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The Countryman Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Shipley €€ - €€€ , British,
The Countryman Countryman Lane, Shipley RH13 8PZ, England
+44 1403 741383
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Countryman Countryman Lane, Shipley RH13 8PZ, England
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Reviewed today

It's a lovely pub in beautiful surroundings, even the food is good. But if you're a family with children you should avoid as the owner doesn't like children... And ours are quite well behaved! We got the feeling that if he could have an adult-only...More

Thank TranscendentFilm
Reviewed yesterday

Good food, a good range of beers, nice garden, friendly staff, plenty of parking, it's hard to really find anything not to like about the Countryman. I've visited it many times over the years, and it's just got better and better.

1  Thank Aurinkon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and mother in law had a superb evening meal! We all had fish and I was really pleased that my all time favourite of skate was on the menu. It was served in the traditional way with a butter and caper sauce....More

Thank Annettegw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real country pub with different ornaments hanging from the beams and interesting pictures on the walls. The waitresses are all very helpful and friendly. The food is absolutely delicious and all so fresh. I've never had a bad meal here...everything tastes wonderful....More

Thank fionalacy
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped off here on the way back to our campsite. The pub is nice with a large beer garden and a good amount of parking. There was local produce for sale in the pub such as vegetables and eggs etc. We had a glass...More

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We arrived half an hour before close but mine host agreed to serve us. £16 for four small pieces of pan fried lamb rump on one crushed potato and some wilted spinach!! The fact that we were given a steak knife was an indication that...More

1  Thank Granny347
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Came here with 6 other girl friends for a mid week dinner. We were not disappointed! Service was quick, our drinks were topped up and the food was yummy! Only issue was when our desserts were brought out we had to ask for the ice...More

Thank Harriet R
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

After a walk around Shipley, a group of 20 walkers went to The Countryman for lunch. This should have been a pleasant experience as this particular pub enjoys a good reputation locally. However, this was not the case! Alan Vaughan, the owner, did not seem...More

1  Thank grahamdlloyd
countrymaninn, Owner at The Countryman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Well that is interesting.. I knew Graham Lloyd was going to write something derogatory about me personally, and he certainly hasn’t disappointed with his comments. From the moment he arrived he seemed to take an instant dislike to me, and no matter what I did...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

My parents & I dined here last Saturday night, we enjoyed it so much, that we just had to come back again the following night. The food is very nice, the beer is well looked after (Harvey's IPA was excellent) the service was fast &...More

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit if you are in the area, they serve local produce (including English Spitfire lager) and a great range of seafood. My wife had the Selsey dressed crab salad, I had scallops moray, delicious!! All the staff were brilliant,...More

Thank Adrian B
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26 April 2015|
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Response from countrymaninn | Property representative |
Hello, Many thanks for your enquiry. Although we do not have a play area or any special facilities for children, families are always welcome, and we will always do the best we can to help you enjoy your visit. Kind... More
Katharine S
15 April 2015|
Response from countrymaninn | Property representative |
Hello.. Yes dogs are allowed in the pub garden but for reasons of safety must be kept on a lead.. Hope this helps Kind regards Alan Countryman
29 March 2015|
Response from countrymaninn | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do serve Sunday Lunch from 12 noon until 3.30pm.. then again from 6.00pm - 8.30pm.. Today we have Beef, Lamb and Pork.. All Local farm reared and we also serve our regular A la Carte menu. Many... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Countryman Countryman Lane, Shipley RH13 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 741383
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