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The Cowdray Arms

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
+44 1444 811280
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“custard” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
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1 - 10 of 465 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had our works do here, approx 25 people, the staff were efficient and friendly. Plenty of parking. The food was excellent, nice and hot and served quickly so we could all eat together without the food getting cold. The portions were generous and there...More

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us met for a meal last Saturday. Very friendly, lovely staff and food. Nothing was too much troubke

Thank susan m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here twice whilst we were staying locally for a charity event. It is a lovely pub with cool décor featuring a map and the history of the pub. They are dog friendly which is a big plus as we had...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was lovely came out piping hot and was enjoyable. We arrived at 6pm thinking that our table would be ready and got told that other people were still at our table so had to wait for 15 minutes. When we had finished our...More

Thank Abbie316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sterile and uninviting interior that lends no charm. Food menu very dull and slightly over priced.

Thank Rcdrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the way past, for a quick glass of wine. Big car park, clean and bright pub. Reasonable wine list and some gins. Food looked good

Thank TheGoodFoodBoy
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I a had a couple of hrs to kill before checking in to my hotel in Gatwick and came across this hotel, the staff were very friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic fresh cooked typical English pub food, would recommend this to anyone this...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Georgina, Nik, Cat and the rest of the staff and kitchen for an amazing baby shower. Catering was spot on and had lovely feedback from all the guests at the party. Cat organised it all for us and the day was fabulous...More

Thank Gemma B
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Pay attention to the customer. Lack of cutlery, no condiments, food served after other tables, kids meals requested to be brought out first- didn't happen. Kids meals were incomplete until we asked again - staff were very lazy and seemed prejudice towards our table. Extremely...More

1  Thank thejamit
Reviewed 24 October 2017

from reading reviews prior to going I had expected a lovely pub with excellent food. Unfortunately the décor was drab, service was slow and standard of food not up to scratch, shall not be going again

Thank jamesllew91
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Questions & Answers
1 October 2017|
Response from TheCowdrayArmsTeam | Property representative |
HI there yes we do allow dogs in the front bar area.
31 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ted W |
No noise. No phone coverage,but good beer and good food. Been coming here for six months and can't fault it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
Lunch, 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, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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