The Red Lion - Handcross

(29 Reviews)
High Street Handcross, Haywards Heath, W Sussex, RH17 6BP
Belgian

Top offer

Sundays: The Great British Kids Roast from £12.95 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £12.95 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:30
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Handcross
3.7
(based on 29 reviews)

79%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (18)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (14)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (5)
  • By Barbara P from Crawley
    8 March 2019

    Lovely salad - will come again

  • By Susan H from Handcross
    6 March 2019

    Booking a table was very easy. Restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday night so service was slow. Waited too long for a starter. Food not great.

  • By Tony S from Hayward’s Heath
    17 January 2019

    Food very good ,service very slow,not enough caring staff.

  • By Windsurfer R from Epsom
    21 December 2018

    Good service and food; pleasant atmosphere.

  • By Ashleigh R from Handcross
    18 November 2018

    Not the best service, waited an hour for dinner and it was cold. The waiter said a fresh plate will be requested, out in 15 minutes so not sure what the hold up was. We were starving so didn’t want to leave.

  • By Amie L from HORSHAM
    28 April 2018

    i can't fort this beautiful pub. from arriving to leaving after our meal it was lovely and welcoming. food was great drinks also. we will be going back very soon . ??

  • By Mo C from Guildford
    26 April 2018

    Pleasant environment and friendly attentive staff

  • By Alan H from Crawley
    1 February 2018

    Excellent from start to finish with great service in an enjoyable location with good ambience and friendly professional staff.

  • By Karen S from Pulborough
    17 June 2017

    Food was overcooked, over priced &poor quality. Staff were friendly ,polite & very helpful .

  • By Laila G from Steyning
    5 June 2017

    It was nice, food was better then last time we came

Restaurant Location Map
The Red Lion - Handcross
High Street Handcross, Haywards Heath, W Sussex, RH17 6BP

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Kids Roast from £12.95 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £13.95 per person

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