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The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
+44 1730 817478
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We went there for Sunday lunch. Nice venue, typical roast Sunday lunch roasts on offer. I had the Lamb, and my Dad had the fish. Ample portions, both value for money. However, despite plenty of staff, I had to leave my table and go to the bar on 3 separate occasions to order drinks/food. Pity young staff did not seem... More 

1 Thank Gerry T
Haslemere, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

6 of us went to the Royal Oak for Sunday Lunch. The menu choice was great including various roast dinners and in particular there was a very good choice for my wife who is a vegetarian! Starters, main courses and desserts were all incredibly tasty.

Thank Geoff B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We came as a family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed all three courses. I had the soup, roast, and a brownie and I wouldn't change a thing, it was all delicious. The staff were friendly and polite and the service was great. Couldn't ask for any more.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped for lunch, setting was beautiful, a fabulous view down the valley. Food was lovely and service was attentive and friendly. A country pub to very much recommended.

Thank SurreyClarke38
Havant, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We searched for pubs in Midhurst and by chance chose here. We arrived not expecting to find a table since it was Sunday lunchtime; however we were offered "the ledge" by the entrance which consists of two stools and a breakfast bar against the wall.......we accepted - and so glad we did! We read the papers and magazines as though... More 

2 Thank Julie M P
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here after being let down by another pub, where our booking we made was for the wrong date. Anyway we phoned and were delighted to hear they had a table for 8. The pub is beautiful and looked very well maintained. The service was flawless and the food compared to Michelin starred restaurants i have eaten in. The... More 

1 Thank mike2222Southampton
Guildford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

See my previous review...the Oak continues to go from strength to strength. Great food, lovely setting and a fab landlord called Jules! Look out for their occasional live music nights, great fun

Thank Matthew_Floyd
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A family Sunday lunch in August. All adults. Good food and timely service. We did not book and were lucky to get a table. We had F and Chips and Sunday roast and all were declared very good. The pub is dog-friendly also.

Thank Interestedingoodfood
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We came here on Wednesday 24 August 2016. It wasn't busy but we were told there was a delay of about half an hour for food, which wasn't too bad, and at least they were honest and told us! There was a good selection of interesting food on the menu, and also a Bar menu of basic pub food, so... More 

Thank Ian T
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for a family treat and unfortunately arrived half hour too early for meal. Bar person said no problems he would give us the menu, we could order in advance and would probably not have to wait too long. We ordered drinks and waited . We were approached twice by the same bar person who asked us if we were... More 

1 Thank Anne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  West Lavington
  • Phone Number: +44 1730 817478
This Beautiful 17th Century pub boasts a strong historical heritage with large gardens and stunning views of the South Downs.
Our team extend a warm welcome to you at The Royal Oak in West Lavington, Midhurst. Located a short distance from the Goodwood Estate near Chichester and the Cowdray Estate near Midhurst, this rural village is the ideal setting for our charming English Country pub. The perfect spot for a splendid escape to enjoy British Cuisine, Cask Ales, Delicious Wines and our log fire burner for those cosier nights.
We proudly source from local producers and foragers, changing our menus to suit the availability of "in season" fayre from field to fork.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?