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(formerly Alexander; Pickled Newt; Flint Gate)

139, Oatlands Drive
KT13 9LA

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.30 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.30 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 9.30pm
Sun noon - 9pm

About the Pub

Now part of the Big Smoke Brewing Co empire with a similar format to their other pubs. More than 100 years old. The pub is named after a gateway that existed within the old Oatlands Estate as part of the mansion’s formal gardens. The pub is on a corner site and the one large open space curves round this corner, with the bar to the right when you enter. Decorated in a modern style with varnished wood floor, painted wooden boarding to window level and painted walls above. 18 keg taps complement the hand pulled ales and ciders. Popular for food as well as the ale and cider. Vinyl records are played. Quiz night Sunday.

Historic Interest

The pub was built sometime in the 1850s for Joseph Ball who had purchased the land as Lot 32 when the Oatlands Estate was sold off in building plots at the sale of 19th of May 1846. The lot included the rudimentary road adjacent to the pub, which was named Ball's Road until being changed to St Mary's Road after the Chapel of St Mary, Oatlands was built in 1862 (the chapel became a church in 1869 when the Parish of St Mary, Oatlands was created). The pub first appears in the 1861 Census, when it was being run by William Searle. The pub remained in the ownership of the Ball family until at least 1892.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Big Smoke Solaris Session Pale Ale

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Three to Four changing ciders.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off cask beers.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Till 8pm.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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139, Oatlands Drive
KT13 9LA

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51.373, -0.44038


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Falcon Buses: 461


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Flintgate - Oatlands


139, Oatlands Drive
KT13 9LA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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