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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

We have been here before and it has always been excellent. When we arrived we were greeted by a member of staff who said follow me and half way to the table she disappeared leaving us in the dining room not knowing where we were...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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jansW2909WV, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to wright a review on the Royal Oak Poynings, I am very sorry to read that you dod not enjoy your visit, I am sure you can understand that being under the new rules from the Goverment...More

Reviewed 23 October 2020

What an amazing pub I had the best time, the staff were amazing from start to finish, and to top it all I had the most amazing birthday surprise from the chef see picture below. Definitely recommend..I’m definitely going back ❤️More

Date of visit: September 2020
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jansW2909WV, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to the Royal Oak, I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your birthday. our team try to ensure that every guest that walks through our door has the...More

Reviewed 22 October 2020

We visited this little gem Saturday and had a lovely time. The food was fab and a great price compared to other restaurants in the area (we are here a lot visiting family) We both had the sausage and onion ciabatta which made a lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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jansW2909WV, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Good Afternoon thank you for taking the time to review the Royal Oak, I am so pleased you have a great visit, I have passed your kind words on to Soul who is the new Manager here at the Royal Oak. I hope your 2nd...More

Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon for my Dads birthday, having not visited for a few years. The service we received from the younger members of staff was brilliant, but very poor from a chap I think was the manager. The menu has a good...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Visited for dinner as I was staying at the b&b opposite. The COVID measures were very good. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food was good perhaps slightly overpriced.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Lovely country pub with several different areas to sit outside, staff lovely, drinks choice really good. Such a shame to let it down with mediocre food. Overpriced for what you get - 6oz ribeye £20. No problem at all if the steak was of a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

We live in Brighton and decided to pop in on our walk around Devils Dyke. The setting in quite nice but due to it being busy we were only offered the Garden Bar menu but weren’t told this until later. As we watched all these...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020

I am on a diet, trying to lose weight. I go to the Royal Oak fairly regularly and have their poached salmon dish, which is ideal for me. I went in the other day, though, and the salmon was off the menu. I mentioned what...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020

Beautiful place in a beautiful setting! The new decor is modern but still holds the country charm!! Food was exceptional and even catered for our 7yr old who’s the worlds fussiest eater! Sausage and chips she had with cheese on the fries which was a...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Lovely pub in a tucked-away village, below the Devil’s Dyke. This is a stunning part of the country with views from the Devils Dyke. The pub on top of the hill looked gruesome so we went down to Poynings and found the Royal Oak. Brilliantly...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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    How is The Royal Oak rated?
    The Royal Oak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3
    • Atmosphere: 4