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New lakeside café at Tilgate Park

Published: 26 August 2020

From: Culture

A new lakeside café is being trialled at Tilgate Park and will be open in time for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The café will be located beside Tilgate Lake at the eastern corner of the dam wall, near to Fisherman’s car park. The lakeside café will be open seven days a week from 10am-6pm.

The new lakeside café is operated by a mobile concessions company called Dooshy's.

Why bring a picnic to the park? The new café will be serving a range of hot and cold food catering for a range of dietary requirements including vegan and vegetarian customers from only £4.50 per meal.

This new café is a great new feature for Tilgate Park as well as being a bonus for its visitors, offering great food and drinks. I hope the café’s trial is successful in adding an extra service that attracts visitors and makes their experience at the park even more enjoyable. 

Cllr Chris Mullins

Cabinet member for Wellbeing

Crawley Borough Council

Tilgate Park is set in 400 acres; its natural landscape boasts woodland, lakes, gardens and lawns. There is also plenty for visitors to enjoy including Tilgate Nature Centre, Go Ape, Tilgate Forest Golf Centre, the Walled Garden Café, Smith and Western restaurant, events in the arena, lake activities with Tilgate Park Watersports Centre and Tilgate Park Fisheries.

For more information about Tilgate Park visit