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The Oak Inn at Ardingly - CLOSED

Street Lane, Ardingly RH17 6UA, England
+44 1444 892244
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible22%
4 Dec 2015
“A massive, massive let-down!!”
18 Feb 2015
“Closed and looking increasingly derelict”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Street Lane, Ardingly RH17 6UA, England
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

After 15 years away from the UK, we were invited by friends to join them for dinner at this lovely pub. We were aware that this establishment had won many awards, so our expectations were high. We were not prepared for such a dreadful experience....More

Thank chriscar2014
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We pass this pub two or three times a week and it is looking increasingly derelict. I begin to doubt that it will ever repen as it could never rebuild a business in the face of established competition.

5  Thank DavidCM2000
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Still closed and by all accounts the landlord wants too much rent for anyone to take it on. shame. This pub still has all the bones of a good business.

2  Thank airflex
Reviewed 24 May 2014

A lovely pub, good atmosphere, nice locals. Why on earth put a foul mouthed northerner in charge of this sort of pub. It could be an amazing pub in the right hands, put a decent manager in it.. A potential gold mine! The manager was...More

5  Thank HRHlady
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We went there with a walking group yesterday, having tried and failed to get a response to a phone call. It was 'closed until further notice', what a shame!

2  Thank judy_retiredatlast
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We used to come here but the old management were a complete nightmare! Rude, and more interested in talking to their friends at the bar then serving customers. But now my god what a change! The food is better, service is outstanding! Highly recommend the...More

3  Thank DCamilla
Reviewed 10 December 2013

A group of 30 walkers visited the Oak today for lunch. We'd prebooked all our food in advance to make it easy for them but it was very a disappointing meal. We had a long wait to order drinks as there was only one person...More

2  Thank ceebee1444
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Went to the oak with some friends,loved every bit,the food was great,staff very polite,pub neat and tide, just bit old dated,all the locals said is never been as good for 20 years,do not understand what is the problem with Cleoza,you cant rate pub after one...More

1  Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Visited this place last year & was very disappointed with the staff, food & hospitality of the management , the female manager was more concerned with standing in the doorway smoking a ciggy than taking our order & when she finally appeared to do so...More

2  Thank Cleoza
Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

It's always difficult to review a favourite restaurant that has changed hands. The Oak has gone from possibly the best gastropub around to fairly standard pub. Having said that the food was fairly good and the new managers friendly. Still a place to use if you're...More

2  Thank grahamchad
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  • Address: Street Lane, Ardingly RH17 6UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Ardingly
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 892244
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