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The Royal Oak

The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
+44 1273 857389
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“pudding” (16 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off massive thanks to Martin. I went for my birthday and he really gave me and my partner a laugh 10 stars for you mate. Had olives to start. They were great and loved the twist. A banging bangers and mash and a killer...More

3  Thank Josh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for a birthday meal on a busy May Bank holiday. Had a drink outside in their large garden. Very pleasant and staff were quick and efficient despite the numerous customers. The meal indoors, in our own room, was excellent. I had the crab...More

3  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A not-so-good birthday meal due to untimely and incorrect delivery of starters and main courses. Pity, things were so much better on our visits over the last months.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday 22nd April, nice sunny day and busy. Have frequented the Royal oak occasionally for the past 25 years and have always enjoyed our visits, untill today. My wife and I both chose the local butchers sausages with buttery mash and veg, (£12.50)my...More

Thank Mark P
Jan S, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Reviewer. Many thanks for your recent review. We must apologise for your experience and have addressed your comments. We pride ourselves in our standards and customer service and wish that you had alerted at the time of your complaint which would have been addressed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just been to the Royal Oak for lunch with friends and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. Waited for over one hour for our food to arrive and when it did one of the meals was wrong. The parsnips were not...More

Thank 297Mitch1066
Jan S, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Reviewer. Many thanks for your recent review. We must apologise that you did not enjoy your experience. We have taken all of your comments on board and will address them immediately.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a very busy and very hot day, BBQ's were being served in the large garden which looked and smelt beautiful, but we opted to eat inside and have a roast inside the pub. The Royal Oak is very spacious compared to the Shepherd...More

1  Thank saunders652380
Jan S, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Reviewer. Many thanks for your kind review and time to give us your comments. We were certainly very busy that first Sunny Day in April but tried to fulfil our customers requests. We will keep improving and look forward to seeing your again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a very traditional meals with amazing staff that look after everyone even with different dietary requirements. If you looking for an special event space too they have a nice room for a small group.

1  Thank Micheal B
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Have been to the Royal Oak a few times, last time for a family meal we did have an incident. The food was great, the issue was late service (due to a staff issue), the manager (I think) sorted things out well in the end,...More

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

10 of us went on a Saturday for a family meal with kids. Great service, really friendly. Food was excellent! Make sure you book as it was busy throughout the 90 odd mins we were there.

Thank Chris B
Jan S, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. Our team at The Royal Oak really appreciate your comments. Happy belated Birthday and glad you had a nice day

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Turned out to be a bit of a find this one. Pleasantly surprised at how good the food was but went in to orbit when I had pudding, wow.

Thank G1406SXdavids
Jan S, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are grateful for your feedback. We will keep working on our puddings and look forward to seeing you again soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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