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Crabtree Inn, Lancing

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Great Pub! What can I say; I visited this pub whilst staying with family over the Christmas period. I have recently revisited and it gets better, the saloon bar has been elegantly refurbished, stunning original teak / oak floor boards amazing genuine art deco features, domed ceiling and fine details in the intricate ceiling, a great atmosphere, and an unexpected break in the norm for this area - class beers, featured in CAMRA’s recommended drinking guide, and the food was bang on for value, quality - these guys know what a pub should be! We visited 3 times during our stay with family, I would suggest this as a secret destination!
captaintankard - 24 Jan 2013 12:43
Massive brawl on New Years Eve...and no one at the pub will come forward and say anything...I think that is disgusting. Several people have been seriously hurt and this pub doesn't seem to show any care on concern.
decanted - 4 Jan 2013 11:00
Always was a pub with a wonderful atmosphere when we used to come here for bar billiards (last century).
tommo5 - 9 Aug 2011 22:17
Smart 1930s style pub with an attractive original-looking interior. Good range of beers from local(ish) breweries, the Oakleaf Piston Porter being especially nice. Probably the best pub in Lancing.
baxterfish - 29 Nov 2010 23:21
great beer, the hpa was wonderful last week
lancing - 5 Jul 2008 20:00
Excellent pub just been voted third in camra this year welcoming and friendly. No thai staff any more.
beaubeer - 3 Mar 2008 15:23
still one of the best pubs in area, beer FANTASTIC
anonymous - 2 Dec 2007 18:03
The best pub in the lancing area,recently voted runner up CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR, ARUN & ADUR BRANCH.A first for Lancing.Beers sourced from SIBA direct delivery scheme. Quiz every second sunday.
lancing - 29 Aug 2007 11:44
In some of my other comments about Lancing pubs I said - in a nutshell - "they are bad"!!!!
However I was not entirely right. This pub is the exception.
Clean, very clean! good beer. nice people behind bar, tales from other customers of very nice thai food thursday friday and saturday evenings.
yardale - 31 Jul 2007 20:22
Good community pub in residential area with some well kept ales.
pangolin - 18 Jun 2007 20:46
Very acceptable. Went in public during the day and no dreaded loud music. Very cheerful and happy barmaid - Gig from Thailand. Quick food service with very enjoyable choice.
Lounge continues Thai connection as chef's wife is from there and they have Thai buffets on certain days.
English carvery at weekends - very good and reasonably priced
Fenultimate - 27 Apr 2007 18:13
Went there last week, very dark and sparse looking. Couple of decent guest beers, could without being so keen to get everyone out after an evenings drinking.

vcclub - 19 Aug 2006 12:14
Under new managenebt, this pub now does interesting guest ales and is generally well appointed. Could do with being nearer
ther station!
Uncle_Dunkel - 24 Feb 2006 21:23

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