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Hillside Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Pound Hill Balcombe Road, Crawley RH10 7SX, England
+44 1293 880911
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pound Hill Balcombe Road, Crawley RH10 7SX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really love the hillside, meet there regularly with the girls for lunch. We are always made to feel welcome & greeted with a genuine smile. Love the introduction of pie Wednesday & vegan menu. Service was excellent as always & was seated at are usual...More

Thank DQBY
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First things first it would have been a 5 star review but everytime I go there always out of something and I think there should be more waiters or waitresses on site espically in the evenings... The food is very good I've been after the...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the hillside 5pm on Saturday night, all booked online with no issues, our waitress Carly was friendly and attentive without being over powering, the food was nice and hot and came out very promptly, the roaring fires made a lovely ambiance, added...More

Thank Jody M
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jody, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the food and received great service from Carly!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi We had a very nice meal last night but somethings were missing. Your steak menu clearly state chips, onion rings and thyme roasted tomato. We ended up with just chips , no onion rings and 3 baby vine tomatoes which were not oven roasted....More

Thank Kevin R
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kevin, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! We will do our best to make sur eguests receivs the meals as described on a menu with no missing items. Thank you for taking time to leave the feedback, it helps us to improve the quality...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the Hillside many many times mainly as pre theatre meal but have to say it wasn’t quite at its best on this occasion. Had booked a table for tues at 5.30pm and when we arrived we were just left waiting and person...More

1  Thank Valerie C
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Valerie, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. On Tuesday afternoon we have just one waiter serving our guests because usually its quieter time of the day, But on the particular day it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for lunch and man behind bar really could be bothered to serve me he cleaned the the coffee machine without acknowledging me then grunted ‘what you want’ I ordered my drinks and food when I said sorry to disturb you he said ‘you...More

Thank Roger J
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Roger, we can assure you that we do not find this type of behavior acceptable, and we would like to address the situation you have described. Every guest who comes in to our pub is a very valued customer to us and I am...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

I went to the Hillside Inn with my Fiancé for my birthday. We booked on the day at about 17:30 for a table at 19:00. There were no issues with booking and when we arrived they were aware of our reservation. The system works! We...More

Thank Jackie M
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jackie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Hillside Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Big Thank You from Hillside Inn!

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I took my team in Crawley out for a late Christmas lunch and the service and food exceeded expectations! There was a very extensive menu and reasonable prices. Being a vegetarian I was spoilt for choice! Staff are friendly. The inn is cosy. They great...More

Thank Hemen B
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hemen, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

This has to be the worst pub lunch we ever tried to have(tried to have being the operative word) we drove all the way from london to crawley after finding what looked like a really nice place to go and eat. we reserved our table...More

1  Thank KevinSteward
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We work hard to provide a fantastic experience to everyone. It's discouraging to see that you had a negative experience. I would like to appologise that the note which you left under your booking was missed. Reagrds having breaded mushrooms and diabetic jely, we are...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you are looking to have your Christmas dinner out, give the Hillside a go. Book in advance and get as early seating time as you can, the roast potatoes will most definitely be properly roasted (mine weren't) Well staffed and good size portions. Although...More

Thank danslodo
General Manager A, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review!

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14 July 2016|
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Response from Gill R | Reviewed this property |
You can definatley walk probably 15 to 20 minutes. Will ve well worth it. Portions are large so always good to wslk it off, enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pound Hill Balcombe Road, Crawley RH10 7SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 880911
The Hillside Inn in Crawley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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