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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 Monday, 13 August 2018

We enjoyed our trip to The Crabtree, we chose the set lunch menu which was very good value for £16. I know it's a set menu but maybe 3 choices would be a nice option. Service was good and attentive, we experienced a wait for the bill, but I would say that goes for 9/10 restaurants I visit! I would definitely recommend The Crabtree to friends, for a lovely lunch in nice surroundings.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We had a Sunday roast, starter and pudding - absolutely delicious! A huge well done to the chef and his team, we thoroughly enjoyed the food and will be back. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Lovely Sunday lunch

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

We had a lovely evening. The only very slight negative was the mention of the need to vacate the table by a specific time, then quite long gaps between courses. Without the deadline the gaps would have been perfect, but knowing we needed to be finished on time took away a little relaxtion from the experience towards the end of our meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Lovely lunch I had Lemon sole delicious followed by yummy sorbet. Had lovely time - our Swedish waitress was adorable, so polite and charming an asset to The Crabtree. Our 6th visit only ever had to complain once re the lamb on roast dinners which was 2 visits ago. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

I made the mistake if asking for the fish but I should have asked if it was possible to have it filleted.. The food was lovely but I'm not great at removing fish bones so that spoilt my experience a little. This was the my fault and I should of asked beforehand. Everything else was lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Great welcome and service was excellent. Food was first class. Will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Very nice location. Had a good table in the garden. We enjoyed the very good meal and the friendly open service. If there is a chance we would love to come back.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

A very nice lunch, spoilt by a few wasps & flies, otherwise we would have had a dessert & coffee. One of the drawbacks of having glorious weather.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

I had an excellent lunch although service was quite slow which i think was down to what looked like a wedding party having lunch at the same time. Will definitely be back again as the food was great and service very friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

If I said West End quality at the highest level? Because that is what it was. Superb. Thank you. Clivec

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Pleasant evening

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Excellent Saturday lunch with great service.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Food was prepared, cooked and served with a standard of excellence. Greeted in a cordial manner and table service was efficient and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

This was our 1st visit after being recommended by a friend. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was very good. It was well worth the drive.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Easy to book online, dog friendly and a warm welcome when we arrived

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 July 2018

We had a lovely lunch out in the garden. Food was delicious and the staff and service was perfect. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

The food was simply fantastic. The service was great, with smiles, kindness and a welcoming attitude. Definitely recommended!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

A great pub in a beautiful setting with delicious food and fantastic service. Highly recommend a visit!!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

It was the perfect location for our lunch with friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Excellent food & great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 July 2018

The service was very efficient and friendly staff, it was a very relaxing afternoon just what you need...thank you Will definitely come back again

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Really love coming to the Crabtree, we are always made to feel special and really appreciate that you make our dogs so welcome :)

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Good food, great friendly service.

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Visited On Monday, 25 June 2018

A great place to meet friends for food and drinks.

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