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The Red Lion - Handcross

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

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  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
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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

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

Laila Goldsmith 07 June 2017
from Steyning

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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

3.7 ((()* (based on 21 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (15)
  • lunch (8)
  • business (6)
  • romantic (5)
  • value (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • (**** 19 June 2017 by Karen Smith from Pulborough

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

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Laila Goldsmith from Steyning

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

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by John Barry from Burgess Hill

    Smart pub restaurant, cosy in the evening but rather elegant. Food was excellent - particularly recommend the black pudding potato cake starter. We had the midweek menu which was good value. Nice to have a large car park as well.

  • ((*** 28 February 2017 by Steve Thomas from Crawley

    Disappointing, thats all i can say

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Karen Samels from Crawley

    I eat quite a lot both at Dukes Head and Red Lion really like the menu, my favourite is the battered halloumi,it's just a bit different but it's all good. Don't think I've had a meal that I didn't like, also staff are nice and friendly in both.

  • (((** 22 January 2017 by Audrey Garnett from Horsham

    God ambience and food but service poor.

  • ((((( 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

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