The Royal Oak
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Whatever the weather, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a hearty meal at The Royal Oak in Lagness. This traditional pub is located in rural surroundings, but just minutes away from Chichester and the A27, so it's easy to see why hosts Ken and Linda have built up an established clientele of locals and visitors alike. The menu is extensive, featuring a range of savoury pies and hot skillet 'sizzler' platters, including the 12oz rump steak I enjoyed, which came with 'big chips', tomato and pepper sauce. There's also an extensive chalkboard specials menu, a range of wines from around the world and ever-changing real ales. Making room for dessert is a challenge worth taking up, with a light and flavoursome lemon meringue pie among the prize puds on offer. The food is complemented by excellent facilities, including open fires during winter and an impressive courtyard garden - the perfect place to spend a warm evening.