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NOW THAT’S A BIG ONE! Crawley Morrisons launches GIANT ‘Surf & Turf’ for Father’s Day

Crawley Morrisons is joining the rest of its branches by launching a super-sized surf and turf this weekend to treat the nation’s dads this Father’s Day.



The giant ‘surf & turf’ deal includes one Morrisons The Best Tomahawk steak and two Black Tiger Prawns for just £20.

The enormous prawns are 25cm long and weigh 111g each – more than eight times the size and 27 times the weight of a cold water prawn – at 3cm long and 4g weight respectively. They are sourced from the warm waters of the Mekong delta in Vietnam, where they feed on a natural plankton diet.

The British Best Tomahawk Steak comes in at a huge 900g (over 32oz), the equivalent of nearly four average rump steaks. Served on the bone, the steak is hand prepared by Morrisons butchers at its own food making sites, where the meat is matured for 21 days to maximise richness and flavour.

Morrisons is introducing the £20 deal following the success of the Father’s Day Tomahawk in 2018 which saw the supermarket sell over 10,000 steaks over one weekend. However, meat and seafood lovers will need to be quick as the deal will only run between 13 to 16 June[i]. Customers can also buy each product separately – two giant Black Tiger prawns will cost £5, and each The Best Tomahawk is priced at £15. 

Morrisons Crawley store manager said:

“The giant surf and turf is our meatiest challenge yet for Dads on Father’s Day. We hope they enjoy it this weekend – whether they’re attempting it solo or enjoying it as a family meal.”  

Customers who aren’t up for the challenge, can ask Morrisons butchers to cut a slightly smaller steak – such as a fillet, rump, ribeye or sirloin. The supermarket has 2,000 professional instore butchers who can bone, trim, seam and prepare steaks, plus advise on recipes, cooking and wine pairing. All of the supermarket’s beef is sourced directly from British farmers.

The Giant Surf & Turf will be available at Crawley Morrisons supermarkets this weekend (Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June) or while stocks last. For more information visit:


Top 10 pubs with a beer garden in Crawley

Did your local make the list?



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.

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Bearing in mind you’ll want to be sat outside in this beautiful weather, we’ve put together a list using 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

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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

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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

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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

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