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The Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey - pub details

Address: The Market Square, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 17444) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Normans Bay (0.4 miles), Pevensey Bay (0.4 miles), Pevensey & Westham (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Smugglers, Pevensey (0.0 miles), Priory Court Hotel, Pevensey (0.1 miles), Pevensey Castle Hotel, Westham (0.4 miles), Castle, Pevensey Bay (0.8 miles), Bay Hotel, Pevensey Bay (0.9 miles) - see more nearby pubs


user reviews of the Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey

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We went in here at 6pm on a Sunday.The boards outside advertise the Sunday Roast @£8.95. Unfortunately the food was only served until 4.30pm when we asked.The pub is dog friendly and the bar area has a wooden floor and Heritage pastel shade decor with half anaglypta wallpaper.There was Harveys and another beer on draught.The beer and cider was nice.There were a few people enjoying a drink.The toilets were clean and tidy.We were surprised and a bit disappointed that they do not do food in the evening.We did not stay long as we wanted an early evening meal so we headed off.Our visit is rated as 7/10.
Chirple - 17 Mar 2014 00:00
Have just been here for lunch. Last time I was here was Christmas Eve 2006 and it has owtward appearances, not for the better. Going with a few comments, the service was not exactly "attentive", the guy seeming to be more interested in making himself a cup of tea than in serving me at 12.30pm on a Monday afternoon

Lunch, however, was superb! I had moules marinieres with chips and crusty bread. My friend had sardines. The mussels were too clean to be anything other than frozen, but despite this they were well-cooked, tasty, and the sauce was certainly home-made. The sardines were large and very fresh. My pint of Harveys was the first one sold today, and had obviously been well pulled-through - it was perfect.

OK, the place looks more like a 1940s tea-room inside, and the guy behind the jumps wasn't lightening quick (although never surly or impolite as others have found. I will be going back soon, because I was impressed. Prices are average for pub grub in this tourist area.
wittsy64 - 2 Apr 2012 15:26
Unfortunately, neither of the two real ales were on when I visited.
halfabitterman - 29 May 2011 18:19
Great location for a pub, with a venerable tree in the tiny former market square out front and then the Roman walls of Pevensey Castle beyond. Unfortunately, that's where the good points end. It took ages to be served, despite just one other customer buying a drink - apparently, according to the miserable landlady, I was "standing at the wrong part of the bar" (?). Obviously food orientated, but looked in vain for a menu (apparently they stopped serving at 14:30 on a bank holiday Monday - madness!). Only one of three handpumps working (Harveys), but there was also a polypin "on the wrong part of the bar" serving something aptly called 'Grumpy Guvnor' from the nearby White Brewing Company micro (which, at 2.50 was fine, if a little warm on a hot summer day). Quite smart inside, but the beer garden looks a bit neglected. Toilets annoying called 'Maids' and 'Knights' (and also 'Dames' and 'Hommes'). Overall, if they did something about the customer service it good be quite a good pub (but in the meantime you are probably best advised to walk a short distance down the High Street to the Smugglers).
rpadam - 1 Sep 2010 21:49
My first visit to this pub was not a welcoming one. I live in suffolk and am used to friendly village life, the landlord couldn't be more distant if he tried, he really made us feel uncomfortable and we only stayed for one drink. The smugglers just down 50 yards was completly the opposite.
anonymous - 25 Jul 2007 17:01

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