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The Friars Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
+44 1273 847801
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible28%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:15All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch here yesterday and have to say the cheese and ham roll was short of ham and cheese . A draught was coming through the windows and was told they do not open anyway . These Vantage pubs are very poor with poor...More

Thank Holly14Brighton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pub for lunch during a day out in Sussex, We found it very cosy and welcoming with excellent service and friendly staff. We both had the Sunday roast, one beef,one pork and both were excellent. The food came promptly and was well...More

Thank Lisa008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were returning home and decided to stop for dinner as we were passing. We decided to sit in the bar area and order our food food at the bar. We both decided to order the ham hock meal and when it arrived it was...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really hoping this place had pulled its socks up since my last review but when my boss said she had booked here for our team lunch, my heart sank but i was hopefully that some of the recent feedback had been acted upon. But...More

3  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the "Friars" yesterday and found a huge improvement over previous visits. A very friendly welcome by not one but two members of staff, a drink on our table in 5 minutes with starters and mains following swiftly - what a change compared to...More

Thank Werner_Chris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel sorry for the staff who are friendly and willing but the standard of food they are expected to serve is awful - it felt centrally mass produced, worse than school dinners. Indicative - 10 days before Christmas and the lunch-time car park is...More

1  Thank well-travelled0712
Reviewed 9 December 2017

When we arrived they advertised Christmas menu was told that wasn't on that day..no steak on the menu or ham hock..we asked for two bottles of white wine was told they never had both.,when the meal was served the vegetables were stone cold..it said lobster...More

1  Thank June F
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Had the scrumptious chicken & thyme pie. Partner had fresh fish n chips. Both tasty well cooked enjoyable meals. Good menu with choice. Reasonable price too, both meals under £25. Nice calm environment warm welcome and atmosphere here. Only visited area for a few days...More

1  Thank annetterch
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Annetterch, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Friar's Oak. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 28 November 2017

I would echo what Fee B has said. This is our local as well, and we had stopped going as you could never guarantee if the meal you wanted to order would be available, and how long you'd have to wait. But another new Manager...More

Thank Chris W
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Chris W, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Friar's Oak! If you ever...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This is our local pub. We used to visit on a regular basis but stopped going because every time we tried to eat here, there were never enough staff on duty and a lot of the menu wasn't available. In the last 4 weeks a...More

2  Thank Fee B
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for your wonderful comments. We are glad you are continuing to have an amazing guest experience with us. This makes our team proud that we are creating a positive impact on our regular and new guests. We aim to give...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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