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The Royal Oak

) #2 of 3 Restaurants in Poynings $$ - $$$ , British,
The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
+44 1273 857389
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Street, Poynings BN45 7AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for Sunday lunch for the first time. Yorkshire puddings were awful - dry and tasteless. The rest was mediocre to be honest, nothing about the roast excited me. £14.50 is a lot to pay for a roast even in West Sussex, especially one as...More

Thank FF_Tripster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Royal Oak a number of times over the years, but never again. Yesterday lunchtime I took my cousin (we are both "fifty-somethings") for lunch, and have never received such appallingly rude service. From a no-smiles, curt "indoors or outdoors?" on our...More

1  Thank Susan_C_SN5109
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a table for Father's Day for my husband and two children. We arrived just before they opened at 12. We were shown to our table and given the menu. My husband and son were excited to see on the specials board Wagu steak...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Waited ages 30 mins, turns out they forgot to put ticket into kitchen. Waited another 20 minutes for a cheese sandwich and 2 snack dishes, one of which was not what I ordered or even on the menu!! The cheese sandwich had a tonne of...More

Thank wittsy40
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Visited on the hottest Sunday of 2017 so far and managed to get outside table. Enormous pub garden with a marquee tent & BBQ permanently set up. Area for kids to play as well as some large tables for groups. Nice cool jazz & funk...More

Thank phil y
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in here on a sunny afternoon for a quick lunch - lovely helpful staff yummy food and good wine. We ended up not having a quick lunch but that was by our choice not because they were slow as we sat and read...More

Thank hotblob
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We popped in here for a snack, which turned into a full-blown lunch! Ciabatta rolls full of beef and cheese with onion plus the best crunchy chips we have found for ages! Followed by fantastic coffee, all served by a lovely barmaid who made us...More

Thank kiteslady
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband, sister in law and my son, booked a table and granted we sat down a little earlier however the people had left the table we reserved a table for 3pm. So ordered our starter and we're warned it would be 45...More

Thank Marieanne A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

They have a large outdoor seating area which is great on a sunny day. Sunday lunch was very good and the service was friendly despite being super busy.

Thank R0x1
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A lovely country pub, with a huge garden. The food is good, but fairly expensive, £14 for a burger, but it is a very good burger with very crisp fries. The soups are £6.50, home made and served with a generous helping of excellent ciabatta....More

Thank Peta M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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