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High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Handcross
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Brighton, England
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Warmly received on our arrival for lunch, even though we were early. The dining room is delightful with plenty of room and nicely decorated. A special mention for Mark, who looked after us very well from start to finish. Overall, we had a very pleasant, long leisurely lunch. My husband was daring and tried the black pudding potato cake starter... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

unbelievable poor service, so rude! On arrival we were told in a very rude that they were understaffed and we would be better to go elsewhere as food could be 45 mins - general impression was that they could do without the extra work! They turned our party of 4 and two other parties away. I called later to talk... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant! Fabulous food and great options on drinks! Very pleasant atmosphere and very pleasant staff!

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review, great to hear you had a fab night, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More 

Brighton
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Red Lion was chosen to celebrate a birthday, our daughter and her partner have eaten there on a number of occasions and have always been happy, I checked out the menu online and thought it promising if perhaps a little unduly overcomplicated with certain dishes. Scallops with chorisso and humus for example, Scallops are delicious all by themselves if... More 

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to Review us, Im happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Our Chef's take the time to create something special and a little different from the norm with our Special Dishes and what can seem like an unlikely combination can create something special and it’s great to hear that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have just left the Red Lion in Handcross and had a lovely time. Considering it was January the atmosphere was still very nice and busy. The food was very good quality and appropriately priced. The waiting staff were attentive and polite. The selection of beers were also very good, I appreciate anywhere with Meantime on tap! I would highly... More 

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing us here at The Red Lion, its fantastic to hear you had a wonderful time and I shall pass your comments on to the team. We look forward to greeting you again soon and i agree Meantime is a wonderful beer to have on tap. Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Glad we had booked in advance as the pub/restaurant was buzzing! We were served by polite and friendly staff, the food was delicious and there was just the right wait between courses. An interesting menu, not cheap. We didn't try the wine list Parking in Handcross can be a trial but the car park here is quite large.

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing us here at The Red Lion, its fantastic to hear you had a wonderful time and I shall pass your comments on to the team. We look forward to greeting you again soon Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More 

west sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was my birthday and I wanted to have a family dinner to celebrate, I chose the Red Lion as looking at the menu I thought the choice of dishes was just right. We arrived on time and were shown to the table quickly, However the lady serving had no people skills and whilst our drinks and food order were... More 

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at The Red Lion, Im sorry to hear that your whole experience wasn’t to the high expectations and standards I set for all our guests, You are correct dining out is an experience from start to finish on all levels from service to food quality. If you’d care... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Nymans Gardens with a friend and had Sunday lunch in The Red Lion. We had pre booked a table which was fortunate as the restaurant was full. I had salt & Szechuan pepper squid as a starter. My wife and I had the sharing joint of roast leg of lamb for two. Our companion had... More 

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I remember you from sunday and its great to hear you had a fantastic time with us and that my team looked after you. I look forward to greeting you again soon. Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Came this week twice for a few pints and I must say that there is a great atmosphere. Staff are friendly and they make you feel comfortable. Indeed I must try their food

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I remember you popping in a couple of times and thank you for your kind words, i will pass this message on to my team. Please next time you pop in do try some food we have a wide selection and you can dine in the bar area or the restaurant area. Kind Regards Luke & The Red... More 

Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As a family we have eaten at the Red Lion before and been very pleased with everything but since 24/12/14 we have had to revise our opinion. The bar man was rude, almost dismissive and more interested in speaking to his colleague. The Smoked salmon starter was miniscule and lacked flavour and there were no parsnips or cranberry sauce to... More 

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Luke H, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us at The Red Lion, Im sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your meal with us, I will be investigating your comments with my team to see where we have failed on this occasion and if we can improve. I hope this doesnt stop you from visiting us again though.... More 

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Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
Phone Number: +44 1444 400292
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Handcross
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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