We have been regular visitors to the Cowdray over the years and have always been broadly happy. The food has always been of a very high standard but was sometimes let down by slow service. We booked for a family celebration, without realising that there had been a change of management, and having read the largely unflattering recent reviews on Trip Advisor, we approached our night out with a degree of trepidation. I am delighted to report that our fears were unfounded. The service was excellent being friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We complained about a flat gin and tonic and it was replaced without hesitation. (The attitude of the Assistant Manager whose name I have sadly forgotten) was brilliant. When they did not have the wine we wanted (despite it being on the wine list) she substituted a more expensive bottle at the lower price. We all enjoyed the food. The menu while not extensive had something for everyone. Only 2 criticisms: the turkey was excellent but could have done with a lot less gravy. I am not a big gravy fan at the best of times but it was literally submerged! Secondly the crème brulee although lovely and gingery could have been hotter. Relatively minor issues that did not detract from a very enjoyable evening.
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