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The Downsman

€€ - €€€Indian, , Asian
Wakehurst Drive | Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DH, England
+44 1293 526173
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“curry” (31 reviews)
“poppadoms” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Bar, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Wakehurst Drive | Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious curry with a range of beers on tap including Guinness. Sunny enclosed area with family and yiung children enjoying busy weekend custom. Well worth the 1km walk from Tilgate Park for pub lunch.

Thank Alastair S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Crawley with my kids and Mrs, Wanted to go for a bit of quick food.. So google came up with this place close to where we were so let’s go abs off we went.. Tom Tom took as to the pub,the area...More

Thank Harry J
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I’m really surprised by any negative reviews. I find this such a warm, friendly pub. I’ve just had a chicken balti and it was SO full of flavour, couldn’t stop telling my other half how good it was. I really like this pub, and the...More

Thank JoolsLM
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a nice pub with a great selection of different draft lagers. The Indian owners also do really nice food at a reasonable price. I eat here fairly often and have never had a bad experience. Obviously there are delays when they are busy,...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Actually shocked at how bad the service and food was.. no cutlery given until near the end of the meal, I had to eat my meal on a starter plate with a spoon. Two people out of the four were left with no food and...More

Thank louisebrooks677
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Visited a couple of weeks ago in the afternoon and although the bar was busy it didn't take long to be served. Ordered food and drinks and the food was on the table in good time, curries and a compliments were very nice but the...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I came here with my other half who has been here several times and really recommended it. She said however the food was dependent on the chef as the owners rotate them with their other restaurants. It was clear to see the good chef wasn't...More

Thank Kp2000
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Surrounded by groups of loud people, not great for a restaurant-style meal. It’s a sports bar, not a restaurant. The starters took 1 hour to arrive, followed by another hour for the mains. The food was actually quite good and reasonably priced, but it wasn’t...More

Thank Alexandros K
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I went in to the pub for a quick bite to eat before going to the cinema. My boyf said this place did a good curry and I was intrigued at the curry's on the menu that I had never heard of before. I ordered...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Visited this bar on a Saturday night for dinner during Manchester U vs Arsenal game and it was pack. Understandably it was busy and you need to call the attention of the servers to be served. They have good selections of draft beer and other...More

Thank RAUL A
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
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  • Address: Wakehurst Drive | Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 526173
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