THE OLD OAK is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but
it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once
thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years
of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old
Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the
pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are
placed in the village without any notice.