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The Hillside Inn, Crawley
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The Hillside Inn

Balcombe Road, RH10 7SX Crawley
Average price £27


The Hillside Inn

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Last update: November 2023
Duck & orange parfait
Smooth pâté in an orange glaze, with toasted artisan bloomer and red onion chutney
Garlic king prawns & chorizo
with artisan bloomer bread
Creamy garlic oven-baked mushrooms
In a cheesy cheddar sauce, with toasted artisan bloomer


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Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Alan J.1 review

    December 3, 2023


    My wife and I were due to meet up with friends for lunch several miles away from home but they had to cancel. We had not dined at The Hillside for some considerable time but were able to get a lunchtime booking. We had dined here on many occasions in the past but had forgotten how much we had enjoyed it before. We were fortunate that we chose a time when it was quite quiet so the ambience was good and we were well looked after. The food was good too so we left well satisfied and will not leave it for so long to return.

  • Wendy B.1 review

    October 25, 2023


    The food was very tasty , nicely presented and hot. The service was good , we did nt wait long between courses.Overall a good experience.

  • Michael W.1 review

    October 19, 2023


    The lilited staff did the best that they could but everything from reception to the delivery of the food took far too long

  • Valerie M.1 review

    August 26, 2023


    Went there for a family birthday, we had a really good table and enjoyed the evening very much. Service was a little slow but it was busy so we weren’t too worried and the server was very pleasant and helpful. The food was excellent, I had the pork belly which was delicious and everyone said they enjoyed theirs too. Well done for making it a memorable experience!

  • Rowena P.1 review

    April 26, 2023


    The food was excellent and very well presented. Our waitress Victoria was outstanding. Very helpful. Loved the atmosphere, especially the real fire.

  • Vincent L.1 review

    December 9, 2022


    The menu choices and food have improved a great deal from that of 3 or 4 years ago. Staff are good but not enough of them. The Hillside was full. Long wait for bar service.

  • Glenn E.1 review

    September 11, 2022


    Lovely food and live music great night for my birthday . Great building with a really lovely feeling and great staff

  • Duncan G.1 review

    August 16, 2022


    We enjoyed a really nice evening at Hillside. We were served by Sue was was amazing, so attentive to our needs and requests. Camembert sharer for starter, as always we were getting short on bread to dip but managed to eek it out. Gorgeous Apricot & Ginger chutney served with it. I had the Fish & Chips which was very good, my wife had the Chicken & Pancetta Pie which again was a good size portion. We have been here before and we will return in the future.

  • William W.1 review

    July 3, 2022


    What can I say about Hillside Inn. When I say we have made our 3rd visit since Christmas 2021, I think it speaks for itself.

  • Susan M.1 review

    June 12, 2022


    Nice Sunday roast.

  • Rebecca A.1 review

    April 9, 2022


    Been here a few times now. Service was good, food fab and we were able to chat for a while after we’d paid. …….

  • Paul S.9 reviews

    December 3, 2021


    Excellent and very tasty. Great value and great service.

  • Clare P.2 reviews

    November 29, 2021


    The restaurant was under staffed when we visited. One of our meals was very cold with the rest being only luke warm. The food tasted good and the staff were apologetic for the cold dinner and brought out some hot gravy to try and warm it up. One dinner was inedible as it contained very fatty beef, but again the staff were apologetic and refunded the meal. The restaurant itself was very cold with many diners sitting in their coats. The staff did their best to warm it up by relighting the fire when asked. Sadly the service was very slow, due to their only being two people running the whole bar/restaurant. Shame

  • Jane R.1 review

    August 15, 2021


    From entering to leaving the staff were pleasant and efficient, the food arrived in a timely manner and was hot and on a hot plate ( roast potatoes were proper roasties not frozen and deep fried .... excellent) . The area we were seated in was clean and welcoming . Prices are comparable to other and it was good value for what we were served, We will be returning very soon

  • Valerie S.2 reviews

    July 22, 2021


    It not a good start when the waitress can't guarantee that the vegan option has not got milk in it and needs to check with thr chef. Staff need more training.

  • Tony L.2 reviews

    June 24, 2021


    Very disappointed when arriving as our table had been given to someone else despite our having a reservation then next let down was that there was only a very small menu selection available as their delivery lorry was late so at least half of usual items unavailable. Very nice chef managed to find a couple of steaks for two of our party other chose from reduced menu. Felt sorry for the staff as they were so apologetic but this not our first visit so this was a real let down this time.

  • Val H.2 reviews

    May 19, 2021


    A perfect place to have a long overdue catch up. Such convenient location for our group to meet up. Great car parking and pushchair ramps. Amazing comfortable seating and pretty views. Excellent waiter service who was very attentive - plenty of great food choices at affordable prices. Beautiful real fires giving it a country ambiance. I will be highly recommending this venue to my friends and family.

  • Ian b.2 reviews

    May 17, 2021


    Great food and service . Waitress great, friendly and prompt . All covid safe and well managed. Great to be out(well inside) again Good value for money

  • - -1 review

    November 1, 2019


    Lovely food well priced

  • William W.1 review

    October 12, 2019


    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

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12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Balcombe Road, RH10 7SX, Crawley, United Kingdom

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