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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, European, British
High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (21 reviews)
“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
“halloumi” (6 reviews)
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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 538 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great lunch nice vibe and good service. Went with fish and chips x2 and belly pork with 2 scallops tad expensive but tasty.

Thank Markh1205
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very good food service was on point too. Very reasonable pricing wide selection of drinks. Car park decent size too

Thank ad4m2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch when visiting nearby Nymans as choice at Nymans not great. Reasonable menu and friendly service but food very slow to arrive. We asked when we could expect it and it appeared within a minute. Our guess is they forgot it on...More

Thank GKHols
Manager R, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi GKHols Thank you for leaving your review I'm really sorry that your visit wasn't up to our normal standards we value all feedback so we can improve on our service standards We hope you will give us another chance when your next at Nymans...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, fab atmosphere. My favourite restaurant. Highly recommended. Had dinner with a friend, staff were friendly and helpful. We were not rushed to leave the table so were able to eat and chat at our leisure.More

Thank Staum P
Manager R, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Staum P Thank you for your great review of the Red Lion Handcross We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and that we are your favourite restaurant I have shared your comments with the team we look forward to seeing you again soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had the rare opportunity to go out for a meal, we chose the Red Lion as we have visited in the past and have always enjoyed eating here. We had such a lovely evening out a particular member of staff was...More

1  Thank tannyo2017
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Red Lion We are really pleased you enjoyed your evening so much I have shared your kind words with the team And we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Red Lion is in the lovely village of Handcross. It is easily accessible and there is plenty of parking space off the road. You will be welcomed in a lovely way and will be presented with a Menu with a very wide range of...More

Thank jeanniedave
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Red Lion We are really pleased you enjoyed your evening so much I have shared your kind words with the team And we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

In the last 3 decades I don't know how many times I've driven past this place and thought: "Must give that one a try". Was galvanised into action via daughter and workmates who had been giving the Red Lion some glowing recommendations.... For a first...More

1  Thank Roy H
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments! We are glad that you finally got the chance to visit us. We have passed on your lovely comments about service to the relevant team members, who are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this pub on several occasions as a couple and much larger family group of about 18. Today we were a group of 12, which included 4 small children. The food was great. Good portion sizes and great quality. The staff were friendly...More

1  Thank 120uk1
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experiences with us. We will pass these lovely words on to our team. We thoroughly look forward to seeing you again The Red Lion Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week for lunch. We were warmly received and very well looked after throughout our meal. The restaurant has a relaxed and comfortable ambience and is ideal for an informal occasion. There's a varied menu with something suitable for everyone. Will return.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We are glad you had a good experience with us, and enjoyed our teams service. We will pass on your lovely comments to them. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Sunday lunch! Generous portions, all fresh and delicious, great puddings too! The kids menu is great and the pub is clean, cosy and staff are very welcoming. I always enjoy my meal here and will be returning.

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

Hi Mushkin Thank you for taking the time to review The Red Lion We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit so much I have shared your comments with the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon Kind Regards Andy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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