The perfect country to pub to relax after a walk over the South Downs. Enjoy one of our daily specials - an inventive collection of dishes using locally sourced ingredients or pick one of your favourite pub classics.

The Royal Oak is a beautiful country pub set at the foot of the South Downs and Devil's Dyke. It is perfect for country walks and family dining.

Our friendly team are always welcoming and enjoy a good natter with the locals and visitors alike.

Our focus is on serving really tasty food, good old pub classics mixed in with some interesting specials. All ingredients are locally sourced as much as possible and our chef takes real pride in sourcing the finest sometimes very unusal ingredients.

Whether you are joining us for Sunday lunch after a long walk, a family gathering or to celebrate a special occasion, our team will make sure your visit is one to remember for the right reasons. Every one is welcome at The Royal Oak, Poynings - young, old and furry friends - we are child friendly, dog friendly with a large pub garden and roaring fires in the winter.

We look forward to meeting you!


  • Beer garden
  • Car park
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • Smoking area
  • WiFi free
  • DJ
  • Karaoke
  • Live music
  • Big screen
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Terrestrial TV
  • Cask Marque