The Crabtree

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

Monday - Saturday
Lunch-12-3pm
Dinner 5pm-8pm
Sunday
12pm-8pm Lunch

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 16 May 2021

Fantastic food and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Thank you for a beautiful candle lit table , food was nice but the potions were way to small. We both had hake... we were still hungry after we left

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Lovely evening, great service as always, delicious food. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Excellent meal and service and well organised in terms of COVID compliance. Small gnocchi main offset by very generous size fish and chips. Also like the marquee which keeps the weather off but allows the light through,

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Lovely lunch. Very hot on covid rules. Marquee was great. Food was lovely. Probably a little pricey for one of the dishes (hake) but thats ok.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Great food but little overpriced for quantity Excellent service and venue

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Wonderful lunch! We had a table of six under the marquee with the comfy chairs & blanket s to keep the chilly May breeze at bay. A great venue for a walk in the countryside. Our table had a mix of dishes from burgers, pork to pan fried bass. Olives & breads to share. Oh & apple doughnuts - so yummy! All divine! We will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Had a lovely lunch under the marquee

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Great to be back - again. Amazing home cooked food, delicious. well done!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

I’m positive when the world is normal the atmosphere will be brilliant just based on the fab staff. We sat outside on quite an isolated table (by choice) as we had our huge dog with us

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

We had another enjoyable visit and would have no hesitation in recommending the Crabtree to friends.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

My family and I had a fantastic afternoon at the Crabtree, the service and food were excellent. The outside area was very comfortable and covered, although fortunately we had no rain but it would've been fine if we did. The meal was delicious and for the standard (which was high) excellent value for money too. A really enjoyable meal, I will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Great food, good service. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Excellent facilities - we were left to chat without interruption: thankyou

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Loved our lunch at the Crabtree - everything was perfect and have already been recommending to my friends!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Lovely pub, efficient friendly service & delicious food

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Great food

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Lovely dining experience- the terrace is really comfortable and warm and the food is as delicious as ever! All the staff were really helpful. I can really recommend The Crabtree.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Great food and service and lovely outdoor terrace!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Friendly staff & beautifully presented food. Can’t wait to come back when visiting friends in Sussex next month. Perfect tea and divine carrot cake after lunch. What a lovely find.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

We had a lovely lunch for our first time at Crabtree. The service and food was excellent and all the staff and manager very attentive. We look forward to returning for another meal

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Great place, nice staff and food too thank you 🙏🏼

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Lovely evening, great food & service. We’ll be back very soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Absolutely wonderful lunch outside in the marquee. Lovely touch with providing blankets if we felt chilly. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

The menu was very limited and we felt there could have been more vegetarian options. The service was quite slow.

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