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Old Oak Inn

Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
+44 1323 482072
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lamb tagine” (4 reviews)
“the pub” (45 reviews)
“burns night” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a superb meal here. Staff friendly and attentive. Good variety on menu and specials board, and the food was excellent. A lovely old world country pub. Will definitely be back.

2  Thank Squidgeys
Reviewed 5 days ago

A true gem of a family restaurant, lovely family run place with a true country feel, loads of parking, dogs allowed, open log fires. The restaurant has exquisite food, I would recommend the sea bass yummy just like the rest of the food, and of...More

4  Thank Gene_smiler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice old pub, although not much seating outside that we could see. Very tasty food. Accommodated us at the last minute. Some veggie options which were really good (quinoa burger) but could do with some more, especially ones that are healthier and more for kids....More

Thank groucho007
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. As you face the pub on the right hand side by the children's area we have seating for 16 and in front of the pub 5 large tables seating up to 40 people. However to the left side we...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even a warm fire on an April's evening was welcome, followed by a great Turkey dinner. Friendly service too

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My son and his partner took us for a meal. I am a veggie and was very sceptical that a country pub would cater for my needs but they turned up trumps with macaroni cheese. Excellent meal in a lovely old pub with great service...More

1  Thank DJC1943
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

After an excellent dog walk with some friends, we decided to try The Old Oak Inn, Arlington for lunch. Clearly this is a popular place to eat as the car park was nearly full! We were advised that as they were busy there would be...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had been in this pub a long time ago for a drink but a friend recommended it for lunch and we were not disappointed . The food and service was first class, just one niggle though, I thought it was a bit costly at...More

1  Thank Carol D
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this review

Hi Carol D thank you for your great review. I think someone must have pressed the wrong till button as a single scoop is advertised and sold at £1.50 a scoop. Although our delicious ice cream is made with fresh fruit and local cream I...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Yet another great night out at the anual Burns night, tradtinal Hagis or GF Hagis or alternative all offered plus some great wines and wisky.

1  Thank Mikysussex
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

this little pub tucked away is well worth a visit we have been here many times the most recent was valintines day and had a stunning meal it made a perfect evening out the staff are always happy and the place it self is so...More

1  Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ideal after a walk in the adjacent forest. Good food, friendly staff and clean. Taken many friends and family here over the last two year. Highly recommended. Still retains the pub atmosphere, open fire and dogs allowed in the public bar area.

1  Thank collicteddie
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Dogs Is a dog allowed inside the pub in an evening please. ASAP if poss. TA
18 December 2014|
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Response from sussexlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had both our dogs with us, you need to go to the left side of the pub as the restaurant is to the right. The left side is still set lovely but doggies are allowed, you need to leave muddy boots outside tho ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Polegate
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 482072
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