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The Royal Oak Inn - Pub in Sussex

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Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester, PO18 0AX, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Charles Ullmann
+44 (0)1243 527434(landline)

Interiors blend the rustic and contemporary beautifully and the restaurant serves consistently enjoyable food. Chichester is close

This pretty inn sits in a sleepy Sussex village with the South Downs rising above and the coast at the Whitterings waiting below. Inside, an attractive rusticity prevails: stripped floors, low ceilings and the odd racing print (the inn was once part of the Goodwood estate). There's a small bar for a pint in front of an open fire, but these days it's a mostly dining pub, the restaurant spreading itself far and wide, through the conservatory and out onto the terrace in summer. A small army of chefs conjure up irresistible food, perhaps Selsey crab mousse with a Vermouth foam, roast guinea fowl with a prune terrine, whisky Mac jelly with cinnamon oats. Elegant bedrooms are sprinkled about, some in garden cottages, others upstairs. All come in contemporary style with smart fabrics, leather armchairs, comfy beds and good bathrooms. CD players, plasma screens, and DVD libraries keep you amused. Staff are attentive, complimentary newspapers arrive with breakfast. The South Downs are all about, Goodwood is a mile up the road, Chichester Theatre and Bosham are close.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Charles Ullmann:

Local points of interest from
Charles Ullmann:

  • Goodwood is 2 minutes down the road for racing, flying, golf and shooting - ask and it can be arranged ...perfect for track days and special events but be sure to book early!!
  • Chichester is 2 miles to the south and has great boutiques, a wonderful new museum and art gallery, a truly inspiring cathedral and farmers markets each Friday
  • We have a brigade of 6 chefs in our kitchen who cook everything from fresh - we don't do frozen or pre-prepared so we keep our menu small to guarantee quality and our chefs love to hear your comments - in fact we provide cards for your thoughts......
  • The South Coast at West Wittering is 30 minutes drive and has one of the longest sandiest beaches in the UK great for walks whatever time of the year - go and watch the swimmers on New Years Day then come back to us for Brunch....
  • The oldest Yew Forest in Britain is just around the corner - at Langley Vale Nature Reserve - it is stunning!
  • We are into Vintage Cars - and will talk motorsport non-stop if invited - you can always ask us to stop.......we also love fine art, music and food especially food!!
Points of interest

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Lunch from £7.95. Dinner, 3 courses, about £35. Sunday lunch from £25-£29.


Open all day.


Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester, PO18 0AX, Sussex


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