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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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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spectacular Sunday lunch with family and friends last week. Ordered the family sharing platter which was out of this world...the beef in particular was amazing. Wine choice is broad but discerning and includes something for everyone. Service is friendly and discrete. Will definitely be going back!

1 Thank Darren B
Copthorne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sunday 27th November had the most fantastic Sunday roast sharing plater (min 6 people, pre book only). The meats tender and succulent, vegetables fresh and perfectly cooked, roast potatoes crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle and the Yorkshire puddings enormous and delicious finished with a fabulous gravy. Selection of mini puddings to finish all of which... More 

1 Thank Moorlands1010
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice country pub, with a warm friendly atmosphere. Our waitress Lauren was lovely, nothing was to much trouble, she went above & beyond to make sure we had a great night. Food & service excellent. Highly recommend this pub/ restaurant.

1 Thank DQBY
Horley, Surrey
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for Sunday Lunch with family. The roast beef was cooked medium and was delicious. However the roast potatoes were overcooked and hard. Yorkshire Pudding was very large. Great starters would recommend the cheese souffle. Staff very attentive and friendly

1 Thank GeorgieHorley
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, it's called 'The Old House' and you should expect a degree of 'character' in its period construction. The ceiling in some parts of the building is so low that even the shortest adults could reasonably expect to need to take evasive action! That said, the food and service was really good. The Scotch Egg starter was delicious - loads... More 

1 Thank Titus_Aduxas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here recently with 10 of us. As there were so many we pre-ordered which was great as there were young children and their food came out quickly. Food was good but the portions could do with being a bit bigger and maybe a bit more veg! All in all a good gastro pub that caters well for families.

Thank Jimmyjazz
Crawley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to frequent the old house in Copthorne quite regularly, unfortunately the restaurant now has new owners and they have decided that they wish to take the restaurant into appealing to a different type Setting the new restaurant is cheaper than the old one was as this was a special occasion or money was not the primary reason for... More 

Thank _whyley2
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Nice and close to Gatwick and a lovely place. Was quiet on a Monday night but service was efficient and food was very tasty. Quite pricey but you could tell it was all homemade and the menu was interesting. I had the beetroot gnocchi which was really nice. Light, tender gnocchi and a tasty cream sauce. Could have done with... More 

Thank SCP1981
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to stay here instead of the bland hotels at the airport and because it was so close to CopHall Farm Parking, less than 100 metres. It provides a different experience with unusual rooms and excellent food. The staff were efficient and friendly. The bed was very comfortable. We would highly recommend this hotel. Although if you like a... More 

Thank Jack G
Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We came back to the old house on Tuesday for a bite to eat.. for lunch. How the place has changed, rude staff,casually dressed in coats.. ( think they wanted to leave before us. ) food bland and uninviting, casually thrown on the plate. The restaurant/bar untidy. Napkins piled up on a table waiting to be folded, which the girl... More 

1 Thank marley1020

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?