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Old Oak Inn

Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
+44 1323 482072
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (8 reviews)
“game pie” (3 reviews)
“puds” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Oak is a lovely pub with a nice atmosphere, but I find the food disappointing. We have been several times and my choices have not been to my liking. On this occasion I chose a honey roasted ham ploughman’s. It was nicely presented,...More

1  Thank 819dagmarw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a lovely walk in the blubell woods what better than a pint and a ploughmans. This is the place great service good food good Harvey,s a nice terrace and garden Perfect.

Thank tony b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch, both had different pies, both very tasty and huge, chips were very nice too, soft and fluffy inside and crisp outside. Service was good, very attentive, been before and certainly will go back. Lovely country pub

Thank caz226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a visitor to this place over the last ten years. Have finally written a review on this pub because it has declined over the last few years. When I first visited this place on a regular occasion ten years ago it had a...More

Thank Adrian N
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

An interesting review point a view and pleased to provide a response to Adrian and potential customers. Before I became the Freehold owner of the Old Oak Inn, Arlington in 2012 I lived next door to the pub since 1998 and was a regular 'Local'...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful location for a pub. We had a lovely cycle ride and then stopped at this great looking place to have a drink. We were a little muddy. I opened the door to find that the bar person on duty was a little...More

4  Thank John D
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry but I do not agree with your assessment of our bar staff as I was present during your visit. You visited us after cycling in the woods and you were very muddy, no doubt to the high rainfall this spring. My young...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018

Meeting friends for lunch you haven’t seen for a while should be in a cosy, nice environment (not smelly), with good food and service. I had my reservations about the venue when our friends suggested it as a meeting place, as my only previous visit...More

5  Thank Viking_Raider
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Very sorry you did not enjoy your visits and would like to know if you made the duty manager or any of my staff aware ? Perhaps you can call me so I may follow up with my team. The smell of fish came from...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018

SO DISSAPOINTED So we booked a table for 6 and when we got there the table was pushed into a very tight space indeed, but when we told the barman he had arrange the move to a much more better table.the food however was cold...More

4  Thank Hovis14
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I remember your very favourable review and visit in June 2016 and apologise you did not have the same experience. You were originally seated in the popular Snug area and pleased the waiting staff were able to relocate you with more space. It is our...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

First ever visit here and would certainly return again. Lovely food and a good choice to choose from on the menu. Staff are friendly and welcoming on arrival. Very clean, staff are always clearing tables straight away as someone leaves, empty pots are never left...More

Thank A_SG6
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today. Really nice menu and nice food, thought it was really reasonably priced too. Love this pub, open log fires and a well kept traditional country pub setting. Lovely to then stroll around the woods opposite. The young male waiter we had...More

Thank NikkiLaker
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Great location close to Abbot’s Wood. Attractive country pub with garden and car park. Warm and inviting with open wood fire. Good selection of beers and local ale. Extensive menu but at the upper pricing level....didn’t like the “gourmet chips” but only my taste. Visited...More

Thank Chris57Pat
GSC57, Owner at Old Oak Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you for your review. We also offer skinny potato fries and sweet potato chips on our menu. We look forward to welcoming you back soon kind regards Gerald Colvin

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December 18, 2014|
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Response from sussexlover | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had both our dogs with us, you need to go to the left side of the pub as the restaurant is to the right. The left side is still set lovely but doggies are allowed, you need to leave muddy boots outside tho ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caneheath, Polegate BN26 6SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Polegate
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 482072
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