Welcome to The Royal Oak, Lewes


Birthplace of The Rooks, and home to Waterloo Bonfire Society, The Royal Oak is a smart, contemporary pub in the heart of the historic and quintessentially English town of Lewes; the picturesque County town of East Sussex.
Rich colours and opulent lighting set the tone in the Main Bar, while ‘Upstairs at The Oak’ you will find a spacious Function Room, complete with its own bar and two large, flat screen TVs; ideal for parties, meetings, presentations and private gatherings. It is perfect for fuss-free Wedding Receptions. We also have a lovely outside drinking area, perfect for those sunny days.

Great food, great drinks, great music and a warm welcome are integral to our ethos. And the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is paramount.

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Great Food

Our Kitchen may be small, but we are adept at providing simple, freshly prepared dishes bursting with flavour. Where possible we use  locally sourced ingredients and we offer an enticing range of small plates, sandwiches and main meals, alongside your favourite Pub Classics. As the Autumn kicks in, our Menu takes on a distinctly homely feel.
Light bites include Thai style Fishcakes, rich and gooey Baked Camembert, and Minted Lamb Cutlets. Mains range from a comforting Sea Food Tagliatelle to our fiery Cajun Chicken Burger, while staple dishes include our fabulous North Atlantic Cod & Chips, with homemade crushed peas and chunky chips. And we always try to ensure we have plenty of Vegan and Vegetarian options available.

Set just off the High Street, The Royal Oak is the ideal location for lunch. And as the evenings draw in, we offer the perfect spot for you to settle in with a nice bottle of wine and spoil yourself. After all, you deserve it!

Great Ales, Craft Beers, Wines & Spirits

We love beer! Our five, traditional cask ales always feature at least one local brew, while our keg range includes craft beers and cider. Wines and spirits have been carefully selected and our offer includes a large range of artisan gins, which we serve with a choice of Fever Tree tonics, along with some fantastic whiskeys and rums. We also shake a mean Cocktail! 25% off Wednesday & Thursday 6-8pm!
We are a great place for a coffee and a catch up with friends too, and use freshly ground beans from local, small batch roasters Pharmacie, along with teas and a range of infusions.