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Royal Oak and Castle Inn

Church Lane, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
+44 1323 762371
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Church Lane, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Located a short distance off the A27, this pub is located in the centre of the very attractive village of Pevensey and opposite the Pevensey Castle. Parking is available both on site and nearby. This venue is quite large. Internally the décor and furnishings are...More

Thank Maurice G
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I visited after a fantastic day at the castle and decided to eat at the Royal Oak. We were greeted by the land lady who was friendly and welcoming. The decor and atmostsphe was excellent as was the menu choice, and despite...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub does great Sunday roasts, a large part of the menu looks homemade in style. The pub is dog friendly and allows dogs inside. Free wifi is available. No sign of disabled toilet but public one is next door Beer garden.

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. I loved the Sussex Smokie and have had it many times since. The roasts are also very good too and all reasonably priced.

Thank Brad 'Miller Ti... M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time here at the castle and after a walk around the Jail, came for a meal before a cycle back to the campsite. The Steak & Ale Pie was up to its standard and new staff welcome with a smile and...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mother and I are looking for suitable pubs for her to take friends too, as they often go out in groups of 10 for lunches! We thought that we would give this pub a try as it,s local to us and looked suitable for...More

Thank nikkiwaters14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here last wednesday with my daughter. Waitress was lovely, but the liver had blood running from it!!! Not acceptable. Were given a refund of £3.00 total.

Thank Brenda K
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Everything you want in a modern English pub is here in Pevensey...a lovely welcome a nice selection of ales and food, but the staff are just delightful...yes some could say it's a wee bit pricey, but it is truly worthwhile...the quality and portions are very...More

Thank Coinneach1957
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped in here for lunch after visiting Battle Abbey Battlefield and before visiting Pevensey Castle. The food is lovely and not overly priced, its very cosy too. I imagine it would get very busy in peak season.

Thank Ana R
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Refreshing change to be welcomed and receive great service in a local pub environment. Relaxed feel and atmosphere enhanced by great tasty food. Jackie was born to be in customer service. Well done kitchen and front of house, keep up the great work.

Thank Findonnell
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, doyou have anything vegan on your menu?
20 April 2017|
Response from Debby F | Property representative |
Yes, we have 3 starters that are vegan, plus 1 main dish which is a Vegetable Tagine (homemade). I also have a falafel and spinach burger that can be served in a free from toasted bun instead of our usual brioche bun.
Are you dog friendly?
17 September 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Debby F | Property representative |
Yes we are, inside and outside
Susan B
Do you have a gluten free menu? What are the menu choices? Thanks Sue
11 March 2015|
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Response from Marc-Hayley F |
There is a large car park at the castle which is pay and display, £2 for the whole day, there are also some free parking spaces around the village and in front of the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Pevensey
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 762371
  • E-mail
We are a traditional village pub opposite the historic Pevensey Castle.
We have a large walled beer garden, with children's play area.
Stop by and have a relaxing drink, light bite or full meal in our cosy restaurant or garden.
Dogs and children welcome.