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London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
+44 1273 847801
11:00 - 23:15
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a family members birthday and it was tarnished by very poor service. It's about time this pub employs trained staff or actually trains their existing staff to a higher level. This pub/restaurant is going downhill rapidly. 4 tables being used on a Sunday lunch time.

Thank timdennington
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been here before but this visit was excellent all went right with our order and the ambience of the place and the friendliness of the staff.

Thank John R
Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

How disappointed I found the meal compared to previous visits. The reason for going to Friars Oak was that it had good disabled access as well as good food. Either the Chef had gone or it was his day off. Two of my party had the roast beef which they said everything on the plate had been reheated. My friend... More 

Thank Ann A
Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for lunch with my grand children and family member. The service was too slow and very hurried. The two bar staff were serving the tables and also dealing with drinks etc. We waited nearly 45 mins for food, my grandchildren were unimpressed as they were starving. I have been there many times in the past, the last time... More 

2 Thank Nula K
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us were going to have Sunday lunch but decided against it when we heard three different parties complaining at the bar. We ended up ordering two sausage and chips for the children and they even got that wrong and we had to send it back ! Our beer was full of sediment as thick as soup but tasted... More 

Thank Julian V
West Drayton, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't knock the food and drink at The Friars but the service wasn't the best. They tried hard but there was just something missing. Perhaps they were understaffed because everything was just a little on the slow side. They had run out of most of the Sunday roasts and we had to rethink our order 3 times. However after saying... More 

1 Thank IanWD
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not typical of our usual visits here. Service was very slow - had to wait about 10 minutes for drinks order then another 10 for their delivery. Meal took 50 minutes to arrive. When it did, it wasn't hot enough. We declined to pay for one meal (of four). Questioning the waiter, not only were they short of... More 

Thank lawsyHurstpierpoint
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have eaten, on several occasions, at the Friars Oak - our overall experience has been very positive until this Sunday April 2nd. There were four of us and,although booked, we chose to eat outside due to the lovely weather. We were informed that we would need to order at the bar, not a problem, we were... More 

1 Thank Mel B
United Kingdom
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 4 on a Saturday evening ... what should be a prime time. The Fish & Chips and the chicken was unavailable which was a real disappointment. I ordered the wagyu burger which was overcooked and hence could have been a burger from the cheap range at Tesco's ... it could have been anything, but was... More 

Thank valannrob
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Burger was under cooked and garlic bread burnt. A child would have done a better job at cooking the 2 dead simple dishes we ordered. I won't go back for food and would not recommend to my worse enemy.

1 Thank Wawan1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Hassocks
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 847801
The Friar's Oak in Hassocks is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?