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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 27 March 2024 via mobile

Visited with a few friends and had a fantastic time! Variety of ciders which the other half was pleased about and some fantastic cocktails… The food was lovely and they were able to accommodate our requests. Great customer service!! Defo recommend a visit if you’re...in the area you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

Been a few times to the Brewery Shades, lovely old pub with knowledgeable and helpful staff. A great range of ciders for my husband are always available and a better range of cocktails for me. Food has always came up exactly as I have asked...for it (one very picky eater), and has been delicious and extremely filling with generous portion sizes.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

In 2022 we went during our two trips to Crawley many times to the pub since we loved the drinks, the food and the atmosphere in there. Now little more than a year later, we felt there was new management as everything was different there....The service was weird as the employees were more into grinning and trying to be cheerful instead of being of service. They advertise a Sunday roast but on the Sunday we went there, there was no roast to be sold as there were some problems in the kitchen. During our previous many visits there was a very nice man working there and was very much into service and we felt like he was the owner. This has most likely and very sadly changed. What a shame.........More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

IMO, the best pub in Crawley town centre! They have a great selection of beers, ciders & porters throughout the year. They also serve decent pub grub with some of the best chunky chips I’ve tasted. There are two disappointments: the ladies loo is upstairs...with tiny cubicles (my wife tells me) & have been closed several Monday lunchtimes.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

This pub looked inviting from the outside and didn't disspoint once inside. A good range of beers with a friendly host helping us choose. A good choice of food too. Great pub and near the bus stop to get to the airport!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Absolutely delightful, always feel welcome, and always incredible service, highly recommend for a lovely Sunday roast with the warmest atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Pleasant staff and great selection of food and drink. Swatting available outside when weather if good and has entertainment.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

Ordered the roast pork and apple sauce sandwich with roast pot and gravy on side,potatoes were OK, frozen and fried but ok, the sandwich was dripping with gravy, I did raise with server and said I didn't realise sandwich had gravy on , I said...I thought came with apple sauce,she said she will go and speak to kitchen, when she came back no mention of the gravy which was my issue she just said that they had put apple sauce on the sandwich,and she gave me a small jar of apple puree, I ate as much as I could after scraping gravy from bread but I did not enjoy as bread very soggy, pork not good, was like the boiled in bag ,gravy you can buy,pity as of server had just went and got me fresh sandwich minus gravy , I would of eaten though, setting was nice and comfortable.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

From entering we were greeted by friendly staff. Our orders were taken and we were served very quickly. The food was very good. I'm vegetarian and there was a good range of vegetarian and vegan food available. My partner eats meat and reported that the...roast meats were good. It's been over a year since our last visit and the standards are just as good, possibly better.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022

We were greeted with friendly staff who were helpful and asked how our day was. Relaxed with a delicious real ale. Top ratings

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

The best place in Crawley to sit down for a beer, a cocktail or a glass of white or red wine. A great place to sit down inside or outside. You can also order some good food there at a very reasonable price This is...a CAMRA award winning bar stocked with 10 real ales, 8 traditional ciders and over 35 varieties of gin. The Mule was outstanding cocktail in the blazing sun with some finger food to enjoy with it. You better visit this bar and pub when you are in Crawley!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

came to this lovely little pub with my wife and son and food was excellent the staff were friendly and hospitable the service was first class i will certainly be back

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 February 2022

We love the Shades, good food, great music and reasonable priced drinks. The only issue was not being able to book a table in advance

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

5 of us from work wanted to find somewhere that we could walk in to for a couple of drinks and have a good load of food to share and Brewery Shades did not disappoint! We ordered nearly everything from the starter menu and it...all arrived quickly, was really tasty, great portion sizes and the service was just really lovely! Love that it’s an old pub and it felt very cosy. Thanks for a great evening. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021

6 of us visited after work today for a meal. The food was great and substantial. The staff looked after us brilliantly.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Hi, there are parking spaces on the high street or a car park about 5 minute walk away
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unfortunately they don't have an online menu, but it really is one of the best places to eat in Crawley. the staff alone make it worth a visit. I couldn't recommend this place high enough. great food and service to... More
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Brewery Shades is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5