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Old Punch Bowl, Crawley Central, Crawley

101 High Street
Crawley
RH10 1DD
Phone: 01293529085
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Greene King

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Roger Button left this review about The Old Punch Bowl

This early 15th Century timber framed farmhouse now stands on the egde of the concrete jungle that much of Crawley Town Centre has become. In the past it has served as a tearoom and a Bank but was converted to a pub in 1994. Although it shows much old world charm from the outside, much of the extended interior is modern aside from the 2 smaller rooms either side of the main entrance which still retain a few old beams, pillars, open fires and a fair degree of rustic charm, even if they have been sofa’d up a bit to meet the demands of modern comfort.

The main bar is in the extended rear which is essentially a modern conservatory, quite open and spacious but quite at odds with original section. A large built in curved leather seat in front of the bar is the centre of attention but the amount of open floor space suggests that they cater for some hefty crowds at peak hours although it was fairly quietb during my Saturday lunchtime visit.

As a Greene King pub you can’t expect any great surprises on the ale front with Abbot and IPA available and a Speckled Hen clip reversed for my visit. £3 for the Abbot seemed reasonably priced and the quality was fine (they have Cask Marquee accreditation for what it is worth in some pubs). Food was good value with several courses priced between £4.50 to £8 and although I didn’t eat, there were a few takers around the pub so I’ll assume it is a decent place fior a spot of lunch.

There is a large patio outside with plenty of cover when the weather allows.

It’s not the best place in town but it does come over as better than several of the other options and for that alone is worth popping in for a pint or 2 when it’s not busy but on the whole, not really a place I would choose for an extended period.

On 22nd February 2011 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Crawley, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Ifield, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
London Waterloo East, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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7th Jul 2019, 11:24
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7th Jul 2019, 11:22
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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