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Goffs Manor, Southgate, Crawley

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Old Horsham Road
Crawley
RH11 8PE
Phone: 01293540982
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Roger Button left this review about Goffs Manor

Goffs Manor is a charmingly picturesque 16th Century country house but has only been a pub for about ten years. Before then it was the home of actor Peter Vaughan, best known as Harry Grout in Porridge.

The main entrance leads to a Public Bar on the left and a series of four interconnecting rooms to the right that include both formal and informal dining areas. The main bar is quite small and snug with a wonderful open fireplace in front of which you will inevitably find a slumbering dog. The last two sections appear to be later addidtions to the building with a glazed part of the roof revealing the extent of the original exterior wall although there are several beams, pillars and fireplaces that compliment the building’s style. Some of the old pictures include the pub in its days as a private house. The Public bar was closed for a private function on my visit but a peek through the window revealed that this too was in keeping with the building’s character. The attractive floodlit gardens contain several benches and are a big bonus feature when the weather allows. There is also a good sized car park (the pub is also used by coach parties).

Being part of the Hall & Woodhouse group, the beers were all tied with King & Barnes Sussex Best, Tanglefioot, Badger Best and Pickled Partridge being the options on my visit. Prices were realistic enough given the surroundings with my Pickled Partridge clocking up at £3.35. The meals were also pretty reasonable with several main courses available between £7-10 and limited lunch specials for £5.99, £7.99 or £9.99 for 1, 2 or 3 courses respectively.

Whilst it is clearly centred on dining, the drinkers do fare quite well and given the generally convivial and pleasant atmosphere, I would certainly seek the place out again even though it is a bit off the beaten track.

On 25th February 2011 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Goffs Manor

A very nice old timber framed building several hundred years old, the interior is laid out as a series of interconnected rooms or spaces with the bar continuing through most. Now rather incongruously set in the midst of Crawley's New Town sprawl, this could have the feel of an old country inn, but for me it fails. Uniformed staff, chalk boards everywhere advertising this and that, and the emphasis on food detract from that old homely feel, and instead give the appearance of Ye Olde Worlde kitsch.
Apparently the actor who played genial Harry Grout in Porridge used to live here.
Hall & Woodhouse beers, Sussex, Badger Best and Fursty Ferret on yesterday.
There is an extensive outdoor area which I guess may be pleasant in summer.

On 14th February 2010 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Crawley, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Ifield, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Three Bridges, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Goffs Manor, Crawley
13th Apr 2011, 23:56
Request to add pub to area Southgate by paulof horsham approved
 
13th Apr 2011, 22:38
Request to add pub to area Southgate by paulof horsham

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 February 2011 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 February 2010 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday10am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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