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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. We also have a lovely outside drinking area, perfect for those sunny days.

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

Follow us on Social Media for updates on special offers, such as our Monday Night Fish Fry, and regular Live Music and other events.

Great Food

Our Kitchen may be small, but that doesn’t stop us from providing a flavoursome selection of freshly prepared dishes. 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 summer kicks in, our Menu takes on a distinctly Mediterranean feel.
Light bites include Chilli & Lime Falafels, Minted Lamb Cutlets and an elegant Caprese Salad. Mains range from a Classic Greek Salad to our fiery Cajun Chicken Burger. Staple dishes include our fabulous North Atlantic Cod & Chips, with homemade crushed peas and chunky chips.

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.