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Nestled in the beautiful South Downs, The Friar’s Oak in Hassocks offers traditional British pub food with spectacular views. The appealing rustic appearance of the brickwork, oak beams and warming hearth-fire is only matched by the views from the al fresco beer garden, great for summer.
Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Friar’s Oak menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Friar’s Oak ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.
Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.
The Friar’s Oak is only 9 minutes’ drive from Hassocks Train Station, or 13 minutes from central Brighton.
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- afternoon tea (2)
- al fresco (4)
- business (2)
- child friendly (4)
- dinner (10)
- large parties (2)
- lunch (9)
- luxury (1)
- private dining (4)
- romantic (3)
- trendy (2)
- value (7)
- views (1)
3 November 2019
Food service and new décor excellent.
8 October 2019
Excellent service as usual and great food. Love it here.
5 October 2019
Great menu & good selection especially new vegi meals the chicken forestiere chicken & pizzas but all good as tried many times.
21 September 2019
Lovely experience. Food was delicious and large portions. I had asked for entrance level table as had a person with mobility problems with us, this was delivered.Waitresses Emma & Imogen were friendly and professional.
25 July 2019
We dined on a hot summer evening and took a table in the garden. The restaurant was quite busy. We found the food to be well presented and very tasty but the portions were rather small, given the price per cover! better (i.e. larger) portions would make this the ideal eatery! The menu was reasonably varied and designed to cater for a wide range of dietary limitations (i.e. vegan) which helped as my guest was a vegan although I enjoy the whole range of cuisine. The wine we purchased was definitely over priced (£8.50 for a glass) and fair but not wonderful.
17 January 2019
It was very disappointing- my pork belly did not have crackling (like it was microwaved - very soft) - dauphinoise potatoes were glutinous and beans tasted microwaved! I like gravy, but it was swimming! My two friends chose a burger which they said was okay.
1 July 2018
Everything was perfect,don’t change anything. Food was hot and delicious. Starter was ample. Main corse plenty of food even for someone with a large appetite. Sweet was super.
12 April 2018
I like the feel of the restaurant and the open fires . However there was a chef missing replaced by an agency chef so the manager went to help in the kitchen so therefore not enough waiting staff.. Service slow and food only okay-not warm enough and lots of items missing from the menu. A bit like faulty towers to be honest. The price of our meals was taken off the drinks bill and the waitress was very good at explaining everything, I won't be going again until I hear that it's improved significantly.
24 December 2017
Not the best.
13 August 2017
we arrived at 1pm and asked if we could sit outside as had booked a table in restaurant but lovely weather. when upon ordering at 1.20pm were told 45 min wait on food even though it seemed very quiet at this time. we excepted this but we received our starters about 2pm. plates were not cleared until 3.10pm in which I asked how long our mains would be. which I had already enquired to a lady behind bar but she never came with an answer. waiter went to check then at 3.35pm our mains arrived. fairly nice food except carrots were barely cooked very hard. Service was poor and waiting 2 hours for food was ridiculous.