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The Downsman

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££ - £££Indian, Asian,
Wakehurst Drive | Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DH, England
+44 1293 526173
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (30 reviews)
“naan bread” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Wakehurst Drive | Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DH, England
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had a takeaway on Saturday night for delivery to an address half a mile down the road. I ordered chicken tikka and egg fried rice . The chicken (5 small pieces) were totally tasteless and the rice looked and tasted like boiled rice with a...More

Thank micksussexuk
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening for a social evening with friends. Service at the bar was slow, although prices were quite reasonable. The restaurant element came highly recommended but again, service was poor, unfriendly and dishes came out at random. The food was supermarket quality,...More

Thank inspec71
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Very good Indian menu and for a pub setting, cooked very well. Good prices and nice selection. Staff very helpful and went out of the way to make sure the kids had everything they wanted also, much appreciated.

Thank DVOpommy
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We ordered food via just eat, It arrived 20 minutes late. We ordered butter chicken which was full of spice, pehwari nann was stodgy, chicken Bhuna was bland, tandoori chicken was horrible no flavour at all. We called the downsman to complain and was told...More

Thank DanWeller
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Came in the other night for a curry with friends, (the pub was not busy) waited 50 minutes for any food to arrive, the junglie (sorry for spelling) was under cooked, the chicken shashnic (again sorry for spelling) was so spicy hot that I could...More

Thank tim m
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. The ambiance is typical pub-with-sports-screens. We have had food here when key football matches have been on and it is packed and full of life. Quiet? Nope. Energetic? Yep. We have had many take-aways and have also eaten...More

Thank luke w
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A group of 6 visited on a Sunday evening,a table next to us with 7/8 people on it were singing and being very loud,we as a group could not have a conversation because of the noise coming from them,the staff walked passed the table many...More

Thank lizgord
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Good choice of curry here and nice food. The pub is a bit old fashioned and you have to order at the bar for food but good food makes up for it

Thank UnitedKingdomWendy
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Best Indian in Crawley. Hands Down. Great pub with great staff and the food is incredible to boot. I've had the opportunity to try many of their curry dishes now and each of them tastes unique. Very authentic. Cheap drinks is always a plus as...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

As unlikely as it seems, this fairly average looking pub in Southgate does a great curry. It's quite a nice pub, nothing extraordinary, but well worth a trip for the food.

Thank alison c
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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