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The Crabtree

The Crabtree, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, United Kingdom, RH13 6PT
Critics Review 9/10
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Opening Information

Mon-Sat Lunch 12pm-3pm
Dinner 6pm-9.30pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Crabtree

The Crabtree is a family run public house, located in the beautiful Sussex countryside south of Horsham.

We serve great local, seasonal food, organic wines and fabulous real ales in warm and welcoming surroundings.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Fine food in a stunning setting
9/10
Picture this, we’re rolling through the Sussex countryside happily, looking forward to a lovely dinner out and pleased to have escaped the summer bustle of the city. Happy days! Then the sat-nav dies. Panic ensues, we’re going to be late! Where the hell is Lower Beeding? How many times can you circle a roundabout?! A stark lesson that we are lost without phone signal and Google Maps. Luckily, after resorting to good old fashioned road sign reading and domestic bickering we make it to the pub in one piece. Located just off the A23 and not far from Horsham, The Crabtree is nestled away down a small road with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Entering the pub, we are greeted by Hamish, manager of The Crabtree and a man who has an impressive background in the restaurant industry having previously worked at Food for Friends and the popular Due South in Brighton. A family-run pub, The Crabtree is owned by Simon Hope (Hamish’s father) and you can feel that the team is tight-knit and well versed in the art of great service, smiles are cheery and we are immediately offered a stroll around the pub to see the snug bar and the sweeping gardens which house wedding marques in the summer and plenty of barbecues. The benches even have sheepskin rugs on to cosy up your evening drink – small innovative touches that I notice throughout our evening at The Crabtree. Whilst choosing we munch on the fresh bread that is brought to the table with a side of sea salt infused butter. Hamish tells us that all the bread and sweet treats are made in the outhouse next to the pub by their talented pastry chef, including the celebratory cakes that can be made to order and all the compartments of their popular cream tea (£20 per head)...
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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

2nd time we've met friends here for lunch. Really good. we will come again

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Absolutely stunning place fantastic staff beautiful food in such a peaceful and tranquil setting! Food was outstanding! Thanks so much for a wonderful time! Kind regards Simon and Laura

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

The staff were very sweet and friendly. They were also very patient in dealing with other customers that were difficult. The food was beautiful and the astmosphere was very intimate.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Great service

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

First time we have been for a lunchtime set meal and were very impressed with the quality of the food and prompt and friendly service.

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Great service amazing food!

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

excellent lunch experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Another delicious Sunday lunch with great service enjoyed by all.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

I live this place. The staff are exceptional and there is a lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait for summer and a chance to eat outside. Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Another lovely meal at the Crabtree - Many thanks

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

I treated my mother to a lovely meal. We all enjoyed it and we can't wait to come back again. Lovely friendly staff, amazing food and great atmosphere....what more could you ask for?

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Very good pleasant service. The food was of a good standard and most enjoyable.

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

Fabulous food service a little lapse

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

Delicious food, friendly and attentive service and a great setting. Keep going back for more and have no hesitation in recommending.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Waiter rude throughout arrival, serving drinks and table service. Passive aggressive attitude which he clearly thought was humour. Only three waiting staff available to a full pub. Food is of excellent quality, however, chefs were having to come out of kitchen to find staff to carry out orders.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

We had a very enjoyable evening

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Great place nice staff lovly food.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Unfortunately very disappointing. Staff were entirely inattentive, to the point that we waited half an hour to order food before giving up and ordering at the bar. At no point did anyone ask if we wanted drinks. Starters were good. Main courses were reasonably priced but smaller portions than I would expect from pub food. The low point was one of our party finding a chunk of plastic in their meal. Perhaps staff were having an off day but would certainly not rush back or recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Another fabulous meal. The Cod, mussels with masala sauce was fantastic. We will return.

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Visited On Monday, 25 March 2019

Enjoyed lunch this week with friends, can recommend the chicken & chorizo scotch egg!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Had a table booked for 2.15 but got seated at 2.45! Had to get up and look for someone to take an order.( at least we could have enjoyed some wine while we waited for a waiter,but nobody came for at least 15 minutes,) Not sure I would go again,very very poor service!!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Food was delicious and we were made to feel very welcome

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Unfortunately, this is the last time we shall eat at the restaurant. While we appreciate that our meal was served at the end of a busy day for staff it was barely luke warm and the vegetables were quite tasteless ...

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Very quick service very welcoming

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

There were eleven in our party including two young children. The service was good and the food delivered at the same time for everyone. Food was excellent as was the cooking of it. A good family Sunday because we were well looked after.

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