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Royal Oak and Castle Inn

High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
+44 1323 762371
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

1  Thank danielsadler
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Pub has now become our go to place for our family time. Simon and Karen the owners, are without doubt, the most welcoming of hosts. The outstanding family friendly atmosphere of this pub will keep us coming here for many years ahead. The food...More

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

Many thanks FABJB We really do enjoy our pub. It's fair to say that we are completely smitten with it. The people, like yourselves, who come as our guests make it all the better. Looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards Simon & Karen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a family meal, tables were split so we couldn’t enjoy the celebrations together. Food awful, what we ordered wasn’t right so had to send it back. No tomato sauce!! The excuse was it’s been a busy 4 days??? Sorry that’s a VERY POOR EXCUSEMore

2  Thank L0ndonSE1
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a nerve!!! We have a very unusually shaped pub that prohibits large parties on a single table. This was explained IN ADVANCE to your party leader who, incidentally, said they enjoyed their visit immensely. I personally came out to your table to apologise for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as a family and they were very welcoming of children and the dog. The menu had a variety of choices and the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and the decor was quirky and interesting. The pub is much more...More

Thank paddydolan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch with my sister and 4 dogs. The food was fine and the service friendly. The cappuccino was nice and the baguette we shared was delicious. However the table was filthy and obviously hadn’t been cleaned from the night before. When...More

Thank FrancesFV
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm really sorry that your table had not been cleaned. We will rectify that as of now. We have some new staff starting any day now as we have been a little light through the winter. We're delighted your food and service was right. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had heard that the food was good quality and my wife and I visited on a quiet Thursday early evening on the off-chance. We found a wide choice of menu using local produce and freshly cooked. Plaice for my wife and Steak and Ale...More

Thank Nick P
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind feedback. I'd be interested to know what was wrong with the chips. We do have a good quality product here and I'm concerned when it's not right. We are adding another real ale just prior to the Easter weekend. Through...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Pevensey Castle and had some time to kill on a particularly cold day, so I called into the pub for a warm drink and dinner. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, which was particularly important as I was visiting alone. The menu...More

1  Thank NikkiS87
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

We are delighted your visit to our pub was as good as you've stated. It has been, as you said, particularly cold with temps down to minus 4. Our fire has been working very hard to ensure a warm welcome. The Mediterranean Pasta Bake is...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

A stop for lunch here at 2:02pm, was advised that the kitchen closed at 2:00 but they could provide something from the cold menu. We chose pate, which, when arrived was really dry and almost crumbly accompanied by tasteless bread.More

Thank David W
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

It was just after 2.15 (which is the time we shut midweek). Ordinarily, if someone came in at closing time, we would generally accommodate them. Unfortunately we had an appointment that took us away from the pub but we did not cease cooking until 2.15....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$6 - US$21
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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
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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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