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The Royal Oak

Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
+44 1444 881252
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“herring” (3 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

went for a walk through the Sussex countryside and stopped at the Royal Oak for lunch. A lovely old Pub, 300 years old,local ales,ploughman's lunch couldn't be better

Thank Arete49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely warm welcome on a recent visit here. Had the sausage and mash with onion gravy, lovey good quality home cooked food and very good attentive service. Highly recommended.

Thank brightondude1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

7 of us had sunday lunch here. A really lovely cosy pub. Staff were fab and came to our table to take our order and serve us. Menu simple and you can see its all home cooked and fresh. 2 of us ordered a dish...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here because I read trade had dropped due to a road closure. Ignore the sign on the A272 and just drive down to a lovely old country pub. Fabulous food, I had chicken on a pea and broad bean risotto and it was of...More

Thank traveltortoise
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, staff welcoming a real old English pub - don’t want to recommend as others will go and it’s difficult enough to get a table! Will be visiting again for sure!

Thank BeckyW399
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Please note there is good parking in the pubs own car park which I was not aware of when U wrote my previous review. My apologies to the pub for this error on my part.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I visited today with my omni friends and have to say we were all really impressed with the quality of the Sunday roast options at the Royal Oak. The vegan nut roast was very tasty and the vegetables and gravy were delicious too, although the...More

Thank Spikeyo
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I love this pub. Having tried many, many pubs and roasts, I can only say that this is far and away the best Sunday roast I have had - extremely generous portions of thickly sliced delicious roast pork or (properly pink!) roast beef, a fantastic...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Whatever you do, do not book a table for 8 on a saturday evening! You will end up on a cramped table meant for 6 maximum. The pub has a large backroom that has a large table for 8+! We went 2 weeks ago, and...More

2  Thank cardewbodmin
Reviewed 12 October 2017

surprised by AJB's comment about vegetables on the sunday roast. I'm the sunday chef and we always do carrots, broccoli and beetroot. there is always either roast parsnip/ creamed parsnips or creamed leeks along with a decent portion of roast potatoes. not sure there are...More

2  Thank Peter H
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Keith E
27 May 2017|
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Response from Ashley P | Reviewed this property |
Weird, Harvey's have changed their recipe recently, so it can travel further, i.e. Bigger market, but needs to settle for longer. The Royal Oak beer comes straight from the barrel, mine on Wednesday was perfect, am sure Mike... More
Peter H
6 December 2016|
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Response from Gregor H | Reviewed this property |
Pete Just seen your message. Many apologies: yes it was the Bull! Back to the drawing board. Gregor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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