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The Royal Oak

) #2 of 17 Restaurants in Henfield $$ - $$$ , British,
Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
+44 1444 881252
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“herring” (3 reviews)
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
“cheese board” (4 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
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Reviews (139)
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Sunday lunch and thankfully had been advised to get there early, we are glad that we did! This is a popular pub and for good reason. A great selection of beer and drinks on the menu and a very good food menu...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old pub with plenty of choice on beers - lovely ploughmans and interesting food offerings.great service.

Thank Mimilevigliani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going here for over 20 years but only recently did "young Mike" grip the situation and the fruits of his Team's Labours are here to see. While the toasted sandwiches of yore were absolutely spot on, now one is left in constant...More

Thank sirrichard1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best pub imaginable, Gazpacho, better than I have had in Spain, Herrings roe, amazing, and all in the perfect setting. Don't go, you might spoil it for us!

1  Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Met up with some dear friends at this gorgeous old country inn. Authentic isn't the word. Mind your head on the ceilings and the boars heads that stick out from the walls. Great atmosphere and the food was scrumptious. So much on my plate I...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I have visited the Royal Oak regularly since 1980. The current team have taken the best English pub backdrop imaginable and added a good pub food addition. Don't be intimidated by the locals at the bar when you walk in, make yourself at home and...More

1  Thank HenryL777
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had dinner here about a month ago. Can't really fault them on anything. Nothing was "amazing", but it was all very good, tasty, and delivered by a friendly and helpful staff. I'd definitely return. It's also worth noting that this is a classic oldy worldy...More

Thank Matteo W
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I have been visiting the Royal Oak for over 10 years. The atmosphere has always been pleasant and the food good. However it is time for the menu to be revised as it is rather ordinary and does not seem to change. The lunch menu...More

3  Thank GEORGE B
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Driven passed several time but never stopped. Lovely staff, great food and comforting fire. Superb German lager. First visit not our last.

2  Thank David D
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a delicious lunch here. Although our order took a little time to arrive, it was worth the wait and the Spanish chef was delightful. Her Spanish influence was evident in the duck with chorizo and butterbean dish and the fishcakes were also excellent...More

3  Thank MJ S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Keith E
When I visited last Monday evening there was enough gas in my pint of 'Harvey's Best' to blow up a balloon, definitely NOT real ale - what's going on please?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Ashley P | Reviewed this property |
Weird, Harvey's have changed their recipe recently, so it can travel further, i.e. Bigger market, but needs to settle for longer. The Royal Oak beer comes straight from the barrel, mine on Wednesday was perfect, am sure Mike... More
Peter H
Hi Gregor, I think you may be reviewing the wrong pub, I'm one of the chefs at the royal oak and we definitely don't have a pizza bias. we don't even have a pizza on the menu. We also never have a sign up warning of waits, I think you ,may be talking about the bull which has a reputation for pizza kind regards Pete
6 December 2016|
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Response from Gregor H | Reviewed this property |
Pete Just seen your message. Many apologies: yes it was the Bull! Back to the drawing board. Gregor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Henfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 881252
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