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The Old House Inn

Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3JB, England
+44 1342 718529
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (7 reviews)
“roast beef” (11 reviews)
“scotch egg” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3JB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Years Eve dinners can often be disappointing. This one at The Old House was not - service friendly throughout, food good despite the numbers and there was a buzz to well after midnight. Staff worked hard

1  Thank peterpaddockhurst
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Went for a meal with my wife to be (proposed that night) on Tuesday 12/12/17. Before I booked I went in and asked if they had any vacancy and told the girl who served me what I was going to do. She was amazing and...More

Thank stephengarrod
Stevesave, Manager at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thankyou for your kind words Stephen! It is our pleasure and it was a very special moment so thankyou for letting us be a part of it ! We are very glad you enjoyed your evening! We hope you enjoy your first Christmas as future...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Tried here based on these reviews & wasn’t disappointed. Food was excellent staff were very friendly no complaints at all

Thank Keiron L
Reviewed 8 December 2017

whether it was because we were a little late in getting there (around 4pm on Sunday) but the roast dinner I had felt as though it had been sitting around for a while and was mostly luke warm. This was the start of our special...More

Thank 1JaneE
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The ambient is really romantic in this old traditional house. Service and food was excellent. When it's warm enough can also sit outside.

Thank DonMarioVienna
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Loverly combination of eating rooms of which some are clearly very old with low doors etc while the far brown ceiling dining room is a modern sympathetic extension. The food was good - we thought the starters menu was broader and more interesting than the...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Decided to try their roast dinner last night, we were NOT disappointed! Both of us had roast beef, it totally melted in your mouth. Best roast dinner we’ve had in a long time!, Thoroughly recommend the food, ambiance and staff were brilliant.

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went for Sunday lunch with my son. The sharing breads, with homemade tortilla chips platter was fantastic, we couldn't finish it between us. The roast beef was to die for. I didn't need my knife to cut it, it was so tender. I hate to...More

1  Thank Peachescariad
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to have dinner. We were staying at Gatwick and had an early flight and rather than eat at the airport hotel we took a cab here. About 15 mins away and so glad we did. Lovely people. Food was delicious including the black...More

Thank Gahayes1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Pub itself is very homely. Low beams, nooks and crannies. Dinner was very nice. Breakfast is usually served from 730 which for me on the day I was checking out was too late. However they will always put cereal etc to one side for early...More

Thank Malcolm Z
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Katie A
27 July 2016|
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Response from MJGT | Reviewed this property |
So sorry-just seen this question. I'm afraid that I have only written a review of this pub, not work there. It was very sweet though. Good luck with your wedding plans. Melanie.
sally 21
24 November 2015|
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Response from 123AlexBee | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is only a guide as it changes daily. The only way to find out for that day is to telephone them 01342 718529.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$76
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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