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The Red Lion

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
crawley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Booked for a small party of four on a very busy Sunday the week before Christmas. The food is delicious, albeit portions are on the small side. Considering how busy it was, the staff remained calm and courteous at all times - very helpful. Lovely atmosphere - ideal also for just a drink around the bar area. AND they serve... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Travelling to Brighton down the M23 you may like to consider The Red Lion at Handcross....really, really tasty food nicely cooked and presented. The Red Lion is punching well above its expectations. Good variety of dishes on the menu served by a very good team. Tables are not on top of one another which is often the way with chain... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I only visited this pub as it was a convenient location for all attendees and I shudder to think how I may have missed it. The food was gorgeous, the staff very attentive without being obsequious and the atmosphere perfect. One of the best meals I've had.... Can't wait to go back.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Recently re-discovered this lovely foody pub as work opposite at National Trust property. Have popped in and out over the years but things really seem to have improved over the last year. I have visited at different times with family or friends over the last couple of months and each time our meals have been outstanding. Great choice on the... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited The Red Lion on 30th November. There were 4 adults and 4 children in our party. The decor and cleanliness of the restaurant were very good. There was a lot of menu choice and service was very good. I don't usually enjoy a roast dinner in a restaurant (it's never quite like home-cooked!), but this was an exception.... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Red Lion Inn Handcross, is situated just 5 minutes drive off the M23 Pease Pottage Junction. It has a good sized car park, and recently re furbished giving it a very homely feeling. We had booked, and just as well as full from when we arrived to when we left. We were greeted and offered a drink by the... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For such a large pub, the Red Lion is surprisingly cosy and comfortable. I visited this week with my dad after a chilly afternoon at Nymans Gardens over the road, and really appreciated the staff telling me about the log fire in the main bar/restaurant area! Very nice decor, friendly staff and good food, and although a little pricey, I... More 

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Surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just moved to Handcross today & initially went to the Royal Oak who claimed to have no food left at 5.30pm despite advertising food served til 8pm. We therefore decided to take the short walk up the road to the Red Lion. The menu is spoilt for choice... from starters all the way to desert. The prices are a little... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Reasonably priced gorgeous food in a cosy pub/restaurant, with great wine and attentive service... What more could you want? We will be back!

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

Dear Guest, Thank your taking the time to review us, I'm very happy to hear you had a lovely evening and I shall be passing your comments on to my team. I look forward to greeting you again soon over the Christmas period. Kind regards Luke More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Frequented this restaurant with another couple and had a lovely evening. The pork belly is delicious and the atmosphere was cosy and relaxed. Service was fabulous, all round a great evening!

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

Dear Guest, Thank your taking the time to review us, I'm very happy to hear you had a lovely evening and I shall be passing your comments on to my team. I look forward to greeting you again soon over the Christmas period. Kind regards Luke 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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