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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, 10 December 2018

Great experience

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Booking on line was very straightforward unfortunately we missed the need to prebook the Christmas menu. Restaurant helped as much as possible to give us our original menu choices.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Thank you so much for wonderful Sunday Lunch. Our party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful meal, and your staff were all very friendly, happy and helpful. We will certainly return and have already recommended you to friends and family. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

The waitress who served us for most of our visit (whose name I unfortunately don’t know) was FANTASTIC. She made everything so easy and nothing was too much trouble. She had to leave at about 6pm and even came to say goodbye before she left. It was obvious when she’d left because service went down a little, and we had to wait for the bill for some time despite asking 3 times, but I will visit again and really enjoyed the afternoon. It was lovely to have our own room and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time at the restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We had a great Sunday lunch and Maria looked after us very well.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

we had a wonderful time with all food cooked perfectly

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great evening. Good food, super service and atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Every month I meet up with two school friends for lunch. We relocated form pour normal pub of 7 years when it changed hands and wished we had found the Crabtree earlier. None of us live near since two are from Kent and I travel from Hampshire, so not knowing the area it was a chance detour that led me to your business. Can't fault it and this is after 3 years of monthly meets up including our Christmas lunch. Highly recommend it.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

You cannot fault the food but our waitress was unattentive and we were waiting 20 mins for our drinks. We asked for the bill and waited ages and in the end asked someone else for the bill, the gentleman who was also helping with the serving and bill was brilliant and very efficient and very quick. I liked the place and liked the food but think the waitress let our experience down.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Lovely food

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. We will return very soon.

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Visited On Monday, 19 November 2018

A great lunch time venue

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Food was good ; however we came to hear Aurora and you positioned us where we couldn't see or hear her. She was in the bar with mainly people who were somehow disinterested in her, great shame. We had to keep leaving our table and go to the bar between courses, not great sorry, Geoff

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Very enjoyable lunch; good food & good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Great food and a lovely evening had by all. The only reason we have not given 5 stars for service was that it was a bit slow (but there were nine of us)

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Very nice food, serivice was good, ambiance a little cold maybe some back ground music ..

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Thank you for making our birthday lunch so memorable. The food was exceptional as were your staff.

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

The service and food was great, they brought us an appetiser which was very nice and took into consideration food intolerances which always sets a restaurant above the rest. My only suggestion is to provide a warm gluten free option on the menu as it’s now getting cooler outside as ice cream or cheese as nice as they are don’t always follow the meal well in winter. But otherwise it’s still a favourite and we will be returning soon.

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

Very pleasant ambience. I find the dining area, beyond the bar area on the left a little too cosy, but fortuneately we were relocated to the old part of the building to the right. Excellent food and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Great pub, great food and excellent service - highly recommend the Crabtree.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Lovely lunch, great service always a pleasure.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Great food service a little slow and hectic on arrival

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

Really impressed with food and service. Will be returning soon.

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Visited On Monday, 29 October 2018

Went for lunch and had set lunch menu. All staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and good value for money. We will be coming back. We will recommending them to friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Simply the best Sunday roast we have had in a long time.

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