The Red Lion Chelwood Gate

The Red Lion Chelwood Gate

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Hours
Sun
11:00 - 22:00
Mon
11:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 0:00
Sat
11:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£3.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
£3.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Playgrounds
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles586 reviews
Excellent
309
Very good
126
Average
62
Poor
52
Terrible
37
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

caveman999
East Grinstead39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
This pub and restaurant has a great menue and selection of drinks, staff are friendly and well worth a visit. On the negative side due to the need of an industrial kitchen extractor the garden area has a continual drone. Not great for conversation. It looks new. Come on "Red lion" get some company to quiet the fan down or with modern material sound proof it. It's a lovely garden , the drinks and food are great but the noise polution you have added spoils a lovely venue. If I was mean your rating should be lower due this totally avoidable noisey fan in the garden. I hope you can resolve this and get a steady 5 stars. Its in my opinion your only avoidable error.
Written 2 June 2024
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Curious72011
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Two of our party of 5 had roast lamb. It was served tepid with overcooked potatoes and large dark brown inedible yorkshire. What there was of the lamb was really awful, 80% sinews, altogether completely unacceptable I can't imagine how they had the cheek to serve this up. I have been here in the past and the food was good hence the return visit but not this time, poor experience and I wont be returning.
Written 30 April 2024
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Rosemary L
Ferndown30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We all ordered ham egg chips what a disappointment eggs over cooked chips cold ham paper thin. Very poor service Restaurant was cold, had to chase staff
Written 28 March 2024
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Suzanne
Peterborough21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Very friendly welcome. Also welcomed our dog. Very clean. Food was excellent I can imagine a great place to be in the warmer weather. Staff were lovely.
Written 6 March 2024
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jamie n
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
I firstly booked our Christmas dinner at the bull in newick, but was told all the staff was going to the red lion. The food at the bull has always been banging proper pub food. We was booked in at 3.30pm but wasn’t served our first course to 4.20pm. The best way I could explain the food was if had gone to a road side burger bar and they was cooking a roast dinner. It was so poor, the presentation was crap like it had been thrown on our plates. Most of the food was pre frozen… how they could charge us 95£ a head is day light robbery. Total ruined my family Christmas…. Avoid at all costs.
Written 27 December 2023
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Anne C
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
If you look sitting in a freezing pub then go if not avoid, as they cannot put the heating on for customers, even the youngsters were complaining their ears were cold. Cannot light the fires because the chimney stack needs work doing to it. We ate with our coats on and it ruined the evening as we were just so cold through to the bone. No offer of a free hot drink or a discount for spoiling the evening. Sent a polite email to the manager as I was told by the staff, not even bothered to respond. This is such a shame as it was one of my favourite pubs and supported it and recommended it to people but not any more.
Written 1 December 2023
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Laura G
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
The Sunday roast was disappointing...my favourite part, the roast potatoes, were not good...actually all the veg wasn't great. Food also wasn't very warm and had to ask for extra gravy as it was dry. The service was average. The waitress didn't know what ales were!? And there was actually only 1 choice of Ale! Shame 🤷‍♀️
Written 22 October 2023
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chris B
Burgess Hill36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Great service, food was spot on and atmosphere was great, thanks!! Attentive without being intrusive.
Written 17 September 2023
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S-ABSussex
London254 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
It was a very quiet Wednesday evening and there were a lot of staff but they were more concerned about shutting shop than serving customers. They swept the floor around us and had loud conversations about whose turn it was to do what in the cleaning arena. Meanwhile, we had mediocre food and waited ages for the bill and to pay. I love to see a young team, but these guys need some customer service experience or hands-on management/leadership to steer the ship. Such a shame as I have had many lovely meals and times at the Red Lion. Up to 2012 when I moved away.
Written 10 August 2023
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Coldesaravis
United Kingdom146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
The normally excellent Sunday lunch was quite poor recently. The plates were cold so our food was already cold when served. We did mention this politely at the time but the waitress took offence and told us this was normal when serving large numbers! There didn’t seem to be any experienced staff around. The desserts were sadly disappointing too.
Written 7 August 2023
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Gill K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
My friend and i stopped here for lunch and the landlady was so welcoming, and so was the young guy. She hadnt been here long, but the service, food and banter was lovely. The place was very clean snd there was a lovely garden with plenty of seating and child friendly. Will definitely be going back there.
Written 11 July 2023
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boardman6
Hailsham59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Was staying local for my partners 50th birthday weekend so came to the red lion for a meal on the Saturday night. When we arrived we was greeted and shown to our table then 5 mins later 3 lads that worked there turned up with McDonald’s and sat close to us swearing which was great for my 7 yr old daughter to hear! Thankfully they then moved outside after we made a comment which they must of heard. I ordered the chicken burger which was amazing my child had pigs in blankets with mash the mash being rock hard and she couldn’t eat my partner ordered the scampi which was dripping in oil and not very nice. Which we then decided not to waste more money on trying the deserts just incase they was not worth it either.
Written 3 July 2023
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DiggersH
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
We had a large group of 35 French visitors who were visiting the local steam rally with their vintage tractors. They decided on the Sunday night they wished to have a group meal. I drove to the Red Lion that afternoon and from start to finish was amazed at their efficiency. They dedicated a whole area of the pub for us which was just right. Upon arrival, Charlie was extremely helpful in getting everybody seated, taking drinks orders by table, then taking meal orders table by table. I had real sympathy for the chef as there were 40 orders in total with the Brits accompanying but the food was absolutely delicious. Beautiful rare roast beef was served as well as many other classic British dishes on this special Sunday evening. I felt very pleased and proud that the French guests experienced such high quality British food in a lovely, traditional inn. Well done to Charlie, all the attentive staff and especially the chef. What a great team you are!
Written 29 June 2023
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steveg7pmg
Royal Tunbridge Wells61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Good location, excellent service, very tasty food and good value for money. Absolutely worth a visit. The garden has plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing drink.
Written 20 June 2023
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Sarah F
34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Sadly this was our second disappointing visit in recent months. We used to love it here! This time it took ages to be served, then received an undercooked chicken burger with some sort of strange sauce. Another meal which was fine, but a tiny portion. No cheese on the children’s pasta. A shame as the food used to be really nice.
Written 17 June 2023
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