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The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant

Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
+44 1730 817478
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Royal Oak with friends after returning from holiday. It's a while since we have eaten at the Oak, and we were not disappointed. I had a very nice Chicken and mushroom pie, very tasty, succulent chicken with plenty of sauce. The other...More

Thank SUB999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, great staff, superb food! Would recommend a visit for food or drinks! Spacious, easy-going and relaxed. Welcoming of us as Tourists and locals alike!

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times. Food quality good esp the steaks and salads. Not too far from the South Downs so a great place to stop on way back into Midhurst. Staff friendly and helpful as always and will happily go back. Only small issue...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a car run there were 16 of us for lunch and when we arrived the staff very friendly and polite. We ordered from the menu a variety of dishes and the food arrived very quick and all together, everyone enjoyed the food....More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We did drop in on a sunny Monday evening and sat outside. The food didn't take too long to come out and was excellent and very well presented, a nice cold glass of wine with a stunning view on a summers evening, its what dreams...More

Thank ChristineB321
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Having scouted the area we thought we'd try the Royal Oak. Very nicely situated and pleasant decor. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was good as was the service. All in all a very nice early evening meal had by all.

Thank Nigel J
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks

Reviewed July 13, 2017

I popped in for a Saturday lunch with a friend. The food has normally been ok there in the past. I ordered the 6oz rump steak and chips, my friend ordered the chicken burger. Neither of these options is particularly cheap at £11 & £11.50...More

Thank Aleczm
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This was a celebratory family meal and we were 13 , aged from 8 to 70. We chose the dishes ahead and everything worked really well. We were given our own room which was great. The food was delicious as usual and the portions generous....More

Thank Jacqui E
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

I'm so glad you had a nice time... and thank you for letting everyone else know too!

Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Two of us ate here due to working near Midhurst. It was quiz night so the curry menu was available only. Fair enough, but my colleague ordered and asked for one vegetarian curry and drinks, and a chicken curry. The curries came out and no...More

Thank M00nchild
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

I don't usually respond to poor reviews as I think we should take it on the chin and learn from criticism so that we do better next time. However your review is unfair. You asked one member of staff whether we could do a vegetarian...More

Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to work to do a night shift & expected to get a hot meal. The lady at the bar told my wife the kitchen did not open till 6pm and even then she could not guarantee us a meal...More

Thank Saz W
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

I did message you about this review a few weeks ago for more information, but you never responded. I was concerned that you were confusing us with another pub. The only coach we've had here in months was a private coach on a Friday afternoon...More

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November 14, 2015|
Response from Julian S | Property representative |
Hi Debby, I think you've sent your message to the wrong place. We're a pub in West Sussex that doesn't do accommodation. Thanks, Julian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $54
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  West Lavington
  • Phone Number: +44 1730 817478
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This Beautiful 17th Century pub boasts a strong historical heritage with large gardens and stunning views of the South Downs. Our team extend a warm welcome to you at The Royal Oak in West Lavington, Midhurst. Located a short distance from the Goodwood Estate near Chichester and the Cowdray Estate near Midhurst, this rural village is the ideal setting for our charming English Country pub. The perfect spot for a splendid escape to enjoy British Cuisine, Cask Ales, Delicious Wines and our log fire burner for those cosier nights. We proudly source from local producers and foragers, changing our menus to suit the availability of "in season" fayre from field to fork.
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