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 Friday, 13 September 2019

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Very nice location, great food and attentive staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Excellent place to eat the food was outstanding The atmosphere was fantastic and the staff were very friendly and professional Highly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

The pate was lovely but the ham in the 'ham and eggs' offering was hugely salty. The table was cramped with chairs being back to back with the table behind us. Fortunately we are slim people.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Excellent food, indifferent waitress service

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Lovely pub. Great value set lunch menus and very good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Staff training required regarding better service

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Service was slow. Items were missed from dishes served - 1 was an extra but other items were listed on the menu as being part of the dish but weren’t then included. Drinks order didn’t come and had to be chased.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

This was the fourth time I have been recently and unfortunately service has been incredibly slow on 3 of the occasions. My brother and sister in laws both ordered off the gin menu, only to be given different tonics/ and accompaniments to what was stated in the menu. Not really much point in allowing them to order off the menu if you did not have all the correct ingredients. Food has been lovely on every occasion - seem to have an awful lot of staff as I have not seen the same person twice!!

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

We really enjoyed our first visit and look forward to returning in the Autumn.

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Good service - most enjoyable value for money lunch and delightful surroundings

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Quite possibly the best meal we have ever had, enhanced by (but not because of) amazing service and great value.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Delicious food and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Would be great to uave more vegan options.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Really welcoming place!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

The menu is not over extensive, but there is still a good choice. The service was friendly and very efficient considering how busy it was.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

A firm favourite - delicious food and great atmosphere

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Lovely staff, delicious food.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Two very disappointing Sunday roasts (2 x Pork Bellies) out of our four dishes ordered, compared to when we came in November 18 which was faultless! Excellent staff as before.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Excellent food, service and all round a great meal. Limited with vegetarian options is only downside

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

We have dine here quite a few times and it has always been constantly good and value for money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Excellent set lunch .. very reasonable and seasonal fresh food with extremely friendly staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

I had a problem with my main course but was sorted out although left me with only part of the meal, the service is very good and we will return

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Lovely staff, nothing was a problem.

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