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High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us had a evening of catching up. Arrived at 19.00 and left at 21.30, waiting staff were very cheerful and pleasant, possibly a bit slow at times but was a busy night and weren't rushed, we enjoyed that. All our 3 courses were superb, nice and hot well presented with a good selection to choose from. We will... More 

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Thank Fatdome
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We have passed your comments on the team & are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a buffet with drinks here for a private gathering. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant and bar was very pleasant. The buffet was very varied and tasty and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The staff were efficient and friendly. They did the job well and we were satisfied.

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Thank Angela H
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely evening here. We'd both fancied prawns and were very happy to see them on the specials menu. We drank really nice wine, had three courses and a boozy coffee. Just what we wanted from our night. The staff were warm and chatty. Nice place.

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Thank JoolsLM
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that we could make your birthday enjoyable. We will pass your comments onto the team and hope to see you again soon. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arranged to meet here as a 'half way' point with friends. The restaurant was busy so we sat at the only large table left in the bar area. Service at the bar was very slow. The quality of the food and the price charged was shameful - £13.50 for a 'buttermilk chicken burger' which consisted of 3 little, over cooked... More 

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Thank CitySlicker604
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry that you had a bad experience with us. The chicken burger is new on our menu and has been very popular with very good reviews so apologies that you felt it was not up to our usual standards. We also apologise that you felt the service was slow. We were very... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On entering the pub it was very hot and we tried a few locations within the dining area before we found a table that was relatively cool, my husband went to the bar for drinks and picked up the menus and then we were ignored for about twenty minutes. My husband twice caught the attention of the waitress before she... More 

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Thank Gillian S
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We apologise that you did not enjoy your evening with us. Unfortunately the restaurant was full on the night in question so we invited you to eat in the bar area. This has the same full menu as the restaurant but we do not offer table service there as we tell all guests on arrival. We apologise if... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub itself is nice, and it is nicely decorated, but just a shame the food is so very average. I ordered the buttermilk breaded chicken burger and my partner ordered the fish and chips. Her fish was a good size and tasted good, but the twice cooked chunky chips were soggy and disappointing, but not half as disappointing as... More 

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Thank Shailen L
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments. We have just launched a new menu so appreciate all feedback. We strive for a great experience and apologise that we did not deliver on this occasion. If you would like to discuss this further please ring 01444400292 and ask to speak to the duty manager. We hope you... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We moved nearby 6 months ago and have popped in more and more frequently. Staff are very friendly and helpful, even when it is busy. We have not been disappointed with any food so far - particular fave are the sharing platters, although my husband has the Scallop starter last weekend and assures me it is delicious! Highly recommend this... More 

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Thank Tryline
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. The sharing platters are a personal favourite of ours too! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outside of the pub very welcoming also so is the inside, very warm and cosy. Staff were welcoming to. This was our first visit just as a family lunch. We were seen to quickly to order drinks.. drink we're ordered but very slow.. they took a while to pour them, then when they were poured we could see them sat... More 

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Thank Kealey F
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We strive for excellent service & food, and we apologise that we were not up to scratch on this occasion. We hope that you will give us another chance to give you a better experience. More 

surrey engand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined at the Red Lion on many occasions, with family and friends, yesterday (BH Sunday weekend) we went to celebrate my Daughters Birthday the venue being her choice. The greeting by staff was warm and friendly, unfortunately for four of the party roast pork was not available, so roast beef was chosen as the second option. For Starters... More 

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Thank michael p
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We apologise that you did not have a great experience at our establishment. We always strive to give great service and excellent food, and apologise that this was not the case on your last visit. If you would like to discuss this visit further please call 01444400292 and ask to speak to the duty manager. We hope you... More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

En route home Gatwick we popped in at 3 o clock for lunch. We hadn't booked but were very helpfully offered a table in the restaurant. Great decor in restaurant & bar- food; new menu available was incredible. We had the sticky platter with Chicken, beef kebabs & pulled pork croquettes with chunky chips and rocket salad sides. Just sensational... More 

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Thank Fiona M
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed the sticky platter, it is certainly one of our favourite dishes! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?