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Ultimate Pasta Bolognese

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We all love a good bolognese but sometimes we are all in a rush and it can come out very bland.  So here at CN24 we thought we would treat you all to the ultimate fab pasta bolognese.  So simple, cheap and will feed loads:

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Ultimate Pasta Bolognese
Perfect for feeding a whole family of 6!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 0 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 0 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put a large pan of water on to boil.
  2. While the water is coming to the boil take a large frying pan and place over a medium heat. Add a little oil and add the chopped onions. After a minute add the mushrooms (chopped) and the peppers (chopped). Fry stirring frequently until soft.
  3. Add the mince and continue stirring until the meet has browned.
  4. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and stir through.
  5. Add the pasata and worcester sauce and stir through before adding the ketchup ensuring everything is mixed together.
  6. Add the sugar and give one final stir turning the heat down to low.
  7. Add the penne to the now boiling water and cook as instructed.
  8. Once the pasta is ready, drain and serve adding a large ladle of bolognese over the top and garnish as you wish.
Recipe Notes

Most people like to add grated cheese over the top and allow it to melt before serving.

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Top 10 pubs with a beer garden in Crawley

Did your local make the list?

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With the weather picking up, and hopefully staying sunny over the weekend, people across the town will no doubt be flocking to their local to enjoy a much-needed pint or glass of wine in the sun.

Not sure where to go for a decent drink and some grub while making the most of the weather? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

More news: QUIZ! What type of Crawley person are you?

Bearing in mind you’ll want to be sat outside in this beautiful weather, we’ve put together a list using tripadvisor.co.uk to find the top 10 pubs in the Crawley area that feature outside seating. And don’t worry, it’s all on one page!

10. The Black Swan, Pease Pottage.

“Built over 100 years ago, The Black Swan is set in the quaint village of Pease Pottage right at the gateway to the South Downs.” – The Black Swan website

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday: 11.30am – 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon – 10.30pm

Food Service Times
Monday – Thursday: 12 noon – 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12 noon – 10pm

For more details, go to blackswanpeasepottage.co.uk

9. Hillside Inn, Pound Hill.

“Formerly known as the King’s Head, The Hillside Inn started life in the early 1800’s, when many of our guests were coach travellers going between London and Brighton. Although the building wasn’t used as a pub for half of the 19th Century, by the 20th Century The Hillside Inn was welcoming guests from all over West Sussex.” – Hillside Inn website

Opening Times
Monday – Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sundays: 11am – 10:30pm

For more details, click here.

8. Brewery Shades, High Street, Crawley.

“Bursting with character, Brewery Shades sits proudly on the High Street in Crawley and has been here since at least the fourteenth century when it was originally a gaol. We have a fabulous outdoor seating area and plenty of room inside at the bar too.” – Brewery Shades website

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 12:30am
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 1:30am
Sunday: 11am – 12:30am

Food Service Times
Every day – including Sunday: 10am – 10pm

For more info, click here.

7. Royal Oak, Ifield Green.

“We make sure everyone is met with a warm welcome from Matt, Sharon and the bar team
A range of traditional and modern meals prepared by our local chef are available 7 days a week.” – Royal Oak website

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-12am
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

For more information, click here.

6. Coaching Halt, Balcombe Rd.

“The Coaching Halt in Crawley combines the warmth and cheerfulness of a contemporary British pub, with restaurant quality food and drink… We also do fresh real ales, interesting craft beers, and wines from worldwide destinations.” – The Coaching Halt website

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

For more details, click here.

5. The Cowdray Arms, London Road, Balcombe.

“This pub is part of the Old English Inns brand, which offer traditional pub food and drink in characterful buildings. This rural pub offers a range of classic food in a relaxing adult environment.” – The Cowdray Arms website

Opening Times
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 10pm

For more details, click here.

4. The Cherry Tree, Copthorne.

“The Cherry tree is a country pub located in the village of Copthorne which once served as the local library and is over 400 years old. Our intimate Restaurant serves a selection of traditional British dishes and we proudly use the freshest ingredients.” – The Cherry Tree website

Opening Times
BREAKFAST: Monday – Saturday: 9am – 11am
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm (kitchen 12-3pm & 6-9:30pm)
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12:30am (kitchen 12-3pm & 6-9:30pm)
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm (kitchen 12-4pm)

For more information, click here.

3. The Greyhound, Tinsley Green.

“Situated in Tinsley Green, The Greyhound in Crawley has an idyllic rural setting offering peace and tranquillity, whilst being on the doorstep of the Manor Royal estate and Gatwick Airport, thus providing a perfect getaway for local workers.” – The Greyhound website

Opening Times
Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

For more details, go to greyhoundcrawley.co.uk

2. The Old House Inn, Copthorne.

“With a focus on great service and a 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.” – The Old House Inn website

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

For further details, go to theoldhouseinn.co.uk

1. The Crown, Turners Hill.

“A local historic pub, fully refurbished to provide a quality ‘Traditional Sussex Pub and Restaurant’ experience.
“The refurbishment project was comprehensive, with all the works carefully planned to improve and enhance this beautiful 16th Century building, without losing any of it’s authentic heritage appeal. Our design team have worked hard to ensure the refurbishment retains our Jacobean beamed interior, wonderful open fireplaces, and traditional Old English feel.” – The Crown website

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

For more information, go to thecrownturnershill.co.uk

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