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Travellers' Choice2023
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Public House
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tender meat and lots of it in the Sunday Feast. Perfectly cooked vegetables in just the right amount as an accompaniment. Speedy service. Pleasant atmosphere in the premises. A decent choice of wine. The Chilean Ladera Rose a notable one. If prices are of concern...to some, there is plenty of value here nonetheless.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that is now punching well above its weight. The new menu with almost all mains at £20 or above is a surprise. Unfortunately, the food supplied doesn't justify the price. Add to this, all deserts are over £8 each. A main...plus dessert with an alcoholic drink per person and you're around £150 for a party of 4. Not value for money at all. The table next to us received a loyalty club discount. No mention of that on the website! Perhaps regulars are paying the price to keep the exclusive club receiving discounts or is it just greed? Definitely not value for money and time to head elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really love this restaurant and eat here regularly. However on this occasion we were very disappointed. We booked a table for six for lunch mid week. The food was delicious as usual but the service and long wait for food was poor. They were...very short staffed and the waiter kept saying that they were not expecting so many people for lunch. There were only two waiters on duty. We had to find the waiter to take our orders, ask him to clear the table between courses ( in fact some dirty plates were still on the table when the coffee arrived) . We had to go and find the waiter to ask him to take our desert orders. He was on his phone in the empty bar area. We felt the waiter was new and needed more training. This experience was totally different from the efficient, friendly and professional service that is usually offered in the Cherry Tree. Hopefully this was a one off experience and the usual high standard will return.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service and extremely well priced. We will certainly be using the Cherry Tree again. It really did show many local places up as the food was great.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Always solid good food and friendly service. We go quite a bit for lunch with work colleagues and the menu is great and the food is always a great standard. We will keep returning. Great for dinner also which we have been in for a...number of times.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

I'd been searching for a restaurant to celebrate my 70th birthday that opened on a Monday evening and served a good variety of dishes to satisfy all tastes, when I came across The Cherry Tree, which looked like the perfect solution. I arrived early to...meet my daughter and granddaughter and was greeted by Christine and her colleague, whose name I didn't get. It was obvious from the start that there was a relaxed atmosphere in the pub, and this translated to the restaurant when the rest of the family joined us. The service was impeccable, nothing was too much trouble, and the food was fabulous. Christine was very efficient with a great sense of humour, which went a long way towards our enjoyment of the evening. Did I mention the food? Such a variety of dishes to suit all tastes, and all beautifully fresh, from starters, mains and desserts, and not one complaint from anyone in our party of eight. I'm looking forward to seeing the Spring and Summer menu so I can return to sample some more great food and hospitality.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Firstly the setting a warm welcome from a lovely lady, I wish I had her name, she waited our table and was AMAZING attentive polite and so smiley. Nothing was too much. The food was exceptional, great variety and fantastic menu options, our waitress talked...through options. She really was 5* perfect in every way. I wish I had her name so I could mention well deserved praise we were table c2 on the 2nd feb and 7 ish pm. The only downside and the reason I scored 4 rather than 5 was due to the floor manager, Christine, although she was polite she gave us the wrong bill didn’t apologise and quite frankly didn’t appear to be doing much while the rest of the amazing staff ran around doing everything. All in all fab placeMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Omg where do I start 😊first time here and also was recommended by friends. Greeted by a lovely woman when walked in, great looking place inside and out. Very welcoming by all members of staff. Gave us a choice of tables, obviously near a fire...place a added bonus. Menus offered straight away, drinks order taken straight away aswel. Specials on offer were told. While waiting on our food order the chef/owner sent over complimentary starters and jeez it was delicious, all 4 of us was blown away. Mains came and again blown away by not only the presentation but the food was amazing. Then went on to order desert jeez so so good. Thank you cherry tree me and my friends are definitely coming back. Once you find a place that ticks all boxes why go anywhere else 😊More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Three of us dined at this establishment this Saturday evening.3 courses each 3 bottles of wine, numerous other drinks and not one criticism from any of us. Service was first class and they were all working extremely hard. Food is well prepared and full of...taste.Crab pasta starter is one of the best we have had for a very long time. It's not cheap,but if you want good food you have to pay for it. We have now found a restaurant around our area that is worth going to.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Another fabulous lunch at The Cherry Tree today. 19 of us enjoyed a delicious 3 course Christmas lunch, food was a delight as were all the staff who attended us. Thank you to Front of House & Kitchen staff for an amazing afternoon.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

The second visit to the Cherry Tree and we were were not disappointed. From the booking of the table a week before, I have to say they were extremely accommodating. Took family for a pre Christmas meal and everyone said how wonderful the food and...staff were. Honestly the Sunday roast is superb!! A special mention to Mel our server as she was so friendly, enthusiastic and really made our family afternoon special. Thanks you guys! We will be back !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Had a lovely meal here with 5 other ladies. We all enjoyed the food but the event was spoilt by the restaurant being so cold, there was a log fire in one of the dining areas but the one where we were seated was not...lit. In this freezing weather they really need to light both fires. The chicken pie was delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

I went there with a friend last night and her elderly father. The meal was excellent and the service helpful, friendly and professional. Will definitely be going again. The staff even provided me with the props I needed for my party trick which I left...them with! (see photo).More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Outstanding service. Melanie, our waitress, was incredible - attentive, helpful and cheerful. She made our night, making my elderly father feel really special. The food was very good too.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

I have never ever had such poor service in the entire 70 years I have been eating out. The women that was booking us in, had no interest in what she was doing and could not seem to find us on the bookings.. I offered...to show her our confirmation but she was not interested. She finally took us in to the bar where she asked two customers if she could have there table which was a table for two but we were in a party of three. I could go on and on about the poor service , needless to say we would never return or advice anybody else to go there. Disgraceful service and no apologies.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hi Sorry can't help you with service times, but we all had a great meal.
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The post code is :- RH10 3JD located on Copthorne Bank Copthorne near Crawley. which is 2/3 miles away. Normally open 1200 hrs to 2300 hrs. Tel:- 01342 717007
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4