The Royal Oak Inn is at heart a country inn, serving honest food made with the finest local ingredients; a gateway for those seeking peace, quiet and an indulgent escape from everyday life… …this is the perfect base for walkers, race-goers and motor sport enthusiasts. An inn run by people dedicated to good food, warm hospitality, and personal service.
Tucked away in East Lavant at the foot of the South Downs, for over 200 years The Royal Oak has provided much-needed sustenance to weary travellers. Come and make this experience your own.
We have five en-suite bedrooms and three cottages here at The Royal Oak and all combine warmth, comfort and cosy country style with modern necessities such as iPod docking, complimentary WiFi and flat-screen TVs. All our accommodation boasts scenic views either over farmland or the Sussex Downs. Power showers, espresso machines, mini-fridges stocked with wine available to purchase, Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy bathrobes all come as standard.
Finishing touches include local aromatherapy toiletries, DVDs, books and games.
Come and share our love of good living.
We have three cottages to choose from: one connected to the pub sleeps up to two guests and benefits from all the amenities of our en-suite bedrooms, with the addition of a lounge area. Across the road from our pub, we also have two self-catering cottages, each featuring a full kitchen, private terrace with seating and two bedrooms.
2 of our cottages are dog friendly. Please note that there is a small extra charge
The Royal Oak lies in East Lavant – a classic Sussex downland village, complete with flint-walled thatched cottages and a 13th century church, at the foot of the South Downs.
We’re an ideal base if you’re attending the races or motorsport events at Goodwood, which is less than ten minutes from us. Also just ten minutes away is the ancient city of Chichester; home to one of Britain’s most glorious medieval cathedrals, and the world-class Chichester Festival Theatre.
The South Downs – which became Britain’s newest National Park in 2011 – provides fantastic opportunities for walking, mountain-biking, horse-riding and other outdoor pursuits. The South Downs Way, which runs for over 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne, crosses the Downs a few miles north of The Royal Oak. If you’re into water sports, Chichester Harbour offers some of the best sailing on the South Coast.
However you choose to spend your time in this beautiful part of the world, we’ll have great food and wine, convivial company and a snug, comfortable room waiting for you here at The Royal Oak.