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High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival the staff were very friendly. The menu was slightly different from your every day pub menu which is refreshing. The meals arrived in good time and were very good quality. Staff allowed us time to review the menus before and after the main meal. A good evening had by all.

Thank michael g
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took advantage of the fixed price lunch menu which had a reasonable range of choices within the main menu. The food was served promptly and was very tasty. We felt we had a good degree of privacy to catch up with our visiting Australian friend.

Thank RAV655
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a number of years since I last visited this pub and it now looks so much nicer inside. Also it looks like the car park has been made bigger so plenty of spaces. I ordered the fish and chips and was told that it would probably be 30 mins for food which in this case was fine as... More 

Thank Spugs2
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was brilliant, the food amazing. Nice layout, tables are a good size. Shame there is not a garden, more of a patio area with nice tables and chairs. Good to see some specials on. Took some pics of what we had in our group.

Thank Dan M
Crawley Down, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great meal, with good service and a fair price. Nice environment and pleasant atmosphere There was a good selection of choice on the menu, and the food was well presented and a good portion. The staff made us feel welcome and the service during the evening was superb.

Thank Parrug
London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We "dropped in" for a snack and a drink following an afternoon visit to Nymans (NT), virtually next door to this very attractive pub in the centre of Handcross village, with a view to having lunch there on a future visit. Very pleasantly surprised with the interior design and spacious facilities, not only for our immediate purposes, but with the... More 

Thank peterK9748YY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely pub with an excellent menu with plenty of choice. A great deal of thought has gone into the decor of main eating and drinking area but sadly an after thought when it came to the ladies toilets. Poor quality and workmanship resulting in a disappointing standard.

Thank Carol S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu and food for lunch. My companion and I enjoyed olives served with fresh bread to start. Followed by smoked haddock fishcakes, poached egg and spinach. The food and décor inside are the highpoints. This isn't a pub where there is a lovely garden for a sunny day as the exterior is bland, paved and quite near the road.... More 

Thank SanibelGirl6033
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A super menu with many interesting dishes to well the appetite . We each had three dishes from the fixed price menu and every dish was superb and really good value for money. It was sunny and we ate at one of the outside tables, but they are on a patio, not in a garden. Nevertheless the food was great.... More 

Thank Tony M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally very good food and choice and very pleasant ambiance to both the restaurant and bar areas. On the pricey side but typical for the area. The food is not quite up to the standard of the Half Moon at Warninglid but the menu has more to offer. If you eat in the bar area where dogs are allowed, allow... More 

Thank Mike J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?