The Crow & Gate

3.9
12 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Special Occasions
The Crow and Gate in Crowborough is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

Originally owned by the gatekeeper of Crowborough Gate, travellers have been enjoying the hospitality of The Crow and Gate for over 200 years. Today guests travelling between Uckfield and Royal Tunbridge Wells come to experience our great food in the town which was once home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Visitors to Ashdown Forest, the setting for AA Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' books, love to drop in at The Crow & Gate for refreshment - it's on the doorstep. And Crowborough is surrounded by outstandingly beautiful natural countryside.
What 12 People Are Saying
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WL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly and courteous staff, made to feel very welcome, good food at realistic prices.

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent and a really good choice. I will comment that they have a vegan menu but we only realised this afterwards. Other than that, food, service was excellent

K
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Well renovated pub with lovely atmosphere. Main course ( sea bass and roast) delicious, sadly starters ( prawn cocktail and falafel) not good... good prices though. And well situated for walks in Ashdown Forest. Very friendly staff and new owner!

GV
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

After a few busy weeks of working I took my son to the C&G, never been before, for a Sunday lunch. Our starters were great, but the mains fell very short of our expectations. We both ordered the beef roast with extra beef rib. To receive one slice of substandard beef together with the extra short rib, of which the bone was the most prominent item on our plates was not worth the £14.95! The service however, from server Alicia, was top class.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to The Crow and Gate many times and am always impressed. On this occasion it was with a beautiful young lady and she was very impressed.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch with family. Pub cozy, friendly and food excellent quality and value. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. The roast dinners were delicious with a generous portion of meat and vets. My partner had sticky duck salad which he said was delicious.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easy to book. Visited early Saturday evening - pleasant atmosphere and not noisy. Also good for garden and convenient parking.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a special gathering for my friends. The bar staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was quick and tasted amazing. However we found that they left us quite a while before clearing our places and therefore we no longer fancied pudding! Shame

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Having used the place before, we found the experience this time very disappointing. The staff weren't overly friendly, the service was slow and had to be requested, the Hunters Chicken we chose for our meal was not what we had come to expect from previous knowledge, being simply a piece of chicken and a slice of very thick bacon atop and some chips. My wife did not want chips, so asked for an alternative and still ended up with sweet potato chips, which she left on her plate. It was purely chicken and chips and therefore very expensive for that dish.
On that basis, we would not go to this house again, having driven some thirty miles for our special occasion. Sorry, but very disappointing.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant ambience and as good food and service as you can get in the immediate neighbourhood at the pub level. When not too crowded the service is excellent. The manager is visible, keen and cares and is prepared to do all the jobs to relieve the pressure when there are a lot of diners. He clearly wants the best. The waitresses are the best around in terms of speed, friendliness and doing the job. However tightness of staffing levels does mean that the pressure slows things down if there is an unexpected surge. We watched this happen on one visit pre Christmas and therefore chose not to come again until after Christmas.
We will return because we enjoy the experience.

L
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not as good as I remember and the size of the meal was not that great considering the price of the food. Staff were very friendly and helpful.