The Royal Oak

A room at the Royal Oak Hotel England
The exterior of The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
A bedroom at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
The dining room at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
A sitting room at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
A room at the Royal Oak Hotel England
The exterior of The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
A bedroom at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
The dining room at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
A sitting room at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England
A room at the Royal Oak Hotel EnglandThe exterior of The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, EnglandA bedroom at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, EnglandThe dining room at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, EnglandA sitting room at The Royal Oak Hotel in West Sussex, England

The fresh white facade peering through the blossoming bushes of the front garden belongs to The Royal Oak, a welcoming inn that treats guests to a classically twisted menu and cozy elegant rooms.

By JAY KAY
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  • Just like with the menu, The Royal Oak has cleverly applied few modern touches to its interiors, creating a contemporary twist on a classically quaint country pub. In between the dark beams, a fresh lick of white paint helps to lighten up the dining room of scrubbed wood, comfy cushioned chairs, roaring fire, and exposed brick walls.

    After a satisfying meal you can retire to a spacious room, once again brought to 21st century with a built-for-extreme-comfort bed hidden under Egyptian cotton sheets and the inn’s own duvet. The bathrooms are likely to put your own to shame and your morning begins with your favourite paper and sumptuous breakfast.

    Good to Know

    The Royal Oak is superbly located for Trundle, an Iron Age hill fort, Chichester, and the happening Goodwood. Its kitchen doesn’t have all day opening hours though few snacks are available throughout.

  • Accommodation

    10 bedrooms – Georgian Elegance, the Flint Suite, Room in the Barn, and A Distinguished Double.

    Top rooms – the elegant Flint suite, ‘A Room in the Barn’, or the lovey-dovey Flint Cottage.

    Prices range from £125 to £220 a night including breakfast.

    Eat & Drink

    Better than your average pub fare, The Royal Oak offers a modern take on traditional British flavours while using seasonal and local produce.

    Under the low beamed ceiling seating in a brown leather chair, you relax with a great selection wines and beers.

    Activities

    Nothing as such on the premises but Chichester, Goodwood, and Arundel Castle are nearby.

    Relaxation

    There is a stash of DVDs and CDs.

    Essentials

    Parking – available on site.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – fresh snacks are available during restaurant closing hours and rooms are stocked with wines.

    Children – both welcome with cots and extra beds provided at a charge. Babysitting can be arranged locally.

    Pets – not allowed to our knowledge but it’s worth asking.

  • The Royal Oak
    Pook Lane
    East Lavant
    West Sussex PO18 0AX

Updated: 8 September 2015