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The Hillside Inn

Balcombe Road, Crawley, RH10 7SX

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  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
  •  - West Sussex
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Really great greeting,making a good start to a very enjoyable dining experience.
Food was well priced and served hot and prompt.

Jim 19 March 2019
from Crawley

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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

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Customer reviews for The Hillside Inn

4.1 ((((* (based on 108 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (77)
  • lunch (71)
  • value (52)
  • private dining (20)
  • business (17)
  • child friendly (17)
  • romantic (16)
  • large parties (14)
  • al fresco (13)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • luxury (6)
  • trendy (4)
  • views (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (**** 17 October 2019 by William from Kent

    Food was served lukewarm and cold
    Plates were cold side dishes were not hot
    Extra gravy was warm change our food but run out of vegetables.we got apology
    And they took the cost of the side dish off the bill.
    Very generous for ruining our Sunday lunch will not be back

  • (((** 17 May 2019 by John from Crawley

    Food was good but the taking of our orders was decidedly slow, especially as The Hillside was not busy.

  • ((((* 7 May 2019 by Barbara from Coulsdon

    Excellent food as usual, friendly attentive staff. Roasts and fish dishes always enjoyable.

  • (**** 29 March 2019 by ANITA from CRAWLEY

    Not much on offer! No calamari, fish & chips, lemon meringue or to my surprise even cheese & biscuits! Visiting The Hillside was like visiting Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard! My friend had the steak & found it rather chewy.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Jim from Crawley

    Really great greeting,making a good start to a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Food was well priced and served hot and prompt.

  • ((((* 10 February 2019 by Kate from Crawley

    Attentive waiter to hear each other speak!
    Pleasant surroundings
    Good food reasonably priced

  • (((** 4 January 2019 by Leonard from Crawley

    Although we had a very good evening staff and intertainment were very good. How ever the food was served cold and tasteless warmed up I think. Paying £45 a head was a bit much for poor pub grub. We went New Year’s Eve last year the food was excellent it was £10 cheaper. Making money seams to be more important ,than Turing a good evening into an excellent one. Regards L.J.Heavens

  • ((((( 17 December 2018 by Linda from Crawley

    Four old school friends had a lovely evening. The food was delicious even though one dish wasn’t available, the alternative was very good. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the whole evening was made special by the appearance of choir of carol singers. Beatiful

  • (((** 27 March 2018 by Terry from Crawley

    The Hillside is always very good, food service and chef skills are very consistent. Tonite we had a couple of issues, bit short on staff with an unexpected footfall and a rather poorbit of steak. True to professional form it was all addressed with apologies and a little agreement and not a hint of fuss. Totally recomend the Hillside of course

  • ((((* 31 December 2017 by Jackie from Horsham

    Fabulous, food very good, staff were great

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