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The Red Lion Chelwood Gate

) #10 of 77 Restaurants in Haywards Heath ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, ,
Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
+44 1825 740836
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (26 reviews)
“fish cakes” (13 reviews)
“ham” (11 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
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Reviews (318)
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1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I, one of our adult sons and his dog were looking for somewhere in the Ashdown Forest for lunch on one of the hottest days since 1976 (which I remember well) when we came acroos the Red Lion. It has a huge...More

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sent the following email on the 31st May to the pub after a bad experience and have had no response at all...my advice would be to avoid .... FAO- The Manager   I feel I need to get in touch regarding our visit to your...More

1  Thank Sarah-Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub was the filming location of the pub scenes in the first episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV-series back in the early eighties. While the interior has been refurbished, the exterior still makes it a must visit for the fan. The...More

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't eat there as the menu was a predictable gastro type which we are not keen on. Staff not friendly at all, ordered a couple of soft drinks, mine was Orange and Lemonade but I had to pour it away as the lemonade was...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this lovely pub on a recommendation whilst staying at the ashdown Park hotel. Saturday night was busy when we arrived but we were given a nice window table and drinks order taken. Pub is family run a.d service is friendly and a little bit...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard good things about The Red Lion from fellow bus passengers myself and a friend decided a visit was a must, surely a country pub wouldn't be that good. How wrong we were our bus drooped us outside a little early for food. No...More

Thank beeoliver
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular at the Red Lion - excellent every day food (not a criticism), good quality, well cooked, imaginative, not fancy. Always tasty. Available all day, which is super helpful. Always lovely staff. Good wine. Nice garden plenty parking. Dogs welcomed. Great place!...More

Thank 52Mel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch today at The Red Lion. The food was very nice they have a typical pub menu we had steak that was fine (£23.50) and desserts (£6.50). They have a large beer garden.

1  Thank djl-uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had a decidedly average experience a couple of months ago (Sunday lunch with a large party) we were a little wary about returning with friends this evening. One of us chose the swordfish which we asked to come pink, what actually arrived was barely...More

Thank JustJamieRIP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely situated in Ashdown Forest, inside is bright and airy, the beer garden large enough and tables spaced out. Popped in for midweek lunch and was fairly busy, which is a good sign. Me: fishfinger sandwich, chunky chips; wife: fishcakes. Both plates were generous in...More

1  Thank Max_Deacon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 19
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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