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Welcome to the Royal Oak Free House, a community pub located in Harriseahead, close to Mow Cop a popular local beauty spot.

Harriseahead is situated north of Stoke on Trent on the Cheshire border and is close to both Alsager and Congleton.

Circa 1858 it was originally an ale house known as the ‘Nags Head’ and was renamed in 1889 when it became a fully licensed public house.

Michael's daughter Diane her husband Stephen have taken over the running of the pub since Michael retired and it has been a firm fixture in the Good Beer Guide for many years.

Royal Oak front view
Opening Times Monday to Thursday: 7pm - 11pm
  Friday: 5pm - 12pm
  Saturday: 4pm - 12pm
  Sunday: 12 noon - 11pm

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The Royal Oak is a true village pub that holds regular meetings for the local racing pigeon club, the cage bird society and child minders.

It has darts teams and holds regular quizzes in aid of charities.

racing pigeon and darts clubs
real fireplace for winter nights
The pub is also dog friendly as long as they are house trained and it has a real fire situated in the bar, perfect for those long cold Winter walks.

The pub is purely a real ale pub and therefore has no pool table, no fruit machines and no karaoke.

Special Events
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A true free house with 6 handpulls, regular ales are:
London Pride
John Smiths

A wide range of guest real ale is available and a small selection is featured each week which changes from day to day.
This week's changing selection includes:

Abbot Ale 5.0 Greene King Bury St Edmunds
Bass 4.4    
Bishops Farewell 4.6 Oakham Peterborough
Old Brewery Bitter 4.0 Samuel Smiths Tadcaster
Pale Ale 4.1 Joules Market Drayton
  • Stella Artois
  • Carling
  • Guinness
  • London Pride
  • Joules pale Ale
  • Fruit Cider
  • Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter
  • Samuel Smith's Mild
  • Samuel Smith's Cider
  • Samuel Smith's Lager
  • Budweiser on draught

We also have an extensive selection of Belgian and German bottled beers plus, of course, the fruit beers.

A large function room is available, ideal for meetings etc.
We can comfortably accommodate up to 40 people.
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Diane and Stephen are happy to provide home made soup served with crusty bread etc. for groups of walkers (providing they have a week's notice). There are also light snacks available in the form of baps, pork pies and pickled eggs together with the usual bar snacks of crisps, nuts etc.


The Royal Oak, 42 High Street, Harriseahead, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4JT
Tel: 01782 513362