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The Crabtree

Brighton Road, LOWER BEEDING, RH13 6PT

Visit the family-run Crabtree and you'll be following in the footsteps of author and poet Hilaire Belloc who was often to be found here. The inn, originally built in 1539, is located in beautiful countryside which is where the pub sources the vast majority of their produce. Trusty local companies supply meat from high welfare farms and the daily caught fish and shellfish come via the harbour at nearby Shoreham. Start perhaps with cured salmon with yuzu, fennel, soy and ginger, followed by braised pork shoulder with mash, buttered greens and apple purée; or poached stuffed plaice fillets with wild mushrooms, curried mussel velouté, crispy mussels, braised fennel and fine beans. The enticing dessert menu might include crab apple and walnut crumble; peach, apricot and thyme tarte Tatin; or apple and sultana strudel.

Further information

Tel: 01403 892666
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Badger Tanglefoot, K&B Sussex


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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On A281 between Cowfold & Horsham, opposite South Lodge Hotel

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