Welcome to The Friar's Oak in Hassocks


Rustic settings, seasonal dishes and a glass or two of something lovely — it can only be The Friar's Oak in Hassocks.

Expect a warm and friendly welcome on arrival before choosing your favourite tipple from our extensive cocktail menu or take a look at our fantastic wine and gin collection — there’s something for everyone.

The town of Hassocks sits between Keymer and Clayton. The original inn is believed to have been opened to serve the thirsty railway and construction workers from Hassocks railway station.

All this history plus our picturesque surroundings make for a stunning backdrop that is perfect for savouring each bite of our food or enjoying a drink from our carefully selected range of cask ales and fine wines — find out a little more ‘About Us’ and how you can find our beautiful pub.

Whatever the time of day, from brunch with friends to a delicious Sunday Roast, we have delicious menus, packed with seasonal dishes, that are suited to every occasion.

Whether you’re looking to spend quality time with your family or you and a loved one are planning a special evening together, book a table at your new local today.



You don’t really need an excuse to visit The Friar's Oak but, just in case you do, here’s a few.

Our All-Day Menu is packed with delicious, freshly prepared seasonal dishes. Get things off to a great start with a spot of brunch or finish off your weekend with one of our irresistible Sunday roasts.

Our cosy and welcoming country interiors ooze rural charm accentuated by a fireplace often lit in the colder months and during the evenings.

Take a look at our Offers Page for a full list of the delights we can currently tempt you with. Or sign up to join our club and be the first to hear of any future offers.



Situated overlooking a golf course, our pub is named after a large oak tree where monks used to give out alms. It was also used by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the setting for his novel Rodney Stone. On the skyline above Hassocks are both of the Clayton Windmills, known locally as Jack and Jill.

Why not take a trip to Brighton Pier, just 30 minutes away by car. Or, pop in and see us after a day at Plumpton Racecourse!

Whether you’re out walking your dog or just exploring the local area, there’s always plenty to do around The Friar's Oak.



There’s more to The Friar's Oak than just great food and drink. Explore the beautiful riverside and woodland backdrops, it really is the perfect setting for enjoying a tasty dish or a glass of something cold.

Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any of our cask ales? It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a pint of Doom Bar or Sussex Bitter.

And, while you’re here, we’re always looking for new people to join our family — check out our jobs page for all of our latest vacancies.



The Friar's Oak is a dog friendly pub in Hassocks.

We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!

Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.


  • Monday 9am-11pm
  • Tuesday 9am-11pm
  • Wednesday 9am-11pm
  • Thursday 9am-11pm
  • Friday 9am-11pm
  • Saturday 9am-11pm
  • Sunday 9am-10:30pm


  • Monday 9am-10pm
  • Tuesday 9am-10pm
  • Wednesday 9am-10pm
  • Thursday 9am-10pm
  • Friday 9am-10pm
  • Saturday 9am-10pm
  • Sunday 9am-9:30pm


Call The Friar's Oak on: 01273 847801


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