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The Red Lion Chelwood Gate

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
+44 1825 740836
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Managed to get a booking for lunch although they were nearly booked up 3 weeks in advance! And I can see why! We all had Sunday lunch but there were other dishes on offer for those who don't like a roast, which I think is good. Service was excellent and the atmosphere clean, light and homely. Reasonably priced and served... More 

1 Thank EmWood
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dropped in here for an impromptu lunch without knowing the place at all. Excellent food and really big portions...couldn't finish my fish and it was REAL fish, big white flakes of it encased in a light batter. Not like some places where you get some fish with your batter! Service was excellent. A really lovely young man seated us...maybe called... More 

2 Thank Valerie-Parry
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shame as I've been here a few times, maybe the chef had a bad day as food very average. Wasn't that hot, vegetables soggy. Very busy and hard to get service!

Thank Debbsoo7
London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in to the Red Lion during short tour of area. Ample parking - friendly welcome. As it was around 2.30 pm on a Sunday it was quite busy to lucky to get a table. Ordered a Guinness ( nice and creamy) and a San Miguel beer and the Sunday Roast Beef and Sunday Roast Lamb. It took a while... More 

Uckfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this pub as had never been there, parking was easy, strange choice of beers though Japanese lager, big menu with lots of choice, sat by a round window that looked into the kitchen, the window was covered in muck and you see an oven door that looked as though it had not been cleaned foe while, a ham was... More 

2 Thank christopher h
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at the Red Lion with my wife and a friend. Nice clean modern ambience - roaring log fire at one end of the pub and a wood burner in the restaurant. Restaurant is light and airy. Excellent choice on the lunchtime menu (and a good choice for children) of starters, mains and desserts plus a set 2 or... More 

1 Thank DIYBob
Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch of risotto and chicken pie We shared and it was one of best tasting choices eaten out. My mums pie and my risotto are hard to beat. Novel choice of haggis and black pudding risotto w wild mushrooms and runny scotch egg. We ate the following day at Gravetye manor and this meal was better!!!! Full of flavour. Basically... More 

1 Thank stenbenn
East Grinstead
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have passed this pub many times and kept saying we must try it. Then when planning to meet friends for a Sunday dog walk we proposed having lunch at the Red Lion. I booked a table with no problem at all - which was frankly amazing because it was soooooo busy when we got there. Dog-friendly, and there were... More 

1 Thank M1keB
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We popped in today and were lucky enough to get a table. Not knowing how big the roast dinner would be we did have a starter. Sadly this meant we struggled with the Roast dinner portion size. it really doesnt need the onion bread added, there is certainly enough on the plate, the vegetables were lovely, butter beans, sprouting brocolli,... More 

2 Thank karen b
Sutton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was a disappointment today as had high hopes of good food. The decent portion size could not make up for the lack of taste. Burger burnt on the outside and not cooked in the middle, when pointed out to waiter, we gained a very lack lustre "sorry". The Chilli was dry and needed the sauce to help enjoy. Although... More 

2 Thank Hybryans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Haywards Heath
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 740836

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?