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The Cowdray Arms

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££ - £££, British,
London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
+44 1444 811280
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on the off chance on a rainy miserable evening, not an area we know. Made welcome, service was good & we all enjoyed our various meals, the bill was a welcome surprise too - well done The Cowdray Arms

Thank SMC16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With Sunday roasts being the best meal of the week, this didn't disappoint. I really couldn't fault anything on my plate. The food was really delicious, the service was good and having signed up to an offer, it was exceptionally good value for money. Really...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub after a visit in Wakehurst Gardens. The pub food is very reasonably priced, pork rib with chips and peas was only £6 and they had desserts for £3. The staff was smiley and friendly. The ladies toilet was spotlessly clean. We...More

Thank Judith222
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, im glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for Sunday lunch after disappointing overnight visit to the pretentious Alexander House & Utopia Spa nearby. Enjoyed a lovely quinoa burger and glass of Chenin Blanc and service with a smile at Cowdray Arms (Alexander House management, are you listening?) My partner loved...More

Thank dixiechicken
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us. We are glad you enjoyed our Sunday Roast and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Our last two visits have been very enjoyable. Great food and atmosphere.exceptional service Especially from Elise where nothing Is to much trouble tony & paula

Thank Poppymillie1
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Im glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited on a Friday lunchtime and all ate off the saver menu, excellent value fish was massive. We then tried the Sunday roast beef for £5 after 5pm, this was also delicious definitely worth a visit! Staff all very welcoming.

Thank Amanda S
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you very much for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit and meal.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were a party of six for Sunday lunch. We hadn't visited the Cowdray for some time as the last visit was a bit of a disaster but we thought we'd give it another go. Things started reasonably well buit when our starters arrived there...More

1  Thank Martyn M
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time for letting us know about your visit. Im glad you enjoyed your wine and if you wish to discuss your experience, please do get in contact with us on 01444 811280.

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Just had a Sunday evening here with friends , staff and atmosphere was good , friends has the roast which looked nice , I had the half roast chicken , didn’t look all that nice when served but was ok , nothing special , was...More

Thank palmerp
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

thank your review.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Meal here before tackling the Escape Room at Tulleys Farm. Beautiful roast beef, generally good quality pub food, but limited gluten free choice. Seems a shame that a gf roast dinner couldn’t be provided.

Thank Jo2606
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your time in giving us a review. Im glad you enjoyed the yummy sunday roasts we offer.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

We left Haywards Heath in 2009 and remembered how much we had enjoyed meals here when choosing somewhere to lunch en route to a concert at The Hawth in Crawley. The pub is clearly under different ownership from when we last saw it, and was...More

Thank rebalance
TheCowdrayArmsTeam, General Manager at The Cowdray Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and very glad to see you still enjoyed yourself after such a long time between visits.

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cswarner2016
1 October 2017|
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Response from TheCowdrayArmsTeam | Property representative |
HI there yes we do allow dogs in the front bar area.
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havinastella
31 January 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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