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going to give up on this place . that a same
pub100pub - 9 Feb 2014 11:38
Atmosphere - 5/10
Arrived on a Sunday evening prior to flying at Gatwick the next day so it was dead at first but a few more came in around 6pm but the landlord/ barman gave a nice welcome and seems a good bloke.

Interior - 3/10
A bit tattered and in desperate need of an upgrade but does the job. Has a pool table and projector playing Sky Sports.

Drink - 7/10
Seems to have changed since the last review in 2011. Only two ales on tap - Adnams Broadside and London Pride. Had a taster of both, which were in good condition but went for the Broadside. Various lagers on tap too - Kronenbourg, Fosters and Carlsberg, plus Strongbow cider.

Food - 6/10
I ordered the 8oz sirloin steak (medium rare) and the other half had the spicy chicken burger. My steak was mediocre - closer to medium than medium-rare and not exactly grade A meat but good value for £10 I guess. Chips, onion rings and peas were ok but I wasn't fond of the garlic mushrooms. The burger with chips and side salad, I am informed, is nice. Good portions for both.

Service - 10/10
Nice, cheery and attentive staff.

Total - 6/10
julesnuggy - 24 Feb 2013 17:48
Since the owner sacked the useless kitchen management and took the overal control of the kitchen on his own back the transformation is truly amazing. As the owner has two other local businesses he trusted the management to his chef, the council ripped this guy apart and he gave the pub a zero hygiene rating. this was not helped by the apauling state of the building after the baxendales wrecked it. The pub has 5 great real ales, Adnams broadside and explorer, London pride, spitfire and a guest ale. There are two ciders on tap and looks like addlestones is on it's way making it 3. There are 4 lagers and Guinness. Who would ever think it was the same pub as it was 3 years ago.
Richardmid - 26 May 2011 21:51
The Greyhound has truly lost it now. No real ales, certainly nothing from local breweries. The food is poor, the service is even poorer. Now blessed with the Crawley News title one of the 10 worst places to eat in the area.
Not a chance of another visit!!!

creepycrawley - 1 Apr 2011 21:48
to the last reviewer. Instead of not going back maybe you should change your mind. There is a new chef and Sunday roast specials.You will be surprised
missylr - 29 Jan 2010 15:34
Thought we would give this pub a go following a refresh to the outside recently.

We ordered 2 Sunday roasts which took 30 minutes to arrive and in the time we were waiting only 1 other order left the kitchen therefore the kitchen was not swamped with orders.

When the food turned up the plates were cold, the roast potatoes were cold and the vegetables were cold. The cauliflower had black bits on it (it was obviously on the turn). The only thing that was hot was the gravy which was served separately.

The yorkshire puddings were those frozen ones which were not cooked in a hot oven so looked like a small undercooked pancake - not at all the homecooked food which the posters outside advertise.

We complained about the lack of heat and was advised that the food would be reheated. We did not fancy eating a roast that was going to be reheated as this obvioulsy meant a stint in the microwave so made a decision to leave.

A shame really as the pub obviously has some character bit I will not be going back again!
TAD520 - 26 Oct 2009 11:40
Please ignore all the previous reviews you have read about this pub.In January 2009 The Greyhound has been re-opened with a new landlord and bar manager.
I expect at this point now you are raising your eyebrows, but read on.

From Monday 18th April the outside of the pub is having a facelift and re-decoration of the inside is on going as we speak.
You still have 2 bars .
The sports bar has a pool table and a darts board . Not many pubs have either. Tuesday night is pool practice and Wednesday is match night. Sky sports is available .
If you are not interested in the Sports bar then you can relax in the Lounge Bar without the sound of music interrupting your conversation.
Hungry ? you can try the new menu which is served between 12-3 then 6 -9 . If you are not to hungry there is a Bars snacks menu or The Greyhound Burger menu.
Sunday roast is being served from 12 until 3 .

The pub sells 4 lagers. Carlsberg, Fosters, Kronenberg 1664 and Stella .
If you prefer an Ale try the Adnams broadside or Ruddles occasionally the pub does have a guest bitter.
Guinness , Magners and Strongbow are also available.

The pub is in a convenient location for Gatwick airport and Three Bridges station.
It is nice to find a pub that hasn't been turned into a theme pub or a characterless chain.

The staff are friendly and polite .
The Greyhound has a very large beer garden , ideal if you have children or dogs .
Remember if you are on a walk , bike ride or staying at a nearby bed and breakfast go in and relax before you continue your journey.

Give this pub a chance, we need more like this .
missylr - 16 May 2009 16:40
I agree with biker - I've never had a decent pint in this pub and am not at all surprised at the hygiene rating. Give it a miss.
peterwarlock - 5 Oct 2008 08:34
Wonderful pub! Run by the 'Three Brothers', Gordon, Doug and Dennis the atmosphere is always convivial. Gordon & Doug are actually real brothers, Doug is adopted, since he spent so much time in front of the bar, the brothers invited him to spent the rest of his time behind it! Stories of the three are passing into legend - Gordon the ex-wrestler, who once banned foreigners from the World Marbles Championships as they 'didn't drink enough bleedin' beer'! Dennis, who, being caught three times over the limit, went to court and successfully argued that as an alcoholic who puts away two bottles of gin a day, he is actually always over the limit and that morning had only had a quick livener for breakfast! And dear old Doug, who gave up the gin on doctors orders, to replace it with two crates of Arctic Light a day......

