Review: The Old Oak

The Old Oak is set in a once thriving mining village now in rapid decline. There’s a deep sense of injustice pervading the community which is exacerbated by the unexpected arrival of a number of Syrian refugee families. This becomes the flashpoint for angry xenophobic tensions and views which are vented openly in the local pub and directly to the refugees. It takes the empathy and friendship of the struggling pub landlord to inspire hope and the beginnings of change.