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Royal Oak and Castle Inn

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High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
+44 1323 762371
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch with my sister and 4 dogs. The food was fine and the service friendly. The cappuccino was nice and the baguette we shared was delicious. However the table was filthy and obviously hadn’t been cleaned from the night before. When...More

Thank FrancesFV
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had heard that the food was good quality and my wife and I visited on a quiet Thursday early evening on the off-chance. We found a wide choice of menu using local produce and freshly cooked. Plaice for my wife and Steak and Ale...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Pevensey Castle and had some time to kill on a particularly cold day, so I called into the pub for a warm drink and dinner. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, which was particularly important as I was visiting alone. The menu...More

1  Thank NikkiS87
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted your visit to our pub was as good as you've stated. It has been, as you said, particularly cold with temps down to minus 4. Our fire has been working very hard to ensure a warm welcome. The Mediterranean Pasta Bake is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stop for lunch here at 2:02pm, was advised that the kitchen closed at 2:00 but they could provide something from the cold menu. We chose pate, which, when arrived was really dry and almost crumbly accompanied by tasteless bread.More

Thank David W
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was just after 2.15 (which is the time we shut midweek). Ordinarily, if someone came in at closing time, we would generally accommodate them. Unfortunately we had an appointment that took us away from the pub but we did not cease cooking until 2.15....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice Sunday lunch very busy it's worth booking ahead and could see why. very yummy food would recommend

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, great staff, great food catering for all needs. Amazing vegetarian menu!! Dog friendly. Everyone is friendly and always has a smile on there face!!

1  Thank Amy F
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Amy. So glad you enjoyed your visit. The vegetarian section of our menu has grown in response to visitors. We'd love a photo of your dog to add to our albums. Simon & Karen Owners

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Hi we visited with friends for lunch. The staff were attentive a the food was great. My son said the sausages were the best he had ever tasted. Now that is praise indeed!

1  Thank Leo D
Reviewed 12 February 2018

As the pub is opposite the entrance to Pevensey Castle, it made an ideal stop for lunch. There was a choice of 3 roasts on offer for £10. We ordered and the food came very swiftly and was excellent. The parsnips were beautifully cooked and...More

Thank Emma S
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hello Emma Many thanks for your review of our Sunday Lunch. We look forward to seeing you again. Simon & Karen Owners

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Pre-booked for Sunday lunch. A very warm welcome on arrival and a relaxed ambience. The menu was comprehensive including a choice of three roasts. Order and delivery of food was in a timely manner by efficient serving staff. The quality and presentation of food was...More

IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you Giuhel for your super review. It's always useful to hear about the little things that are not quite right. We constantly strive to raise our standards even higher. It was difficult juggling with the numbers we had as we were very full and...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place, food piping hot, we was only here for a couple of drink before dinner but would recommend and go for dinner here cause the food we saw coming out looked and smelt delicious, people on table next to us said they hadn’t had...More

Thank Cheryl K
IdoGolf, Owner at Royal Oak and Castle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Cheryl Many thanks for your kind review. We constantly strive to deliver the best we can. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit and the table nest to you too. Best Regards Simon & Karen Owners

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12 September 2017|
Response from Hev H | Reviewed this property |
We visited yesterday 11/09/17 and the staff were very friendly and food was delicious. I have done a TripAdvisor review saying how nice it was and dog friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Pevensey
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 762371
  • E-mail
We are a traditional village pub opposite the historic Pevensey Castle. We have a large walled beer garden, with children's play area. Stop by and have a relaxing drink, light bite or full meal in our cosy restaurant or garden. Dogs and children welcome.
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