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The Friars Oak

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
+44 1273 847801
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Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible28%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:15 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my family last Sunday. We ordered the beef roast dinner. Service although pleasant (bar the shouting I would hear from waiting staff to the kitchen) was extremely slow. We had to ask again for our drinks 25 minutes after ordering when our mains...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your honest feedback. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your experience on this occasion. We will be investigating this further with the team on the night. We hope you will give us the opportunity to make this right...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very attentive Service very quick Good selection of food. No complains really but very average. Value for money.

Thank Karenrr
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Karen, Thank you kindly for your guest feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks The Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not go ,terrible food,staff who really dont want to be there,no wonder the car park is always empty . Shame as it was once very good .What happened .

3  Thank ianandcarol123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Friar's Oak for a meal the night before my brother's wedding on 22nd September 2017. A table of circa 10 people. We all ordered food together. My husband's starter came out a good 10 minutes earlier than everyone else's. Mains didn't arrive...More

1  Thank Kylie M
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to us directly at 441273847801 when you have a chance. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here - wish I hadn't. Car park always empty, and can see why. Never enough staff on, or staff that seem to care or even know what they're doing. Ordering food is completely hit and miss, 99% of it is Brakes frozen food tarted...More

Thank BD1587
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We value your time and honest opinions and regret that you have not enjoyed your experience with us. We are investigating further into the matter so that this does not happen again in the future. Kind regards The Management team

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I was visiting the area with a party of 9 and decided to have dinner here as it was close to where we were staying. We rang at about 5pm to make a reservation for that evening and were told they were busy and the...More

1  Thank JimmyH1983
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We value and appreciate all our guests feedback. On this occasion we are sorry to hear that we did not deliver. Rest assured this error will be investigated and dealt with accordingly. We will speak to all team members and provide retraining where needed. We...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The Friars Oak, used to be a thriving little pub with a lovely garden and quirky features. It is such a shame that in the last year or so it's just gone completely downhill. The pub has so much potential but the food is horrific,...More

1  Thank Kirsti94
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are disappointed to learn of your experience here at The Friar's Oak, but will take this opportunity to improve. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again....More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

I had read mixed reviews about the place. However, I had an open mind, particularly as I had never before eaten, or drank, in this establishment. We felt the food was great, and generally it was a very enjoyable meal. The only slight disappointment was...More

Thank AlFromCrotone
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our team strives to deliver an excellent experience, and are glad you found this to be the case during your visit. If you have further needs or questions, please reach out! Kind regards The management team

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Started bad got worse we orderd 4 burgers all wrong one blue and in cooked the triple fried fry are the frozen and not cooked frys they were dead on a Friday night and still took 1hr for the burgers followed by very poor serviceMore

1  Thank georgesanuel84
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Georgesanuel84, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us. If you are willing to give us another chance, please contact us at 441273847801 so we can understand your situation better in order to try and turn your experience around. Thank you, The...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Three of us arrived at about 1.30pm on BH Monday 28th Aug. As it was beautifully sunny we sat out on the lower terrace, several tables were occupied however there was no sign of service so my partner and father-in-law went in to order drinks...More

2  Thank Nibbler1203
General Manager A, Manager at The Friars Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nibbler1203, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Please contact us at 441273847801 so we can work with you to make this right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Hassocks BN6 9NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Hassocks
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 847801
Description
The Friar's Oak in Hassocks is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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