• The Royal Oak Penola
    The Royal Oak Penola
  • The Royal Oak Penola
    The Royal Oak Penola

Coronavirus update – bottleshop still open

For the time being our restaurant and pub are closed to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. We will let you know when we re-open.

Thank you to all the wonderful locals and visitors who have supported us in endeavouring to build a new ROAK over these past 18 months. It’s been a hell of an experience!

The bottleshop will remain open 7 days a week from 11am-8pm.

John and Mary.

The Royal Oak Penola is situated on the main street of Penola, in the heart of the Coonawarra region. Visit us for a relaxed dining experience and enjoy our seasonal menus, specially prepared by our head chef Kirby Shearing.

Our bottleshop has an extensive range of the best Coonawarra, Limestone Coast and interstate wines.

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Seasonal Menu

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Wine List

The best wines Coonawarra has to offer


Functions and catering

The Best Restaurant in a Pub Award South Australia - The Royal Oak Penola
2019 Savour Australia™ Awards for Excellence – South Australia
National - The Best Restaurant in a Pub Award South Australia - The Royal Oak Penola
National Bronze - Awards for Excellence 2019 - Restaurant in a Pub/Club/Tavern - The Royal Oak Penola

Find Us - 31 Church Street, Penola 5277

Find some of our favourite places in the region

Glen Roy Conservation Park is tucked away behind vineyards and pine forest. This beautiful patch of scrub is a great spot to wander and absorb Mother Nature.

Green Rise Reserve is a great spot to take a walk with space for the kids and dogs to run. Follow your nose south past IGA and the hospital.

Coonawarra surrounds Penola, and 25 cellar doors are all within 15km on the road north of the Royal Oak

Long Beach – Pack an esky and head for Long Beach.  Set up camp for the day – with 11km of driveable beach, drive a bit further and you’ll have all the space you could want.

Little Dip The coastline between Robe and Beachport is among the most pristine, stunning coastline imaginable. Pack an esky, let your tyres down and check out the 4WD track.

Lower Glenelg National Park is one of the unknown beauties of this region. Scrub reaches down to the banks of the Glenelg River. The campsites on this river are a great spot to escape mobile phone coverage and chill.

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