A historic coaching inn with wonderful atmosphere nestled in the heart of Bongate; close to the beautiful River Eden in ancient Appleby-in-Westmorland. All comfortable guest rooms at Royal Oak are ensuite and decorated in a rustic style. Ideally situated to explore the Lake District and its attractions; the area has excellent walking on high fells or valleys with trout and salmon fishing and an excellent 18-hole golf course nearby.The Royal Oak; also offers excellent value food in the heart of the Eden Valley. Both bars are traditionally decorated and complemented by roaring log fires. Whether you are looking for a one-night stopover as you enjoy the Pennine Way or Settle-Carlisle railway; a base for a family holiday or an inspirational venue for a business seminar; we can help. In addition to our guest accommodation; we have a charming 2-bedroom stone cottage for those who prefer to self-cater and run to their own schedule on their holidays; not far from a cosy real ale pub! The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the river Eden; overlooked by the Pennine range with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon; just a few miles away. An ideal centre for tourists of all types and starting point for many dozens of walks over the surrounding fell countryside (as well as trips on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway); there are also a host of events throughout the summer to help you decide when to plan your visit.Please Note: We are a No-Smoking property. Pets allowed; may incur additional charge. Children welcome. Check-in time: 13:00 and check-out time: 11:30.