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The Red Lion - Handcross

High Street, Handcross, Haywards Heath, RH17 6BP +44 1444683873

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Excellent food and service

Vicki Heal 21 November 2016
from Sussex

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Housed in an old coaching inn dating back to 1540, and retaining its original wooden beams, The Red Lion – Handcross is a refurbished contemporary pub serving Mediterranean-influenced British food. Warmed by log fires, the bar & restaurant features fur-lined chairs, marble-topped tables & several many-paned windows letting in plenty of natural light.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Red Lion menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Red Lion bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Red Lion Haywards Heath is an 8-minute drive from Balcombe Rail Station.

The Red Lion - Handcross

High Street, Handcross, Haywards Heath, RH17 6BP

Contact +44 1444400292
Reservations +44 1444683873

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Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Handcross

3.8 ((((* (based on 15 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (12)
  • business (6)
  • lunch (6)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Vicki Heal from Sussex

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((* 26 October 2016 by Ruth Corbett from Crawley

    Very cosy atmosphere, serving a fantastic Sunday roast. Very friendly and attentive staff.

  • ((((( 8 August 2016 by Pamela Pickersgill from Burgess Hill

    Excellent varied menu,I love the cheese soufflé . The staff were very efficient and helpfull I'm looking forward to my next visit.

  • ((*** 21 July 2016 by Vic Davies from Horley

    Good food but the service was not OK

  • ((((( 11 May 2016 by Ted Cherriman from Horsham

    Good food & good service

  • ((((( 15 April 2016 by Sara Moss from Burgess Hill

    Excellent food and excellent waiter service - just disappointed there was no specials board.

  • ((*** 2 April 2016 by Sue Homewood from Burgess Hill

    The food was good, the service was very slow and not interactive ( not a great deal of checking were we ok) waited an hour before main course arrived ( only one of four had a starter but feel that this could have been managed better) then another hour before the dessert. Didn't bother with coffe as felt sat long enough. There were at least five tables not being used so wonder what would happen if full.
    Had had a fabulous meal there two weeks earlier, which is why we were there, but in comparison with the first time it fell far short of expectations. The green veg was lukewarm and not as well presented, ( normally in small containers), as before although potatoes were in a pot, equally lukewarm) I thought they had run out of dishes. It is a pity because I have already been enthusiastic to some friends and will now have to modify my commendation. The dessert was lovely.

  • ((((( 10 March 2016 by Sam Elliott from Burgess hill

    Lovely evening. Food really good and the staff were amazing.

  • (((** 9 March 2016 by Chris Lazarus from East Grinstead

    A bit of a disappointment:

    1) No lamb left by 3 pm
    2 Mother's Day duck menu was strange - sweet waffle rather than potato ? and then with pineapple !

    Service was a little slow (perhaps to be expected on Mother's day) but staff were very cheerful.

  • ((*** 24 February 2016 by Simon Rolfe from Crawley

    Upon arrival very impressed, menu looked fab but however thinks soon changed when they mucked up the service/order on nx table, I ordered a glass of champagne, upon arrival n after I tasted it, it was processco, asked the waitress why, n she said we don't do champagne by glass but menu states they do. No apologies she didn't say when we ordered n jus gave me something different n charged me for it, later that evening asked another waitress for champagne n y does the menu offer it if u don't do it? She said they do n got me a glass. We order all 3 course, my main was a salad/salmon, n waitress said is that all then? In a not so approving tone. Asked for bread n she said they don't do bread even though table nx to us had it. Brought out main b4 taking away starter.

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