The Royal Oak

South East England West Sussex Chichester

  • From £150 a night
  • 6 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Pub with Rooms

Splendid rooms and fab food at a Georgian country inn just outside Chichester

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This lovely Georgian country inn is snuggled in beautiful West Sussex countryside just within the fringes of the South Downs National Park: to the north are the rolling chalk Downs; to the south, Chichester, and beyond that the pretty estuaries and inlets of Chichester harbour and West Wittering’s fabulous sandy beach. It’s a great location, and happily everything else about the place is pretty good too. There are six rooms in all – four in the main building, two in a converted barn out the back with beams, exposed brickwork and views over the fields behind the inn – plus a handful of two-bedroom serviced cottages down the lane. Rooms come with smart bathrooms and Temple Spa toiletries, and cheering touches such as fresh milk in the fridge and complimentary newspapers for lazy morning lie-ins. There’s lots to see and do locally and it’s tempting to get out and about – to see the Downs, the beach, Chichester harbour – after which you can relax in the inn’s fire-lit restaurant, which serves really great food, with the likes of local venison, fish and seafood from the south coast, Southdown lamb, even local ice-cream and cheese - all washed down with the pub’s own beer, brewed in nearby Arundel.



Open all year.


Doubles from £150 a night not including breakfast.


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Getting There

The inn is in the village of East Lavant, a few miles north of Chichester along the Lavant Road.


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