Stay at The Royal Oak, Appleby

The Royal Oak’s ten bedrooms are all warm cosy and have everything you would expect from an award winning family run country Inn. please check out our room’s great facilities at the bottom of this page. All our rooms are surprisingly contemporary , good sized and are a mixture of double, twin, family rooms or two bedroom cottage. Always with the choice of double, super king  or twin beds, they are situated on the first and second floor or the cottage next door. The Royal Oak is a genuine 18th century Inn so we do have some low beamed areas but I am sure you will agree this can only add to our wonderful inns character.

Oak Double/Twin

  • Situated on the first or second floor eves
  • Good sized en-suite shower rooms
  • Double or twin beds
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Hospitality tray
  • Flat screen TV's
  • Business desk
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Oak Premier Double/Twin

  • Situated on the first floor
  • All as Oak double/twin plus
  • Garden room option (2 rooms)
  • Bath with integral (2 rooms)
  • Executive double shower rooms (2 rooms)
  • Personal safe in room (3 rooms)
  • Branded bath robes
  • Mini bar (2 rooms)
  • Luxury hospitality tray
  • Hair straighteners
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Oak Family Rooms

  • Situated on the second floor eves
  • Can sleep up to 4 adults/children
  • All in single beds option
  • Both family rooms can be booked in self-contained area sleeping up to eight
  • Extensive children's menus available
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Oak Cottage

  • Situated right next door to the Royal Oak
  • Fully self-contained
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 2 bedrooms (can sleep 5)
  • All in single bed option
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Executive bathroom inc bath and walk in shower
  • Living room and separate dining room
  • Can be booked for one night (2 nights over a Saturday)
  • Rates include Breakfast served next door Royal Oak
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Bring Your Dog

Here is our resident dog Roxy!

We welcome dogs here at the Royal Oak in some of our rooms. All dogs need to be pre booked to ensure they are allocated a dog friendly room the additional rate is £20 per dog per night and includes a welcome pack from Roxy our own very friendly Black Labrador  including the loan of a feeding bowl and dining mat and a complimentary treat and ball to keep. We have a residents garden at the rear of our inn which is ideal for dog owners to use (please clean up after them bags provided) and loads of great riverside walks on our doorstep. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a facility to have breakfast with your dog as it is served in the dog free restaurant, but they are welcome to have lunch or dinner with you on the dog friendly bar. We can only accept well behaved dogs and Roxy’s rules on well behaved are they must not disturb any other guests in the rooms or dog friendly areas and be kept on a lead at all times, they must not be left in the room whenever you leave the Royal Oak. I know you will appreciate not everyone loves dogs as much as us and we need to respect all our guests.

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Courtesy Pick Up


We are delighted to offer a complimentary pick up/drop off service in the Royal Oak Branded People Carrier (max 6 guests) for residents (within 6 miles of the Royal Oak) this includes the walking paradise of Dufton & Appleby Railway Station. Please book this service 24 hours in advance, give us a estimation of the time you require picking up, when you arrive (not before) at the pickup point give us a call (017683 51463) we will be with you very quickly.

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 This Weeks Availability
2 People1 Person
Friday 20th March£85£65
Saturday 21st March£109£89
Sunday 22nd March£89£69
Monday 23rd March£109£89
Tuesday 24th March FullFull
Wednesday 25th March£99£79
Thursday 26th March£99£79
Friday 27th March£115£95



Terms and conditions

All bookings require a none refundable deposit of 30% of the cost of the total stay at the time of booking. All cancellations received by 12 noon the day prior to arrival will receive no further charge, all cancellations received after that time and all no shows will be charged in full for the
total cost of the stay.


Other Policies

Children: All ages very welcome.

Pets: A Maximum of x1 Well-behaved Dog is welcome (Must be pre booked) in some of our rooms at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog per night which includes a doggy pack from Roxy our Resident Labrador. At the Royal Oak. Roxy's understanding of a well behaved dog are dogs that do not disturb any other guests in the rooms or in any of the dog friendly public areas and must be on a lead at all times. Do not leave your dog in the room if you are leaving the Inn for any reason

Smoking: Smoking is permitted in outside designated areas only and not
permitted inside the Royal Oak.

Accepted Payment Methods: Cheque, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bank Transfer...

Car parking

The Royal Oak has off road parking for up 10 vehicles on the front of our Inn (free for all customers) we are also blessed with free unrestricted street parking all around us, you should have no problem finding parking very near to the Oak.



Breakfast is served daily in the Oak Restaurant (please wait to be seated), we offer a full Westmorland Breakfast (see food page for a sample menu) we don’t believe in buffets, your breakfast will served to you by real people like it used to be , it may take little longer but we believe it’s worth it. As the Oak Restaurant is dog free we ask you to leave your well behaved dogin the room or put them in your car, we unfortunately are unable to offer breakfast in our dog friendly areas as our morning cleaning regime needs to be completed in a very small  time window to ensure not disturbing all our guests.

Breakfast is served
Monday to Saturday  8am - 9.30am
Sundays 8.30am - 10am

We unfortunately are unable to offer early breakfast for small groups but we will happy to leave a breakfast roll and cereals if required (this service needs to booked on arrival)

3 Course dinner

If you are looking to have  dinner with us here at the Oak pre booking our superb 3 course dinner is without doubt the best value way enjoy the Oak restaurant. With a guaranteed table at the your time of choosing

Currently £23.50 per person (when pre booked) gives you access to all our specials of the day (usually at no extra cost) and any starter or pudding from today’s choice. Of course if you are not sure of your plans or don’t require three courses you are welcome to choose from any of our menus when you arrive (all ways best to book)

Group bookings

We welcome many groups of visitors every year including Walking ,Cyclists (secure bike garage available), shooters , Anglers, and groups working in the area, we can offer special terms for group bookings ,we can sleep up to 24 guests in their own bed.

For us to quote for your group just email us at the key info required to receive our personal tailor made quote is as follows

Required date/dates
How many nights
Number of guests
If Dinner is required or just bed and breakfast
Rooms configuration  

 Tel 017683 51463

Our Accreditations

Make a booking: call us 017683 51463 or visit our Booking Form



Cumbria CA16 6UN


017683 51463


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