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The Royal Oak

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Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
+44 1444 881252
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the Royal Oak regularly since 1980. The current team have taken the best English pub backdrop imaginable and added a good pub food addition. Don't be intimidated by the locals at the bar when you walk in, make yourself at home and relax. People have been doing that at this place for 200 years - but do... More 

Thank HenryL777
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here about a month ago. Can't really fault them on anything. Nothing was "amazing", but it was all very good, tasty, and delivered by a friendly and helpful staff. I'd definitely return. It's also worth noting that this is a classic oldy worldy kind of pub...it's dinky, but cosy and just feels great. Two thumbs up!!

Thank Matteo W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Royal Oak for over 10 years. The atmosphere has always been pleasant and the food good. However it is time for the menu to be revised as it is rather ordinary and does not seem to change. The lunch menu i consists of huge portions so if you want the Serrano ham as an appetiser... More 

2 Thank GEORGE B
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driven passed several time but never stopped. Lovely staff, great food and comforting fire. Superb German lager. First visit not our last.

1 Thank David D
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious lunch here. Although our order took a little time to arrive, it was worth the wait and the Spanish chef was delightful. Her Spanish influence was evident in the duck with chorizo and butterbean dish and the fishcakes were also excellent and beautifully presented. The desserts were fabulous - save room! Two courses plus a couple... More 

1 Thank MJ S
Sussex UK
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I am a regular visitor to this establishment, I like the selection of wine, the food is good and the atmosphere is laid back. Wineham is a bit off the beaten track but is well worth a visit if you want the original pub without all the plastic additions. Recommend booking as it gets busy!

2 Thank revsSussexUK
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

It's always a bit of a lottery when you and 10 of your cycling mates turn up to a pub unannounced for food on a Sunday, but the The Royal Oak were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was fantastic. Great choice, great beer (Harvey's), great service and great value. Thanks guys.

Thank Bandyrobs
Southwater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the Royal oak for Sunday lunch very nice good quality and large portions landlord and staff very nice . Just felt a bit rushed but understand the restaurant is quite small

Thank Glenn W
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went with some friends after We had just completed a 6.5 mile circular walk, so we were really hungry. Well it didn't disappoint! All four main courses were excellent; really good quality, very big portions and super tasty. Can the chef please give me the recipe for the cabbage!?

Thank PAK1407
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Found through Trip Advisor and because it was between the two of us for distance. Good beer at the bar and a real pub feel. Great service and welcome. Superb carrot and ginger soup, followed by beef brisket and figgy pudding- portions too generous but too nice to leave any. Will be back soon. Excellent value for money .

Thank Robbiejohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Henfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 881252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?