Nestled amongst the scenic greenery of the quaint village of Handcross is the charming Royal Oak Inn, which serves a menu of tantalising Modern English dishes as well as several British home favourites.
Get comfortable and peruse the menu, as there are plenty of exemplary choices that jump out from the usual list of pub food. Start with the scrumptious Stilton pot, the enticing whitebait or the enticing rabbit and pork terrine, which is highly recommended and immensely popular.
The menu is always changing with the seasons, keeping diners on their toes and meriting return trips, yet there are a few gems that remain year round. Some of these exquisite options are the fantastic pan fried sea bass, the veggie friendly Caesar salad and the rich duck leg confit, served with Cointreau gravy.
Proving to remain loyal to its British roots there are plenty of the classics available, just in case guests seek something a little simpler. A plethora of handmade pizzas make for great meals, as well as the beloved fish and chips and a monstrous serving of BBQ ribs.
Also catering to the sweet tooth are some truly divine desserts, all of which are good old fashioned British favourites that are presented with the same flair that has become synonymous with Modern English cooking. The refreshing Eton mess features delicious strawberries that come with drenched in cream, while the rich treacle sponge is served with lashing of custard and makes for an ideal conclusion to a thoroughly satisfying meal.
Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on Bank Holidays or Celebration Days including, but not limitied to, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mothering Sunday, etc. Also, the tastecard discount is not available on Sundays due to a Sunday menu being run.