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The Royal Oak

The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
+44 1273 857389
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
“pudding” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I take it it’s been taken over... we used to go few years ago when it was amazing food... now it seams a chain pub with Wetherspoons type food! Ugh so disappointing. Such a shame!!

Thank r0siew2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite country pubs Summer or winter. Food is good. Even named my daughter Summer after the house across the way. The BBQ in the garden used to be better.

Thank richardpauld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called for midweek lunch.Had the curry from the specials board. Very bland & watery,nearly lost the skin from my fingers as the bowl was so hot,complete with rim of gloop where it had been nuked on the micro. Fish looked & tasted like a ready...More

Thank iansbray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been several times to this lovely gastro pub invited friends and family, popped in after walks over the South Downes and frequently visit this place for Jazz on Sundays in summer. Me and my friend settled down for a top lunch with our...More

Thank Laineydesanvito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really lovely and friendly pub. We had dinner here; the menu has lots of options and everything tasted great. The service was friendly and not slow. The only criticism we had was that the presentation of the risotto was a bit weird (just thrown...More

Thank ReviewerRose
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch fairly early, was quite busy but we were accommodated at short notice. The staff were friendly and polite. So far so good, drinks were a bit slow, asked for a Diet Coke and got draft cola from tap which was not...More

Thank camsoft
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Popped in for an evening meal and were greeted immediately in what is an extremely warm and friendly atmosphere. Our meal was superb and we would definately return. The staff were so attentive and the meal delicious!

Thank paulbrazier1
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We stopped here latish on a Sunday evening and were bowled over by how nice the team were. Haven't had genuine service like this for a long time. From the manager who gave us the table , to the lady serving us...we were treated like...More

Thank Juan4
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

After walking down from Devil's Dyke we decided to eat Sunday lunch here. We had a delicious roast. My friends both had pork and I had the beef. Both were very good! Our only criticism was about the roast potatoes as they could have been...More

Thank starkers2017
Reviewed October 13, 2017

I've eaten here several times in the past the food has always been good, but the new head chef has taken things to a whole new level. The scallops in my starter were wonderfully fresh and perfectly cooked. They were served with a pea purée...More

Thank Fulking-Resident
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
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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