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“It's not all beer and skittles”

The Royal Oak - East Sussex
Ranked #44 of 119 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$21
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Skittle Alley at The Royal Oak, in the tiny village of Barcombe, near Lewes, is a major attraction - but you'll have to book in advance if you and your friends want to try it. Not for skittles experts, perhaps, but still great fun. There's good food and very well-kept beer on offer too, in this picturesque and quintessentially English country pub. Pity the staff are a bit stroppy.

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3  Thank robinmeadtravel
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We visited this pub at a quiet January night and seemed to be the only eating guests. Thus, we were happily sitting at a cosy table next to the warming fire and enjoyed the atmosphere. It's truly a nice pub, inviting and seems to get many locals that come for a drink. The food we got was ok, what you can expect from a pub, filling your stomach for a not all too hefty price. Unfortunately, taste was rather bland although the quality of ingrediences was good. But what was offputting, was that our glasses of red only got filled 2/3 - I don't know if you have to be a local to get a full one? And the lady who seemed to be the owner passed by our table several times with any greeting word, what we've never experienced anywhere else - being not a busy night at all. Can only recommend if you're local.

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Thank capricorno-vs
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Last week I had the pleasure of a Night Out playing skittles with a group of friends at the Royal Oak. If you want to do something different as a group, give it a try. You get a private room where you can play your music, have fun making a fool of yourself while you attempt to play skittles and then sit down to a well earned buffet. Everybody enjoyed it and we have already decided that it is our choice of venue for our next pre Christmas event.
The buffet was excellent. We had the cold meat selection. The food was well presented and there was plenty to choose from and enough for people to go back for seconds.
Service was great and we felt well looked after.
A really fun evening.

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2  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

A group of 20 walkers stopped here for a mid week pub lunch and all enjoyed an excellent meal. We'd prebooked our meals and it was served quite quickly, the portions a good size, the food excellent and staff friendly and helpful.

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3  Thank ceebee1444
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Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

We had a decent meal which was reasonably priced and portions were very good along with the puddings. It's a nice pub without doubt and one that is certainly worth a go.

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4  Thank Stew32
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