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
Our 2nd Visit was as good as the first Very Tasty food. Cooked to perfection. Very Nice Pub/Restauraunt. We look forward to visiting again after lockdown
Lovely service, delicious wholesome food and a warm welcome. We'll be back when we are eventually allowed . Best of luck in the meantime.
my party & I were very impressed with the cosiness of the entire premises & surrounds. T he menu was to our delight & the portions amble. The service was very much to our liking, bit of chatter & banter. We shall no doubt make other visits now that we live so close. Can't wait for lockdown to end.
Excellent management and understanding. Quality maintained. Above expectation experience. Well done
Really enjoyable Sunday lunch. Prompt and friendly service in a classic British pub. Roast was excellent. Will definitely return.
The food and service is always superb! We have been dining here for years and intend to keep doing so. Highly recommended!
The food was delicious and the service was very good. However, there wasn’t a huge choice on the dessert menu. Our seating area was quite quiet so there wasn’t much of an atmosphere. Overall, we had a very enjoyable evening.
Greeted pleasantly as we walked in and shown straight to our table. All the waitresses were attentive and smiley, and engaged with our children,this makes a huge difference to your dining experience. Covid measures were adhered to well, and was also pleasantly surprised when the waitresses gave our daughters a little treat each at the end. Many thanks for a very pleasant lunch, and will be back again for sure 😊
Great meal, lovely staff, only the covid measures dampened the atmosphere a bit, but there is no blame attached to the pub for that, in fact, they coped admirably with what must be a very difficult set of circumstances for them. We will look forward to returning.
We had a lovely evening with excellent food. Everything was well organised for the covid guidelines and the staff were very efficient.
Lovely service, very good Ploughmans lunch
yet again everything was just right.
Best pub grub I've ever had! In the most cosy, trinket-filled country pub Lamb bites are nuggets of treasures. Loved the prawns and mussels starter and my buttermilk burger was yuuuum, lovely service too!
Hi there - my wife and I had a delicious birthday lunch midweek, and I couldn't fault The Countryman. Warm, welcoming and fantastic food, all in a completely Covid-secure environment. Highly recommended.
All good, excellent in fact, great friendly service, fabulous food and drink. We enjoyed our lunch with you lots and lots. We will be back soon. Kind regards Val and John Chidlow
We have eaten at the Countryman several times after walking at Knepp Castle. The fish and chips has always been excellent. In fact every meal we have had there has been very tasty and hot. My husband says the beer is good too. The staff are friendly and the service is very good.
All the years we have been here I can honestly say that we have never had a bad experience with our food
Excellent food and service. Our first visit but certainly won't br the last.
staff friendly and helpful as always. fish was excellent.
A really nice lunch and relaxing opportunity in difficult times.
The Countryman staff were very helpful and they are clearly working hard to keep the pub 'Covid safe'. The food was very good, and the portions were perfect for our healthy appetites!
Always great food and service.
Great food, superb service and the social distancing and other covid precautions were well managed. A great relaxed atmosphere.
We had a very nice lunch here yesterday. The food was delicious and good value. Service was good. Good range of dishes. Nice location and surroundings. Will come again.
Lovely food as usual