The Red Lyon... Slinfold

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OS Map : Landranger 187 · Map reference TQ 118 314


Situated in the quiet, picturesque village of Slinfold, the Red Lyon is a pub with restaurant and B and B accommodation. Some parts of the building date from the 14th century. Comfortable, attractive wooden-floored bar area. Beers served are Fullers London Pride and Greene King IPA.

Large garden with BBQ for hire, canopied patio area (with gas-heaters for that chilly autumn evening) and play area for children. The pub is open all day.

The Red Lyon

Pub picture: Simon Markham

How to get there

By car
Slinfold is a small attractive village west of Horsham/Broadbridge Heath between the A264 and A281.

The best route from Horsham is to cycle along the Guildford Road. Turn left on Hills Farm Lane and then right onto the cycle path that passes Tanbridge School. The path goes over the main A24 and finishes in the Tesco supermarket car park. Cycle out of the car park towards Broadbridge Heath and turn left on the main road [can be busy].

At the next roundabout, turn left towards Billingshurst and Five Oaks. After a short distance, turn right at the Toyota garage into Lyons Road [signposted to Slinfold]. Cycle along this road for 1.25 miles [2 km] into Slinfold village and the pub is on the left.

Suggested cycling routes from here

With your back to the pub, turn right and take the first road on the right [Hayes Lane]. After a short distance [1 km or 0.75 miles], the Downs Link bridleway crosses the road. Turn left on the bridle path towards Christ's Hospital and the Bax Castle.

or turn right on the bridle path towards Rudgwick. The Wheatsheaf at Ellens Green near Rudgwick is worth a visit.

Both these routes feature some nice off-road cycling.

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The Red Lyon There are 13 customer reviews with an average rating of 3.6154 out of 5.0

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Claire Hutson · 31-March-2014

5Score Score 5

We enjoyed a fabulous Mother's Day Sunday lunch. The food was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive. What a great country pub...

Jacqui Archer · 02-September-2013

4Score Score 4

Spent a lovely Saturday afternoon, eating a very nice lunch and just chilling. Very relaxing. Super, very spacious garden.

Claire Hutson · 11-August-2013

5Score Score 5

I recently had a birthday party at the Red Lyon for 30 adults and 14 children. The pub provided a lovely BBQ with lots of choice and very good value. We all had a super afternoon, it was so well organised by the manager Tot and the staff were fantastic...

Chad Marriott · 28-June-2013

4Score Score 4

Had a fantastic afternoon in the beer garden. Friendly staff and very good quality food. I think the pub is under new management. Well worth a visit.

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Dave Diamond · 25-August-2012

1Score Score 1

Got there after 1 ½ hour walk at 2.25 to be told they had finished food. "But the sign said 12-3 for food" we said. The reply was "I said we have finished food". Never going back. Rubbish.

Alison Warner · 23-July-2012

1Score Score 1

We recently visited this pub in anticipation of a lovely meal in fabulous our great disappointment the food was terrible, cold and soggy and definitely microwaved!.. the staff were very rude when we complained. We will never be going back.

Kevin Hilliard · 20-July-2012

1Score Score 1

We have just eaten in the Red Lyon and we thought the food was terrible, the fish pie contained no fish, the vegetables served with the duck were cold and covered in salad dressing and the potatoes appeared to be warmed up in the microwave. The two young ladies working were friendly and the beer was good but we will not be going back.

Louise Hewlett · 26-June-2012

5Score Score 5

How refreshing to have a pub with the whole package, fabulous food, warm friendly staff, brilliantly clean and welcoming to children and dogs.

Kinga Jonczyk · 24-June-2012

5Score Score 5

Wow! What a great pub! The owner and staff both made us feel so welcome and I will certainly be back. The humongous seafood platter was delicious - full marks to the chef. Washed down with fantastic Pinot Grigio, this was a heavenly dinner! To top it off, there was live music. I'll give it 5 stars and will make it regular place to stop on the way from London to seaside.

Fane de la Motte · 20-June-2012

5Score Score 5

This has got to be one of the best pubs in the South of England! It's a lovely old building with a good drinks selection. The staff are all delightful, the food is almost out of this world, with the fantastic chef they have there and the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. I cannot recommend this pub more highly enough. Go check it out.

Martin and Jen Killner · 06-June-2012

5Score Score 5

This beautiful pub was the venue for our wedding reception on the 18th May this year. Adam and his staff were fantastic, the food was wonderful and the whole team just made our special day absolutely magical, we could not have asked for any more. We have had so many comments from our guests about the friendly helpful staff, the picturesque setting and the lovely atmosphere created by Adam and team. A huge Thank You to you all.

Phil Lambert · 30-May-2012

5Score Score 5

Had a late afternoon meal here on Sunday with my wife Sue and my daughter and her family. We had the fish barbeque platter for four and my son-in-law had a steak. The food was fantastic, reasonably priced and the garden was a picture. Friendly service all round and a safe play area for my grandson.

Marilyn Smith · 04-May-2012

1Score Score 1

Under new management it has gone down. Food not as good. Main thing is we have not been given an itemised till receipt as we always did before. Prices seem dearer and presentation of food not as good. We loved that pub and will only drink there in future.


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