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Royal Oak and Castle Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
+44 1323 762371
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a weekday lunch because we had seen online that it was dog friendly...which it was, and it was clear from the sign outside that dogs are welcome. Our dog was even given a treat once we were inside. Finding somewhere to eat...More

Thank SussexGuyUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for Lunch after visiting the Castle. It was a quiet Tue afternoon and we sat in the beer garden. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that I asked for Pimms & Lemonade and it came with no fruit what so...More

Thank DancerUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here around 1630 on a Saturday for a meal. We were met by a waiter with an Irish accent who could not have been more helpful or courteous to us and our dog.

Thank knnbx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good and plentiful. The staff were very friendly and attentive The place was clean and tidy. All in all a great place to eat.

Thank Susanturnernixon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met with a group of friends, for some late afternoon drinks. After a few of us arriving and ordering at the bar, we were ID'd which was perfectly valid. After showing all our ID's we sat and waited for the rest of the group. However...More

Thank peachygalxo
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What actually happened was that the passport was shown for a second or two. It was NOT passed over for closer scrutiny. Whether it had a valid date of birth on or not is irrelevant as we were not allowed to look at it. On...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent this pub regularly. Initially we were thrilled when the new family took over. The atmosphere is friendly and the beer is good. The food was varied and fresh. Our last two visits have changed our mind. The food was ok. Not home made,...More

Thank RFL693
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I would really like to know what you've had that you were not happy about. Everything, excluding scampi, is home made. Our scampi is whole-tail and of excellent quality. If you've had two visits that are not to your liking, why have you not told...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Pevensey Bay Caravan Park who recommended the Royal Oak and Castle in Pevensey. They said the pub welcomed dogs and kids and the food was tip top. We went for lunch today. The owners and staff were very welcoming. Although busy the service...More

1  Thank JosieElleReynolds
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Admittedly a late booking- we arrived as a group of 15 on a Sunday for a birthday celebration. Table split but we ignored this. Ordered roasts from the menu... no can do, they had to be “pre ordered.” So ordered some meals off the specials...More

2  Thank danielsadler
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So you had lunch two weeks ago. Said nothing on the day and NOW decide to write a comment that is mostly inaccurate. Our specials board says in BIG CAPS ' Not On A Sunday' TWICE. If you booked late on a Sunday, we would...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We had the mixed meats lunch. Lamb, beef and pork. Really tasty. Plenty on the plate. Staff were friendly too

Thank CarpyJim
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

It was good to see you and your family again James. We're very happy that your happy. Best Regards Simon & Karen Owners

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Great pub. Awesome location Staff were lovely Pre phoned as we were a group of 20 Mostly it was a great experience but some food didn't arrive. Mains came before starters Kids were left last. Food was good There were no roast dinners left as...More

Thank Andy D
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

I'm sorry that your experience was as indicated. We did explain that we were already fully booked and could squeeze you in using tables booked for later. We were otherwise fully booked and had catered for that number. This was explained over the phone. My...More

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12 September 2017|
Response from Hev H | Reviewed this property |
We visited yesterday 11/09/17 and the staff were very friendly and food was delicious. I have done a TripAdvisor review saying how nice it was and dog friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
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: High Street, 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.
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