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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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West Sussex
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296 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a large family of thirteen here for lunch on Easter Saturday. The restaurant was lovely with lots of nooks and crannies. The service was attentive and welcoming especially to the five children we had with us. The restaurant was situated in a sizeable garden with lots of tables and a climbing frame for children. The food was delicious... More 

Thank CarolWestSussex
Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here on Saturday to meet a friend for a catch up. The staff member behind the bar was very welcoming and friendly. The waiting staff were very helpful - food was delicious. Will return

Thank mekc115
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regulars for refined food for special family occasions or this time we popped in for a pint and a burger - perfect lovely thick burger. Can't beat it, always a friendly welcome.

Thank MartinHandy
Dormansland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the suns been out, this has been my favourite pub to sit in... the garden is large with lots of seating yet you're not sat on top of those next to you! Loads of space for the kids to play with a ball or use the climbing frame. Staff are friendly and welcoming. I've only had drinks so far... More 

Thank wilmalove
Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place to sit outside and eat. Would be super pretty in the evening with the lights on. Friendly staff and nice food! So full!

Thank MichaJP
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with husband and dogs . Good steak , fab chips and cold beer want more do you need . Service good to . Thanks

Thank J B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely building and grounds. Sensibly priced. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food is superb, and good wine too. Locals are friendly. Wish we lived closer. We now use this whenever travelling via Gatwick - literally 10 minutes to the North terminal door, thats quicker than queueing for and using a bus from the car park. Will always revisit whenever in... More 

Thank HeadAcheOnASunday
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a few drinks after work. The pub looks amazing and also has a massive garden. They sell premium largers for very reasonable prices, cheaper than most places in the area. Unfortunately didn't get to try the food but the menu looks top draw. The general manager and other staff take the time to have a chat and make... More 

Thank Edd C
Swansea, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were flying from Gatwick early in the morning, so we stayed the night nearby. We'd had a fabulous meal here before, so wanted to go back. We arrived early for our prebooked table, the small lounge area was very busy but the friendly bar man quickly served us. Our table was ready, so we went through. It's such a... More 

Thank Carol R
Crawley, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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$ 38
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?