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The Old House Inn

Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3JB, England
+44 1342 718529
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (8 reviews)
“scotch egg” (9 reviews)
“roast beef” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3JB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow where do I start ,we requested to see the chef as our food was amazing we were interested where he’s flavours are based as they had such a European influence,the head walked out to see us and was totally impressed with he’s knowledgable mind...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 822paule
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the Old House for lunch with our daughters before they left to return to their home’s after Christmas. We booked a table as we were unsure as to how busy this popular local restaurant would be. When we arrived there was plenty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Achnacloich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such great food, perfectly cooked. Wouldnt change a thing. Scotch eggs had so much flavour. The steaks were outrageously good and some of the best i have ever had. Brilliant beer too. Nice rooms and well worth it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 18 of us from work dined on Tuesday night on my recommendation. I’ve been a number of times personally and also hosted work colleagues here before and it’s always been good. But it all went horribly and embarrassingly wrong this time. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nosbiglear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Non existent table service, Inedible starters & was told where the door was after approaching the manager to make a complaint. Left without eating a main meal. I honestly cannot believe how this man is a manager of a restaurant!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George01234567890123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time my family visits, we try a new restaurant for lunch and last September, a group of 5 of us enjoyed a fabulous meal at The Old House Inn. My husband and I have driven past and commented on how lovely the old building...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Temer2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a large group, 16 including numerous children. The food was brilliant, stunning menu! The staff superb and the wine list extensive( but wine is very expensive here!) Would recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nikkispeedbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shocking staff that couldn’t even get a drinks order correct. We were served anemic looking chipolatas for a starter and had to approach the manager about it as no one came to check everything was ok. After a short discussion about this, he got extremely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jake R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the worst experience ever at this restaurant, such a shame as previous staff had it running perfectly. Awful service, had to ask for drinks to be ordered after waiting for a while. Starter came out not cooked and the attitude of the many...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Morzine71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold Sunday lunchtime and unfortunately the heating has been turned off so it took an hour or so before the room was very warm. Despite that the food was very good. For starters we enjoyed calamari and also a warm duck...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DuncanP_12
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Katie A
27 July 2016|
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Response from MJGT | Reviewed this property |
So sorry-just seen this question. I'm afraid that I have only written a review of this pub, not work there. It was very sweet though. Good luck with your wedding plans. Melanie.
Sally M
24 November 2015|
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Response from 123AlexBee | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is only a guide as it changes daily. The only way to find out for that day is to telephone them 01342 718529.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$71
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley  >  Copthorne
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 718529
  • E-mail
Offering country pub dining in a secluded setting, The Old House Inn serves classic British cuisine in a beautiful decor. Championing the finest local, natural produce, The Old House menu offers pub classics, as well as some creative and seasonal recipes and a bar stocked with fine wines and cask ales. Children are always welcome at The Old House Inn and we even have a kids play area in our garden. The Old House has received a Dinner award and 4 Stars Silver for its accommodation by the AA and is part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by the Good Pub Guide.
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