The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub left open, it’s also the only public space where people can meet in a once-thriving mining community that is falling on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner), the owner, is obsessed with The Old Oak, and his efforts are put to the test when the pub becomes the subject of a territorial dispute with the arrival of Syrian refugees who are brought into the village. An unexpected friendship blossoms when TJ meets a young Syrian girl with a camera, Yara (Ebla Mari). Can the two find a way for these two communities to get along? Thus is born a deeply moving drama about loss, fear and the difficulty of finding hope.