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Royal Oak Poynings

Sussex Country Pub – The Royal Oak Poynings.

The Royal Oak Poynings is a popular Sussex country pub nestled in the beautiful hamlet of Poynings, at the foot of the famous Devils Dyke within the South Downs National Park. 

Just a few minutes drive from the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove the Royal Oak is also close to Henfield, Hurstpierpoint and several delightful small Downland villages.

There has been a Royal Oak has been on this site since the 1880’s. Think wood-burning stoves, timber panelled bar, oak beams adorned with hop bines – and you will get a good sense of what the Royal Oak has to offer.

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Royal Oak Poynings – Sussex Village Life

An ideal pub to visit if you are exploring the nearby Sussex countryside, or a great venue to escape to if you’re in need of some time away from the city.

The Royal Oak offers a step back into a quaint village life where nothing is too much trouble and the food is all home cooked.

The Royal Oak brings you a wealth of experience, combined with gentle enthusiasm, making this a perfect backdrop for your country dining experience.

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The Royal Oak Poynings Menu

The chalkboard ‘Specials Menu’ changes on a daily basis and depends upon what’s in season and available from local Sussex suppliers.

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If you would like to know what’s available on a given day so you can plan your visit,  please feel free to give them a call after 9am any day –  their knowledgeable team will be happy to help.

On the regular menu you will find good old-fashioned ‘pub food’ favourites, as well as a few more modern dishes to whet the appetite.

Sample dishes include “Steak-Frites”, Chicken and Chorizo Terrine, traditional Fish and Chips, Sharing Platters, hand-made Sussex Beef Burgers – and much more.

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Alfresco Dining at the Royal Oak

During the summer months the ‘Barbecue Menu’ is very popular.  The Royal Oak offers stunning gardens and terraces on several levels for alfresco dining, where you can soak up the sun whilst admiring the backdrop of the Downs all around.

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Sussex Ales

The Royal Oak offers a selection of real ales and ciders.  Locally produced Harveys beers are always available, plus sometimes some interesting less local offerings.

The Royal Oak is children and dog friendly (on a lead please!)

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  1. Emma Harrel

    A lovely countryside pub, not far from Devil’s Dyke. The roasts are delicious.

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