
The Royal Oak is a grade 2* listed building and sits on a fine expanse of Village Green, apparently the longest in Europe. Barrington, a delightful village is equidistant between Cambridge to the North and Royston to the South (both 7 miles). We are close to Duxford War Museum and Wimpole Farm, easily accessible from the A10 and A603. Bones of the hippo, rhino, elephant, hyena, lion, bear and bison have been discovered here. There’s also evidence of Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements, Roman remains and extensive Anglo Saxon burial grounds. Barrington is also the home of what was known as the ‘National Loaf, sold nationally in Britain from 1942 onwards as part of the home front effort during World War II. It was first baked here, where the creator of it’s high vitamin content recipe, Dr Elsie Widdowson, lived. In short an interesting place with bags of history.
Please see below for our food and drink offer. Our ‘Josper’ Charcoal Oven takes centre stage on our menu as does the local real ale in the pub.
Dogs are always welcome in the pub area, where one can also eat if tables are available. The garden to the front on the green or to the left under the Oak and Walnut trees are wonderful spots to enjoy our hospitality.
You can imagine how excited we are to be looking after the Royal Oak for what we hope will be another lively period in it’s rich history. We hope to see you very soon at our new home.
For group or party bookings, please email us mentioning your preferred date, venue and number of guests.