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
33 years, only 31 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
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
He was pursued across the Downs by a group of angry farmers
and was eventually shot after taking refuge in the Royal
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
To see the ghost click