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Charming and full of character 15th Century Inn, dating back to 1490. Situated at the heart of the village of Whatlington, on the A21, just a few minutes outside Battle and the seaside town of Hastings. With a wealth of original features including the large inglenook fireplace, the 80ft indoor well, quirky oldie-worldly interior and private large beer garden, The Royal Oak is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family. With a passion for good food, specialising in Greek cuisine and many popular international dishes, the Royal Oak offers a great venue for a quiet meal, family day out or a special event, in its stunning Function Room. Children are welcome and can be entertained at the
PRICE RANGE
US$13 - US$18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, British, Greek, Pub, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 November 2020 via mobile

From the start to finish everything was perfect. It was very busy due to it being the weekend before 2nd lockdown. There was 4 of us which had different meals and all looked superb and tasted great. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2020

Went for lunch today 5 lunches plates cold food cold would not use again. meat tough very disappointed as we were the first in the door when opened at 12 noon and we were expecting hot food.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

We have been meaning to try this lovely looking pub for a while now, so on the way home to Hastings we called to see if we could book a table for dinner. We were in luck, and I am so glad we came. The...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

We visited here whilst on holiday as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. A few miles out of Hastings where we were staying but worth the drive. The pub is absolutely charming and full of character. The staff were welcoming and attentive...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Great value meal enjoyed by all the family. Excellent service, very nice surroundings in a lovely old pub.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Came across this when in and around Battle. Visited at lunchtime. Was told they were busy and there could be 40 minute wait. No problem had stable in garden and a couple of drinks. Varied menu, mix of usual pub grub and some speciality meals....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

This pub is characterful and charming. We're looking forward to returning to sit by the fire when lit. We had a delicious lunch here, i had moussaka and husband had prawns. Authentic home cooking. We enjoyed the toffee sundae for pudding complete with white chocolate...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped here on way back from Hastings , Lovely place food was nice staff friendly . Full of character , has to beer gardens, Would recommend if passing through 🤗

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 August 2020

We ate here both Thursday and Friday first night we had the Greek wasn’t really impressed with the sharing Meze. So was a little unsure of to go their steak night but glad we did the steak was Devine. The staff are all lovely and...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

A lovely find based on previous TripAdvisor reviews which were correct, it's great. A lovely clearly home made children's burger while we shared a meze and choc fudge cake to die for a baklava for desert. Will be coming back here !

Date of visit: August 2020
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    How is The Royal Oak Whatlington rated?
    The Royal Oak Whatlington is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5