The pub has a long history dating back to the 1830s when it was a modest establishment which was the first pub the Sunday trade out from Manchester would happen on.*
Back then it was situated a little further along the road.
The present pub was built in the 1920s and stands on a block of cottages called Renshaw’s Buildings which date from before 1832.**
And as I have written about both the old Royal Oak and Renshaw’s Buildings I shall leave it at that.
So I shall just point to the old brewery sign picked out in the sun.
Picture; The Royal Oak, December, 2015, from the collection of Andrew Simpson
*The Royal Oak, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/The%20Royal%20Oak
** Renshaw's Buildings in Martledge, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/renshaws-buildings-in-martledge.html