Have a bet in the Buddha on who will die first.....

FFrederickSkitty - 11 Jul 2008 19:17
Given the other reviews, this place has obviously had a mixed history. Looks a bit run-down from the front, but tidy enough inside (except the toilets). Unfortunately, the only real ale (Adnams Broadside) was off. Limited menu, but at least you could just buy a sandwich on a Sunday lunchtime (which was all that we needed) rather than the full roast which most other pubs assume that everybody wants.
rpadam - 29 Jun 2008 16:26
we've been providing karaoke her for the last 8 months or so and the staff have always been very helpful. Food is rather good too!

Karaoke now on a monthly basis with 'Best singer prize' of 100 given away most gigs. last month we had 35 singers in the rotation - which is a fabulous turn out.

Next there on Saturday 7th June 8.30 - late

The Big Quiz also starts on Tuesday 13th May from 9pm - this will be a fortnightly event!
hotshotskaraoke - 8 May 2008 13:48
anonymous July 6th must be an employee.

What a shower! Thank God they don't try to run events in a brewery.

Shambolic organisation, and sh1tty treatment of people.
mastercutler - 3 Aug 2007 12:21
WHAT A SHAME THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE NOTHIN BETTER TO DO WITH THERE SIMPLE LIVES BUT SPREAD SLANDEROUS AND MALICIOUS LIES ABOUT A TERRIFIC LITTLE PUB NEAR THE AIRPORT! YOU WONT FIND FRIENDLIER STAFF AND NICER MANAGMENT ANYWHERE ELSE IN CRAWLEY! THE GREYHOUND IS BECOMING A VERY BUSY PUB WITH SO MUCH MORE ON THE MENU NOW, AND I DONT JUST MEAN THE FOOD! THAT IS FABULOUS! BEST HOMEMADE STEAK AND KIDNEY PIE IVE TASTED IN YEARS! ALL THE FOOD IS GREAT, IVE TASTED NEARLY ALL OF IT ON THE MENU! ENTERTAINMENT IS GOOD TOO,THE KARAOKE IS A RIGHT SCREAM ON A FRIDAY NIGHT! SO STOP YOUR BITCHIN,YOUR JUST JEALOUS!!
anonymous - 6 Jul 2007 20:25
pub is great if you are after a line of cocaine or some weed!
all the customers even the bloody manager and staff are on it!!
nice looking little pub but thats about it!
staff are ok look like they either cant be bothered to be there or theyre off their heads!
management took over at christams time and theyre awful no idea what they doing there is a new div running it every week!
and if you saw the two at the moment, very funny!
couldnt organise a p**s up in a brewery springs to mind!! shame was a great pub!!
anonymous - 6 Jul 2007 13:27
under new management, what a load of rubbish!
prices have gone through the f-ing roof!!!! food prices have also gone through the roof, slow service....
management cant handle any trouble what so ever, so you aint very safe, all the ppl that were barred have now been let in (when they were barred for a reason)

DONT BOTHER GOING HERE!!!!
CrawleyLezza - 16 Dec 2006 13:10
This pub rocks! i know its a pain it being abit out of the way but cheap booze, friendly place to drink and work! bar staff r cool!

THIS FRIDAY 17TH CHILDREN IN NEED!!!!!
pay to sing, pay to stop ppl singing and pay to get ppl to sing, all cash goes to children in need!
STAFF DRESSING UP AS SCHOOL GIRLS ETC.....CANT BE MISSED! other bits n bobs going on, prizes to b won!

NOT ONLY THAT, ITS GOIN TO A GREAT CAUSE SO PLEASE COME ALONG!

carlsberg only 1.91
stella bottles only 1.94
tetleys only 1.86

PLEASE COME ALONG FRIDAY!!!!!!! 17TH!!!!!!!!!!
CrawleyLezza - 15 Nov 2006 13:21
Its too smokey and not well situated... Nah forget all that crap The Greyhound is a terrific pub which clings on to what pubs are all about, something some pubs have forgotten
stuclarke21 - 26 Jul 2006 17:33
Visited this superb and friendly boozer recently. It's nice to find a "proper" pub in the midst of what appears to be theme pubs who sell overpriced, low alcohol beverages.

And another thing - you can't beat a pint of Carlsberg at 1.69! With the nice weather coming - get on down there and make the most of it.

Plenty of parking too and the food is fab value for money at 7.95 for 2 main meals!
anonymous - 18 Apr 2006 12:29
A "good old" boozer can get busy at lunchtime with "posties" and "'erberts" out the airport but good VFM. Crawley Scooter Club don't meet there on a Tuesday night (you had to be there)
scooterroy - 1 Jan 2006 14:00
This pub is the site for the annual 'World Marbles Championships', held every Easter (Good Friday I think). A bit smokey, and not much in the way of real ales, but a cheap and cheerful place. Food is basic but cheap. Lunchtimes can be busy as within walking distance of City Place and the Industrial Estate.

A couple of fruit machines, pool, quiz machine. Beer garden and plenty of parking. Marbles rink is in the car park.
owenr - 16 Dec 2005 21:55

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