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The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
+44 1730 817478
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“mushy peas” (4 reviews)
“roast lamb” (3 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Oaklands Lane, West Lavington GU29 0EP, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Good reasonable priced food - good friendly staff - and a great band. 13/10/17 Look forward to returning to this venue - good 'very appreciative' audience too. Make sure you get to this place if you like 'good' live music too. To the owners: You...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A very attractive pub in lovely setting: a great shame about the shocking service. My husband ordered fish and when it arrived, it smelt very fishy (which fresh fish should not do) and tasted odd. When this was brought to the attention of the waitress,...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst driving in the W Sussex countryside and decided to stop for a drink. The staff were pleasant enough, however the minute I walked in there was an overwhelming smell of damp in the building. We ordered a drink and...More

Thank Rachel G
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the trouble to write your comments and I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. I am slightly perplexed though. I've owned the Royal Oak at Midhurst for coming up for three years and it's the first time that anyone has...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We used to live at Midhurst, the Royal Oak has had various makeovers over the years. It is now much same as several others- beams, alcoves, spacious, large garden. At lunchtime, there are two menus - standard and "popular", or something similar. Never quite sure...More

Thank david l
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi David, Thanks for taking the trouble to post on TripAdvisor. The two menus are our main menu (which evolves the whole time) and out Pub Classics, which, by definition, tends to remain the same. The Pub Classics includes popular dishes such as sausage &...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited the Royal Oak with friends after returning from holiday. It's a while since we have eaten at the Oak, and we were not disappointed. I had a very nice Chicken and mushroom pie, very tasty, succulent chicken with plenty of sauce. The other...More

Thank SUB999
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, great staff, superb food! Would recommend a visit for food or drinks! Spacious, easy-going and relaxed. Welcoming of us as Tourists and locals alike!

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times. Food quality good esp the steaks and salads. Not too far from the South Downs so a great place to stop on way back into Midhurst. Staff friendly and helpful as always and will happily go back. Only small issue...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited on a car run there were 16 of us for lunch and when we arrived the staff very friendly and polite. We ordered from the menu a variety of dishes and the food arrived very quick and all together, everyone enjoyed the food....More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We did drop in on a sunny Monday evening and sat outside. The food didn't take too long to come out and was excellent and very well presented, a nice cold glass of wine with a stunning view on a summers evening, its what dreams...More

Thank ChristineB321
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Having scouted the area we thought we'd try the Royal Oak. Very nicely situated and pleasant decor. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was good as was the service. All in all a very nice early evening meal had by all.

Thank Nigel J
Julian S, Owner at The Royal Oak Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks

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14 November 2015|
Response from Julian S | Property representative |
Hi Debby, I think you've sent your message to the wrong place. We're a pub in West Sussex that doesn't do accommodation. Thanks, Julian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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
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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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