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The Royal Oak Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in East Lavant $$ - $$$ British, , European
The Royal Oak, Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
+44 1243 527434
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Contemporary, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Royal Oak, Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pub that is well used by the locals which is always a good sign. Food and drink is slightly above average prices but is very good quality, with a good variety. Staff are very helpful. A great atmosphere.

Thank purpletravelat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner during festival of speed, great food, fabulous wine wonderful atmosphere Rib eye steaks and a good Malbec hit the spot

Thank smarbers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal in a unique atmosphere full of history and a firm favourite with the good wood elite Wonderful mix of smells from the classic cars oil and petrol to the great aromas of the grills and wines. G and T to start. Two rib...More

Thank smarbers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So turned up on a Sunday afternoon. Place was nearly empty. We got a table outside and ordered drinks. The drinks took a while to come. We placed our order which took an awful long time to come. My food came out first missing the...More

Thank Pippa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a while since we had last been, and we went expecting a pleasant, relaxed lunch with the good food that we had enjoyed previously. But what a disappointment - although the welcome was friendly, the situation was chaotic, with men installing wiring, and many...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Went with 5 business colleagues on Wednesday 7th June at 7pm. We had baked goats cheese and beetroot salad which tasted wonderful. I had confit of duck with celeriac mash which also tasted amazing. My colleagues had a Mille feuille dessert - I only had...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Visited for supper on a Saturday evening. We were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff before having an aperitif and sitting down. The food is quite simply excellent, well presented with good sized portions. The staff were attentive but perfectly hit the balance between being...More

Thank johnf12345
Reviewed May 2, 2017

called in for a drink, staff friendly did not have time for food, but menu looked appealing. If back this way in the future would call in again

Thank A K
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We both enjoyed a very relaxed mid week supper. The restaurant was not full, but there was a really nice buzz about the place. We had a wonderful Selsey crab, a delicious Chicken Supreme and delicious pan fried Sea Bass with seafood risotto. All in...More

Thank lotts50
Reviewed April 22, 2017

As part of the Sussex Pub group I was expecting better although it must be said that most of our party enjoyed the Sunday lunches. For me though an expanded menu would have provided better choice other than the mainly roasts which are available. Past...More

Thank Papabob
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John M
March 28, 2017|
Response from AnnaMaria J | Reviewed this property |
Erm...you may wish to contact the Inn itself to ask this. I am purely a previous customer who has left a review. Sorry I cannot help you but I hope you enjoy your stay! Best wishes :)
hanson v
February 6, 2016|
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Response from Gina C | Reviewed this property |
A couple at the next table to us had their dog with them so I assume you can.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Royal Oak, Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  East Lavant
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 527434
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A 200 year old historic inn nestled in the heart of the wonderful Hampshire village of East Lavant, The Royal Oak restaurant, pub and rooms is renowned for its high quality food. Close to Goodwood Park and Chichester, The Royal Oak is very popular with those seeking a real taste of the British countryside in chic surroundings. Attractively appointed in keeping with the original old building but contemporary at the same time, The Royal Oak is comfortable and buzzy with warm service and an upbeat atmosphere. Offering English and modern European classics with a twist, The Royal Oak���s menu includes both main meals and light bar snacks, all made using local, seasonal ingredients.
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