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The Old House Inn

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Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3JB, England
+44 1342 718529
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fri 24 Mar 2017, x2, lunch The venue is great, the food was good, let down my quirky service/staff - I don't expect to have staff 'yelling' across the room or down the corridor to each other, whilst I'm sitting chatting over a nice meal... clearly, they're trying to be a "Gastro Pub" or better, yet the staff seem to... More 

Thank Iain S
Botley, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this pub for lunch en route from Gatwick airport. We do not know the area well and were looking for somewhere to eat lunch at the end of a holiday abroad. We passed this en route to our car parking. We were not disappointed. The staff were very welcoming. The pub is very old with lots of nooks... More 

1 Thank Barbara R
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first but def not the last time. Food,atmosphere and service all great. Really worth a visit.

1 Thank SurreyWoodland
Brookwood, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely oldie worldie pub with lots of low beams & quirky corners. Nicely presented inside but not over "done". I ordered a beef roast, which was beautifully presented, with rare beef. The portion was a good size. Plenty of veg and a lovely side of cauliflower cheese! Horseradish servers in individual pots. My husband did not have the roast... More 

1 Thank Sequoia24
West Sussex
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed with the interior. It's a really old quirky building ( as it's name would suggest) and the interior of the pub/restaurant is beautifully decorated. Staff were very pleasant, especially the guy behind the bar who was very chatty and friendly. However am sorry to say that the food was... More 

1 Thank JAMWestSussex
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice, old pub. The age is reflected in the low beams and ceilings everywhere which have been tactically padded to make sure you dont brain yourself. That apart its a great place. We were here on a business function, but worth a visit if you are staying overnight at Gatwick for an early flight, if you fancy venturing... More 

Thank Rhod J
Reigate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my son and girlfriend for his birthday lunch. Nice and friendly staff without being in you face. Although we waited over half an hour for our starters we enjoyed the pleasant ambience of the old house. The food was nice and hot,fresh and well presented ,although a little more expensive than other places this is better than the average... More 

Thank Andrew W
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a spontaneous lunch and were really impressed! As we live in the area I don't know why we have not visited more often. The staff were really friendly and chatty and the pub is just beautiful. I had the most amazing Chicken, Leek and Mushroom suet pie with veg that was cooked perfectly. My husband had... More 

Thank Lindsay W
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of twenty had 40th wedding anniversary celebration here before the happy couple took off on 2nd honeymoon from Gatwick. Excellent old-world rendez-vous with good food + friendly and efficient service. Recommended for such an occasion.

Thank wolsties
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked here with a group of very good old friends. It is a great location, real oldie worldie pub with lovely helpful staff. BUT the only food without garlic was the fish and chips. To people in our group who were allergic to garlic this was a disastrous lunch and we will never visit this restaurant again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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