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The Red Lion Chelwood Gate

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
+44 1825 740836
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicely situated in Ashdown Forest, inside is bright and airy, the beer garden large enough and tables spaced out. Popped in for midweek lunch and was fairly busy, which is a good sign. Me: fishfinger sandwich, chunky chips; wife: fishcakes. Both plates were generous in size, fresh, well-presented, and very tasty. Staff were friendly too - will be back.

Thank Max_Deacon
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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488 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like a pub, but is a restaurant really - not a pub feel to the place. Having said that, it looks good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a Sunday roast which is not the easiest for restaurants to get right and we were please with the quality. Not a budget place, but the price... More 

1 Thank sleepybexhill
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is delicious and has a great twist on traditional dishes. The macaroni cheese spring rolls are well worth a try! Peter went above and beyond to accommodate and look after us, making us feel so welcome. We'll definitely be back when in the area again. Thanks so much Peter and to all the really friendly staff!

1 Thank 04ems
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in today with my family after a long county walk. We were all really happy with the lovely food, all really well done and generous portions! There was a lovely atmosphere and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming! I would recommend the Red Lion to anyone who fancies a nice pub lunch!

1 Thank Naomi23490
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in a nearby Hotel we decided to eat out at a local Pub. One of our party opted for the Red Lion. Roomy, a modern twist on an old Pub, plain but smart decor, this pub was a revelation! Buzzy, lots of locals, roomy and they were able to cope easily with an extra two places for the 11... More 

1 Thank Peter d
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Red Lion on a Saturday lunchtime with family. The place has undergone a massive refurbishment since I last came (years and years ago) - it's now modern and bright with a lovely, big garden which would be perfect for drinking a g&t on a summers evening.The (female) toilets need a little TLC, the tap is dodgy and... More 

1 Thank Melissa36_90
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited for a saturday evening meal - i am told by the locals a lot of work has been done to the pub to bring it to it's current high standard - the staff & food are of a high standard - lovely garden as well - was recommended by family & friends - will definitely visit again

2 Thank Dominic K
Level Contributor
41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch as it was the half way point on our walk from horsted keynes. The food was wholesome and the portions large. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank Nelinworld
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say, this has to be the most disappointing pub I have been to in a long time. Firstly it would be great if the chef remembered what is included with each meal, whilst a small thing but when they say bacon with your burger I'd expect it, wasn't asked if meals were ok and by the... More 

4 Thank Tonych224
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My partner booked us a table for dinner. Very good food! Despite being busy the food came out quickly and was just delicious. Complements to the chef on 14 april.

2 Thank Makeisha B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 19
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Lewes Road | Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Haywards Heath
  • Phone Number: +44 1825 740836

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?