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The Royal Oak is a British countryside dining room with bedrooms and two self-contained cottages, serving honest food made with the finest local ingredients; a gateway to the South Downs for those seeking peace, quiet and an indulgent escape from everyday life.

Tucked away in East Lavant at the foot of the South Downs, for over 200 years, The Royal Oak has provided much-needed sustenance to weary travellers and their four-legged companions. Situated next to the Goodwood Estate, this is the perfect base for walkers, race-goers and motorsport enthusiasts.

Run by a team dedicated to good food, warm hospitality and personal service. Come and make this experience your own.

from field to fork.

we are proud to support local produce at the
Royal Oak. View our supplier map.

local events and attractions from Chichester and the surrounding area. Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood

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We are reopening

The time is nearly upon us, we will finally be reopening on May 17th. We’ve now opened our table and bedroom reservations from this date onwards.

From 17th May
We are welcoming up to 30 people from mixed households in our garden and terrace areas (outdoors) and up to six people from multiple households or up to 12 people from two households in our pub, dining room and bedrooms.

For bedroom enquiries, please email
For all other enquiries, please email

Can't wait to see you soon, it's been far too long,
James, Jenn and the entire Royal Oak team x