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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
High Street | St Peters, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (21 reviews)
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“pork belly” (9 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
High Street | St Peters, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 651 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for early dinner - four of us, and what from outside looked quite derelict in parts, was a pleasant, clean and delightful surprise. The staff were lovely, the service fabulous, and the food exquisite. All so very good for a local 'out of...More

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

Hello Bill, thank you so much for taking the time to pass on your comments! We are thrilled that you had a lovely early dinner with us, and will pass on your comments to our lovely team! We look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside this great pub ... the beer .. doombar was in great condition. Highly recommend the chicken and leek pie.

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

Hi Judi e Thank you for taking the time to write your review I’m really pleased you enjoyed your lunch visit The chicken leek and creme fraiche pie is one of our most popular dishes We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us came to The Red Lion last night for dinner. We were all seriously impressed by the care, quality and flavour of all the food and had a really nice meal. Friendly service and good coffee too!

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

Hi Dods H Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review We are all really happy you and your guests enjoyed your evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in this pub so was’t sure what to expect . Nice decor - told us it would be a 45 minute wait for food but wasn’t that long in the end. Soup came without bread or butter - when asked I was brought...More

Thank polly0134
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Polly0134 I’m really sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your recent visit to The Red Lion I would like you to give our Duty Manager a call on 01444400292 to discuss your visit in more detail I will be sharing your comments with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service by all staff and tasty food and very tasty, will definitely be back with the family for Sunday lunch.

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

Hi RachelGrif Thank you for your review I’m really pleased that you all had a nice time and enjoyed the food and service I have shared your comments with the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took family of 7 here Saturday night, it was brilliant. Service was attentive but not over bearing, food served in decent time, looked very well presented, piping hot and tasted great. Service with a big smile, all the staff on that night worked well and...More

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

Hi Laurie M Thank you for such a great review We are all so happy you and your family had such a nice evening I have shared your comments about the food with our chefs And the team front of house are happy as well...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dry chips, dry cod and cold sticky toffee pudding. For a very quiet evening I was not impressed. As well as this, I was not allowed one drink with my sit-down meal, I understand I forgot my ID (I am 21) however the law (not...More

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

Hi Hollysouthhants Thank you for taking the time to write this review I have shared your comments around the food with our Chefs Our company operates a Challenge 21 policy if when asked no ID can be produced then we refuse to serve alcohol We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we popped in after a long walk. Orders superfood salad and chicken and bacons salad. Waited nearly an hour. Then when it came it was tiny/ starter size. If you charge £14 for a salad it should be a main course. £3.95 for half...More

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

Hi Thankyou for taking the time to write your review I’m sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit I have shared your comments with our team and hope that you will come back and try us again in the future

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were a party of 27. They set up the tables in the far end of the pub so we were separate from the main restaurant which was nice. Andy looked after us and was very helpful and attentive. I think he could have done...More

Thank Violet18
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Violet18 Thank you for taking the time to write your review We are all so pleased you enjoyed your visit and every one had such a nice time I have shared your comments with the team and they are very happy you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018

Have been to the red lion for Christmas and although considered the reviews decided to give it a go for an early evening dinner on our anniversary. MAJOR mistake. Beer was average and i like a doombar. We ordered and Andy was very nice. 45...More

Thank Johnny M
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JohnnyM Firstly let me say how sorry I am that you didn't enjoy your Anniversary dinner I have shared your comments with the kitchen team and Andy and everyone involved are disappointed as this is not our usual high standard that we set ourselves...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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
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 | St Peters, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Handcross
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 400292
  • E-mail
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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