The High Street in Crawley is one of the older roads in the town with a number of medieval buildings. The centre of the High Street is dominated by the Jubilee Oak Tree. It was planted in 1887 by Lord de Blaquiere of Springfield House to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and is a magnificent specimen.
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The George is a very old building which was originally probably a mansion type house with stables in...more
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Fleming Way, Business Quarter, Crawley, RH10 9DF, United Kingdom
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London Gatwick Airport South Terminal, Arrivals Concourse, Crawley, RH6 0NP, United Kingdom
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Crawley Avenue, Gossops Green, Crawley, RH10 8BA, United Kingdom
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Directly opposite the Jubilee Oak is a pub of the same name. It is part of the Wetherspoon chain of pubs and has the usual type of good value food served in these establishments. We both had grilled meals and they were quickly served and were filling.
This charming old building has a 400 year history as a brewery/pub. When I first saw it I assumed that the upper walls were wooden shingles, but it turns out they are hanging clay tiles which is evidently a feature of Sussex architecture. The sign outside indicates that at one time it was a jail (gaol) which housed prisoners who would then be tried at the George and hanged in the town square. Gory but picturesque history.
Favorite Dish: The pub has a much more extensive and better menu than many pubs as well as local cask ales. I had a nice dark one, Dark Star, along with pub cooked and hand sliced ham and eggs which were delicious. My wife had a glass of the house red wine with a vegetable cheese bake on a bap and both had salad and chips and mine had peas. We both enjoyed them very much and then shared a dessert which we had never had and that everyone titters about, spotted dick. It is simply a nice sponge cake with currants (hence the spots) served in a sweet cream sauce. Delicious.
The whole meal was about 26 GBP for both of us.
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This is my favourite pub in Crawley. A bit more noisy and not too nice. Who likes 'nice' on a saturday night anyway?
The easiest way I found to get to Crawley is Southern Rail from Victoria. They have very frequent trains, about every half hour during peak periods and the journey takes about 45-50 minutes. Standard class tickets are 13.50 GBP. To get to our hotel was a short taxi ride and the next morning we caught a taxi to Gatwick. This trip was about 15 minutes and cost less than 10 GBP.
If your a fan of The Cure like me you will know that their first ever gig was in a pub called The Railway Tavern in Crawley. I took a photo of it whilst whizzing by on the train but I was still thrilled to have seen it!
This is the school I worked at for 7 months in 1998. It's such a beautiful building, the lane leading up to it from the village of Pease Pottage is completely covered in rhododendhron bushes. So wonderful in spring!
All around the school are rolling hills, small lakes and a golf course.