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The Red Lion

High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP , England
+44 1444 400292
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Ranked #2 of 6 restaurants in Handcross
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: 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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Dining options: 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
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very friendly staff and pleasant decor. While we are in Emgland we love to sample the drink they are known for "Pimms" and The Red Lion makes a great one! They also do a great job on Fish & Chips!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Popped in for quick lunch Very warm welcome from bar maid Chose to just have sandwich for our lunch from large lunch menu Food was fantastic Currently undergoing renovation which is due to finish soon

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review and I'm glad to hear you had a lovely time. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Luke More

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have now had lunch here a few times when visiting Nymen's Gardens. The lunch deal is very good value, 2 courses £12 & 3 courses £15. The food is definitely in the tasty bracket and if your in the area, It's a very nice pub to go to for lunch. Good atmosphere, friendly staff we recommend it.

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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. I will pass on your kind comments to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Luke More

Horsham, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Met up with friends for dinner and enjoyed a wonderful evening. Good atmosphere, welcoming greeting by staff and very good food. Must comment favourably about the staff, our waiter looked after us superbly, explaining both the content and importantly the size of our choices. Willing to find things out we couldn't fault his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Food was... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank for your kind words, I'm happy to hear that my staff looked after you and made your visit one to remember, I shall ensure I pass these comments on to the team and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Luke More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a meal here a few weeks back. Excellent presentation, tasted great (sea bass) and was a friendly place to eat. Will return when up in the Handcross area next.

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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, I'm very happy to hear you had a lovely time we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Luke More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food was disappointing. For starters we had chicken and vegetable soup which was thin and watery and lamb kofta which was tasty but the salad accompanying it was somewhat meagre. Main course of haddock fish cakes was pleasant but they were very small and they had nothing with them except a garnish of salad, expensive at £9.25. The prawn... 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, I'm sorry to hear that the food wasn't up to the high expectations I set for all our guests to enjoy. If you would care to contact me on enquiry@redlionhandcross.co.uk I'd be more than happy to discuss this matter further. Kind Regards Luke H More

Horsham Uk
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our children attend the local prep school close to Handcross and about two or three items a year we meet up at the red lion due to its convenient location. I have to say if it was for the convenience of the location I would never go back! Last night despite booking a table waited almost an hour and then... 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 in reviewing us here at The Red Lion, I am sorry to hear we did not live up to the high standards of service I have set on this occasion, I can assure you that the food and service we provide our guests is at the highest importance to me and with... More

Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited this gastro pub with a group of friends.We had seen the reviews and were not disappointed. good food , lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We were celebrating two birthdays and had signed up prior to going along to be 'friends' of the Red lion.We had two free bottles of bubbly as it was my husband and his twin... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review, I'm very happy to hear that your recent visit was an enjoyable one and that my team looked after you for your special occasion. If you'd like to rebook a table please don't hesitate to contact us. Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More

Handcross, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

What excellent food in a such a beautiful environment. Tiago, Vickie and Mark provided an attentive and professional service, which made our Sunday lunch with our relatives a memorable experience. thank you for such a lovely day. Neil and Christina McQueen-18 May 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing us and I'm happy to hear you had a great experience I look forward to greeting you again soon. Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

A great gastro-pub with great food, a good atmosphere and excellent service from our attentive waiter, Tiago. We will be back for sure.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing us and I'm happy to hear you had a great experience I look forward to greeting you again soon. Kind Regards Luke & The Red Lion Team More

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