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Lynd Cross, Horsham

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user reviews of the Lynd Cross, Horsham

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Typically Wetherspoon pubs get downrated by people simply because they are Wetherspoon. However, to be dispassionate and non-prejudiced you need to look at what a pub is, not what you might prefer it to be.

The Lynd Cross has the best selection of Real Ale in Horsham - 12 beer engines the last time I was there, all connected. A good range of interesting ales, including some locals - and all at a very fair price (with 50p per pint discount for Camra members)

Many people who complain are complaining about the clientele - but that cannot, surely, be blamed on the pub.
RichardEnglish - 8 Apr 2014 13:41
Been here once a few years back.

It was a bit ropey on a Saturday tea time, I would say normal 'Spoons for a town centre.

My pint was fine but there's much better pubs in Horsham than this one.
lezford - 9 Aug 2013 16:52
somenew management with enthusiasm for decent well kept ales, from that perspective much improved of late
moclips2002 - 6 Jul 2013 19:39
Lovely lunch with friends yesterday.
Guinness was lovely.
Service a bit slow.
Fit staff.
rainbowian - 21 Apr 2013 11:44
Below average Spoons with a not great choice of ale. WJ KIng Birthday Beer, Tom Wood's Harvest (soon went off) and the Zulu that was brewed for the festival were the only non standard beers. Food was ok.
GuideDogSaint - 13 Jun 2010 15:43
no, no, no.....dross and more dross hanging around and no one with a real idea of what a real pub ought to be.
liam21271 - 12 May 2010 19:10
Oh dear. Horsham used to be sucj a nice place, full of quaint King & Barnes pubs selling their wonderful beers. Now it is full of Hall & Woodhouse pubs selling beer more suited for wshing your smalls in. And there is a Wetherspoons pub in which I sought refuge. Not a pleasant experience with sopping wet tables covered with unfinished meals. But is is probably the only place in Horsham where you can get a beer which there is a chance of enjoying (unless you try the excellent take away Beer Essentials).
mrgrumpy - 24 Nov 2009 18:21
Had a good pint here today!!! Just that its a bit of a rarity.............they must have a new cellar person appointed!!!
fullbelly - 15 Oct 2009 12:59
extremely slow service when i arrived but it was sunday lunchtime , extremely well kept pint of conwy ale made up 4 it straight away, 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 26 Nov 2008 20:43
good selection of real ales . nice to see local beers dont know about previous reviews but on my visit beer and atmosfere were good hope they keep it up
blackmagicccc - 16 Sep 2008 17:08
Woeful but cheap
workhard - 26 Aug 2008 19:52
This pub is so quiet not much atmosphere, food isn't the best due to being cold and burnt burgers. One to avoid in Horsham!
24pints - 23 Aug 2008 19:05
Four W J King ales amongs the half dozen or so on offer, which was good. Tried three of them and none was in as good a condition as it should have been, which was not good. At one point no fewer than six barstaff were on duty, almost competing with each other to serve me, which contrasts with the usual Wetherspooon experience of two staff struggling to cope with ten or so punter all waving notes at them along the length of the bar. Frustrating that it could have been a much better experience if only the cellar was better kept.
Rich66 - 13 Aug 2008 22:32
its the worst pub in horsham and gives a bad name 4 al of horshams pubs sort it out
stevehunt11 - 1 Jul 2008 12:34
Get a grip Wetherspoons: last Thursday you were still serving obviously under-age customers (and this is after being shut by Police last year or earlier this year), the service was painfully slow, and the tables were either sticky with old beer or not cleared away.
Ordinary - 29 Jun 2008 23:02
I have to agree with the majority of responses on this site! A bad advertisement for Weatherspoons and indeed the news that horsham is the 9th best place in the country to live. I have drank here 5 years and seen numerous management come and go! The latest installment are a joke! The cook was standing at a table in the pub in his kitchen ware and i assume the manager (extremley scottish camp fella) stood moaning and groaning whilst only one person at the bar! in general shoddy service, food usually has something missing on the plate to what is advertised on the menu! come on get it sorted senior management in Weatherspoons!!!!
plonker250 - 18 Oct 2007 13:19
What is it about Wetherspoons, in that they can get some of their pubs so right and some so very wrong.? Sadly this is in the latter category. When I went in last Thursday for the “curry night” I was served after people who had arrived after me - when I mentioned this to the bar-maid she tried to tell me it was tricky working out who to serve next - and there were only 4 people at the bar. There are never enough staff; on Thursday the police were in trying to get some troglodyte to go home; several beers were advertised as “coming soon” with the inevitable pump clips showing; and the Marstons Pedigree that went with the curry night offer was well past its best. Still, when I ordered my food they did tell me it would be a 20 minute wait and it arrived almost to the second. After I’d had time to go to the library to take out a book to read!

