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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
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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11 - 20 of 344 reviews

Reviewed March 20, 2017

A great place to escape Goodwood crowds and enjoy good quality food and drink. the staff were attentive and despite a busy restaurant the food was delivered in good time.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Lunched there twice in one week. First time a quickie visit....second time was for a long lazy lunch with friends. Both times the food was, quite simply, stunning. Full of lovely, juicy flavours ranging from suculent smoked salmon, some of the fattest white bait I...More

Thank GKS444
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday- great lunch if you like your roast beef rare. We loved it. Couldn't manage a pud each afterwards as the beef was such a big plate. Only downside (and this counts for many Chi gastro pubs)... does it have to be so...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We used to visit for Sunday lunch and dinner on a regular basis with the family but felt last year it had somewhat declined in general quality so we gave it a miss for a few months. We booked the table to the left of...More

Thank MikeAustin67
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night. Booking essential I would say. Had a great table and great service and the food was excellent. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Thank Bry N
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I wasn’t going to post this review, as after an unsatisfactory NYE meal, I wrote to the pub and explained my issues. I received a reply which I thought offered me a 50% refund on the meal, but after I called the pub I discovered...More

2  Thank HarryGB
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We had booked a large table for Sunday lunch for sometime as we were all meeting in the area for two special birthdays. So 4 of us went there for Saturday lunch to see how it was. We had a really great lunch, super good...More

1  Thank Louise1110
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This is the second year we have been to the Royal Oak for NYE meal and each time it has been absolutely faultless. The food was incredibly delicious and fantastically presented -pictures are partridge breast, wild boar, cherry soup and cheese board. The staff were...More

Thank della w
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Great food, luxurious rooms, wonderful area. Superb relaxation nestling in the foot of the South Downs.

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank andydelves
Reviewed December 21, 2016

If you are ever down near Chichester or Goodwood, then what better than a warm, cozy, open fired Inn with fabulous food/ales?

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank benedictg63
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John M
May we have dinner for two and a double room for the 8th and 9th September please? John Maxwell
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
Can i bring my dog?
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

Rating summary
  • 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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