Old House Inn

The Old House Inn, despite its name and age, is actually a new country dining pub with rooms.  Situated just minutes from Gatwick Airport yet with a surprisingly remote feel, the Old House Inn has been recently renovated to an exceptional standard and has been transformed into a wonderful country pub offering outstanding food, drink and accommodation.

Latticed windows, wonky ceilings and oak-beams give away the age of this converted farm worker’s cottage which dates back to the early 16th century.  Since this time, the Old House Inn has fulfilled a number of roles, including family home, Tea Rooms and most latterly a well regarded French Restaurant.  However, so comfortable is it in its transformation, one can’t help but wonder if it shouldn’t have been a pub all along!

As the new owners, we are thrilled with the renovation.  Think a series of interlinking rooms with low ceilings, nooks and crannies galore, warm rustic fabrics, comfy banquette seating and chunky leather armchairs.  Retro accessories, copper, brass, candles and crackling log fires complete the look.

Aiming always to give you a great experience, food is simple yet cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.   Working with the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible, menus feature imaginative, modern British cuisine, as well as classic pub dishes.  Our food is perfectly complimented by our welcoming bar that serves a great selection of real ales as well as having an excellent wine list.

Under the capable direction of Tim & Claudia Brown, service strikes the perfect balance between efficient and casual, warm and friendly.  Situated on the edge of the village of Copthorne and just a short drive from Gatwick airport, we also have 6 stylishly decorated bedrooms overlooking our large mature garden.

With a real focus on great service and a rapidly growing reputation for serving superb food in stunning but relaxed surroundings, the Old House Inn makes the perfect venue for every occasion.  Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a delicious evening meal, a private party, a business meeting, an overnight stay or a relaxing weekend away, we look forward to welcoming you to the new Old House Inn.