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The Friars Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
+44 1273 847801
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Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible27%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
“lamb shank” (5 reviews)
“log fire” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:15 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
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1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a friday evening for a birthday treat (pre-booked). Hottest day of the year so knew it would be busy as has a great beer garden. Arrived early as thought we would have a pre dinner drink in garden. Arrived to a queue...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a family on a Sunday lunchtime. Decided to push ahead despite terrible reviews and what looked like a very limited menu. Went straight in and found a table which was easy as the place was virtually empty only to be told we couldn’t...More

Thank kentishman28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited yesterday for the first time and were disappointed. We had to wait a long time to be served. We found it over priced for what you got. My fishcakes were overcooked. The pizza for the price, was nothing to write home about. When...More

Thank lynevans5319
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of 8 plus high chair. We all enjoyed our dinning experience and mostly ordered roast beef. My daughter had vegan option which she enjoyed but portion was small. The desserts were lovely and we had a relaxed time. Staff were very...More

Thank Liz F
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Liz, we are glad you had a good time with your family and you enjoyed your meals, unfortunately we are set portion sizes by our head office, but I will pass on the feedback. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews for this restaurant I was a bit apprehensive about eating here. We were greeted by happy staff and shown to our table. Camilla who was our waitress was very friendly and made us feel welcome. I chose the chicken...More

2  Thank Chris B
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris, we are very glad you enjoyed your meal with us, and thank you very much for taking time to give us a lovely review. I will make sure to show Camilla this review as it is always nice for our staff to get...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When for dinner here food took along time. They told us that they only had some things in menu because delivery had not come. Food came was horrible mains as well as desserts. And took long time when we had young baby and child so...More

Thank Anne L
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anne, I do apologise about your experience with us, it is definitely not the high standard of service we aim to provide and it will be investigated. We are going through a change of management at the moment so there are some problems that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful country pub. lovely setting and really cosy inside. staff were extremely friendly from we set foot in the door. fantastic menu with something to suit everyone. starters, i lamb kofta and my partner had pate. both really well presented and absolutely delicious. Mains I...More

Thank scott p
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Scott P, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Friar's Oak! We hope to see you again soon at The Friars Oak, have lovely Easter!

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

After waiting an hour for food, staff told us we’re really Sorry we’ve had a busy lunchtime today and your food will be another 10-15 mins (surely you expect to be busy for lunch on a Friday lunchtime when your supposed to be serving lunch)...More

Thank Peter M
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Peter, I do apologise again about your experience with us, it is definitely not the high standard of service we aim to provide and it will be investigated. thank you for bringing this to our attention. I hope we did manage to resolve the...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I regret to say that this was possibly the worst meal I have ever paid for. Whilst the waitress was friendly and helpful I had Hunters Chicken which consisted of a piece of incinerated chicken, an overcooked piece of gammon and something that I think...More

Thank DavidJC1956
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi David Cumberland, we regret to hear that you are displeased with your recent experience with us. This is not the standard we aim to provide here at the Friar's Oak. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you wish to discuss this...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

I've visited the Friars Oak on many occasions over the past 20 years as I have elderly family who book it for a meal when we visit, it being their local Vintage Inn. I never cease to be disappointed. The food is mediocre at best...More

Thank YorkiePretender
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Yorkiepretender, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. The pub is currently going through a change of management so hopefully we will live up...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:15 pm
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
Description
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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