July 2021 Covid-19 Update – For the time being we are keeping our Covid-19 restrictions in place, staff will be wearing face maks and we will remain table service only . We are open, 7 days a week 12pm to 10pm, serving food Monday to Friday 12- 3pm & 5-8pm. Saturday 12-8pm Sunday 12-6pm.
We are delighted to announce that we have recently taken over stewardship of the Old Oak Inn at Arlington. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Gerald and Emma Colvin for their patience in showing us the ropes.
We can announce that we will reopen for drinks with substantial meals this Thursday 3rd December and have already taken a number of bookings.
We will be making further announcements about our exciting new menu and wine list shortly.
In the meantime we promise everyone a very warm welcome.


Welcome to The Old Oak Inn, situated in the country village of Arlington, near Polegate and Hailsham, East Sussex. Our cosy 18th Century oak beam traditional English pub and restaurant offers cask ale, a wide range of affordable wines and traditional British fare lovingly prepared and cooked on the premises.
In the chill of the autumn, winter and spring air a welcoming large inglenook fire awaits your visit in the cosy bar and adjoining restaurant. A large beer garden and pub frontage provide outdoor seating to enjoy the peaceful location and country views. The large car park and children’s play area compliment our reputation as one of Sussex’s best independently owned pub and restaurant.

Things to Do

Abbot's Wood is a mixed woodland of approximately 360 hectares, offering waymarked forest trails, an adventure play area and barbecue / picnic sites.

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