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Near Gatwick...

Hi all,

Arriving in Gatwick around 10 am from Jersey, and our departing flight to Greece doesn’t depart till 5 pm...we are a couple with a 10 yr old, so thinking of getting out of the airport for a few hrs a nice pub for lunch and the wife can shop for an hr.....any thoughts....ideally not to far...

Thanks

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1. Re: Near Gatwick...

Brighton. Direct train.

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2. Re: Near Gatwick...

Thanks,

Was thinking of a town close to Gatwick...just a nice place for a pub lunch.....

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3. Re: Near Gatwick...

If shopping, the obvious place is Crawley, a short bus or train ride away from Gatwick. Crawley is a functional work-a-day type town, but the large County Mall has all the usual chain stores if that's what you're looking for. Finding a 'nice' pub around the centre of Crawley might be a challenge tbh. Someone else may be able to advise.

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4. Re: Near Gatwick...

If you're looking for places with a bit more "charm" than Crawley new town, I'd suggest Horsham (4 trains an hour) or Reigate (1 train direct and 2 others with a change at Redhill). Other possibilities might be East Grinstead or Caterham but both are an hour away from Gatwick on bus no.400 which runs once an hour.

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5. Re: Near Gatwick...

It's j just over a half hour on the train to Brighton. It's not the nearest as the crow flies, but in terms of frequency and speed of transport connections, it's hard to better.

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6. Re: Near Gatwick...

I’d go to Horsham too, although Crawley has better shopping. If you go there, try “The George”, the oldest Inn in the High Street.

Mike

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