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The Cowdray Arms

London Road | Balcombe, Crawley RH17 6QD, England
+44 1444 811280
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Ranked #37 of 162 restaurants in Crawley
Price range: $5 - $27
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I went with friends recently for lunch and it was a pleasant experience all round. I had the set meal for £9.99--garlic mushrooms, macaroni cheese, syrup pud with custard. Friends had stilton salad, chicken, scampi and chips. All was well cooked and served with a smile. Lots of shade in the garden which was welcome on a hot day. Good... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice friendly family pub in a great location. Good food, good service & friendly staff. Will definatley recommend & will be returning soon.

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Epsom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very well appointed pub / restaurant. the staff are friendly and efficient and the food was very good. Would definately be going back

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Horley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This pub has all the ingredients to restore itself to former popularity following a long overdue refurb. Menu is poor, Service is pleasant but not coordinated. Starters and one main arrived together. Never saw the remaining starter.. Drinks order was taken but delivered elsewhere. Nightmare sorting the bill out. Don.t go if you are in a hurry! Stall are pleasant... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We returned to The Cowdray following its refurbishment and vowed never again. But yesterday on a warm, sunny evening went along in the hope it had improved. It had not! Poor menu choice, the same as any other pub - BORING. Starter arrived before the drinks, whilst still eating our starter we were told our main courses were ready and... More

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Crawley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This pub is fantastic! The menu is varied and extremely well prepared. The staff are happy and genuinely pleased to see you. Highly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had been to Cowdray Arms before so being a bit late for lunch after our visit to Chartwell House we visited it again. They were very busy but welcomed us very warmly indeed with wonderful smiles from all the staff that we saw. All our food was excellent, service remarkable and the Landlady very friendly and caring. We will... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We haven't been to The Cowdray Arms for ages, as we went a number of times only to find it closed and then under new management. We should have returned sooner for the pub has been changed considerably. We used to like the old place and the food was excellent but we were very pleased with today's offering. The staff... More

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A pleasant evening spent here. Nice pub garden, good menu, good selection of beers and good value for money.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a meal one evening after giving friend a lift to the airport. Staff were very friendly, food was lovely. Nice atmosphere. Will be going back with friends.

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