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An Original 250 year old barn lovingly restored to a family run Bar & Restaurant, situated in Mid Sussex

Just 15 minutes outside Brighton, just off the a23 at Hickstead is where you will discover this beautiful Oak Barn Restaurant.
“Winner of Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015”

The great oaks of England admirably sum up the nation’s character of quality and solid dependability
and they are what you can expect when you visit the Oak Barn Bar and Restaurant.
An original 250 year old barn boasting Oak Floors, Old Sussex Sandstone, several authentic wagon wheel chandeliers, an inglenook fireplace plus an upstairs Oak Gallery where diners can overlook the Restaurant.


Seating in main restaurant up to 120 guests
Exclusivity & privacy
Fully heated, under floor heating
Ample parking
Disabled facilities available
Accommodation within a 5 mile radius
Separate function rooms


Sandwich Menu (Go to Now)
Classics Menu (Go to Now)
A la Carte Menu (Go to Now)
Two Courses £14.50 Menu (Go to Now)
Weekend Specials Menu (Go to Now)
Sunday Roast Menu (Go to Now)

Free Function Areas

 To say thank you for choosing us as your venue we do not charge for use of the restaurant, gallery or private areas.

Pop in for a Drink!

Our sofa and bar area is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere which is perfect for a chat with friends any day of the week. It is a great place to pop in for a drink with a huge variety of wines, beers and spirits.

Alfresco Dining

For summer days our enclosed courtyard is a real sun trap with water features and foliage in abundance, making it a great place to spend some care free hours, or you may prefer the patio area which is quiet, relaxing and overlooking the putting green, making the perfect place to people watch!

Lunch Breaks

It is an ideal place to spend your lunch breaks with easy and free access to parking, so you won’t be late for work. There is a great range of baguettes, salads and hot bar meals to suit your tastes.

Group Bookings

We have ample space for up to 150 dining guests with areas in the bar & Restaurant. A variety of menu options available to suit your party. Free parking available to everyone.
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Special Occasions

What ever the occasion, be it birthday, anniversary or wake The Oak Barn is the perfect venue for you. We can cater for all requirements to make it a special event.
More about Special Occasions >

Sunday Menu

Our Sunday Menu comprises of Bar Sandwich Menu
or a Classics, Salad, Fish & Sunday Roast menu.
All of our Roasts are served Family Style Dinning
Rosemary Roast Potatoes,
Honey Roasted Parsnips & Carrots,
Side dish of homemade cauliflower cheese
Side Dish of Seasonal Market Vegetables
Side Dish of Crackling (Just ask!)
Jug of Extra Homemade Gravy (Just ask!)

Thank you to Mark, Lee and their great team for a wonderful 60th birthday celebration at The Oak Barn on Saturday 7th March – you were all so very helpful. The the guests commented on the lovely buffet and great venue/atmosphere. Dad had a brilliant birthday party, so thank you all very much for your assistance – friendly and professional as always. See you soon!

Alison Blakemore



The original 250 year old barn has been lovingly restored  using old oak beams, many of which were salvaged from the great wooden ships of Nelson’s day. The Restaurant boasts Oak Floors, Old Sussex Sandstone, several authentic wagon wheel chandeliers, an inglenook fireplace plus an upstairs Oak Gallery where diners can overlook the Restaurant. With every special occasion you want  take home  a piece of memorabilia to  remind you of the event. All of these features in the oak barn provide a great photograph backdrop for you to cherish for years to come.


You can choose from all our main menus, set menus or buffet options. You can also speak to one of our team who can help you create your own menu to suit your budget. We understand that some of your guests may have specific dietary requirements, which is why we invite you to chat with our manager and chef to customise your menu before the event. With use of a fully stocked bar offering a wide variety of drinks we ensure your party does not go thirsty. From Welcome Drinks to coffee, you can enjoy your favourite tipple along with friends and family as a perfect way to start your event.


We have a wealth of experience when it comes to catering for that special occasion. We pride ourselves on making your birthday, anniversary or wake a memorable event. Our manager and staff always go that extra mile to make you feel welcome and will ensure your occasion will be to your satisfaction. Depending on the size of your party your celebration can be held in specific areas of the restaurant, gallery or our private cart room, for no extra charge..

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