Old House Inn

Effingham Road, Copthorne, Crawley, RH10 3JB

Hidden away within a beautiful country setting and with quick access to Gatwick, our renovated 16th century inn is one of the best kept secrets in West Sussex.

The black latticed windows, wonky ceilings and oak-beams give away the age of this converted farm worker’s cottage, but inside it’s been lovingly transformed into a true country dining pub with rooms — step inside and it feels like you’re in a remote rural area, not minutes from one of the world’s busiest airports.

Working with the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible, we have made a name for ourselves as a true foodie destination where imaginative modern British cuisine and classic pub dishes sit side by side on the menu. Our food is perfectly complimented by the welcoming bar that serves a great selection of real ales as well as an excellent wine list. Our six elegant bedrooms overlook the large mature garden for you to enjoy a night or two in the countryside before you fly or if you’re passing through.

We are well placed to explore some of the best countryside England has to offer, including the spectacular South Downs, perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. And there are numerous cultural and heritage sites, such as the world renowned Wakehurst Place, nearby, or head to Royal Tunbridge Wells for a wander around this historic spa town followed by afternoon tea.