The Red Lion - Handcross

(30 Reviews)
High Street Handcross, Haywards Heath, South East England, RH17 6BP
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Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Handcross
(based on 30 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • 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)
  • By Laila G from Steyning
    5 June 2017

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

  • By John B from Burgess Hill
    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.

  • By Steve T from Crawley
    26 February 2017

    Disappointing, thats all i can say

  • By Karen S from Crawley
    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.

  • By Audrey G from Horsham
    21 January 2017

    God ambience and food but service poor.

  • By Vicki H from Sussex
    19 November 2016

    Excellent food and service

  • By Ruth C from Crawley
    23 October 2016

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

  • By Pamela P from Burgess Hill
    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.

  • By Vic D from Horley
    18 July 2016

    Good food but the service was not OK

  • By Ted C from Horsham
    9 May 2016

    Good food & good service

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The Red Lion - Handcross
High Street Handcross, Haywards Heath, South East England, RH17 6BP