The Royal Oak

Pook LanePO18 0AXChichesterUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast
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About The Royal Oak

Offering on-site dining and well-appointed rooms, the Royal Oak is a cosy accommodation choice that is situated on the outskirts of South Downs in East Lavant. Chichester city centre is a little over five minutes away by car from the inn.

The accommodations at the Royal Oak feature modern amenities such as a flat-screen television, DVD player and iPod dock. All of the elegant rooms and cottages also come equipped with a private bathroom.

Free on-site private parking is provided by the inn, while Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property at no additional cost.

A varied breakfast selection is available in the morning and is inclusive with all stays. Throughout the day, the inn’s dedicated restaurant also serves contemporary meals made with local produce.

Goodwood House is a five-minute drive from the inn. The Fishbourne Roman Palace can be reached in less than ten minutes by car.


Pook Lane, PO18 0AX, Chichester, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1243)527434 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Positive Reviews

Wonderfully appointed and spotlessly clean rooms

The rooms were commended by essentially all past guests of the Royal Oak. As well as being supposedly well-appointed with useful amenities, eye-catching décor and comfy furnishings, the rooms were seen as immaculately clean.

Staff members provide fantastic service

Previous visitors to the inn were typically overjoyed with the level of service they received from the staff. The accommodation's personnel were often characterised as extremely efficient, accommodating and friendly.

Food at an excellent standard

The food prepared and served at the Royal Oak was greatly appreciated by many. In fact, some former guests have went as far as to say that the meal they had at the inn was one of the best they have had in a very long time.

Negative Reviews

Limited places within walking distance

Despite its location being perfectly fine for most, a notable amount of past visitors were somewhat disappointed about where the Royal Oak is situated. With Chichester city centre close to three miles away, it has been said that there is a lack of restaurants and attractions within walking distance from the inn.

Slow and unreliable Wi-Fi

According to former guests that used it during their stay, the Wi-Fi provided by the inn was far from the best in terms of quality. At times, the accommodation's Wi-Fi was described as both intermittent and slow.

Food and drink prices criticised

Whilst the meals served by the Royal Oak regularly scored high marks, the price for the food - and drinks especially - was considered overly high by some previous visitors. As a result, this has attributed to some questioning the true value provided by the inn - despite the high overall quality it reportedly possesses.

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 96 reviews