Music, acting, rugby, classic cars, pig racing, yoga, half marathon, politics, it’s at Helen Browning’s Royal Oak in 2018.

Plus great beer, wine and food as we ever widen our remit to provide as much as we can for the people of this local world.

Alongside our early ‘rough guide’ diary below we have space for your weddings and parties, and private luxury nights in our 12 great bedrooms. Fuelled by Arkells’ beers and Helen’s pork and beef. Great times, for some of us!

10 – 13 Jan: Village Play; pre theatre prix fixe suppers from 6-7.15pm, tickets on Eventbrite

10 January onwards, Wednesdays: yoga in the Playroom. For more information call Jo on 07833 299049 or book online at

4 February onwards: International Six Nations rugby on TV (International Rugby supper week beginning 19 Feb tbc)

22 April: Drive it Day—classic cars and bikes in the garden, 10am until 3pm

19 May: Belinda Carlisle sings in the garden, much to our surprise. More information

3 June: International Pig Racing Festival

16 June: The Ridgeway Revenge, half marathon and 10k race, see their website

(Ridgewayrevenge website)

Everyday: Great food and beer and beds and bathrooms.

Parties for any of you, just contact us at the pub.