Red Lion - Chelwood - Food

Food at The Red Lion

One of the best dining pubs in Haywards Heath, the Red Lion serves up an enticing menu of modern country cooking.

There’s a collection of pub classics promising tradition with a twist, an innovative selection of chef’s specials, and even a delicious range of gourmet nibbles. Everything is freshly prepared from superb seasonal ingredients, using locally sourced produce as much as possible.

Great for family dining, there’s even a dedicated children’s menu here at the Red Lion - while those seeking a light bite at lunchtime can choose from a fine array of fresh sandwiches.

However big or small your appetite though, you’ll always want to leave room for dessert. From delectable cheese boards to unusual ice creams, there’s plenty of treats here that will tempt you to indulge!

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Sample dishes

Chicken Liver & Port Wine Parfait, Country Pickle, Sourdough Toast

Poached Pear, Candied Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad

Steak Burger & Skinny Fries, Cheese, Bacon, Baby Gem, Beef Tomato, Red Onion, Mayo

Fishcakes, Salt Cod, Smoked haddock & Chorizo, Seasonal Summer Salad, Saffron Aioli

Chargrilled Rib Eye Steak, Chunky Chips, Vine Toms, Field Mushroom, Peppercorn Sauce

“Risotto” Garden Peas, Fresh Mint and Pecorino Cheese

Gooseberry & Bramley Apple Crumble, Pouring Cream

Bread and Butter Pudding, Orange Marmalade, Clotted Cream Ice Cream

Plus children's options, sandwiches, cheese boards and a stunning choice of desserts


Visited Saturday evening without a reservation - warm welcome and shown promptly to a good table. Comprehensive menu, attentive friendly service and excellent food. We're not local but would definitely visit again if in the area.

Anonymous, TripAdvisor

Sat outside in the lovely garden in the sun and had the Sunday roast. I had chicken and friend had roast beef. Both were outstanding. Loved the little mixed vegetables and beans. Really tasty. Roast potatoes were excellent and good Yorkshire. This will definitely be a 'go to' place for lunch from now on. Staff very friendly and polite and portions good.

Liam12march - TripAdvisor

We went there for Sunday lunch with 2 kids, super friendly and attentive staff with great sense of humour for the kids. Very generous portions and good quality food. Garden is good for kids with the climbing frame too.

James M - TripAdvisor

Popped in quite late on a mid week evening, although the kitchen was shutting, they were more than happy to feed us. We ordered two steaks, cooked perfectly! The peppercorn jus was delicious. Staff also very friendly and welcoming, especially a barman/waiter named Gary. We will be back.

The_Fox_WestHoathly - TripAdvisor

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