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Not to be confused with The Royal Oak in the town of Kington, England.
We are located in the tranquil small Welsh farming village of Gladestry surrounded by green fields about 1 mile from the border with England at the base of Hergest Ridge. An idyllic place to stop for a few days in well accomodated 3* graded rooms whilst you explore the Welsh Marches.
The Royal Oak is a picturesque Inn reputedly built in the 17th Century immediately adjacent to the Offa’s Dyke National Path. From the large secluded beer garden you can lounge peacefully, listening to the abundant bird song. Buzzards and Red Kites are regular visitors soaring just below the summit of the adjacent hills. Ample car parking is available at the pub.
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We are the only pub directly on the Offa’s Dyke Path between Hay-on-Wye and Kington, about 10 miles (about 4 hours walking time) from Hay-on-Wye and 4 1/2 miles (about 2 hours walking time) from Kington.
The Royal Oak Inn provides a welcome sight to many a walker and Bar Snacks and Meals are served between 12pm and 2pm in the bar. We close at 3pm.
The Main Bar has a flagstone floor, ideal for those muddy boots, and well behaved dogs are welcome. There is an open fire and here you can sit and relax as you reflect over your day’s excertions and plan the next stage of your walk. On warmer days you can relax in our secluded Beer Garden. Please note: Only food and drink purchased from this establishment can be consumed on the premises
In the evening hot meals are served in the Restaurant. Booking essential.