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What time is it? Time to go to The Oak!

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 and Event Space, complete with its own bar and two large, flat screen TVs. Ideal for parties, meetings, presentations and private gatherings, and perfect for fuss-free Wedding Receptions!

We also have a lovely outside drinking area, a hidden gem on 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; after all, you are why we are here!. Follow us on Social Media for updates on special offers, Live Music, DJ nights and other events.

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.

Lighter bites include Vegan Jackfruit Wings, and the ever popular Halloumi Chips. If you are looking for something more hearty, why not try our Mexican Bean Chilli, or perennial favourite Fish & Chips! Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are always well represented.

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 & Cocktails

We love beer. Proper beer! We have three permanent traditional cask ales – Harveys Sussex Best, Royal Oak House Bitter and St Austell Tribute –  and two guest pumps, which always feature at least one local brew. 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 every Wednesday night from 6pm!
We are a great place for a coffee and a catch up with friends too, and use freshly ground beans from local (they roast in Lewes), small batch coffee cats Pharmacie, along with teas and a range of infusions.


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