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Crawley is the third worst place in UK to be single research reveals

Valentines day is either a fun way to express love or for some a day to be avoided at all costs for those who are single.



Now research conducted by I Saw It First has revealed the top 10 best and worst places in the UK to be single, and unfortunately for would-be Romeos and Juliets Crawley has not done well.

The research analysed the country’s biggest towns and cities (with a population of over 100,000) on several factors to determine which are the best for singletons.

The ranking factors that were used to determine the places were:

  • % of single people living in the city/town
  • Cost of two cinema tickets
  • Cost of a three-course meal
  • Cost of a pint of beer
  • Median salary
  • Rent as a percentage of earnings

Using these factors the top 10 places to be single were:

  1. Oxford
  2. Liverpool
  3. Manchester
  4. Cardiff
  5. Norwich
  6. Nottingham
  7. Glasgow
  8. Reading
  9. Dundee
  10. Kingston upon Hull

When out and about it can sometimes feel like everyone is in a relationship, however, these cities are the ones with the most single people, which gives you a better chance of finding someone.

  1. Manchester – 70.6%
  2. Glasgow – 69%
  3. Nottingham – 68.4%
  4. Brighton – 68.2%
  5. Liverpool – 67.7%

But when it came to the worst places to be single Crawley was in the top three:

  1. Belfast
  2. Maidstone
  3. Crawley
  4. Woking
  5. Chelmsford
  6. Swindon
  7. London
  8. Luton
  9. High Wycombe
  10. Slough

However, in some places, even if everything else is in your favour, you just can’t escape the fact that there just aren’t that many fellow singles! Here are the five places that the study found to have the lowest % of singles.

  1. Belfast – 34.2%
  2. Woking – 46.4%
  3. Basingstoke – 47.5%
  4. High Wycombe – 47.6%
  5. Solihull – 48.4%

You can view the full research here.


The Cowdray Arms is back!

The anticipated re-launch following a huge refit has finally completed and it looks amazing.



Only two weeks ago we did a story on how the Cowdray Arms had been bought and leased by new owners. You can read that story here.

Now after many weeks renovations, a new concept, a new Michelin Star chef and staff eager to show off their stunning venue it has finally opened.

We took a glimpse inside to share the wonderful new look and feel.

A brand new dining room with stunning fire place.
Spaces transformed to accommodate more guests.
A high class feel in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Beautiful touches of design incorporated throughout with lighting to match.
Maintaining the traditional feel of the pub.
Introducing a new range of gins for guests to try.
The traditional pub feel has not been lost.
Refreshed yet stylish design throughout.
The ‘iconic’ branding is back.

It is a fantastic transformation, but the venue is only one part for the new menu and with a Michelin Star chef overseeing the kitchen the class of cooking is way above any ‘pub chain’ across the town.

With an enlarged garden area now finished and even boutique rooms soon to be available, the Cowdray Arms is certainly back

You can find out more information by contacting the Cowdray Arms on 01444 811 280

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