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Near Gatwick...

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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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London
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1. Re: Near Gatwick...

Brighton. Direct train.

jersey channel...
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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.....

Dresden, Germany
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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.

Surrey UK
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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.

Winchelsea, United...
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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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