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
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.
Excellent experience as usual
Thank you for a lovely meal once again. Always something on the menu to suit all tastes. Excellent and friendly service. We look forward to our next visit.
Welcome atmosphere, delicious food and great service. Definitely recommended
Lovely country pub with amazing Yorkshire puddings!
Another excellent meal. All our food was excellent as was our waitress. Thank you
Great lunch. Excellent service.
Enjoyed our evening, 6 of us, would definitely return. It was quiet, suited us, notice we were only table eating by about 9.30pm
Always great food, wonderful hospitality, and a pleasant atmosphere. I love it when we introduce friends and family to The Countryman - their reaction is always the same, and they never complain if we suggest going back again!
A lovely pre Christmas meal on Christmas Eve, thank you. Food and service both great as usual. Staff very helpful when I needed to change the time of the booking at the last minute too!
Went for christmas eve lunch and lovely friendly atmosphere with xmas crackers on the tables. Lovely food as always!
Very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Food good and lovely and hot. I personally would have preferred more appropriate veg with my skate wing. I felt that parsnips and sprouts were more suitable for the meat dishes.
Great food, great service.
Lovely staff and great food.
We love this pub. The food is excellent and the ambiance wonderful. Thoroughly recommend it.
I booked my work’s Christmas lunch here and was thoroughly impressed. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere and at a reasonable price. A lovely traditional pub environment. I will be coming again. Thank you!
Always delicious and served by such lovely staff.
Limited vegetarian menu. Slight disappointment that the Festive vegetarian option was not on the specials board. Service was lovely with a very full restaurant!
Amazing staff, delicious food and all round great place to eat and drink. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family, my only regret is that sometimes it's difficult to get a booking, because it's so great!
Delicious food and best onion rings in whole Sussex if not in the world
A little slow serving but very nice food, will definitely book again.
Great service, excellent food and a very pleasant atmosphere.
Nice meal with good service in a homely atmosphere.
An excellent lunch as always.