Brighton Road
On A281
4m S of Horsham
Lower Beeding
(01403) 891257.


Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-3, 7-10.30  





Quite why this pub is called Crabtree is beyond me. The sign depicts a crab enfolded by the boughs of a tree. Not quite a pub, more a restaurant these days. The building is Georgian, and inside there are various rooms, bars and corridors complete with an original floor and fireplaces. To one side is the main dining-room with paintings for sale on the wall, pot plants and floral drapes. Bar food is served only at lunch-time. The restaurant (No smoking in dining-room) is open in the evening. Modern British and European food is cooked, e.g. pan-fried duck livers with spring vegetables and tarragon, seared tuna with cucumber and oregano, and grilled salmon with a polenta and marjoram topping. The beers are King & Barnes, so you are in for a treat; Sussex Bitter and Festive Ale were on at the time. No accommodation here. Wheelchair access is good and there is a beer garden and patio for the summer. Open: 11 to 3, 5.30 to 11, Sun 12 to 3, 5.30 to 10.30



As a resident of Lower Beeding from 1933 I lived next door to the Crabtree and was connected with the village until 1960 when my parents moved to Roffey near Horsham. I can tell you why its called the Crabtree , simply because of the amount of crab apple trees that grew in the immediate area ie. the adjacent allotments and gardens , including our own , between the pub and the village blacksmith. Sadly all they died off along with the Victoria plum trees due to decease called silver leaf I believe they called it in the 1940's early 50's. Just thought I'd let someone know. (Doug Smith - 31/03/03) 





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