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High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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11:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be honest, we were a bit worried about booking lunch out on Mother's Day. We were worried about slow service, cold food, noisy atmosphere but booked a table at The Red Lion anyway as we've always had good Sunday lunch here. Our worries were completely unfounded. From the minute we arrived, the staff could not have been more helpful.... More 

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Thank jetix
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed mother's day with us, all of our staff worked very hard to make it a good day for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for our friends birthday. Staff were lovely, food was very good, has a lovely relaxed feel.

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Thank Elizabeth M
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, we are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lewes, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I choose the pub as a halfway meeting point for a family lunch. Looked like any traditional pub outside but a very nice job has been done inside to give it a good balance of rustic and contemporary. Plenty of parking. A good, varied, imaginative menu. Our food was tasty, though the avocado in my sister's salad was rock hard... More 

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Thank Jane L
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. Apologies that some of your food was not up to our usual high standards. I can assure you that would have been a one off and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Hailsham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

16 of us were returning from completing The Marsden March. An emotional day. We were accommodated at short notice, A friendly welcome. Service excellent. A good choice of menu. I had the 3 roasts which was very enjoyable and did the trick after walking 14 miles. Our two youngest members 2 and 4 were also well looked after. Thank you.

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Thank Joe193
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We do try our best to accommodate everyone. I will pass your comments onto the team and we hope to see you next time you are in the area. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New to the area after hearing mixed reviews thought we would try it today... wish I never bothered! Staff are really friendly but food is very poor! The twice cooked chips are so greasy they are sickly! And the price you pay you would be better off cooking at home...

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Thank Rob H
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We are really disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. If you would like to discuss this matter further please give us a call on 01444 400292 and ask to speak to the Duty Manager. More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I should trust my instincts when I go to a pub for a quick bite! Stick with classic pub grub - scampi, pies, ploughmans. Stay away from the 'fancy stuff' because pubs that are part of a chain don't budget for skilled chefs! The Royal Oak in Handcross no exception! As the menu didn't have any traditional food on offer,... More 

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Thank katemoore2015
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Kate, We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations on your visit, if you would like to discuss this further please ring us on 01444400292. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a number of times and always enjoy the experience. The menu is quite imaginative with a number of more unusual items. We went on Sunday evening and unfortunately they had run out of roast beef but I started with the tiger prawns which were excellent and then followed with the lamb - another good choice. My... More 

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Thank David G
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello David, Our roasts are proving very popular at the moment so we can't always serve them all day. Thankyou for your kind words about the food and service, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant and bar are charming and comfortable. It's a really nice establishment. It is a really popular gastropub, so booking is strongly advised. We were warmly welcomed and guided to our table whilst being advised of the specials. Drinks order was taken, but took ages to be delivered. To start - duck wings with a very tasty sticky sauce... More 

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Thank QueM-G
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad to hear that you like our restaurant and service! We are sorry to hear that our food did not meet your every expectation this visit, but hope that you will try us again. More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with two girlfriends for a natter and long lunch I arrived early and was delighted to see the same lady behind the bar, sorry i didn't ask her name. She has served few times, always happy, large smile and very genuine welcome. My friends arrived so we elected to sit in the restaurant. Menus given but took... More 

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Thank David G
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you so much for your kind words, our staff will be so happy to hear that you appreciate their service. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting this pub just before Christmas when we had a most e njoyable family Christmas dinner, we decided to take our friends there for Sunday lunch. On arrival we were shown to our table . The area was very cold & we wre seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant. I decided to order the roast... More 

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Thank Sue P
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Sue, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit wasn't up to our usual standards. We pride ourselves on the quality of our roasts and we are sorry you did not feel this was the case. If you would like to discuss this visit further please call us on 01444400292. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Handcross
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 400292
Description
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The Red Lion - Handcross serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.

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