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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch of risotto and chicken pie We shared and it was one of best tasting choices eaten out. My mums pie and my risotto are hard to beat. Novel choice of haggis and black pudding risotto w wild mushrooms and runny scotch egg. We ate the following day at Gravetye manor and this meal was better!!!! Full of flavour. Basically... More 

Thank stenbenn
East Grinstead
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have passed this pub many times and kept saying we must try it. Then when planning to meet friends for a Sunday dog walk we proposed having lunch at the Red Lion. I booked a table with no problem at all - which was frankly amazing because it was soooooo busy when we got there. Dog-friendly, and there were... More 

Thank M1keB
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We popped in today and were lucky enough to get a table. Not knowing how big the roast dinner would be we did have a starter. Sadly this meant we struggled with the Roast dinner portion size. it really doesnt need the onion bread added, there is certainly enough on the plate, the vegetables were lovely, butter beans, sprouting brocolli,... More 

1 Thank karen b
Sutton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a disappointment today as had high hopes of good food. The decent portion size could not make up for the lack of taste. Burger burnt on the outside and not cooked in the middle, when pointed out to waiter, we gained a very lack lustre "sorry". The Chilli was dry and needed the sauce to help enjoy. Although... More 

2 Thank Hybryans
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been driving around looking for a place to eat lunch and noticed this pub had a car park with an unusual number of cars, for mid week. We went in to discover most were having meals which looked good. We joined them and were impressed.

1 Thank lindfieldresident
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a table booked for 6 people at 2.30. we eventually got shown to a table at about 3.10. Once we had ordered we eventually got to eat about 4.10. The food was good but the pub was over booked and too crowded

Thank Tansmum
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Red Lion and would definitely revisit. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and the food was superb. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff did an excellent job at ensuring our experience from start to finish was the best it could be. Celebrating our anniversary we were looking for a nice, cosy... More 

2 Thank Emily B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been for a lovely Sunday roast at the Red Lion. The portions were huge. Great value for money. Only wish I could have found room to have one of their delicious desserts. I'll just have to save room for next time.

1 Thank 178traceyc
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a lunch after walking the dog on the forest. Love Harvey's beer so off to a good start.. menu looked really interesting but I wasn't that hungry and went for the fish goujon sandwich and my other half went for gammon ham egg and chips.... this fish batter was the best I've ever had and I absolutely... More 

2 Thank jane t
United Kingdom
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278 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food all day and a good interesting, but not too long, menu offering some fascinating items. Chef obviously knows how to prepare and cook and all food is served quickly and on nice hot plates. Only slight complaint was the pheasant breast was quite dry but the accompanying haggis risotto was quite superb. I will return and explore other exciting... More 

1 Thank MichelinTom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?