The Royal Oak

The scene gets to the rustic heart of village life: in Sarah and Charles Ullmann’s ‘popular, stylish’ early-19th-century inn, find oak beams, flint walls, leather armchairs, fresh flowers and, on cold days, a blazing fire. More

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The Royal Oak
Pook Lane
East Lavant
Sussex
PO18 0AX
England
01243 527434
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. Some in cottages.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar/restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terraces (alfresco meals), residents’ garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

jazz/pop in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bar, not in restaurant or bedrooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £95–£295. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends, bank holidays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The scene gets to the rustic heart of village life: in Sarah and Charles Ullmann’s ‘popular, stylish’ early-19th-century inn, find oak beams, flint walls, leather armchairs, fresh flowers and, on cold days, a blazing fire. The atmosphere is ‘warm and cosy’, the staff are ‘attentive’. Village residents haunt the place to drink the locally brewed ales, walkers following the old Chichester-to-Midhurst railway line drop by. Up the stairs and in nearby cottages, smart bedrooms are ‘comfortable’, and ‘well equipped’ with books and games; two-bedroom cottages, complete with chocolates, milk and biscuits, are perfect for a family. Eat super-local in the adjacent ‘busy’ restaurant: Fran Joyce, the new chef, uses fish from the coast 20 minutes away (‘please ask what’s come in’), and game from local herdsmen. Try the bouillabaisse of fresh fish fillets on a mussel, squid and tomato base. On fine days make the most of seating on the terrace and in the garden. As the sun rises over the moors, savour a full Sussex breakfast – fuel for exploring the South Downs national park. More reports, please.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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The Royal Oak
Pook Lane
East Lavant
Sussex
PO18 0AX

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