Discover Ancient Oak, A Classic Pub in Cottam

Serving up great quality, pub food in warm and welcoming surroundings, The Ancient Oak pub in Cottam should be your first port of call for a catch up with friends, a mid-week meal, or a delicious Sunday roast with the whole family.

We’ve also got a wonderful beer garden which makes this local pub the ideal location for good quality pub food all year round.

Take your pick from a wide selection of delicious dishes on our fixed price lunch and dinner menu, as well as buffet choices, kids menu, vegetarian & vegan menu and our special Sunday menu.

Where to Find us

Located near to Preston and Ashton-on-Ribble, and close to junction 1 of the M55, this local pub near you is a great place to eat, drink, and relax after a long day spent walking around the Preston Guild Wheel or taking in a match at the UCLAN Sports Arena or Preston Grasshoppers RUFC. We’re just a 7-minute drive from the M6, follow exits 32-Broughton Interchange and B6241 to Merry Trees Lane, taking the third exit onto Merry Trees Lane at the roundabout.


We’ve now partnered with BP Chargemaster – who run the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) public charging network; Polar. BP Chargemaster have installed an electric car charging point here at Ancient Oak. To access all the charging points across the Mitchells and Butlers estate on the cheapest electricity tariff, you can become a Polar Plus subscription member or access via the pay-as-you-go app, Polar Instant, or use your contactless bank card.