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The Rose and Crown

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Bar, British, Pub
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London Road, Cuckfield RH17 5BS, England (Formerly The Rose and Crown Cuckfield)
+44 1444 414217
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on our way to a usual haunt in Lindfield but got diverted on what seemed a very large detour through the countryside. Finally I recognised where we were and remembered a nice looking pub on the left :) Two rather hungry travellers decided to give it a go, both very impressed with the friendly and very knowledgeable staff... More 

Thank Sian R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a Sunday roast and were not disappointed. We brought the dog as there is seating at the other side of the restaurant for well-behaved pets. The starters were fantastic, Our beef and Yorkshire puds were tasty and fresh and the wine is excellent. Well done Simon & Mark.

Thank Caroline016
Horsham, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a Sunday lunch in Cuckfield. We thought we would try the Rose & Crown. The staff were very attentive especially Stewart whom looked after us, showing us the gin menu and flavoured tonics, 2 of us had gin and lemon tonic, we had gin and pomegranate and basil flavoured tonic which came with juniper berries. What... More 

Thank Dave T
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had pre booked and were shown to a table in the restaurant. The a la carte menu had just 4 very expensive main meals on it and we didn't like any of them so we asked to see their other menu. The Lounge Menu had 5 mains on it and we both ordered the beef burger. We were told... More 

Thank ceebee1444
Simon D, Owner at The Rose and Crown, responded to this review

Good Evening Firstly I sincerely apologise that you were both disappointed with your meals. There is no excuse for a cold or even tepid meal. My colleague should have spoken to you about how we cook our burgers. There are obviously a couple issues is I will have to reiterate in our next meeting and I thank you for bringing... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Sunday lunch, Lamb, was poor in several respects. The portion size was disappointing. Three teaspoon size potatoes and a similar number of smaller carrots. The lamb was tender but tasteless and sat on a single layer of cabbage. The gravy was thick, floury and tasted horrible. The mint jelly did not help, with a runny consistency. We normally don't complain... More 

Thank selwyn2015
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

By far my favourite restaurant in the area. It excels in every department: Friendly staff Excellent décor Amazing food It's on the higher end of gastro dining in terms of price but worth every penny. Definitely pay the Rose and Crown a visit!

Thank Joe M
Cobham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

its not a pub...it used to be it is now a wonderful restaurant, great relaxed service, family friendly and excellent food went on Friday steak night, and was not disappointed from the simply amazing Bouchee, to the rest of the meal, simply excellent, well cooked , not fussy and no pretence...a great meal had by all this is good food... More 

Thank SurreyGent_13
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had and reviewed a very good snack lunch here in the summer and resolved to return for dinner in the restaurant area. Sorry to say this turned out to be a bit disappointing. The restaurant section is bright and attractive with good screening from the busy bar area, so the scene was set for a good meal. The menu... More 

Thank sagatourist
Haywards Heath
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149 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Rose and Crown has gone through several reincarnations since the Watneys and bar billiards of the 1970's but in its present form it comes as very highly recommended. The ribeye steak was amongst the best I have ever had and the presentation of the meal was perfect. The deserts were excellent too as was the wine. The number of... More 

Thank FelixStowe10
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I popped in with a mate in search of a post-golf dirty burger and was a bit disappointed that the fayre was below the delicacies offered by the Rose and Crown. 2 (perfect) steaks later we left satisfied. That experience set the scene for a repeat visit, this time with my wife. We elected for the taster menu and each... More 

Thank Ayersy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 51
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Cuckfield RH17 5BS, England (Formerly The Rose and Crown Cuckfield)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 414217
The Rose and Crown is a family run village pub in the heart of Cuckfield.

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