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, 10 November 2019

Great food and excellent service. One of the best pub roasts I’ve had in a long time and the service is brilliant, really attentive staff and food comes out in good time.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Very tasty Sunday lunch with high level of service

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Delicious food and lovely pub. Can’t wait to come back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Very enjoyable evening

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

A great lunch with lovely attentive staff. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

The food was phenomenal - the most excellent roast dinner I've had in years! The quality and standard was incredibly high and I would certainly recommend it.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Another lovely night at the Crabtree . Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Lovely service from the waitress. We enjoyed our food but my husbands burger was a little dry and the squid starter was disappointing. We will return.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Our first time here. Great food and service. Attentive but not fussy. Fish and chips excellent. Nice to see wine by the carafe. Will return

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Great good and a warm welcoming atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Very friendly welcome, great service and good food at a good price. Thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

We had a really enjoyable experience. The food was innovative and interesting. We couldn’t have been made more welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

For two very picky people, we had a really lovely overall experience. The food was great, the service was amazing, attentive with a smile. A lovely hidden gem!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

An excellent lunch with great staff and super food and drink

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Excellent potatoes

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Great staff and food

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Excellent Trenchmore steak and lovely staff.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Great service, great staff

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Our waitress was lovely and the food was delicious! We had steak that was perfectly cooked and the chips were delicious - crunchy and tasty! Sadly we had no room for dessert but will definitely be back. This place is a local gem and we are regular visitors.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Absolutely delicious lunch.

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Great meal, the fish and chips, chosen by everyone, were excellent and the staff were very good and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Myself and my wife are always on the hunt for beautiful pubs with a fabulous dinning experience. This is the first time we've been to the crabtree and it is absolutely outstanding! So glad to have found this Sussex gem. We're already planning our next visit. 5 star food and establishment with the best value for money we've experienced. Quality! Congratulations to all involved in giving people this experience. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

We went for Sunday lunch and it was delicious and the service was brilliant. It was so good that I am taking my father there for dinner tonight!🙂

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

A very friendly greeting on arrival - we were then offered an 'amuse bouche' ahead of our main course which was unexpected and delicious. We both had 'fish & chips' which was superb. The honey sauce was a point of difference and very nice. The only small criticism was that the portion of pear tart tatin was very small and difficult to eat with just a spoon. It was also excellent though.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Excellent destination eating place and pub. Food was superb and the service was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is looking for good food and service at a reasonable price.

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