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The Royal Oak

The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
+44 1273 857389
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a couple of times while staying in the S Downs. The food was good, very good, as was the beer, beer at an eye-watering £4.50 a pint. All served by friendly staff. Usefully, in an area with very limited parking the pub...More

Thank notrik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in the surrounding area for around 20 years, Poynings being a 15-minute drive from Brighton in the Sussex Downs, and been here three/four times during that period. It's never rocked my world, but a recent steak on a Friday night changed that. My...More

Thank Monty M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice friendly staff handy location not to busy. Good meal but burnt peas? Nice outside garden. Good selection of beers and wine.

Thank roller4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tom the waiter is fit! We enjoyed our day! Facebook me! P.S the capers on the fishcakes were to die for! 😂 however i didn't win any sweets at the kids fun day #disappointed

Thank ECR21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Royal Oak was a firm favourite several years ago, but we stopped going as portions seemed to get smaller as prices got larger. We decided to go back again, at the request of my daughter who wanted to dine there on her birthday. It...More

Thank Philbn68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delicious Sunday Lunch was served by a very people friendly waitress. My husband had beef, I had pork. Both plates had a large serving of meat with 6 separate vegetables, roast potatoes and a huge yorkshire pudding. I asked for no gravy and my...More

Thank smjsips
Reviewed 17 August 2017

What a shame! We walked here.... the pub was quiet and so we ordered food and didn't wait too long.....sadly we were disappointed. Overpriced and underwhelmed......the portion size was small and the chips were oven chips!!! One tiny piece of tomato and small lettuce leaf...More

Thank exploretheworld29
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Came for Sunday lunch for the first time. Yorkshire puddings were awful - dry and tasteless. The rest was mediocre to be honest, nothing about the roast excited me. £14.50 is a lot to pay for a roast even in West Sussex, especially one as...More

Thank FF_Tripster
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I've been to the Royal Oak a number of times over the years, but never again. Yesterday lunchtime I took my cousin (we are both "fifty-somethings") for lunch, and have never received such appallingly rude service. From a no-smiles, curt "indoors or outdoors?" on our...More

1  Thank Susan_C_SN5109
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We booked a table for Father's Day for my husband and two children. We arrived just before they opened at 12. We were shown to our table and given the menu. My husband and son were excited to see on the specials board Wagu steak...More

Thank Sarah R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Poynings
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 857389
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