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The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
+44 1273 857389
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, and great locals pub. Exposed beams. Full of history. Very friendly staff. Remember to have the local ale. A Harvey's...

Thank Geoff C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, good wine selection, nice old fashioned pub atmosphere, spacious, dog friendly. Great. Overall a typical good pub experience.

Thank 42reg
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a table a week in advance for Easter Sunday, I made a point of telling them that it was my Husbands Birthday and that our family would be joining us, so could they make a point of giving us a good table. When we arrived everyone was disappointed with the table that we were given, as it was... More 

Thank gaynorfisher44
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Royal Oak to have dinner with a friend who was visiting. The Royal Oak has a large car park and a good size garden. They had a marque in the garden when we were there, the pub inside is quite nice. It is not massive, the space is laid out around the bar. The food was... More 

Thank JustinJo
Adderbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 3 on a Saturday night, was not overly busy. Pleasant décor and nice log burner- although it was a little warm to have it in use that particular day! Good food and friendly service.

Thank suziejtaylor
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on a lovely Saturday afternoon. We had 3 adults and 2 children in the party,there was a good selection on both the main menu,specials board and children's menu. The service was excellent,staff were very friendly. The food was wonderful,very delicious! Prices for mains were what you would expect, £14 for a burger + chips (and... More 

Thank Anna S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great location and food tasty - but Kat down by a member of bar staff. Fortunately others made up for them

Thank RustyHob
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant beer, excellent food, excellent service. Great atmosphere. The steaks are mind blowing, also very impressed with the deserts. Well worth a trip!

Thank Richard D
Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited mid-week at end of March. Appeared to be a quiet lunchtime and we were quickly shown to a table and given menu's. The three of us sat and waited, continued waiting, nobody seemed interested in leaving the bar area and taking any drink or food orders. A couple of gentlemen sitting at a nearby table also looked somewhat at... More 

Thank sporty1dave
Zurich, Switzerland
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470 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were meeting friends for a walk at Devils Dyke and they suggested walking to The Royal Oak for lunch. What an inspired idea! We sat in the beer garden on a sunny Sunday and chose from the barbecue menu. Food was tasty albeit a little more expensive than expected, and took nearly an hour to arrive. It as good... More 

Thank Kevin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?