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Hillside Inn

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Balcombe Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7SX, England
01293 880911
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place. :)

Ive been here round 4 times. Ive only experienced one bad one. My partner had ordered abit of lamb but most of it was fat. They did apologise an d gave us a free dessert for it. My other expiriences have been great otherwise. Foods good, the staff are nice. And i really like the interior.. its so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Natasha H
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ive been here round 4 times. Ive only experienced one bad one. My partner had ordered abit of lamb but most of it was fat. They did apologise an d gave us a free dessert for it. My other expiriences have been great otherwise. Foods good, the staff are nice. And i really like the interior.. its so cozy. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went for Sunday lunch, I had the roast shoulder of lamb of the special board with a side portion of cawliflower cheese the only disappointing thing was it didn't come with roast potatoes. The food was delicious so much so after a small rest I had room for pudding which was sticky toffee apple pudding with custard. The service... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A really nice olde style pub that does fantastic food and has a real fire. Friendly atmosphere. Very pleasant staff

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Part of the Vintage Inn chain which we use fairly frequently. Again we were not disappointed. Another lovely old pub which has been allowed to shine under the VI banner. Interesting local ales were available together with a good wine list. Food as always was excellent with interesting specials. The staff were friendly and efficient and nothing was too much... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have visited on a few accasions, one meal was good but two were very poor, a lot of the big pub chaines do it better.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I often go with a large group of friends for lunch at the Hillside. They are very friendly and accommodating and there is usually a good, varied menu. I would recommend it as a reasonably priced, decent meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Used to visit very regularly. Found the menu choice to have changed over the last 12 months not for the better unfortunately. Portions appears to have become smaller. Less staff running around, and have found service to the a little slow. Wednesday "Pie Night" not to be missed. Very sad that this lovely place has somewhat gone downhill on its... More 

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have had several good meals here especially last Christmas where the food was exceptional and the ambiance was just as good. The staff are always helpful and not over attentive. The mid-week menues are very satisfying and Wednesdays are pie days where specialist pies are available (all very delicious). I would recommend anyperson to visit this restaurant/pub.

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Cheshire, GB
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate here as an alternative to the hotel we were staying at; good decision. You can eat more formerly restaurant style or take a table in the (large) bar area which we did. Good choice of food on the menu and nicely cooked and served when it came. They are part of the Vintage Inns group and we have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Where do I start. Unhelpful staff, nothing left on the menu as advertised, food cold, food not cooked as asked, glasses dirty, service poor, food took over an hour to arrive. Everything about it was shoddy. Even our bill was wrong with us being.over charged for a meal...they didn't even have in stock! Would NOT recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balcombe Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: 01293 880911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?