Ordinary - 28 Jul 2007 22:43
one of the worst pubs i have ever been to the food is cheap because it is from the freezer to the microwave the beer is cheap because it is new the end of its sell by date the glasses you drink from are dirty and the pub is unclean. i feel sorry for the staff there as there is never enough of them and there treated badly. awful place
anonymous - 9 Jul 2007 13:44
the first comment from "anon" - 9 nov 06, was blatently written by an employee/manager!!

The Lynd just seems to be going down hill, its ok as a place to start with, neck a few drinks and off to the Dragon becuase admittedly it is alot cheaper.
But with cheap drinks, comes cheap service. You dont by an escort and expect the performance of a Porsche!
anonymous - 25 Jun 2007 15:13
I had grown to like this pub after my previous comments, however, the last two weeks have again, sadly given me cause for complaint.

Standing by the bar, it became evident that they were short staffed, and having had my order taken by someone who seemed to be the manager, i gladly waited for my drinks to be poured. Nothing to over the top, an Archers and lemonade, and an Abbot.
When the manager disappears, i assumed it was to go and get another bottle of Archers, when in fact, no the manager had gone to deal with a complete different issue, with the drainage system.

On returning 10minutes later, my drink was finished. Not the kind of service you expect.

Further to that, i saw the manager answer his mobile, have a conversation and serve customers twice. That is not the way to create a good impression.....
windsoord - 4 Jun 2007 13:37
Poor service, not very clean, but reasonable food at excellent prices. Great for a cheap quick lunch for a fiver... not a lot else.
ropey - 27 Apr 2007 14:08
Cheap pub full usually full to the brim of twenty somethings. Food can be pretty good though there is never enough people on the bar.
anonymous - 6 Mar 2007 15:10
Not the best pub of this particular chain.

Never enough bar staff; slow service; tables not cleared away promptly.

