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The Red Lion Chelwood Gate

) #10 of 73 Restaurants in Haywards Heath $$ - $$$ British, ,
Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
+44 1825 740836
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (26 reviews)
“pudding” (20 reviews)
“fish cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was very good quality pub food. An improvement in service would make a big difference. More attention to detail please! Our wine and the glasses were put at the end of the table and we had to open the bottle and hand our...More

Thank discerning3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely setting and enthusiastic staff but unfortunately let down by the food. Never had a meal served so quickly course after course with hardly any gap in between. Start to finish 40 min max felt rushed and uncomfortable as though they were trying to get...More

Thank Buddy1372
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were really friendly, it was a very busy day but still managed to fit us in as we didn't book. The food was amazing. Also which was nice they asked if everything was ok with where they sat us & if the food...More

Thank Tasha231274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the Ashdown Forest it is just a great place to eat whether it's for lunch or dinner, after a walk or just out for a drive all you need to do is just drop by.

Thank Coley48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times, but I food consistently excellent. Ploughmans is amazing! - everything you'll ever need and looks all homemade! Lamb shank is so tasty! But! Ordered a side of veg/peas and for a thumbnail size portion... And three pounds! Probably costs 12p! Little...More

1  Thank Luke G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a friend the beginning of June for lunch. We were told the wait for food would be an hour so ordered drinks. These took a very long time coming, so we decided to have those only and left. However, later we discovered that...More

Thank 88jet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, one of our adult sons and his dog were looking for somewhere in the Ashdown Forest for lunch on one of the hottest days since 1976 (which I remember well) when we came acroos the Red Lion. It has a huge...More

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Sent the following email on the 31st May to the pub after a bad experience and have had no response at all...my advice would be to avoid .... FAO- The Manager   I feel I need to get in touch regarding our visit to your...More

5  Thank Sarah-Jane B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This pub was the filming location of the pub scenes in the first episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV-series back in the early eighties. While the interior has been refurbished, the exterior still makes it a must visit for the fan. The...More

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't eat there as the menu was a predictable gastro type which we are not keen on. Staff not friendly at all, ordered a couple of soft drinks, mine was Orange and Lemonade but I had to pour it away as the lemonade was...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Haywards Heath
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 740836
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