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Latest manager left, apparently, because he wasn't getting enough time off. After some months of closure the place is now being gutted and turned into an Indian restaurant, so I'm told.
fridge - 19 Jul 2014 11:08
Since I last commented the new manager has left, to be replaced by another who has come and gone, to be replaced by the current version. I called in after a long drive from the North but forgot that I had been told last week that the gas had been cut off! Not yet restored and portable heaters all over the place. I think that it's high time for Enterprise Inns to let this place go and let someone competent have a go.
fridge - 3 Apr 2013 09:53
I called in briefly as I had been told that the new management had reduced the prices. This is true, but Guiness is still cheaper in the red lion. The new management seems very positive and customer friendly. I shall be back.

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fridge - 19 Nov 2012 09:23
Reopened 5 days ago, nipped in for a drink and a warm up by the open fire. No food yet but the manager says a chef has been taken on & they will be doing sandwiches at lunchtimes, meals in the evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. May be having live music once a month.
c_and_j - 4 Nov 2012 17:48
The pub appears to be changing management again. That's probably what comes of not doing your Market Research properly, offending all your old customers and charging 7.95 for a sandwich.
fridge - 13 Sep 2012 14:59
Hmmmmm.... the previous chef's gone, new menu rather basic & kitchen closed on a warm Saturday evening. Called in for a drink & were the only customers though a couple of blokes came in as we left.
c_and_j - 9 Sep 2012 20:55
Brightened up and tidy now, have visited twice under the new management. Being a cider drinker I'd like to see a quality one available rather than the stuff youngesters drink with ice.

Food is top class, loved the home made lamb faggots which comes with sumptuous mash, gravy & red cabbage 8, Sunday roast also reported as brilliant. Home made scotch egg with homemade picallillli 3.95 (go on, you know you want one!) Pea, asparagus & mushroom risotto tasty and a big portion too (Fox & Hounds please note) & steak & ale suet pud with that lovely mash again & red cabbage was spot on. Don't expect to pay Wetherspoons prices, this is proper food.
c_and_j - 16 Jun 2012 20:05
Looks like it's changing hands again, there's a board up outside.
c_and_j - 9 Apr 2012 18:15
Decor still has an unfinished look, and on our last visit we suffered from an inexperienced barmaid/waitress. Hope to see both these fixed soon.

The food is ok but they let themselves down on details, eg puddle of water at the bottom of a side salad, no cutlery brought for the dessert. Have eaten here 4 times now, roasts are faultless, sea bass with thai noodles excellent, duck in cherry sauce v good, paella awful. No prices on dessert menu.

Will go back though, as it's walking distance from home.
c_and_j - 21 Nov 2011 21:22
We're told the table at the White Horse - Lindfield has been taken out again (only lasted a couple of months). Landlady said it was through lack of interest. Just hope she hasn't chucked it in the duckpond opposite.
tommo5 - 26 Jul 2011 22:52
Happily, the pub has reopened. On the other hand, drinks are still expensive and food prices are now astronomical!
fridge - 24 Dec 2010 10:05
This pub is now closed, awaiting new management.
fridge - 9 Dec 2010 10:00
Very expensive drinks!
anonymous - 7 Oct 2010 19:38
I hate to give bad reviews but in this case I have no other option. I ordered fish and chips and my husband had the sunday roast. Mine was all batter, there was hardly any fish there and the batter was really greasy and tasteless too. My husband's so-called sunday roast was overcooked and he said his potatoes were cold in the middle. It seemed like reheated microwave food to us, certainly not fresh. A big thumbs down from us!
janetandalbert - 28 May 2010 22:59
went to this pub last week,very very disappointed.terrible atmosphere.very moody landlady and drunk landlord..flat beer..would not go again and will not recommend to anyone.I had heard about the head butt in the village i can only but shake my head.Will not be going back lots of other nice pubs to go to within the village.
annieann - 5 May 2010 16:54
I have a drink once a week in this pub, mainly because I have friends who like to meet here, and certainly not because the Harveys is good. I am an avid Harveys drinker and I can tell you that the quality at the White Horse can best be described as average. The Harveys is also quite expensive compared to the other pubs in the village, or the club next door.
I keep my ears open and I know that publican of this pub has discovered this website, because the last two reviews by 'lindfieldlad', 'GirlsRloud' and the previous one by 'sussexlass1' are just advertising by the publican and are an insult to the intelligence of beerintheevening.com users, and against the policy of this website. The descriptions read like a house sale and all of the regulars know that the publican used to work for an Estate Agent.
On the plus side, the White Horse is okay for a quiet pint (although I prefer the club next door for this), and the darts facilities are good. My own personal opinion of the food is that it's not up to much.. I usually stick to dry roasted peanuts!
DaveMary - 7 Apr 2010 12:12
Lovely village pub which under new ownership for the past year boasts a revitalised environment which in my opinion is just what this pub needed. Well kept Harveys served. (possibly the best in the village) !!!

