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The Royal Oak

) #2 of 15 Restaurants in Henfield $$ - $$$ , British,
Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
+44 1444 881252
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is very old and very quaint. It has small rooms and small windows and a very authentic feel. It has a lovely beer garden outside. We had wine and a delicious Caesar salad, and an excellent ploughmans.

Thank cynthia r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant staff and good service. The menu is limited but the food is tasty although the mains do not come with much veg. The ploughmans looked lovely and the portions are generous.

Thank f00diefriend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Royal Oak for lunch on the way to visit a garden further down the road. I had passed it many years ago and thought how welcoming it looked. We received a very warm welcome by the landlord and were allowed to...More

1  Thank CRCW5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i were out cycling and popped into the Royal Oak for a quick drink and ended up haven't a lovely lunch and a couple of drinks The food was really good quality and from a nicely varied menu and it was nice...More

Thank Jimtipple
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went for Sunday lunch and thankfully had been advised to get there early, we are glad that we did! This is a popular pub and for good reason. A great selection of beer and drinks on the menu and a very good food menu...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely old pub with plenty of choice on beers - lovely ploughmans and interesting food offerings.great service.

Thank Mimilevigliani
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I have been going here for over 20 years but only recently did "young Mike" grip the situation and the fruits of his Team's Labours are here to see. While the toasted sandwiches of yore were absolutely spot on, now one is left in constant...More

Thank sirrichard1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Best pub imaginable, Gazpacho, better than I have had in Spain, Herrings roe, amazing, and all in the perfect setting. Don't go, you might spoil it for us!

1  Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Met up with some dear friends at this gorgeous old country inn. Authentic isn't the word. Mind your head on the ceilings and the boars heads that stick out from the walls. Great atmosphere and the food was scrumptious. So much on my plate I...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I have visited the Royal Oak regularly since 1980. The current team have taken the best English pub backdrop imaginable and added a good pub food addition. Don't be intimidated by the locals at the bar when you walk in, make yourself at home and...More

1  Thank HenryL777
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Keith E
26 May 2017|
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Response from Ashley P | Reviewed this property |
Weird, Harvey's have changed their recipe recently, so it can travel further, i.e. Bigger market, but needs to settle for longer. The Royal Oak beer comes straight from the barrel, mine on Wednesday was perfect, am sure Mike... More
Peter H
6 December 2016|
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Response from Gregor H | Reviewed this property |
Pete Just seen your message. Many apologies: yes it was the Bull! Back to the drawing board. Gregor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wineham Lane, Henfield BN5 9AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Henfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 881252
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