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.
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- afternoon tea (2)
- al fresco (1)
- breakfast (1)
- business (7)
- child friendly (2)
- dinner (18)
- entertainment (2)
- large parties (4)
- lunch (15)
- luxury (1)
- private dining (1)
- romantic (7)
- trendy (4)
- value (5)
5 June 2017
It was nice, food was better then last time we came
12 April 2017
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.
26 February 2017
Disappointing, thats all i can say
14 February 2017
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.
21 January 2017
God ambience and food but service poor.
19 November 2016
Excellent food and service
23 October 2016
Very cosy atmosphere, serving a fantastic Sunday roast. Very friendly and attentive staff.
6 August 2016
Excellent varied menu,I love the cheese soufflé . The staff were very efficient and helpfull I'm looking forward to my next visit.
18 July 2016
Good food but the service was not OK
9 May 2016
Good food & good service
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