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The Red Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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International Departures Hall Lower Level Approach North Terminal | Gatwick Airport, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
+44 1293 569874
03:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 03:00 - 22:00
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Open at 3.00am on arrival and a pleasant welcome and service. Full English was warm, welcoming and tasteful. Doombar was excellent. Clean and tidy

Thank Ian M
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291 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's the standard Wetherspoons' fayre, price adjusted for the captive airside market. Busy and cosmopolitan, my only complaint is that if you're on your own, it is risky leaving your belongings at your table when you go to the bar to order. I left a full drink and a paper and they had disappeared when I returned, someone else now... More 

Thank Douglas552
Rainham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to have a snack breakfast before flying off to Budapest. Wife had the childs breakfast which was adequate for her and I had 2 eggs on toast. The usual wetherspoons quality food. Prices better than some of the other airside locations.

Thank Philip F
Chessington, United Kingdom
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519 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I travel I normally end up having a drink and bite to eat in the Weatherspoon. Usual good menu choice, reasonable prices and quick service even when the pub is very busy. Good place to visit before a flight.

Thank Richard H
Chester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a cooked breakfast before our long haul flight and chose Wetherspoons as usually OK food. Pricer than traditional Wetherspoons outlets but cheaper than other outlets airside. We had the standard egg and bacon breakfast which was fine and as expected - too much food in the end but did what we wanted. You get free refills of coffee... More 

Thank MrandMrsRo
Maldon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used this bar numerous times when travelling and always found the food and service to be very good. It is a typical Wetherspoon pub although I think the prices are slightly higher than on the High St. The food choice along with the drink choice is excellent and I don't think you could better it for the money.

Thank stevejen2016
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitresses were nice and friendly very polite, food was cooked well and very presentable. Over all brillant

Thank Lindsay D
South Coast
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are after a bit of fine dining while waiting for your flight, you're in the wrong airport! If you want to refuel without wasting any time, The Red Lion is the place to be. I found the staff very helpful. I wasn't sure if it was waitress ordering or order at the bar, so I asked one of... More 

Thank Normski123
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gastropub is good for travellers because they don't hang about to serve you. There are plenty of staff and whilst they are busy, seem to have time to be attentive and friendly. There is airport wifi and the TV is large and on either rolling news channel or sports news. The food is as you would expect, burgers and... More 

Thank mervynmurray
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never tried it before and I have being tempted by the lovely terrace. The staff was very welcoming and the menu very appealing. I had Egg Royal and was stunning, the supervisor did the right check back that you don't see often in England. I'll be back for sure.

Thank Michele z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
03:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: International Departures Hall Lower Level Approach North Terminal | Gatwick Airport, Crawley RH6 0PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1293 569874
  • This restaurant is at Gatwick Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?