Investigations reveal that the Crawley league started in 1953 and disbanded in 1989. In its heyday there were 3 divisions and at one stage nearly every pub in the town had a table and a team. There were also many clubs attached to manufacturing firms based on the Industrial estate (most of whom eventually moved their operations out of town).
Abergavenny Arms, Copthorne - closed c.1980and demolished for housing development Airport Hotel, Crawley -renamed the Crest Hotel, Holiday Inn now the Crowne Plaza Apple Tree, West Green, Crawley - became Shilma Indian restaurant, reverted back still trading B.A.A. Club - was in Beehive building, now part of City Place (Gatwick) office complex Black Dog, Northgate, Crawley - still trading Black Swan, Pease Pottage - renamed James King, reverted back still trading
Blue Anchor, Balcombe Road, Horley - renamed Parsons Pig still trading
Bourners SC (later Deltaflow SC, Tinsley Lane, Crawley - now closed Brewery Shades, High Street, Crawley - renamed the Hogshead, now The Shades still trading British Rail SC, Three Bridges - closed, used to be down lane to right of Three Bridges station. Charcoal Burner, Furnace Green, Crawley - still trading Cherry Tree, Faygate, Horsham - still trading Coppingham Arms, Balcombe Road, Horley - closed, now an Indian restaurant Copthorne Mens/Social Club, Copthorne - still trading Crawley Club, Brighton Road, Crawley - closed 2012 Crawley Conservative Club -was in the Boulevard, up some stairs-reopened as a nightclub. (NB. Con Club H/Q now moved to Jubilee Walk, Three Bridges) Crawley Royal British Legion Club (now Goffs Park SC ) still trading Crown (renamed Rose&Crown), West Green, Crawley - closed 2009;now a cash’n’carry Deltaflow SC, Tinsley Lane, Crawley - now closed Downsman, Southgate, Crawley - still trading Dukes Head, Copthorne Rd, Crawley Down - still trading Fountain, Handcross - demolished 2012 for housing development Fox, Three Bridges, Crawley - rebuilt 1993, renamed the Snooty Fox still trading Grapes, Pease Pottage - closed 2008 demolished 2010 for housing development Grasshopper, Tilgate, Crawley became Hoppers then the Tilgate, now reverted still trading Greyhound, Tinsley Green, Crawley still trading Half Moon, Southgate, Crawley - renamed New Moon in 2014 still trading Handcross Social Club, Handcross - still trading Holmbush, Faygate, Horsham - still trading Locomotive, Three Bridges, Crawley - became The Moonraker in 1977 still trading Longleys SC, East Park, Crawley - closed, club converted to offices in 2000 Lowfield Heath RBL - closed 2007, demolished in 2008 for offices Maid of Sussex, Three Bridges - refurbished,reopened in 2007 as Life Bar 1 still trading Moonraker Three Bridges, Crawley formerly the Locomotive still trading
Parsons Pig, Balcombe Road, Horley - formerly Blue Anchor - still trading
Plough, Smallfield, Horley - renamed the Plough & Furrow still trading Plough, Three Bridges, Crawley - still trading Prince Albert , Copthorne - still trading Prince of Wales, East Grinstead - closed in 2014 Rediffusion Club, Tinsley Lane, Crawley - closed 1985 Rocket, Southgate, Crawley - renamed Firecracker & Firkin, now the Railway still trading Rowfant House, Turners Hill Road, Crawley - closed Silentbloc Club, off Newton Road, Crawley - closed Smallfield Hospital SC, Smallfield, Horley - closed 1983 Star, Rusper, Horsham - still trading Sun, Northgate, Crawley - closed, demolished in town centre development Sussex Arms , East Grinstead - still trading Swan, West Green, Crawley - still trading White Hart, High Street, Crawley - still trading White Knight, Pound Hill, Crawley - now The Knight still trading * Windmill, Gossops Green, Crawley - still trading