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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” (19 reviews)
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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 17 December 2017

Booked here for my birthday on 12th December. Decision was made as we had eaten several lovely meals here over the past few years. I would like to point out that I am not in the habit of making poor reviews - my history will...More

3  Thank STrimmer
Richard M, Manager at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hi Mrs. Mr. Trimmer, I am sorry to see you have written this review on Tripadvisor as you had mentioned you were quite hesitant to do so... Although we have been quite busy lately with Christmas bookings and inquiries, I did manage to respond to...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for dinner on a cold December evening, we received a warm welcome and the staff made our dog welcome also. Old world charm with a few modern touches, very comfortable and easy to relax within. Swift service for drinks and taking our order,...More

Thank Richard-de-G
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Went to this little pub before a football match. As we are away fans we were not sure on the kind of welcome we would get. Most fans and all pub staff where really nice and polite. We did have a couple that did not...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve eaten here a couple of times per year over the last 6 years, unfortunately this was one of my worst experiences with them! Firstly, the chips that came with my fish and chips were greasy, almost like batter. I pointed this out to the...More

1  Thank robinjn1
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for dinner. It's an old building and the pleasant dining area is a large space with the pub bar on one side. The food is not cheap. My main meal was absolutely fantastic, however, my wife's starter of Ravioli consisted of...More

Thank RMJ59
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Stopped for a drink after a very muddy bike ride, nice quiet atmosphere, REALLY comfortable leather chairs and the best thick chips I've ever had! Prices for dinner look a bit spendy (the main specials were about £20) but if the chips were anything to...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Super country pub, (with rooms apparently), 3 of us had a very good lunch, enjoying a local Charcuterie platter and the Autumn Risotto washed down with a bottle of Chilean Merlot. Service was good, it was a restaurant where you could enjoy a good conversation...More

1  Thank Magnums2009
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The pub is located in a beautiful area and is surrounded by excellent walks. The building is very nice while the dining area is very well presented. It is a nice mix of newly refurbished and old cottage. The Sunday lunches we had were excellent!...More

Thank nemesisofpop
Louise G, General Manager at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi, I'm very glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. We really appreciate your feedback and hopefully we'll see you again soon. Many thanks Louise

Reviewed 13 October 2017

My daughter and I were met by a very nice lady at this adorable country pub. You are struck by the decor which adds greatly to the ambiance of the eatery. Although a modern extension has been added it does nor detract from the fact...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

My Mother and I decided to pop into the Royal Oak for a drink at around lunchtime a couple of weeks ago. We ordered a pair of Bloody Mary’s, but when they arrived they were both undrinkable, the barman had put far too much Tabasco...More

Thank tim_tree_guy
Louise G, General Manager at The Royal Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi Tim, I am very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to us. As I recall, you called in a couple of Sunday's ago. When you indicated you weren't happy with the Bloody Mary's, I replaced your mother's. I am sorry I misunderstood her requests...More

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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$35
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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