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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Big Guys French Fries
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 … more

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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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Message Board

Furminger Family Connections

I am the great grandson of Stephen Daniel Furminger born 05 Apr 1849 at Brede East Sussex to Henry Richardson … more

John P Short & Jean Loveless

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Attractions and Activities

Battle Museum of Local History

The Museum has a collection covering 125 million years of history in Battle and the surrounding area. The fascinating displays include dinosaur footprints, artefacts from the Roman Bathhouse at Beauport Park, a Saxon battle-axe believed to be a unique relic … more

Pett Level Beach

Pett Level beach is characterised by its pebble shoreline, which is typical of most beaches along the coast. One of the notable features of Pett Level is its exposure of prehistoric submerged forest remains during low tides. Ancient tree stumps … more

Accommodation

Poppinghole Farm Cottages

Poppinghole Farm Cottages are situated on a farm in rural Robertsbridge, in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the heart of Sussex countryside. It is close to many places of interest including glorious gardens, ancient castles and historic towns; … more

Jeake’s House

Indulge in the unique atmosphere of Jeake’s House Hotel. Standing on one of the most beautiful cobbled streets of Rye, it has the added bonus of private car parking nearby. We are a 5 star award winning establishment in the … more

Mermaid Cottage

Mermaid Cottage is a cosy, 18th century cottage situated on the historic cobbled Mermaid Street in Rye, perfect for a relaxing break. Situated at the top of Mermaid Street, you are centrally based in the Citadel for exploring Rye and … more

Restaurants

The Ship Inn

In the centre of the small, charming town of Rye, the Ship is a modern take on the traditional English inn – a cosy pub, rich in original character, with simple, comfortable en suite rooms above. Originally built in 1592, … more

The Mermaid Inn

One of England’s oldest and loveliest inns, with Norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition and charm in abundance. A jewel in the crown of Rye, the inn has a wide range of accommodation including … more

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

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