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Reviews of The Royal Oak

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The Royal Oak
Tagg Lane
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
SK17 9QJ
Tel: 01298 83288
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Pitches: 20
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 47 Reviews
                8/10 from 47 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  47 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: March 2024 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: DeanoX 1 review from this member

 Used the campsite for a quick overnight camp spot for myself and the dog.

Everyone was very friendly,

Good facilities which were spotless and a great meal in the pub.

Going to try to get back in the summer ! 

Date of Visit: February 2022 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: LindaG 6 reviews from this member

 It is 2 fields behind the Royal Oak pub plus an extra area next to their car park.

It has a 3 showers and 2 toilets per gender which are shared with their camping barn rooms.

The pub staff were really friendly and helpful, and the pub food was good and plentiful and they do breakfasts too. There were also BBQs available.

The best bit was having the High Peak Trail just next to the campsite so you can roll out of bed, throw on your boots and go. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Travellin man 2 reviews from this member

 This is an excellent campsite with great showers and facilities.

The pub does excellent meals.

The site is in a great location for walking and cycling in the White Peak.

A great value break. 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: PHammond 1 review from this member

 Awesome site - small but really friendly, book early to ensure you get a pitch.

The faculties are pretty good, showers could do with an update, but there clean. Pub is fantastic and meals are excellent.

The walks on the old railway line to the ice cream Parlour is a gentle but lovely walk. 
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Date of Visit: December 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Demmo 17 reviews from this member

 We called in on our way back from Bakewell and stayed for the night. Just one other campervan on site so plenty of room! Basic toilets but that's all we need.

Great situation being right on the trail so plenty of easy walking either towards Buxton or back towards Ashbourne.

Lovely helpful staff, booked in easily then had a great meal in the pub. Went back to the campervans and lit the firepit and settled down for the night. Called back to the bar for a few nightcaps and a natter.

Excellent breakfast in the pub in the morning as we decided to treat ourselves.

We will be back very soon, only 30 miles from home so will be great for a quick Fri/Sat away. 


Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JADE2 10 reviews from this member

 Highly priced. Have to vacate pitch by 11am. Noisy. Beside busy main road.

Pot washing facility's one sink splattered with bird poo from chicks nesting. Not our cup of tea. No inclination to return.

Plus point pub was nice. Buxton close by. 

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Saragriff 2 reviews from this member

 Campsite not entirely level. Other than that we loved it. Ideal for walking. Very dog friendly including pub.

Food delicious as was beer. Staff very friendly. Showers and toilets very clean. Would return any time.

Very good price 

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: GazDon 1 review from this member

 Not Happy Chappie. !

Booked and paid for 3 nights at the Royal Oak campsite. Arrived on Good Friday afternoon and agree the weather was awful.

Went inside and spoke to a very polite gentleman who's reply was to when I explained that driving onto the grass was not an option because it was so wet, O yes we've closed the lower area you'll have to park on the gravel area at the top, this by the way was the parking area for campers, staff etc.

A bit disappointed he made no effort to come outside and assist nor really was there a mention of refund, not that I asked. Should have done I guess.

Anyway parked up and stayed 1 night. We then moved on to another site in Buxton.

Had food in the pub. This I must stress was Very Nice.

To sum up. If wet stay away poor drainage. Shame because beautiful area right next to the Tissington trail. 

Date of Visit: February 2014 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: K Morris 2 reviews from this member

 The Royal Oak Hurdlow.

Lovely area with great walks along the tissington trail. Pitch is on a slight slope with no electric hook up.

Shower & washing facilities are very good & clean.

Nice charming pub with great food menu and a roaring log fire for winter week ends. We had no internet or phone network whilst their as it is in a valley.

WI FI is available free in the pub and a TV to watch in the bar. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Melodeonmania 3 reviews from this member

 We had a really nice welcome, pitched on the lower field which was level, mown and clean.

The toilets and showers were clean too in spite of an influx of walkers and campers walking in the cut grass. With a full site the only two toilets in the ladies block might cause some difficulties.

The service and food could not have been bettered either. A really great place to stay as it is right on the walkers routes.

Compliments to all, especially the kitchen crew and bar staff. 

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