Broad Oak

Broad Oak in East Sussex Village Guide

About Broad Oak in East Sussex

Located around a crossroads offering quick access to Rye, Tenterden and Hastings, Broad Oak is a well-placed village that can serve as a useful and enjoyable stop-off en route to any of these three locations.

It boasts the essentials in a shop and a good pub (more on which below) but also has a playing field along the Rye road complete with large wooden pirate ship that younger children will enjoy clambering all over. It even, wonderfully, has a well-known independent bakery selling a wide variety of fare including their famous speciality sausages (hot chilli flavour, anyone?) and sausage rolls – there hot and ready for you to take away.

The village is well served by local buses making hourly trips to Tenterden, Northiam and Rye. These are taken advantage of by the walkers who either start or end their treks here – with the Brede Valley below offering several footpaths to and from the coast for those up for a challenge.

Many of those ending their walk at Broad Oak will take advantage of the well presented and friendly pub called – to avoid any confusion – The Broad Oak. There is a strong sense of community here, evident with the varied and sometimes unusual events being hosted. For example, on our visit posters advertised ticketed talks by a local historian and actor as well as ‘live but not loud’ music for you to enjoy with your evening meal.

Aside from this convenience as a rest stop and transport hub for walkers who’ve made it all the way up from Rye or further, Broad Oak is essentially a residential community in a good location for those needing a break in their journey.

And if you do have children, and they’ve already played on the pirate ship, we do wonder who can spot the huge wooden polar bear roaring over a fence in the vicinity of the bakery … ?

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Lester Magoogan

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What’s on in Broad Oak

Weekend Mid Summer Jamboree & Barn Dance

to Sunday, 30th June 2024 (2 day event)
Ooh How Lovely, Broad Oak

Marquee of Makers, Artists & Crafter’s Market & Tiara making workshop Fused glass maker, Rug maker, Artist’s, Homemade cake and … more

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Furminger Family Connections

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Attractions and Activities

Battle Recreation Ground

Play facilities include, for younger children, a castle themed play area, a play boat and springy horses; for older children & teens there is an area including a basket swing, aero skate and a sheltered seating pod. The recreation ground … more

Rye Town Hall

Built in 1742, the elegant Georgian Town Hall in Rye is an ideal venue for your special day. A unique and historic setting in the heart of Rye, the Town Hall is within walking distance, over the cobbled streets, of … more

Rye Audio Tour

Download an audio tour for the picturesque, medieval town of Rye in East Sussex for just £2.99.

Accommodation

Oasthouse Loft

A wonderfully warm and cosy, romantic hideaway in an exquisite country location with 360-degree panoramic views. Tastefully furnished in a comfortable, subtle yet contemporary style the Oasthouse Loft offers spacious, quality rural accommodation. Enjoy nestling on ancient farmland pastures, in … more

Rye Treat

Located in Rye in the East Sussex region, 95 Udimore Road has a terrace.

Quarter House

Enjoy historic & romantic beamed surroundings in the heart of the Medieval walled Citadel of Rye. This unusual converted Grade II listed two-storey apartment retains original features including open log fire, original wooden beams and floors dating back to the … more

Restaurants

Webbe’s at the Fish Café

Welcome to Webbe’s in Rye. A vibrant lively restaurant atmosphere with open plan kitchen area where you can view your meal in its creation, for serious diners and families alike. This upbeat eatery will meet your every need when you … more

Big Guys French Fries

We’re an independent small restaurant located steps from the centre of town. We’re proud to be the favourite for locals to meet friends for a beer or call for a fresh “big guy burger”. We serve juicy big burgers and … more

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