Great live music venue, with a wide range of different genres of music. I had such a good time the night before that we came back on sunday for a roast dinner which was great value and delicious.

Very friendly staff and service we felt very welcome and highly recommend a visit!!!
lindfieldlad - 6 Apr 2010 16:47
Amazingly welcoming with a friendly atmosphere and fun loving landlady and great service, A Traditional country pub with up to date decor and a beautiful courtyard with front of house outside seating overlooking the picturesque village pond, Great food, Great company and wonderful times,we have enjoyed many nights out here and plan to have so many more, with a pool table, dart board and live music most weekends (which is a rare treat for most village pubs in this financial climate ) my friends and I highly recommend this friendly traditional pub in the heart of sussex x
GirlsRloud - 28 Mar 2010 12:15
I believe that this pub has a new owner and my my, how it has changed, and for the worse I am afraid. I re-visited with my husband and our young son during February 2010. The bar staff had a bad attitude and made us feel quite uncomfortable. My wine glass was dirty and my husband said that his beer tasted 'off' but the bar lady (owner?) was actually quite rude to us and pretty much told us that we were liars without bothering to check. To be quite honest we felt very uncomfortable throughout our time here, we intended to try the food but after our initial experience we decided not to risk it. The location of this pub is lovely.. opposite The Pond in Lindfield, it has great potential but I get the impession that this pub has turned 'rough' again and we cannot recommend it to anyone. Lindfield has lots of other nice pubs, this one would be at the bottom of my list!
purplepants999 - 12 Mar 2010 15:53
I'm a bit disappointed to see my last review/ comment removed from the site. I was stating a fact - bar tender broke a punters nose with a headbutt. Regardless of mitigating circumstances (if any), that level of violence from an employee of a licensed establishment has to be questionable. This will probably get removed again but in the meantime, my original advice still stands - be cautious.
Actuaryman - 3 Mar 2010 21:33
Great village pub with good pub grub/live music & welcoming atmosphere - ignore the comments about the 'landlord' there is only a 'landlady' & she runs a tight ship with good beer & entertainment weekly.
sussexlass1 - 24 Feb 2010 22:31
Good Harveys beer and other selections. Great music. Great food. Fun and sometimes sozzled Landlord - sometimes a bit OTT. Definately worth a visit especially music night on sat eves from 9pm.
pintalot - 14 Feb 2010 13:13
The restaurant is very nicely decorated. The food is good, but not really authentic. Unfortunately the lack of staff lets it down. Last night, though the restaurant was busy, there seemed to be only 1 chef, 1 waitress and 1 bar staff on duty. We fet so sorry for the hardwaorking staff that we were almost too embarrassed to order anything
tansmum - 2 Mar 2007 10:05
Can't understand how this picture postcard pub was allowed to become a thai restauarant and it really is not a pub anymore. They want you out of the bar and in the restaurant (or up the street) and as such, a little uncomfortable and pricey. Great food though
bigbadjimmy - 29 Jan 2007 17:17
The Resturant is really nice and serves value for money Thai food, don't expect the pub to impress though, its more of a waiting room for a table in the resturant,The bar staff are friendly and its in the best location in the village with the pond directly outside.exspensive larger pushing 3 quid a pint.
burz - 27 Jan 2007 13:28
I was very impressed on my first visit to this pub since the takeover. My wife and I enjoyed a very tasty afternoon Thai lunch at a good price. The Harveys was in good condition and London Pride also on offer. This pub has been given a much needed refurb and now has a more modern look.
With the Stand Up Inn just up the road things are looking up for the Lindfield drinking scene.
giantelf - 28 Aug 2006 22:01
The new owners have only been in for about a month, but my friends and I have rapidly grown to love this place! The pub and Thai restaurant seem to complement each other nicely, without the one intruding too much on the other. The atmosphere is very laid back and pleasant, the bar and restaurant staff are friendly and welcoming, and the wines and beer and ales (so Im told) are good. The restaurant section serves authentic Thai food cooked by Thai chefs and served by sweet and polite young ladies in Thai dress. Bowls of free spicy prawn crackers and other tasty treats are frequently placed around the bar area. Nice but cunning.. we have found ourselves wanting more and wandering home with a takeaway on more than one occasion! Were all very impressed - this place is a much-needed new addition to Lindfield..
purplepants999 - 3 May 2006 02:23
Now owned by new owners since April 2006. A bit or a turn around from what the pub use to be, it is now run by a thai establishment with part of it being a restaurant. Still maintaining itself as a pub but now provides thai food in the restaurant and by take-away. Thoroughly reccommended and an asset to the highstreet, you should check out this place out.
anonymous - 2 May 2006 17:31
Nice little pub, opposite the picturesque lindfield pond. Decor is very dated, but the courtyard to the rear is very nice. A summer pint can be enjoyed looking out over the pond.
BRIGHTON201 - 21 Dec 2005 12:35

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