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London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
+44 1444 811280
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Horley, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to the wake of a dear friend. The pub were also dealing with a normal lunchtime service, but nevertheless gave us both the gravity and service the occasion deserved. The bar staff poured drinks, and directed us to the area set aside for our party, where nibbles were already laid out. As time wore on and drinks were... More 

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Thank Horleylad
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review it really does make me happy to see that you felt well looked after at such a difficult time. I will pass this feedback onto my team. Georgina More 

Horley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for an early evening after a visit to Nymans Gardens, it was a cold day the pub was warm and welcoming. The service was good and the food delicious

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TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Georgina More 

Balcombe, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often visit the Cowdray when we are stumped as to where else to go. You can almost always find a seat in the Restaurant and the Staff are very obliging. The food is always good sized portions and of good quality. The only downside is that there is nothing particularly special about the whole experience to make it acut... More 

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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't go wrong here at this pub, order your food and drinks and have a great time with your friends, no wifi and can't get a signal on your phone, just like the god old days. Prawn cocktail £6.49 overpriced for what it is and not sure about the pepper mushrooms so starters pretty disappointing. Ordered steak and chips x3... More 

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TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I will certainly raise the issues with the starters. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Georgina More 

Washington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in here as we wanted to try somewhere different locally. We were a party of 6, and didn't all arrive together. My husband and I had a drink at the bar whilst awaiting the remainder of our party. Good bar service. The rest of us arrived, and we were told that our drinks order would be taken at... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Convenient new location for four of to meet for lunch and we were not disappointed. Friendly greeting on arrival and good menu selection - not too small or to large. All the main course dishes presented were well received, the plaice, scampi, prawn and scallop 'fish and chips' being especially nice. We couldn't resist the desert menu but our order... More 

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Paramali, Limassol, Cyprus
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch whilst staying with our son and had a very pleasant meal. Perfect for a relaxing lunch.

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TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this review

Thank you hope to see you soon! More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not always easy to find a decent Sunday Roast at 5pm on a Sunday evening - we'd already failed at the local Brewers Fayre ("run out") and Toby Carvery ("hour to hour and a quarter wait"), and drove out to the Cowdray Arms instead. They were able to accommodate us and had the full range of Sunday Roasts (beef,... More 

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TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this review

thank you very much for your lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. Georgina More 

gatwick
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always a large choice of dishes at varying prices, from cheapies up to around £12 - £15 for excellent main courses..it may be worth booking during busy periods

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here last Thursday after a funeral service and we all enjoy the occasion, good standard pub food service friendly and good beers on tap. Nice pub to come if you're in the area.

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TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, I will pass your thanks on to the team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Crawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 811280

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?