The Street, Poynings, Brighton, East Sussex, BN45 7AQ
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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!

latest pub news, offers & events

World Cup 2018

Happening from 14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 [Expired]

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday 14th June, and we're all set to welcome you and your friends to enjoy the action. We've got ice cold pitchers of Foster's and Amstel at the ready, so less trips to the bar means more time to watch the match. There really is no better place to…

England v Croatia

Happening on 11/07/2018 [Expired]

It's been a long 28 years in the making, but finally, England have reached the semi-final stages of the World Cup! The Lions will take on Croatia at 7pm on Wednesday, so that's plenty time to get home from work and down the pub for kick-off.

Sweden v England

Happening on 07/07/2018 [Expired]

With barely a moment to recover from Tuesday’s historic (not to mention tense) penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia, it’s time to do it all over again. Saturday’s quarter-final against Sweden kicks-off at 3pm, and unless you have a plane ticket to Russia, the pub is simply the only place…