The Royal Oak Pub - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The Royal Oak is one of the oldest pubs in Chesterfield. The pub serves a variety of beers and a few Real Ales. It also serves food at certain times. In the 12th century this part of Chesterfield contained the meat markets and town butchers. It was called the 'Shambles', which probably came from 'flesh shambles', the old English name for a meat market. The area has recently been restored and is now the cobbled streets are becoming a tourist attraction, lined with old buildings and small shops.
The Royal Oak is in a Tudor building, and a contender for one of the oldest pubs in England. A sign outside states that the pub has been an Inn since 1722. Before that it claims to have been a resting place for the 'the Knights Templar, a band of Crusaders', who had a base at South Normanton and also regularly visited Bolsover Castle from their stronghold at Nottingham Castle.
The Royal Oak Pub - FURTHER INFORMATION
The Royal Oak Pub - Chesterfield visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Royal Oak Pub' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Derbyshire.
The Royal Oak