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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
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)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food OK service good. Had a problem but sorted by free desserts. Tried to put right. Beer excellent. Would give another go

Thank pixer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice lunch with helpful staff. Would prefer to see more vegetables with the roast dinner but all in all it is lovely.

Thank A J B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Think of the quintessential English pub and you are thinking of the Royal Oak. While visiting the area for the weekend we were really glad we sought out this gorgeous and cosy ancient building with small bars and low ceilings, with a choice of ales...More

Thank grahamcarter61
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had a really good Sunday lunch here today. Lovely old pub with a great atmosphere. The food was really excellent and the staff were so accommodating to all our special diets. We will definitely be back.

Thank caroline p
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Met friends here last week. 2nd visit. Food and service excellent. First time have seen 2 fish cakes on plate, certainly not stingy with food! Sat outside as lovely sunny day. Have dined inside on previous visit and equally charming.

Thank C64-London
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Had visited this pub occasionally for a drink, but never tried eating before. Sunday lunch today was great - tasty, hot roasts (including a yummy nut roast) and delicious puds (summer pudding - my fav). Friendly staff, great local vibe. No fancy fuss but good...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Mmmmm a well kept Harveys, excellent. Would have had more if we were not on our bikes with a 5 mile cycle ahead. Will be back. Very friendly and lovely old pub inside with garden outside [well obviously!]. Wish this was on my doorstep.

Thank JaneChurchBrighton
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This pub is very old and very quaint. It has small rooms and small windows and a very authentic feel. It has a lovely beer garden outside. We had wine and a delicious Caesar salad, and an excellent ploughmans.

1  Thank cynthia r
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Pleasant staff and good service. The menu is limited but the food is tasty although the mains do not come with much veg. The ploughmans looked lovely and the portions are generous.

1  Thank f00diefriend
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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