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The Downsman


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner


Indian, Bar, Asian, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout

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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Crap 40mins late Food cold After ringing 3 times eventually answered to say it was on its way but clearly wasn’t

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kellymN6270OF
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The food is very nice and a good variety too, usually has come out on the little spicier side. service is average not too fast or too slow. the staff are friendly and the bar prices are pretty high for a local pub.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank prpr1994
Reviewed 20 July 2018

this place serves awesome currys I love this place I have visited on several occasions and never been disappointed

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rachid E
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It is a pub but pub that serves only Indian food. And a good one :) Lovely atmosphere inside and outside colourful and interesting crowd. Great many not expensive at all and super good taste. Loved it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fabioinmontreal
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

A once thriving establishment now looks tired table and chairs worn abd looks like an explosion from the 2nd world war. the food was disappointingly tasteless with the hot chilli sauce made of tomato puree. Its ashamed because i once spoke highly of this place...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sixorsticks S
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Came to the place expecting high quality service, first pint served no issues then ignored by several bar stuff involved with changing channels on sky! Finally after 20 minutes got attention, placed my order of food, asked for extras in my dish and charged me...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank amratbhamra1
Reviewed 15 April 2018 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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Alastair S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 943harryj
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 442garyb
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