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The Red Lion

High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 509 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was ok, well presented and fairly quick. The double cooked chips my father had we're soggy like they'd been in the microwave. The service was fairly poor given how many staff were on and how few dinners there were. All in all, given...More

Thank Neil_n_Jen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After phoning the pub to ask to book out an area for our engagement celebrations, we were told that booking wouldn't be necessary and that we could just turn up. During our visit we were approached by a staff member asking when we would be...More

Thank Michael U
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here with the family for Father's day and it was very good. Very friendly welcome on arrival and a great service throughout. Menu was fixed but there were lots of choices and at £24.95 for three courses it was good value as the food...More

Thank Peter T
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad we could make fathers days an enjoyable occasion for you all. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends for lunch. Lovely pub, tastefully decorated with an extensive menu. Good selection of draft and bottle beers and wines. We say outside s it was hot day and greatly enjoyed our 3 hour luncheon.

Thank stewart h
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're glad you had a good experience & enjoyed the sunshine! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family went for dinner last night. We asked if there was anything not available on the menu and then put our order in. I ordered a garlic and Parmesan pizza bread to start which was very dry and no sign of garlic. It tasted...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really sorry about the bad experience you had with us. This is totally out of character for us a we pride ourselves on serving great food. If you wish to discuss this matter further please contact us on 01444 400292 and ask to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, grandparents, parents and grandson had a lovely lunch at this Red Lion (surely one of the most popular pub names in Britain). The menu was quite varied, the food was very good and the service excellent.

Thank Shawniguy
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We will pass all comments onto our team. And yes, we agree, the Red Lion is certainly one of the most popular pub names! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us had a evening of catching up. Arrived at 19.00 and left at 21.30, waiting staff were very cheerful and pleasant, possibly a bit slow at times but was a busy night and weren't rushed, we enjoyed that. All our 3 courses were...More

Thank Fatdome
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We have passed your comments on the team & are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a buffet with drinks here for a private gathering. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant and bar was very pleasant. The buffet was very varied and tasty and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The staff were efficient and friendly. They did the...More

Thank Angela H
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here. We'd both fancied prawns and were very happy to see them on the specials menu. We drank really nice wine, had three courses and a boozy coffee. Just what we wanted from our night. The staff were warm and...More

Thank JoolsLM
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that we could make your birthday enjoyable. We will pass your comments onto the team and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 19, 2017

Arranged to meet here as a 'half way' point with friends. The restaurant was busy so we sat at the only large table left in the bar area. Service at the bar was very slow. The quality of the food and the price charged was...More

Thank CitySlicker604
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry that you had a bad experience with us. The chicken burger is new on our menu and has been very popular with very good reviews so apologies that you felt it was not up to our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Handcross
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 400292
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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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