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Brewery Shades, Crawley Central, Crawley

Pub added by paulof horsham
85 High Street
Crawley
RH10 1BA
Phone: 01293514105
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Brewery Shades

Flagged bar area, resaurant and lounge, ok layout, seating area outside in square. Nice enough

On 27th May 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1276 recommendations about 1253 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Brewery Shades

One of several decent pubs on the historic High Street, just a short walk from the ugly modern shopping centre. This one is a Greene King pub, but if you didn't note the colour of the exterior signage then you might not realise this since the only hints from the ten handpumps were Old Speckled Hen and Rocking Rudolph. The seven other real ales I found were the 'house' Bitter (£3.30), Landlord, the Chocolate & Vanilla Stout and Plum Porter Reserve from Titanic, Dark Star Revelation, Christmas Pudding Porter from Weltons and Siren's Liquid Mistress. Two of the other pulls were dispensing a rhubarb cider and Old Rosie, with another eight available from elsewhere (presumably boxes in the cellar). Apart from the excellent range of draught offerings, the slightly split-level interior has been remodelled and refurbished at some stage, but the various seating / dining areas still retain a fair amount of character.

On 31st December 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Brewery Shades

This former Whitbread pub is now in the hands of Greene King, a state of affairs that no longer makes it an automatic write off.
Inside it's pleasant enough with a right angle bar in front as you enter, wooden floors and old beams. Down a few steps to the left is an area with a mix of tables & chairs plus some sofas. The pub extends past the bar to what looked like a dining area at the rear.
The bar has six hand pumps which ignoring the GK OSH and IPA had interesting beers. These were Dark Star Revelation & Carafa Jade, Rooster's Londinium and Boss Brave. I went for the Revelation (£3.70) which was excellent. The friendly landlady insisted I had a taster of the Carafa Red which was also excellent.
My reservations about this place are the Sky Sports which was on with the volume up even though it was just a load of idiots droning on about footbore and thugby. The other problem is that it has Karaoke nights, something that can turn the best pub into a complete nightmare. Without these pointless distractions I would rate this pub with an 8 or even a 9 which is a shame. It's definitely worth a look and is another good example of a GK pub with some decent beer. It's deservedly GBG 2016 listed.

On 11th September 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Crawley, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Ifield, 1.44 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Three Bridges, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Brewery Shades, Crawley
7th Jul 2019, 15:02
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
 
7th Jul 2019, 15:02
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Front Patio - last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Loyalty Card - last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 28 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 December 2013 by Moby Duck
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 September 2015 by Aqualung .
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