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The Red Lion

High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“halloumi” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I regularly visit the Red Lion and would go every day if I could. It never fails to please. Everything from the minute you walk in the door until you leave is perfect. Great staff, really welcoming and gorgeous food which is plentiful. I have...More

Thank pole-q
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are absolutely thrilled that you rate us 5 stars. We will be passing on these comments to our team who will be ecstatic. We look forward to seeing you again very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here this Wednesday night, absolutely loved it, the team were really accommodating to the needs of our group and all of our party mentioned how good from start to finish it was. We had the dog with us so sat in the bar...More

Thank Pip J
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Red Lion We are all really pleased that your group had such a nice time I have shared your comments with the Team Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was slow but the menu was varied. Apart from a human hair in my food and a piece of egg shell in the ham and eggs the food was very tasty.It is not cheap.More

Thank 15traveladdict9
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We apologise that the food was not up to standard, this is definitely out of the norm for us. We hope that you visit us again and give us a chance to improve. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for Sunday lunch and had an excellent experience. The restaurant was very busy but the waiter was very friendly and made a fuss of our three year old grandson. The food was excellent and we had a very good time all round.More

Thank Gordon L
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! We will of course pass on your comments to the waiter in question, he will be delighted. Thank you again, and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely early evening meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Good excellent and service very good. Sat close to entrance and near to staff service station - would have preferred a better seating area. Overall nice local venue to have a good quality pub...More

Thank Jan L
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your anniversary meal with us! If you are ever unhappy with your seating please let a member of our team know and we will do our best to accommodate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Red Lion before for Sunday roast a while ago but had forgotten how unbelievably slow the service was (we were kept waiting for over 30 minutes for our drinks) and how completely extortionate it is for a glass of wine...More

Thank BelleS_9
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments to us. We apologise if you experienced slow service, your comments have been taken on board and we will do everything we can to ensure it never happens again. We are glad you find...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited mid week for lunch and got a great welcome from Andy and he also looked after us from start to finish. The menu is imaginative and varied with portion sizes that are, in my opinion, just right. We both had the three course...More

Thank David G
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and will be passing on your comments to Andy who will be thrilled. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

When entering we were welcomed very kindly as soon as we had that we knew we had come to the right place, it was very busy but as we hadn't booked we thought it may be a struggle to get a table, the lady we...More

Thank TimHatt
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review. We have passed on your comments to Kirsty who is absolutely thrilled. She has only been with us for a week so it is lovely to see such positive comments about her. Our sincerest...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff, food was lovely, even with 3 young children it was stress free & relaxed

1  Thank Sharon H
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday dinner with us, we strive to make it stress free! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had not realised that this pub had changed hands. Such a pleasant surprise, top quality food, pleasant staff and generally good ambience. We will definitely return.

Thank frosty182
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi Frosty182 We are really pleased you enjoyed your recent visit I have shared your comments with the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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