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“Birthday Lunch on a very unusually cold Sunday in March” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Crabtree

The Crabtree
Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham RH13 6PT, England
+44 1403 892666
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $45
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Birthday Lunch on a very unusually cold Sunday in March”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

When I booked I could only get the early 1200hrs sitting which was ok. This was our first visit to The Crabtree. When we sat down we were seated beside a rather lukewarm radiator and felt cold. One lady sitting on table beside us sat with coat on throughout lunch. We did comment to the waiter who just said they had had problems with heating earlier on but maybe they should have lit the fire and put heating on much earlier in the morning ready for lunch as this was an exceptionally cold day for late March!

We ordered from the Sunday lunch menu. Soup very tasty. Hock and Pate starters very good. My fish starter was nice but very small portion of smoked salmon served and no brown bread or roll offered.
Roast rump of Redlands farm beef was very tender, good sized portion and very well received as were the giant yorkshire puddings...definately the best roast beef tasted recently. My Sussex shoulder of lamb also very tasty. Good choice of seasonal vegetable served separately. My husband thought they were undercooked but I liked them. Excellent to find local produce mentioned on menu.
Sticky toffee portion...large serving...scrumptious. Chocolate brownie...delicious.

Apart from feeling cold my only other comment would be that we sat with an array of unnecessary glasses on our table throughout meal and we had to ask for water.

All in all I would recommend this restaurant for a very well presented reasonably priced Sunday lunch served in a professional, no fuss manner.

When we left the place was buzzing, very cosy atmosphere and car park full. We live not far away.
We will be back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Steyning
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

An unusual but delightful restaurant arranged in little annexes which could cater for larger tables & groups.
However we were a group of 8 & most of us chose from the £14 2-course lunch menu, which was a little disappointing as you could only choose a starter & main and not the usual choice of a main & sweet course if preferred. Also the sweet course was a strange mixture - especially the blood orange jelly & ice cream which was rather bland and a little overpriced at £5
All in all a pleasant meal in nice surroundings but not exceptional. Service was excellent - we had a very pleasant young lady who was very patient & attentive.

Visited March 2013
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london
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Pub, Great Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A friend and I visited the pub last night. The restaurant was fully booked so we had a bottle of wine in the cosy little bar. As time went on my friend and I decided that we would ask if we could get a cheese platter to eat in the bar from the restaurant menu - they do have an extensive bar menu but we decided cheese would be the order of the evening with our lovely red wine. The barman was friendly,knowledgable about the wine list and extremely professional and was happy to assist with our request. Tom who works in the restaurant came over the with cheeseboard and gave detailed descriptions of all the cheese on offer which were all English and some made just down the road. We decided to try them all and of course another bottle of wine then had to be ordered. We had a great evening lounging on the sofa, grazing on our platter, catching up and supping good wine, and we didn't miss having a full blown meal at all although I am definitely going to come back for dinner one day soon. At the end of the night the barman knew we were staying at Cisswood house, asked Tom to drive us home which was above and beyond helpful. Really looking forward to returning.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Grinstead
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had a birthday bash at the Crabtree for 11 in the conservatory, the food and service were just spot on. very reasonably priced, we will be going back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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7 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious pub lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Tasty food, good beer, good cider, excellent service. We had a really lovely lunch at the Crabtree and would recommend. The wooden extension/conservatory is really lovely and the gardens also look great for eating outside.

Visited January 2013
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