Mon to Sat: 11am-3.30pm & 6pm-11pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm & 6.30pm-11pm
Please note that while we try to accomodate every request made, it may not always be possible. In confirming this booking you agree to show due courtesy to the restaurant by advising of status changes such as numbers, late running or cancellation.
Unfortunately, the bar and restaurant are not suitable for very young children - please call us on 01403 741383 to check before booking.
For bookings of 10 persons or more, please call to check availability. We may ask you for a Deposit in such cases.
About Countryman Inn
The Countryman is surrounded by stunning open countryside set close to the small village of Shipley, the 3,500 acres of farmland owned by the Knepp Castle Estate provides the perfect backdrop for a pub lunch in the beer garden or an evening in front of the fireplace.
Inside you’ll find warming log fires in the winter, and cask conditioned Harvey’s and Organic Horsham ales in the cosy bar, together with over 30 wines from around the world.
As we do not have a dedicated play area or family room with high chairs we apologise if you find our restaurant is not suitable for very young children. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own personal booster seats for younger diners/children.
For Groups of 10 or more please contact Alan on: 01403 741383
My husband and I had lunch here with two friends on a weekday in April. The food was first class. I had fish of the day (bream) cooked to perfection as was the belly of pork and the fish pie, vegetables nicely done too. The location of the pub is lovely and the service good. Mary
Lovey home cooked pub food
First visit here. Friendly staff. Easy booking table online. Great portion size and value for money.
We were celebrating a 90th birthday with a party of 12. The service was great and everybody enjoyed the meal. Thanks to all the staff who were great, my Father had a great lunch.
Great place with the most amazing food. My only criticism (sort of) no front of house staff - you stand around for several minutes until one poor busy member of staff has a moment to breath and asks if they can help you!
As always food superb, service was great even though the restaurant was busy. Only disappointment was they had sold out of the fish pie.
Excellent meal enjoyed by all
Lovely pub, delicious food and service with a smile, really enjoyed the visit.
really nice lunch thank you . liked the extra goods for sale as well great idea ..loverly eggs !
Friendly staff, good service and really nice food.
Only I would like to say when the starter and the main meal came out of the kitchen it was cold.
We have eaten here on a number of occasions and this one was the best meal we've had. Pan fried king prawns with a spicy salad followed by gurnard on a bed of mushroom risotto. Delicious!
Great evening celebrating my birthday. Food was delicious with great service. Particularly liked the privacy of our table in the conservatory. Fantastic selection of gluten free meals. We will return.
Excellent food as always on piping hot plates. We always enjoy eating here. Staff are always very attentive & welcoming. Can enjoy a nice leisurely lunch without being hurried which can sometimes happen at other establishments. Love the fact that one can buy local produce from their enticing display. They also offer a Takeaway menu.
Pleasant surroundings, good food and excellent service. Will be back.
Lovely, tasty well-presented food and attentive staff.
Evening meal with evening entertainment by Porchlight Smoker....very good!
Portions quite large, so couldn’t make desserts. Lovely food.
Staff very friendly and food is lovely, would highly recommend
Can't fault it for a quiet family Sunday lunch. Staff are friendly and attentive. Soup of the day, scallops, belly of pork and the beef were all delicious. Beef was requested rare as possible and was so. Able to accommodate coeliac requirements well. There was no room for dessert and even picked up some produce on the way out. Thanks!
Only downside was that our table was cramped when there was an alternative just beside us. Wish we had asked to be moved! Service was excellent, food hot and tasty.
Excellent standard as usual. A perfect evening.
Lovely family meal for my son’s 18th birthday. Great garden for drinks before our meal and coffee afterwards. Good menu and excellent service. Thanks for a very nice afternoon.
We found dining at The Countryman Shipley to be a lovely experience. Excellent food and excellent service plus the atmosphere is very 'homely' and extremely friendly. We enjoyed it so much I have already booked on line for lunch on Sun 22nd December 2019! This is my favourite place for lunch.
Always a warm atmosphere, friendly locals add to your experience. Excellent home cooked food, served efficiently to your table. Always a good time, we will return.