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The Oak Inn, Ardingly - pub details

Oak Inn

Address: Street Lane, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6UA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 34568) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Balcombe (2.7 miles), Haywards Heath (3.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Ardingly Inn, Ardingly (0.0 miles), Gardeners Arms, Ardingly (0.8 miles)

 

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I visit this pub on a reglar basis - I tend to use the Village Bar more than the saloon bar (Village Bar = Public Bar). There is always a warm welcome and the locals are also very friendly. If you're from out of the area, you are made to feel most welcome.
Actuaryman - 23 Mar 2013 23:21
Olde-Worlde mixed with “new-ish but a bit tired”.
The landlady having a fag at the front door was a bit off-putting but I suppose she’d only smoke out the back otherwise so hey-ho. The owners seem to be East European or something but spoke great English, were pleasant and very helpful. Only a couple of beers but both on top form, food good but not cheap (yes we’re Northern) and they have Wifi if you’re interested. Worth a call.

Richardhuddleston - 8 Jul 2012 22:25
A tradional looking pub that offers even more on the inside. Good bar and restaurant with very friendly service. The Harvey's Best was in excellent condition and the home-cooked food was good value and a notch above the usual pub fare. A pub definitely on the up and well worth a visit.
thewickingman - 27 May 2012 20:15
Lovely pub in lovely location. Unfortunately, it seemed to be run by grumpy teenagers who seemed a little lost! The food too was disappointing. Overpriced and rather overcooked. Went for Sunday lunch with friends. Will not be going again. I hope they make a few changes because it should be a great little pub
BalcombeSteve - 6 Nov 2011 17:37
Recently visited the oak in the wonderful settings of ardingly,
It's a very old traditional pub serving local real ales to my delight making it a must visit, staff were very polite and helpful. We popped in for a drink after our nature walk so we decided to have food for six of us.
As a chef myself for many years I enjoy my food which was better than I expected from a rural pub/restaurant real home-made food on the premises rather than a factory home-made, and from my expertise not a single microwave used as the meal was juicy and succulent. I would definitely visit again if one thing was changed and this being the prices on the menu, I understand that home cooked food costs a little more than pre packed microwave food, but still far to expensive with fine dinning prices but for real good pub grub. I myself had there stuffed chicken breast which could not of cost them more than £2 a meal but selling at a price of £12.95 making a profit of around £10.95 which for a meal that was very tasty the price leaves a sour taste once we paid our bill.
This I believe is why they were very quiet on a Friday evening a word of advice lower your prices and therefor more people will visit and you will end up receiving more money/profit then they are bringing in now.
These are the sort of steps taken by a big industry business who end up taking at least 4 times the amount of customers and turning over a larger profit.
Other than that a very lovely pub great ales/beers and very good food a must visit if you have money to spend or special occasions.
Topchef_101 - 25 Jun 2011 13:27

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