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The Hillside Inn

Balcombe Road, Crawley, RH10 7SX +44 1293976759

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Great food excellent staff and will go again

Brian 25 November 2016
from Merstham

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Dating back roughly 200 years to when it was a charming coaching inn, The Hillside Inn stands as a country pub haven near Crawley, offering well-loved British pub cuisine. Sporting classic features of a Victorian inn, the exterior is eye-catching red brickwork, and the interior has chunky rustic beams and a warming hearth for winter dining. Also featured is a pretty patio with seating for al fresco dining in summer.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Hillside Inn menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Hillside Inn ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Hillside Inn is just 15 minutes’ walk from Three Bridges Train Station, or 7 minutes’ drive from central Crawley.

The Hillside Inn

Balcombe Road, Crawley, RH10 7SX

Contact +44 1293883346
Reservations +44 1293976759

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Customer reviews for The Hillside Inn

4.3 (((() (based on 66 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (48)
  • dinner (46)
  • value (30)
  • child friendly (13)
  • private dining (11)
  • business (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • al fresco (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Rosemary Cordan from Redhill

    Excellent. Good atmosphere and a pleasant and attentive waiter

  • ((((( 25 November 2016 by Brian from Merstham

    Great food excellent staff and will go again

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Jackie Harris from Crawley

    The waiter was really good and very helpful but he had to tell us that one of the main dishes we wanted had run out, he then had to tell us the beer we wanted had run out and finally the rhubarb plum and cherry crumble we wanted was, in fact apple?? Not good really. Having said all that all three courses we had were lovely.

  • (**** 16 November 2016 by Peter Hearn from Turners Hill

    The restaurant was very busy and with one person serving in the area we were sitting in we had to wait over half an hour for our food, Whilst waiting ordered another drink. this didn't arrive so had to remind the waiter!! Roast dinners arrived , the beef was not cooked properly so sent back and ordered chicken instead. There was a delay with the veg being brought out as well.

  • (((** 13 November 2016 by Sarah Webb from Crawley

    The Hillside has a warm and inviting interior. My starter of pecorino croquettes on a salad of broad beans and bacon was very tasty. The second course came too quickly, literally plates cleared and main presented. My main was steak and mushroom pie which was hot and good. They are not very adventurous with vegetables. My partners lamb shank was tasty but small. We shared a pudding of Bakewell tart which could have just come out of the freezer. A bit disappointing.

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by David Mcgill from Sussex

    Was greeted well at the restaurant upon arriving very nice place and great staff
    Service and food excellent

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Amy Lawrence from Sussex

    Myself and partner enjoy going here, so we thought we invite some friends, was a bit worried as one of our friends suffers from gut ake after eating and very fussy, so it was great to know that they enjoyed the meal as much as us, if not more so

  • ((((( 2 November 2016 by Vanessa Aynsley from crawley

    They didn't have any record of my booking !

  • ((((* 30 October 2016 by Salie Roper-hillman from West sussex

    Lovely as always
    Good service

  • ((((* 4 October 2016 by Ralph Pattenden from London

    Nice venue, pleasant staff, good service and good food.

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