A British countryside dining room with bedrooms

The Royal Oak is a British countryside dining room with bedrooms and two self-contained cottages, serving honest food made with the finest local ingredients; a gateway to the South Downs for those seeking peace, quiet and an indulgent escape from everyday life. Tucked away in East Lavant at the foot of the South Downs, for over 200 years, The Royal Oak has provided much-needed sustenance to weary travellers and their four-legged companions. Run by a team dedicated to good food, warm hospitality and personal service. Come and make this experience your own.


Our menu reflects our own love of seasonal, contemporary British food: every dish is crafted with it's own unique twists.

Outside is the new inside

The world has changed. But our countryside and surroundings have always been glorious. Make sure when you visit the Royal Oak you take a wander round our beautiful patio and see all the wonderful spaces you can enjoy a fabulous glass of wine, the finest local ales or the best fish and chips in all the land.

What's On

Lazy Sundays

Muddy Paws