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The Old House Inn

Effingham Road, Copthorne, RH10 3JB +44 1342602035

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  •  - Surrey
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  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
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  •  - Surrey
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Main course: £12
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:00. Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:30. Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00.

Pleasant meal and environment - good sized portions

Max Doherty 29 November 2016
from Crawley

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A trusty gastro pub in the heart of the Surrey countryside, The Old House Inn serves seasonal British dishes. This charming, country farmhouse-style setting is filled with cosy nooks and crannies, while the beer garden is a lush suntrap during warmer weather. The Old House Inn is part of The Good Pub Guide's Pub Group of the Year 2016.

Blending nostalgic pub recipes and inventive dishes with a fine dining twist, The Old House Inn menu showcases seasonal produce sourced from local producers. As well as delicious grill cuts, enjoy chargrilled chicken with grilled halloumi, chilli, chorizo & Israeli tomato couscous, or lamb rump with pesto gnocchi, bean medley & mint jus. An ‘Eager Beaver’ kids menu is served for younger diners and a market menu is served for lunch Monday to Friday.

At the oak bar lined with countless cask ale pumps, guests can also choose from the healthy mix of easy-drinking and vintage wine bins. For a taste of indulgence at The Old House in Surrey, sample rum & raisin bread pudding, or dark chocolate fondant with blood orange sorbet.

With offerings spanning from laidback lunches with a cask ale to a 3-course gastronomic feast, The Old House pub in Crawley offers classic pub hospitality. Central Crawley is a 10-minute drive away.

The Old House Inn

Effingham Road, Copthorne, RH10 3JB

Contact +44 1342718529
Reservations +44 1342602035

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Customer reviews for The Old House Inn

4.4 (((() (based on 21 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • al fresco (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • private dining (5)
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  • child friendly (2)
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  • (((** 21 March 2017 by Linda Dawson from Crawley

    The food was great but, although the staff were friendly and helpful when we saw them, the service was very slow due to there being a big party there at the same time. There should have been more staff working. Our lunch took three hours and had we not been with business guests from Taiwan, we would have left. At one point, we had to go and find staff to see if we were going to be offered desserts. We arrived at 12.30 and left at 3.35.
    To be fair, service has been good on all my previous visits.

  • ((((* 26 February 2017 by Sandra Agius from Crawley

    Excellent food., I was a bit cold. I would have liked to be seated before I had to choose my wine, as I didn't know what was available

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Max Doherty from Crawley

    Pleasant meal and environment - good sized portions

  • ((((( 8 October 2016 by Helen Dacey from Sevenoaks

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((* 16 August 2016 by Alison from Ashtead

    Lovely old place with crooked roof, low ceilings, and loads of nooks and crannies and interesting little rooms. Good food, and manageable portion sizes (though I expected them to be larger given the prices). Staff were helpful and really friendly - would absolutely recommend to anyone in the area

  • (((** 5 July 2016 by Debra from Coulsdon

    This is a lovely dining pub. Green surrounds and a big beer garden and tucked off to the side is a climbing frame.
    We sat inside for a Sunday lunch. There were customers but the place was by no means busy.
    We ordered starters of pork/black pudding Scotch Egg and Salt and pepper squid. Both were excellent.
    We all ordered a Roast; Beef, Chicken and Pork. All were good with nice gravy and enormous Yorkshire pudfings.
    Desserts were; Pannacotta with strawberry sorbet. Sticky toffee pudding, chocolate fondant with chocolate orange icecream and strawberry icecream cone, again all excellent and plates were clean.
    The service is what let our experience down. Everything seemed to take so long. The bar was near to us but drinks took ages to arrive. The time between ordering and the first course getting to table was long (we thought about getting crisps from the bar!). It was all just so slow. The staff were nice and served to table well but something somewhere was going awry. Surely Sunday lunch is made ahead of time and is not cooked from scratch?
    We had planned a leisurely meal but this really did stretch it.
    I'd recommend the premises, the garden, the food and the pleasant staff but make a plea for a bit of bustle from the bar and kitchen.
    Normally if there is a staff shortage you feel it and see the stress. We didn't get the impression there was not enough people.

  • ((((( 15 June 2016 by Anastasia Saunders from Tenerife

    The expirence was great,we have had very nice dinner.

  • ((((( 4 June 2016 by Lorraine Colegate from Felbridge

    I can't believe we live so close and yet have never been before!
    Lovely garden at the rear with children's play area, much larger than I was expecting. We booked for 7.30 Thursday evening. 4 people in our group. We received a warm welcome and had a drink at the bar on arrival. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Every course was 10/10 and we all ordered different meals. Very impressed and cannot wait to go back. 1 person in our group ordered seabass as a main which was a little on the small side if you are just having a main but we had 3 courses.
    I would definitely recommend to friends, top chef and staff. Good decor and a warm ambience.

  • ((((( 30 May 2016 by Thomas Coombes from Crawley

    Lovely old fashioned and quirky pub with a great beer garden and nice staff. The food was amazing

  • ((((* 24 May 2016 by Trevor Heathcote from Ascot

    Very good and also good value for money worth the journey

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