About The Friar's Oak

The Friar's Oak in Hassocks is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

Hassocks is a portion of the old parishes of Keymer and Clayton surrounding Hassocks railway station. Were it not for the railways, Hassocks might not exist. The Friar's Oak lay originally in the parish of Clayton. The original inn may well have opened to serve the thirsty railway construction workers.

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Perched on a golf course, our pub is named after a large oak tree beneath which monks once distributed alms. On the skyline above Hassocks are the Clayton Windmills known locally as Jack and Jill.

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