Asda Supermarket, West Green

(N.B. The information that follows was correct in February 2024.)

The Asda supermarket in West Green contains:

  • a pharmacy (with its own phone number: 01293 663410)
  • a collection point for orders booked in advance
  • an optician
  • a café
  • a travel money bureau (not always open)
  • Timpsons: key-cutting, etc
  • McDonalds
  • a post box (just inside the main entrance)
  • a photo booth (ditto)
  • a Coinstar machine (ditto)
  • baby-changing facilities
  • a disabled toilet
  • mobility scooters
  • hearing loops

Opening Hours

The supermarket’s opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 06.00 to midnight
  • Saturday: 06.00 to 22.00
  • Sunday: 10.30 to 16.30

(Please note that although Asda’s website states that the Crawley branch is open on Saturdays until midnight, a sign at the shop states that it closes at 10pm.)

The pharmacy’s opening hours are:

  • Monday to Saturday: 09.00 to 21.00
  • Sunday: 10.30 to 16.30

Sanity Hour

Asda in Crawley offers a sanity hour, between 2pm and 3pm, Mondays to Thursdays, when the normal background noise pollution is eliminated, with the exception of emergency announcements.

Car Parking

Asda’s car park in Crawley is free for the first hour.

After that, things get complicated. The signs in the car park are not clear, either through design or incompetence, and Asda’s website doesn’t mention anything about the parking system, but it seems that if you want to stay longer than one hour at Asda’s car park, you have two options:

  • Spend £25 or more, obtain a ‘parking voucher’ (presumably from a cashier), and scan the voucher at the black payment kiosk that’s close to the right-hand door as you walk out of the shop. You will presumably have to enter your car’s registration number, which will have been taken by ANPR cameras as you drove in.
  • Pay £1 for an additional 30 minutes, or £2 for an additional hour. Presumably this also needs to be done at the black payment kiosk, although the signs don’t mention anything about how to pay for this additional time.

According to the signs in the car park, those who overstay their welcome will be liable for a £70 ‘fine’ courtesy of Parking Eye Ltd. Note that although the signs say ‘Pay on exit’ in large capital letters, you pay on exiting the shop, not the car park.

The parking system at Asda in Crawley has changed a few times over the years, and the information given here may change without notice. If you’re planning to stay for more than one hour, you should check the signs in the car park before you do your shopping, or ask an assistant inside the shop, just to be on the safe side.


Technically in West Green, Asda is close to Crawley town centre, just off the High Street. It was built on the site of Vine Cottage, the former home of the writer, Mark Lemon.