The Royal Oak is a freehouse in a 16th-century cottage.
the heart of a good pub you will always find the hosts, this is
true of the Royal Oak where Dave and Sarah wish you a warm welcome.
Dave and Sarah have run the Royal Oak since 1990, that's 29 years,
only 35 years short of the long serving Alf and Carrie Ainger who
ran the Oak from 1907-1971.
Royal Oak is an idyllic country pub unspoilt with great country
walks, close to the South Downs way.
with hikers, horseriders and people with young families, there is
a large garden. It is perfect for getting away from it all.
the winter two lovely log fires greet you.
and Sarah run an extensive menu catering for all tastes, including
a varied childrens menu.
on offer are three permanent real ales and a regular guest ale all
mainly from local breweries.
It is a favourite destination for get-out-of-towners because of
isolation and situation in one of the best walking areas.
pub is haunted by the ghost of one who was believed to be a sheep
rustler who operated on
the South Downs in about 1680, going by the name of William "Shagger"
He was pursued across the Downs by a group of angry farmers and
was eventually shot after taking refuge in the Royal Oak.
Dave the landlord has captured the image of the ghost standing in
front of the main fireplace
was unaware of the ghost being there until he developed the film.
To see the ghost click the