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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
High Street | St Peters, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (23 reviews)
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“pork belly” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
High Street | St Peters, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch and decided to stay here for a couple of hours! Very tempting menu and a friendly welcome. There was plenty of room between the tables, the room light and airy and the background music was just that. The staff...More

Thank GKbelfast
686redh, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi GKbelfast Thank you for taking the time to write this review We are all really pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you like our vegan menu options We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

firstly, the vegan options here are amazing, i got a vegan tart and it was delicious. they also had dessert and starter options which were also amazing. went out for dinner with some friends and the cocktails and food were amazing! little pricey but worth...More

Thank MaeEatsFood
686redh, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MaeEatsFood Thank you for taking the time to write your review We are really pleased you enjoyed our Vegan menu and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see friends over a very nice meal, nice surroundings. The food was nice, but could have been a bit warmer. Service was ok, but did deliver the wrong deserts, but soon sorted out. Would go again, did think it was a little expensive,...More

Thank memphis40
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing this review. We apologise that there were minor issues with your meal, but are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the red lion for the Christmas tasting menu, a showcase of their Christmas Festive menu ..fabulous food really enjoyed the duck parfait and the seafood pot with lobster, the butternut squash tart was delicious as was the turkey and pigs in blankets...More

Thank twitswithtits
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments. Andrew will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the showcase evening, it really is a chance for us to be able to show everyone exactly what we can offer! We are looking forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here midweek and although it was fairly empty it seemed like a nice place to go with friends in the future. The food was very nice and service friendly. Reasonable prices as well.

Thank RandomBlokeEssex2016
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi RandomBlokeEssex2016 Thank you for your review We are all really pleased you enjoyed your recent visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table service was slow with the restaurant area not particularly busy. Had to wait 15 minutes for our drinks and not offered water with our meal. Lunch itself was over cooked (roast potatoes burnt) and dessert was cold despite being told not to handle the...More

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

Hi Anthony E I’m sorry to hear that we didn’t live up to our usual high standards on your recent visit We value all comments and look at how we can improve in the future so we can deliver the high standards our Guests expect...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had Sunday lunch . There were eight of us for my mums birthday. The service , food was first class. The ambience was fantastic. The staff were friendly and catered for all our needs. They were very interactive with the children. Will def be...More

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

Hi Janinehanover Thank you for your review We are delighted that we helped make your mums birthday lunch extra special Andy and Kara will be very pleased when I share your comments with them We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us ate at the Red Lion last night. The service and food could not have been better. Very friendly and informative staff. Special thanks to Andy. Excellent job guys!

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

Hi SnowyWestSussex Thank you for taking the time to write your review We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your visit I have shared your comments with the team and Andy We hope that you will be back again soon

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Second visit here recently. We came a few weeks ago as a group of 18 for lunch one Saturday. Although service was a little slow, we were impressed with the Red Lion as a venue and with the food ( nice variety and quality). Everyone...More

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

Hi Charles O Thank you for writing your review We are pleased that we managed to turn your experience around after the initial hiccup with your booking I have shared your comments with the team and will use your feedback so we can improve in...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We took my wife's nan here for her 73rd birthday We were immediately greeted with a warm and happy reception from staff as soon as we entered The two gents looking after us (Andy and jose) could not have done more they made the whole...More

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

Hi Doug H Thank you for writing such a lovely review Andy and Jose are really happy that they contributed to your evening in such a positive way We are all really pleased that your wife’s Nan had such a wonderful time and look forward...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | St Peters, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Handcross
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 400292
  • E-mail
Description
Located in the heart of Handcross, West Sussex, The Red Lion is the perfect location to relax, dine, and celebrate a whole host of special occasions. Offering a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes, The Red Lion is renowned for serving good, honest pub food and drink that will satisfy even the fussiest taste buds. Featuring a small yet welcoming outdoor eating and drinking area, this pub, bar and restaurant is a great place to enjoy alfresco dining when the sun is shining during the summer months. The Red Lion’s menus are also jam packed with lots of seasonal favourites, light lunchtime bites, and miniature versions of classic dishes designed for your little ones, as well as tapas style sharers, traditional British classics, and fish dishes. But that’s not all… you’ll also find a wide range of wines and cask ales that are perfect for washing down your favourite dishes.
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