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The Royal Oak Inn

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The Royal Oak Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
+44 1243 527434
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork” (13 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
“whitebait” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Royal Oak Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was very critical of this previous favourite of mine, when I wrote a review last December. As we were back in the area, we decided to give it another try and we were very pleased with the improvements made. They have slimmed down the...More

Thank robinjn1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had the shoulder of lamb which was lovely shredded meat served as a loaf. I had the open steak and cheese sandwich with salad and chips a bargain at £10. The mains weren’t cheap but were very good and interesting. Will return. Excellent...More

Thank OlePompey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This eatery use to be one of my favourites and have had several very good meals there in the past. We went as a family of 5 and found the menu to be limited and unimaginative. Still lovely relaxed atmosphere but service was a bit...More

1  Thank Kathyfitchett
Reviewed 12 March 2018

When we arrived I had a glass of Champagne which was very pleasant also olives which were very good. Very limited menu. I ordered Lamb Cutlets but was not asked how I would like the lamb cooked. My husband had Steak which he said was...More

Thank jessie_bird1
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Over 2 years since I was last here! There is a car park over the road opposite and spaces along the road, if full. We were celebrating some family birthdays so booked a table in the conservatory area. Lovely warm fire upon arrival. Staff very...More

Thank Caroline B
Richard M, Landlord at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Caroline I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us at The Royal Oak. I will certainly pass your feedback and kind words onto the team who always appreciate their efforts being noted. We all look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

We spent three night at the Royal Oak, while exploring West Sussex, and it was a delight from expectant start to reluctant finish. Our room, in the old barn behind the inn, was cosy and comfortable with a lovely shower. The food, at breakfast and...More

Thank ptk13
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Never been here before but will recommend to all my friends and family Food outstanding Staff very friendly Atmosphere brilliant open fire burning logs Ladies washroom evens has hand cream Lovely lovely Thanks you to all staff at the Royal OakMore

Thank Rosiepink5
Richard M, other at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear Rosie I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us at The Royal Oak, and thank you for recommending us to your family and friends. I will certainly pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had a delightful weekend stay here,staff very friendly and extremely competent.Bar area very cosy with a very good menu for both lunch and dinner.The rooms are well decorated and very clean.Breakfast had a good choice to offer would recommend this hostelry.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Royal Oak is another wonderful 'watering hole' in the Chichester area, in the village of East Lavant. I've been for both dinner and lunch - the latter more recently. The food is excellent and the menu encompasses most tastes. I had Wild Mushroom Risotto...More

Thank Phoebe H
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a Saturday lunch as we are staying at nearby Goodwood Hotel .. delighted with the choice - a cosy welcoming pub and restaurant with warm and friendly service. We just had a main course each from the specials board - a whole plaice for...More

Thank Ellsterism
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John M
28 March 2017|
Response from AnnaMaria J | Reviewed this property |
Erm...you may wish to contact the Inn itself to ask this. I am purely a previous customer who has left a review. Sorry I cannot help you but I hope you enjoy your stay! Best wishes :)
hanson v
6 February 2016|
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Response from Gina C | Reviewed this property |
A couple at the next table to us had their dog with them so I assume you can.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Royal Oak Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  East Lavant
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 527434
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A 200 year old historic inn nestled in the heart of the wonderful Hampshire village of East Lavant, The Royal Oak restaurant, pub and rooms is renowned for its high quality food. Close to Goodwood Park and Chichester, The Royal Oak is very popular with those seeking a real taste of the British countryside in chic surroundings. Attractively appointed in keeping with the original old building but contemporary at the same time, The Royal Oak is comfortable and buzzy with warm service and an upbeat atmosphere. Offering English and modern European classics with a twist, The Royal Oak���s menu includes both main meals and light bar snacks, all made using local, seasonal ingredients.
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