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The Crabtree Lower Beeding, Horsham

Welcome to The Crabtree Horsham

The Crabtree Horsham is an idyllic Sussex country pub located in the village of Lower Beeding, just south of Horsham. What makes The Crabtree so very special, however, is the exemplary quality of the food and service.

The Crabtree team

The pub itself has a large beer garden with a mix of garden benches, for a few jars in the sun, and a proper alfresco dining area stylish summer dining.

beautiful garden at the crabtree sussex

There’s a similar idea inside with a mix of a comfortable yet stylish restaurant and a classic bar area. The decor is simple and clean throughout and mixes with the original timber and brick of the building elegantly. During the cooler months, real fires warm the pub, making it a cosy retreat.

chef holding plate with the dish on it

A seasonal and Sussex-led menu

The focus at The Crabtree is seasonal and fresh ingredients locally sourced and prepared with excellence; our reviewer Brittany visits the Crabtree for their incredible burgers. The menu is a testament to the superb quality of produce available in Sussex and the South. From beef from Trenchmore Farm to fish landed in Newhaven and game from Lower Beeding South Lodge Estate, providence is everything.

black plate with beetroot dish, served on the light brown table and with glass of white wine

The Crabtree Horsham is co-owned by Simon Hope, who originally opened the acclaimed vegetarian restaurant, Food for Friends in Brighton in 1981, and who has authored three cookery books. So it’s no surprise that the food at The Crabtree is something to rave about.

meet the team at crabtree

The Crabtree holds a Michelin plate and is featured in The Good Food Guide.

Sunday Roasts at The Crabtree Horsham

Fantastic Sussex Sunday Roasts are served at The Crabtree from 12 – 5 pm and these are always something to celebrate. All the classic mains are featured but with an added dash of panache that makes them well worth the trip from Brighton into the countryside. There are also meat-free and vegan options available. Due to the popularity of Sunday Lunch at The Crabtree, booking is highly encouraged.

white bowl with puree and piece of meat served with glass of white wine

A reduced selection of weekday plates is also available for those who don’t fancy a roast. Food at the Crabtree is excellent throughout and would position itself as a Sussex Pub or casual Sussex restaurant.

Drinks at The Crabtree

You’ll see the same local quality reflected in the drinks available with Sussex wines from Bolney and Nyetimber, and Silly Moo cider, also from Trenchmore Farm.

dish served on the white plate and with glass of cider

Although the pub’s cellar and bar are well and broadly stocked beyond our borders. The Crabtree’s other co-owner, Daisy Ghilam-Hills, keeps her passion for quality wines flowing, with an impressive selection of organic, vegan and vegetarian wines from England and beyond. Oenophiles will not be disappointed by the wine list! Additionally, the bar is well stocked and well kept with a range of real ales and beers and quality spirits.

rice dish served in white plate and with the glass of white wine


  1. Michelle White

    Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I honestly could not recommend this pub more!
    Friendly, attentive staff, delicious food (especially the roast beef served in a Sunday), a gorgeous setting, spacious child friendly garden (with separate paved patio area if you want to escape the children) and the most amazing desserts, one of my favourite places to visit.

  2. Emma Clare

    It’s a real treat to escape Brighton for the day and venture into the countryside, and I always recommend people visit the Crabtree if they are looking for a fantastic country pub. The owners used to run one of the best restaurants in Brighton and really have their fingers on the pulse of sourcing local ingredients and offering a beautiful dining experience.

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