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The Royal Oak Inn

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British, Contemporary, European, Gastropub
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The Royal Oak Pook Lane | East Lavant, East Lavant, Chichester PO18 0AX, England
+44 1243 527434
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday night. Booking essential I would say. Had a great table and great service and the food was excellent. Thoroughly recommend this place.

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Thank Bry N
Bedford
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn’t going to post this review, as after an unsatisfactory NYE meal, I wrote to the pub and explained my issues. I received a reply which I thought offered me a 50% refund on the meal, but after I called the pub I discovered it was 50% off a future meal, and I was persuaded not to post this... More 

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Thank HarryGB
Egham, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had booked a large table for Sunday lunch for sometime as we were all meeting in the area for two special birthdays. So 4 of us went there for Saturday lunch to see how it was. We had a really great lunch, super good and service. We really-confirmed our table for the next day as we left. We had... More 

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1 Thank Louise1110
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is the second year we have been to the Royal Oak for NYE meal and each time it has been absolutely faultless. The food was incredibly delicious and fantastically presented -pictures are partridge breast, wild boar, cherry soup and cheese board. The staff were friendly and let you have good breaks between courses as and when needed. I would... More 

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Thank della w
Heathfield
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great food, luxurious rooms, wonderful area. Superb relaxation nestling in the foot of the South Downs.

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Thank andydelves
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you are ever down near Chichester or Goodwood, then what better than a warm, cozy, open fired Inn with fabulous food/ales?

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Thank benedictg63
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had an impromptu meal and chose The Royal Oak, we couldn't fault it, We have eaten there many times and it still lives up great expectations. Food, service and setting all just perfect.

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Thank sally s
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Royal Oak is always our go to for an evening with friends. We've never been disappointed yet. The food is always delicious and the staff are both friendly and efficient.

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Thank Pamela H
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We had such a lovely lunch last Friday. There was just the right amount of attention to detail. My starter with walnuts and pear and leaves was full of hidden subtle flavours like the odd leaf of coriander, and the walnuts slightly toasted. It was prepared with love. Same for our roasts. All the veg perfect. I opted for the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We recently booked a table at The Royal Oak. We were looking forward to our reservation as we had walked 6 miles in the rain to get there! We arrived and it took 15 minutes of waiting at the bar for anyone to speak to us and then seat us. The pubs was fairly busy but by no means busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Cuisine
British, Contemporary, European, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
Description
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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