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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
Horsham West Sussex
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I visited on an evening last week following a miserable hour spent in The Jolly Tanners (see my review) in Staplefield .I hadn't booked and although the restaurant was fairly busy the welcoming staff quickly found us a table . What a relief to be in a warm friendly environment at last and the food and service did not disappoint... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Starters arrived my partner had the soup which arrived with no spoon! When the mains arrived one of our party had to wait at least 5 minutes for his. Very average food but beautiful surroundings.

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Pease Pottage
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Red Lion has been one of our favourite pubs over the past few years with friendly service and good consistent food. We visited this week for the first time in a while and left a little disappointed. All 4 of us had starters and main courses. 3 of us had fish for our main course (cod, salmon and sea... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit after lots of recommendations. Sunday roast was fab but husbands steak was very greasy and so too were the onion rings. Kids eat free throughout August which was a great bonus. Great wine list and very good service. Fab new refit, restaurant has very nice decor.. Will defiantly be going back.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had Sunday lunch here and went for the 2 courses offer which was a starter or dessert for £3 extra. I had the lamb, husband had the beef and mother in law had the pork. Everyone said how delicious their meal was and how great the vegetables were. The service was good and we were served quickly even although... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Exceptional service in an amazing pub, wish we had this in Chelsea! Friendly people from the start to the end, beer was chilled and food was fast. Well done to all staff and management.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I had lunch at The Red Lion after visiting the National Trust property of Nymans round the corner. While there was building work being done on the outside, the inside of this gastro pub was very pleasant, clean, upmarket and well designed. The service was very professional and we were suitably looked after. The food was excellent... More

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review, I'm glad we lived up to serving you some famous English classics, when your next in town then please do pop in and say hi. Kind Regards Luke More

Crawley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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