Mon to Sat: 11am-3.30pm & 6pm-11pm
Sunday: 11am- 4pm
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
Excellent Sunday lunch yesterday!
Nice country pub with a good selection of food and drinks and a good menu. Unfortunately our beer battered fish and chips wasn't' great. The fish was very flakey and a bit watery as if it had been frozen. Pudding of chocolate Eaton mess was nice though.
As good as ever. Great food and service.
Lovely meal with excellent service as usual.
Great food, great venue. Loved the home made honey and other foods you could buy to take home!
More vegan choices please.
Unexpected find whilst out cycling. Booked for dinner with friends and really glad I did. Not an overly extensive menu but plenty to choose from, including additional specials and a good fish menu. Halloumi, Mussels and ice cream made for a very satisfying meal. Fiona and another young lady served - both great ambassadors. Definitely not my last visit.
We were impressed y the range of fish offered and the crab thermidor we chose. Al the staff with extremely pleasant but the waitress who initially greeted us and took our order was outstanding.
Quite disappointed with the food after we had been recommended to go there. There was also a caterpillar in one of the meals....when we complained about it, didn’t seem like it was taken very seriously. We had to complain a second time when receiving the bill as they still wanted to charge us the full amount for the meal that had a bug in it! The service was quite slow, had to keep asking people to come over to order more drinks etc...no one really checked on us at all. Owner wasn’t cute very approachable, when called in the morning to ask whether dogs were allowed, got spoken to like I was some form of idiot. Safe to say will not be returning here.
Great lunch. Excellent and charming service.
Another excellent visit to the Countryman. They have a wonderful selection of food, suitable for all tastes. The fish is particularly recommended. Great service and a lovely atmosphere. We shall definitely be back again.
Lovely food very fresh we bought friends who hadn’t been before and loved !
Have visited the Countryman several times. The service and food have both been very good each time we have visited. I have recommended the Countryman to several of my friends who have also been very impressed.
Our first visit - thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch. Food was delicious. Worth the slightly longer than ideal wait. We didn’t mind though as it made for a relaxed lunch. The pub was very busy.
It was our wedding anniversary celebration and we couldn't have been more delighted with the location, atmosphere, excellent food and service. We wouldn't hesitate to thoroughly recommend the Countryman to all of our friends.
Really excited to see a couple of Vegan options. Maybe to add another Vegan pudding option would be nice...but this is not a complaint I’m just thrilled you have something .. thank you
As always stunning meal and service.
Hello we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal on Sunday but then we have been before and would have expected nothing else! - your staff are very pleasant and helpful. The main meat portions are generous and p[lease keep them like that but the veg to share between 2 is a bit tight, please increase that and also the number of roast potatoes served. Thanks. Regards Ron
This our first visit to the Countryman as we have only just moved into the area. The staff were very welcoming and the food was excellent. We have have already booked for Sunday lunch in a few weeks to take along some friends to show them “the gem” that we have found.
Always receive good service and the food is excellent.
The staff and food were both really good but I felt that it was a bit expensive for what it was compared to other similar eating places in the area. I would recommend the Countryman for an enjoyable experience if the point I mentioned was of no particular importance to you. The one thing I did find a bit strange was that when I made the reservation on line I had to provide my credit card details. On reflection I would not book by this method in future. Having said that the food at the Countryman is delicious which is really the reason for eating it in the first place.
Many thanks for your comments.. With regard to the credit card booking process. This is required as any other online booking such as cinema seats, train tickets etc etc, unfortunately fake online reservations are all too common and can stop genuine customers from booking resulting in empty tables and loss of revenue. The only way to ensure a booking is genuine is with credit card authorisation. No money is taken, it just verifies the booking is real. We are not expensive for what you get, which is high quality organic produce from small artisan producers 100% prepared and cooked here at The Countryman. I agree, you can buy very slightly cheaper (but inferior) elsewhere and you can also find many that are more expensive, but certainly not similar, unfortunately you get what you pay for, we provide excellent value for money with top quality produce, lovingly prepared and expertly cooked. Certainly NOT expensive.
Our first visit for our wedding anniversary, a Sunday lunchtime meal. The meal was great and the service exceptional. We will most definitely be returning in future.
I always enjoy the Countryman food is superb, staff are friendly and is generally busy.
We dine here frequently, the food and service are always superb