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The Red Lion

High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
+44 1444 400292
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
High Street, Handcross RH17 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great service from Andy and waitress. Great food. Gourmet card accepted.Not rushed. Generous portions.

Thank kateC6214ZS
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a voucher for Christmas & was looking forward to a lovely lunch.Staff very friendly but had t wait nearly 20 mins for a wine & beer.I have a cows milk intolerance so was given the allergens book to look through.Starter was fine.I asked...More

Thank John B
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have passed on your comments about the team. We are glad that you found them friendly. We are sorry to hear about your food experience, it is certainly not up to our usual standards....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent Food. Recommend chicken pie and belly of pork for main courses. Ambience and comfort excellent. Bottle of wine reasonable. Attentive waitress. Fab choice of desserts!

Thank ATBrighton
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi ATBrighton Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit I will be sharing your comments in our Team meeting and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh dear on our arrival we saw diners with hats coats and scarves trying to eat. We were directed to the centre of this cold igloo before deciding to sit next to a luke warm radiator. Coats finally removed we placed an order for drinks....More

3  Thank Spiers1000
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Spiers1000 Thank you for your recent review I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit on Sunday. We had suffered a power cut during the day which had taken out our heating system this was explained to all our guests when they arrived I thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant with one of my clients for a leisurely lunch. Although it was shortly after 12pm when we arrived and the restaurant and bar section were fairly empty they seemed to be short staffed and rushed. When we entered the restaurant we...More

1  Thank southsea111
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Southsea111 Thank you for your recent review I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Please can you give the Duty Manager a call at The pub on 01444400292 to discuss in more detail

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Red Lion today Saturday 6/01/18 for the first time and I certainly wasn't disappointed, the staff were so welcoming it had a lovely atmosphere and the food was superb, we were served by Andy who was brilliant and also Chloe. I Would...More

Thank shaniday
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shaniday Thank you for your review of The Red Lion I will pass on your comments to Andy and Chloe both will be delighted We will share your comments with the Kitchen team and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Great food, great service and very relaxing. Enjoyed meeting up with friends. Will certainly return.

Thank hookedcruiser
Red H, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a friend who had been here before and highly recommended it. Food was very good and we had three courses. Lots to choose from and everything we had was very good. All home cooked tradition pub food in nice surroundings. It is not...More

Thank Olivia035
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly greeting with drinks and food order taken swiftly. Food was good but it took 30 minutes to clear mains away and this only happened when we stacked the plates at the end of the table. Finally received dessert menus but it took another 20...More

1  Thank Michaela R
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that you received service that was absolutely not up to our usual standards. If you could please let us know when you visited us so we could look into this it would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 8 @ £75 a head for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately, the food was appalling. Dishes did not arrive at the table together (some 20 mins apart). Majority of us had traditional turkey, but none were the same...no pigs in blankets or...More

1  Thank SHollamby
Manager R, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review. We have passed on your comments to our kitchen team. They apologise for letting you down, especially on such a special day. We are however grateful for your comments about our lovely front of...More

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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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