Welcome to Ancient Oak, 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 midweek meal, or a delicious Sunday roast with all the family. With a wonderful beer garden and beers to choose from such as our on tap Carling and Hop House 13 and pub quizzes taking place every Sunday and Monday evening, this local pub is the ideal location for good quality pub food with a warm welcome, all year round.

Offering lunch and dinner every day of the week, as well as our famous set price buffet, our delicious pub food menus are bursting with tasty dishes, including vegetarian and vegan friendly options. 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. Just a seven-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.


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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am-Midnight
  • Tuesday 11am-11pm
  • Wednesday 11am-11pm
  • Thursday 11am-Midnight
  • Friday 11am-Midnight
  • Saturday 11am-Midnight
  • Sunday 11am-11pm

Food Service Times

  • Monday 11am-10pm
  • Tuesday 11am-10pm
  • Wednesday 11am-10pm
  • Thursday 11am-10pm
  • Friday 11am-10pm
  • Saturday 11am-10pm
  • Sunday 11:30am-10pm


Merrytrees Lane, , Cottam, Lancashire, UK, PR4 0NZ


01772 731992

If you’re looking for great food and real ales, Ancient Oak in Cottam is the obvious choice. Close to Fulwood, Lea & Ingol, whether you live nearby or just passing through, you’re welcome to drop in.


Our quality pub-food will really hit the spot. With our seasonal menus and excellent vegetarian and vegan menu options, we work hard to bring you classic dishes just the way you like them. They’re even better alongside our wide range of beers: carefully picked from some of the best breweries across the country, and lovingly poured for your drinking pleasure.

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