By Laurie Stonehouse

The following picture shows The Royal Oak photographed in 1982, it was a fine country pub with a large beer garden.  The Royal Oak was situated in the village of Piddinghoe, but unfortunately it was ravaged by fire a few years after this photograph was taken,it never reopened and is now a private dwelling.

Photo:The Royal Oak - 1982

The Royal Oak - 1982

Kind Permission of Carol Vale

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 07/03/2009.
Comments about this page

I remember this pub well. In the early 1980's we (my family, children and dogs) used to walk along the river bank, stop and have a drink at the Royal Oak and walk back to Newhaven. Happy Times.....

By Sylvia Woolford
On 07/03/2009

My mum had a part time job here when we first moved to Newhaven. Was a nice walk out to the pub with the dogs, a meal and a beer then stroll home.

By Stewart Gadd
On 26/12/2010

I proposed to my wife Jenny at this pub on our once only visit in 1983. She said "yes" and we are still married. We returned a few years ago and were puzzled that we could find no pub! Now we know why.

By Barry Raynes
On 02/07/2013

This was a really great pub in the 1960's and early 70's. A super crowd including the Bakers, Falkners, Dai, Derek and Pat Smith and Jim Welfare. I can't remember the landlords' names but they had the best crab sandwiches on the South Coast.

By Ernie Robinson
On 27/03/2015

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