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Dukes Head - Crawley

The Dukes Head Church Walk, Crawley Down, RH10 4HH +44 1342602939

((((* British
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

VERY GOOD AMBIENCE, GOOD CHOICE OF MEALS. EASY ONLINE BOOKING.

Ian Smith 08 March 2017
from Crawley

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A refurbished country-style pub, The Dukes Head serves a menu of modern British and Mediterranean food. Inside, roaring log fires, cowhide rugs and distressed-wood panels on the walls make it a warm, cosy retreat in the small village of Crawley Down.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Dukes Head menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest available ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Dukes Head bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

Close to East Grinstead, The Dukes Head in West Sussex is an 8-minute drive from Gatwick Airport & a 10-minute drive from Three Bridges Rail Station.

Dukes Head - Crawley

The Dukes Head Church Walk, Crawley Down, RH10 4HH

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4.1 ((((* (based on 47 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • (**** 18 April 2017 by Robert Wheel from Lingfield

    Thought it would be a nice family meal ,!!! Presented with a sheet of paper to be told most foods not available as all sold out !!! 1 vegi option .... which was awful a Pie full off mosh with a vile sauce on top , waited ages for drinks and for someone to take order only to be greeted by a miserable waiter when asked if any other vegi options we were offered fish !!! Vegetarian is no meat or fish !!

  • (**** 13 April 2017 by Mary Rutter from Copthorne

    Terrible service. Pre ordered the food at 3 p.m. in the afternoon to make it easier for them as we were a large party of 13. Sat down at 7.10 p.m. starters served at 8.30. Mains at 9.00. Taxi was arranged for pick up at 9.15 so had to miss dessert. Even the drinks took ages. Food was poor and either overcooked or undercooked. I have been going to the Dukes Head for probably 40 odd years as I live locally so took my colleagues including overseas visitors from Taiwan. Terribly disappointed. I will not be going back you have lost a long term customer.

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Ian Smith from Crawley

    VERY GOOD AMBIENCE, GOOD CHOICE OF MEALS. EASY ONLINE BOOKING.

  • (((** 30 January 2017 by Olga Evans from Heathfield

    We have eaten at this restaurant before but it's the first time we have had Sunday lunch. We were rather disappointed with the standard of the roast dinners and I wished that I had opted for one of the regular main courses . Service was very slow but very friendly.

  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Graham from Croydon

    Very re freshing and good food so much so booked another table for 3 weeks time,

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Claire Hunter from East Grinstead

    Friendly staff that couldn't do enough for you

  • (((** 11 December 2016 by John Carey from East Grinstead

    Overall the experience was mixed.
    The starters were really good
    On the main courses it was a bit different:

    The steak was cooked properly, but the fish main was over cooked and a little dry. It was partially becasue it may have been waiting under a hot lamp for a few minutes.
    The cheese board was pleanty with with only a few choices of Cheddar, or other UK comon cheeses

    The staff were frendly and responsive, and the evening was a busy one.

    These issues may not be present on a less busy evening.



  • (((** 16 November 2016 by Shahla Dowley from Crawley

    I usually love this place, however upon arrival the staff were gathered around the bar having a meeting and no one greater us, it was only when a bar staff memeber came out of a door and saw us that anyone took any notice of us. shared started was great but the roast we had were really not great, beef was completely over cooked so dry and chewing and the lamb was the same, I would understand more if it was later in the day and the meet had been sat "resting" all day but this was at 12pm so would expect the meet to be pink and juicy. Disappointing as previous experiences have been great.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Iain Combe from Falmouth

    Excellent meal everyone satisfied with service as well.
    As with many popular restaurants the only downside is the general noise from all the dinners. making conversation a little trying.
    Still a good evening.

  • ((((( 3 October 2016 by Chris Seager from Copthorne, United Kingdom

    Excellent food and service. Starter drinks arrived quickly. Menu has a sensible number of dishes (both starter and mains). Food cooked well and tasted great. The restaurant was fully booked, hence reserving a table is essential. Quite noisy but that is obviously due to being very busy. Cost was medium high (starter drink+starter+main+wine) around £42 per head.

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