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“Good food, but otherwise not special.”
Review of The Oak Barn

The Oak Barn
Ranked #6 of 88 Restaurants in Burgess Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 21
Cuisines: British, Bar, Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The inglenook Long bar and sofa areas make this area a cosy and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a chat with friends any night of the week. It is a great place to pop in for a drink with a huge variety of wines, beers and spirits. For summer days and enclosed courtyard is a real sun trap with water features and foliage in abundance, making it a great place to spend some care free hours, or you may prefer the patio area which is quiet, relaxing and overlooking the comings and goings of the bar, making the perfect place to people watch! In addition, it's an ideal place to spend your lunch breaks with easy and free access to parking, so you won't be late for work. There is a great range of baguettes, wraps, salads and hot bar meals to suit your tastes. There is a huge range of hot and cold- light bar meals served from 11:00am-9:30pm as well as our main restaurant menu which will be served from 12:00pm-3.00Pm and 6:00pm onwards. The Bar and Specials menu as well as the Main restaurant can be served either in the Bar or main Restaurant, giving you great flexibility on where you would like to eat. Part of the restaurant can be portioned off and used for private functions. The focal point being an old sandstone Fireplace makes this area would provide ideal conference facilities for up to 25 people comfortably. The great oaks of England admirably sum up the nation's character of quality and solid dependability and they are what you can expect when you visit the Oak Barn Bar and Restaurant. The original 250 year old barn has been lovingly restored using old oak beams, many of which are salvaged from the great wooden ships of nelson's day. Complete with several authentic wagon wheel chandeliers, Old Sussex Sandstone and Inglenook fireplace, stained glass windows, oak floors additionally, perched charmingly above the main dining area is an oak gallery which is already a favourite spot for diners.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A mixed bag. We ate here as a family of three on our daughter's 21st birthday. No record of our booking when we arrived and it was subsequently found to have been entered for the wrong evening. As the place was almost empty, we were nevertheless given a table straight away. When the telephone booking was made, I explained that it was a 21st birthday dinner for our daughter and the member of staff rather abruptly then said, 'Why are you telling me this? Do you have a voucher, then?' When I said that we didn't have one but wondered if they could do something to mark the occasion, there was an off-hand, 'If you bring a cake, we can come out to the table with it and sing, but that's it.' [No thanks.] I wasn't asking for much, maybe a glass of fizz on the house? Lots of venues do offer this on special occasions and in fact a restaurant in Lewes brought a whole bottle of prosecco to the table on the house when our daughter recently went to a celebration lunch.Service at the table however was prompt and friendly. Our American waitress was charming. Had my experience on the phone been different, we would have given at least 4 stars for service. Our meals were good quality and fair portions, all in the £15-16 bracket. With a bread basket to share, three main courses and three alcoholic drinks, the bill was around £70.00. However, the space was so vast that we were a bit lost in the middle of it and there was no real atmosphere to the place. We could imagine this being a good place to go in a large lively group, but we probably wouldn't rush back here ourselves and the charmless telephone booker who reserved us a table for the wrong evening needs a refresher course in customer service.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Wouldn't have thought of eating at a golf course, but have eaten there a couple of times, the food and service are good.

Date of visit: January 2018
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mark c, Owner at The Oak Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi, thank you for finding the time to leave us a review. I am glad you have enjoyed yourselves here with us and on the golf course next door as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Oak Barn Management

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Been here numerous times but bank holiday Monday was dire.
Nobody on our table was impressed with the food, all very bland and way over priced.
All topped off by a cold and insipid looking chocolate fondant that was very clearly a Microwaved/preheated affair.

I am always happy to pay premium prices for great food, and these were truly premium prices for run of the mill school dinners.

Date of visit: April 2018
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mark c, Owner at The Oak Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi, thank you for finding the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feed back as this is the only way we can improve as a business. I am sorry to hear that we didn't live up to the high expectations you have received in the past on Monday. I am also saddened to read that you have visited us numerous times before but never felt the desire to leave us a good review but on the one occasion you were disappointed were very quick to leave us a bad review. If you could please email me on enquiries@oakbarnrestaurant.co.uk with details of your meal so I can look into it with my chefs to ensure it doesn't happen again it would be much appreciated. Many Thanks Oak Barn Management

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place to relax after a good round of golf all the drinks are great just gets a little bit hot but all in all great place to go.

Date of visit: April 2018
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mark c, Owner at The Oak Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Bradley, thank you for finding the time to leave us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Oak Barn Mangement

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Thank you for accommodating our party of 14 for a recent family birthday celebration. We were delighted with the whole experience. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food, which was both delicious and plentiful. The restaurant staff were attentive but not overbearing and we were grateful for a lovely table in a quieter part of the restaurant.
Overall a very enjoyable lunch. Thank you.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jillmSussex
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mark c, Owner at The Oak Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Jill, thank you for finding the time to leave us a review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us for the family birthday. It was a pleasure looking after you and your family and we hope that you will return soon. Many Thanks Oak Barn Management

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