However, some of the lowest ale prices in Horsham (which are generally at London levels), and usually a local beer stocked, so can't be all bad.
Ordinary - 22 Dec 2006 14:36
This pub goes from strength to strength with friendly staff who always have a smile for you, efficient managers who keep the riff raff of Horsham out and attract a mixed clientele who help establish a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Very reasonably priced drinks, good quality ale. Gets very, very busy at weekends. The Sunday roast is a real genuine deal...you gets loads of gorgeous grub and a pint for less than a tenner. Lovely!
anonymous - 9 Nov 2006 20:09
Popular large town pub with mixed clientelle at lunchtimes and a younger crowd in the evenings particularly at weekends. As far as the beer is concerned there is the usual selection for a Wetherspoons pub, however many friends have commented that they have a tendency to 'over' chill their real ales nd I would tend to agree, the result being that I have had as many indifferent pints as good ones in my years frequenting this place. The food menu has a good varied selection although in terms of quality it probably falls into the "pleasant but nothing to write home about" category. Certainly worth a visit if you're in the area.
anonymous - 23 Oct 2006 14:54
Get over it. It was revealed it was a deliberate attempt to try and put the company in a bad light apparently. Fantastic food, friendly staff, professional management. Highly recommended.
anonymous - 8 Oct 2006 19:57
This is the wetherspoons that served a girl a MOUSE in her burger.......be warned!!!!
anonymous - 22 Aug 2006 08:00
Fourth visit to this pub and really can not fault it. Cheap well kept ale and really goo d food at a very good price. Used to get a bit annoyed at the amount of pensioners hogging tables at lunchtimes but today got really peeved with the amount of students sitting at tables with one drink between six. After a word with the manager, the majority were asked to leave. As such, I can not fault the management who reacted in a very professional way to free up tables for Other than this, it's great pub with polite stff and excellent service. Love the curry nights - absolute bargain. Well recommended
lolo9801 - 17 Aug 2006 22:31
A person should never enter into public opinion without being accurate in their facts. The fact, my dear, is that this pub is the ONLY one to have successfully passed EVERY singly police ID check whereas The Green Drage, alas your local smoke den, has FAILED FOUR!! Being a Uni student having researched extensively as part of a Uni project the response of emergency services in light of the new Licensing Act, rest assured it is accurate. Oh, and I love this pub. With my huge student loan to pay off, wearing my St. Georges flag wrapped around me, I frequent regularly to partake in a pint or two over the World Cup period.
anonymous - 22 Jun 2006 21:07
Back from travelling now so thought I'd put my revisiting of pubs down for all to read. Nice pint of superchilled with my top quality buger and fries whilst watching the footie. OK< so I've got to nip outside for a fag, but the top quality nosh and beer totally outweighs this. As for the persons' opinion that the food is unpleasant, maybe drinking all those trebles has numbed your taste buds & you really ought to get help!
anonymous - 23 May 2006 21:15
Not one for me. Extensive range of beer but it always tastes as if it's coming to the end of it's shelf life. Lots of kids quaffing lurid coloured drinks and incredibly cheap but unpleasant food.
minesatreble - 13 May 2006 14:26
I think this pub is lovely! Loads of ales and lagers to choose from, all in good nick. Good place to include on a night out and the prices are the lowest in town as it'sa Wetherspoons' pub. Good mix of customers which surprised me..thought it would be full of either old or young but top atmosphere with both mixing bizarrely very nicely! Will return
anonymous - 1 May 2006 20:13
I visited this pub a couple of days ago and ordered a pint of real ale. I was asked if there was a particular one i wanted, being they had a rather extensive range on, including locally brewed King and Co.. I selected one of theirs to find it very paletable indeed, indeed I stayed to sample another. the staff were friendly and happy, and seemed to be enjoying their time whilst working- a rarity these days. I recommend this establishment to anyone who enjoys a pint or two of decent ale.
anonymous - 23 Apr 2006 21:15
it's easter hols and with three young kids was looking for somewhere to go that was value for money, family friendly, good food, a nice glass of wine and pleasant surroundings. A tall order but this pub delivered! Busy with all sorts of groups, my kids loved the food, will return without kids in tow with girlfriends for lunch. Oh, love the non- smoking policy!
anonymous - 5 Apr 2006 19:00
Went to this pub for meal last night with friends and though it was busy and we waited 20 mins. for our food, when it arrived it was delicious and we had a most enjoyable evening. Will return as best value and quality for the prices paid in a welcoming atmosphere.
anonymous - 23 Mar 2006 12:31
This pub has always been one of the cleanest, friendliest pubs in Horsham since I started visiting it a few years ago, and since going non-smoking is even better for dining purposes either with my children or with my husband on an evening out. The staff are pleasant and pricxes cheaper than elsewhere as it is a Wetherspoons pub. Would definetely recommend it to all age groups. can get very busy!
anonymous - 23 Mar 2006 12:28
I give this place the complete thumbs down. Even though banning smoking is a good thing, what has happened is that all the dross that used to enjoy a fag and a cheap drink have now moved to the next cheapest and poorly run place in Horsham - BAR VIN. At least they can now listen to very loud music in Bar Vin - terrible...
anonymous - 17 Sep 2005 22:48
Why don't all fresh air freaks piss off to a health farm and let us real pub lovers get on with it
anonymous - 1 Sep 2005 15:39
new clean air policy very welcome but the SLOWEST service in Horsham
workhard - 2 Aug 2005 21:44
as wetherspoons go this is a pretty poorly run affair - service is slow, choice of real ales is usually limited and poor quality. On the bright side i gather this place will be totally smoke free so there is hope yet...
anonymous - 13 Jul 2005 08:49
Typical Weathersppons rubbish pub. No atmosphere. Fine for a quick cheap beer, but thats all, typical young in during evenings.
mitch65 - 14 Jan 2005 12:42
I have been a regular since the Lynd opened. Good cheap ale and food in a nice environment. Great for chilling and reading the paper on a Sunday afternoon what more could one ask?
Gaz - 10 Nov 2004 17:11
its great fun
sally wilde - 5 Oct 2004 19:01
lovely barstaff!

absaloutely INFURIATING bouncers, what the hell is that ginger one all about. my friends and i are regulars (should i admit that?) and we're all in our twenties yet we are ID'd EVERY time they're on the door.
anonymous - 29 Jul 2004 20:24
Most irritating, aggressive bouncers ever put on this planet
anonymous - 25 Nov 2003 15:04
has the usual pluses for Wetherspoons, ie i dont have to shout to be heard or choke on someone elses cigarette smoke but sadly on a recent visit i tried 3 different ales and couldnt finish one them, enough said really, what a shame, and this is suppose to be the best one of the best Horsham has to offer ? - i'd hate to experience the worst.
Steve - 5 Oct 2003 13:55

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