Real Ale

At the Royal Oak we pride ourselves on the quality of the real ale we sell

We always have a rotating list of guest ales (more information here).

We are cask marque accredited and have a discount for CAMRA members of 20p per pint.

We have three permanent ales, these are:

Theakston Best Bitter 3.8%

The definitive English Bitter. This fine golden-coloured beer has a full flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. With good bitter sweet balance, this beer has a subtle hop character described as citrus and spicy. It’s a refreshing and very satisfying pint – noted for the aroma of its Fuggle hops and the dry hopping of Bramling Cross to add to its characteristic Theakston aroma.

Theakston Old Peculier 5.6%

The beer that made Masham famous – rich, dark and smooth tasting, with a character all of its own. Brewed using the traditional Fuggle hop, Old Peculier is our best known beer and has a large and enthusiastic following all over Britain and around the world.

Abbot Ale 5.0%

Abbot Ale is brewed for quality of the highest order. Abbot is an irresistible ale with masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. It is brewed longer to a unique recipe, which makes it the full-flavoured, smooth and mature beer it is today.


Drink our real Ale in York

Pub quiz every Sunday from 8.30 pm with a gallon of ale for the winning team. Other prizes given to winners including a box of chocolates, bottle of wine and Lottery scratch card. The quiz questions include general knowledge, taste challenge and a music round.