The Royal Oak... Wineham
Delightful, traditional pub in a very quiet rural location. The Royal Oak is a black and white, timbered, 14th century building with brick floors, low beams and large fireplace. It has been a pub for 200 years and is full of character. There is a collection of corkscrews, and other unusual items, hanging up behind the bar. Beers, Harveys and at least one guest beer, are served straight from the cask. Nice garden at the front.
The pub is a regular stopping point for several clubs including the London Fire Brigade cycle club and a veteran cycle club [the bikes, not the riders!]
How to get there
Wineham is a small village south east of Cowfold and north of Henfield.
To avoid the busy A281 and A272 roads, cycle out of Horsham into Comptons Lane and pick up Hammerpond Road going east. Cycle past Horsham Rugby Club at Coolhurst and up and down a couple of short, but steep, hills past Bucks Head [very nice setting next to the golf course] and on to the intersection with the B2110 opposite the Wheatsheaf pub. Straight ahead over the cross-roads and then next right [signposted Warninglid] before Slaugham.
Cycle to Warninglid, then straight over the cross-roads and along a narrow country lane for about 2.5 miles [4 km] until the busy A272. Cross over into Wineham Lane [very quiet] and the pub is 1.5 miles [2.4 km] on the right. See also this similar Horsham to Wineham cycle ride.
Suggested cycling routes from here
Other pubs near here
The Hare and Hounds in Cowfold is only a few miles/km from the Royal Oak.
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We took some Australian visitors to the Royal Oak pub yesterday and it was everything they expected of a typical English Country pub. Authentic and oh so friendly. Bar staff were helpful in offering a sample taster before buying a pint of Harveys.
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