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The Countryman Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Shipley $$ - $$$ , British,
The Countryman Countryman Lane, Shipley RH13 8PZ, England
+44 1403 741383
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Countryman Countryman Lane, Shipley RH13 8PZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here on the way back to our campsite. The pub is nice with a large beer garden and a good amount of parking. There was local produce for sale in the pub such as vegetables and eggs etc. We had a glass...More

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived half an hour before close but mine host agreed to serve us. £16 for four small pieces of pan fried lamb rump on one crushed potato and some wilted spinach!! The fact that we were given a steak knife was an indication that...More

Thank Granny347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with 6 other girl friends for a mid week dinner. We were not disappointed! Service was quick, our drinks were topped up and the food was yummy! Only issue was when our desserts were brought out we had to ask for the ice...More

Thank Harriet R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk around Shipley, a group of 20 walkers went to The Countryman for lunch. This should have been a pleasant experience as this particular pub enjoys a good reputation locally. However, this was not the case! Alan Vaughan, the owner, did not seem...More

Thank grahamdlloyd
countrymaninn, Owner at The Countryman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well that is interesting.. I knew Graham Lloyd was going to write something derogatory about me personally, and he certainly hasn’t disappointed with his comments. From the moment he arrived he seemed to take an instant dislike to me, and no matter what I did...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

My parents & I dined here last Saturday night, we enjoyed it so much, that we just had to come back again the following night. The food is very nice, the beer is well looked after (Harvey's IPA was excellent) the service was fast &...More

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit if you are in the area, they serve local produce (including English Spitfire lager) and a great range of seafood. My wife had the Selsey dressed crab salad, I had scallops moray, delicious!! All the staff were brilliant,...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Friday evening. Busy but quick service. Good food with obviously fresh ingredients. A good choice for an informal dinner with good wines and beers

Thank Derm90
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place this is in the middle of no where. Always busy so that speaks for its quality. Staff friendly and food good and reasonably priced. Good atmosphere.

1  Thank Pamelala
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is in my opinion one of the best if not the best restaurants in the area. The food is superb the staff are smashing and the location is great. Great local produce just everything is so good.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I had chosen The Countryman for my Birthday meal with my wife, our two children and their partners, and it was a lovely experience. The waitresses were very pleasant, and helpful, and the food was beautiful, which ranged from Bacon Puddings, Three Fish Trio( Gurnard,...More

Thank davebirdwatcher
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Is The Countryman Inn child and family friendly?
26 April 2015|
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Response from countrymaninn | Property representative |
Hello, Many thanks for your enquiry. Although we do not have a play area or any special facilities for children, families are always welcome, and we will always do the best we can to help you enjoy your visit. Kind... More
Katharine S
Hi are you allowed dogs in the pub garden?
15 April 2015|
Response from countrymaninn | Property representative |
Hello.. Yes dogs are allowed in the pub garden but for reasons of safety must be kept on a lead.. Hope this helps Kind regards Alan Countryman
Do you serve Sunday lunch today?
29 March 2015|
Response from countrymaninn | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do serve Sunday Lunch from 12 noon until 3.30pm.. then again from 6.00pm - 8.30pm.. Today we have Beef, Lamb and Pork.. All Local farm reared and we also serve our regular A la Carte menu. Many... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Countryman Countryman Lane, Shipley RH13 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 741383
  • E-mail
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