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Old Oak Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
+44 1323 482072
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great location close to Abbot’s Wood. Attractive country pub with garden and car park. Warm and inviting with open wood fire. Good selection of beers and local ale. Extensive menu but at the upper pricing level....didn’t like the “gourmet chips” but only my taste. Visited...More

Thank Chris57Pat
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We also offer skinny potato fries and sweet potato chips on our menu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon kind regards Gerald Colvin

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great find, been here three times and plan to go back. Great food, such a varied menu and brilliant specials. Good drinks list also. Service great. Just can't fault it

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Fairly accessible pub, access ok, tables by the fire great. No accessible loos- but which pubs have. Table service ok, they forgot the birthday girls drink, good local beers tho!! The food was fantastic, mains and starters. Sorbets of numerous flavours available for puds. Staff...More

Thank disabledcrip
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We both had the Scampi and Chips priced at £12.50 each. The Scampi were clearly not great quality, pathetic, small little things and not that plentiful. The biggest disappoint were the Gourmet Chips. They were disgustingly greasy, probably reheated - in fact they were SO...More

7  Thank trvellerP
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful little pub, but the food wasn't all that great! Had sausage and mash.. The sausage were OK but the mash did not at all taste like really mash potatoe it tasted like something out of a packet, we very dry & tasteless...More

2  Thank Lucy-Jane B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This pub is tucked away down a country lane but well worth finding. Eight of us met here for lunch and were not disappointed. Both bars are beamed and have large fireplaces. although these weren't lit when we were there. Three of us had the...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we have been here now in the space of a month and twice now there has been a problem with our order going through. Delays of over an hour both times. Also saying a while after ordering that the food...More

6  Thank Julia M
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

I am very sorry to learn of your waiting time for your food order but very pleased for you to confirm the good quality of our food. We have this month been experiencing IT problems with our computer tills since I have upgraded our broadband...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a camp site nearby and decided to go for a walk. We see this pub and went in for a quick drink. The pub itself is beautiful with very low beams. The staff are welcoming and polite. Food is served here so...More

Thank stevevee75
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Thought we would give the old oak a try as had heard there was a new chef, really wished we hadn't ordered two burgers and a child's chicken nuggets, the burger buns were burnt, burgers dry the chips were a horrible grey colour and very...More

7  Thank fudgjof
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

I am extremely sorry to learn that you did not enjoy our classic burger and gourmet chips and at a loss of why this was not addressed with one of my front of house team during your visit ? I presume you had prepaid and...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Set in the beautiful countryside of Arlington this pub and restaurant offers good food in a relaxed atmosphere. I visit when I can, the staff are friendly. In the bar you are allowed to bring in your dogs. Which is great as it's great walking...More

Thank Toni K
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18 December 2014|
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Response from sussexlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had both our dogs with us, you need to go to the left side of the pub as the restaurant is to the right. The left side is still set lovely but doggies are allowed, you need to leave muddy boots outside tho ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Polegate
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 482072
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