The Chequers Rowhook

4.7
151 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to the Chequers Inn, a unique Sussex gastopub with featuring in the AA, Michilin and MasterChefs of Great Britain guides. We have an outstanding reputation for fine food, excellent wines and handpicked local ales.

Our menus are simple yet delicious. We offer a contemporary take on classic British and French-inspired cuisine, with every dish freshly-prepared in our country kitchen.

Whether you're visiting for a pint in the bar, a meal in our elegant dining area, or a relaxed lunch on our vine-clad terrace, we look forward to seeing you very soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 151 People Are Saying
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VivienneB
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional country pub with so much character. Staff very friendly and helpful - excellent service - delicious Sunday roast using local produce - will definitely be returning.

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Carly
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening out. Great menu including vegetarian options, excellent service and love the ambiance.

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Barnes
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous afternoon with Friends. What a lovely location.

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LauraS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great roast, the best we've found for several counties. Starters (mackerel pate and squid specials) really needed improvement though. Wine list is incredible value.
Service was delightful - cheery and going the extra mile - until the end, at which point we felt really rushed out for the 'hard close' at 5 pm. If you're going to let people book 3 pm tables (and journey 1 hour and spend £150 with you) then you need to let them see out their lunch and enjoy their meal. I know we all work hard in this industry and need our nights off, but it's just lacking in hospitality and lets down all the good work you've done up to that point. It's not about you, it's about your customer. I hope you appreciate that feedback with the helpful spirit in which it's intended.
Otherwise really nice, we will be back, soon.

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vipAnna
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely attentive service. I don’t eat meat and there were several options to choose from. Will definitely book again.

AM
AnnM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked from Horsham to Rowhook for this birthday meal for my son, so we were all very hungry and cold.
The meal didn’t disappoint, lovely food and great service.

JT
JamesT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic as always, I’d live here if my wife would let me.

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PaulT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, only minor criticism is that the cheese selection wasn’t served at room temperature

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RosemaryN
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the pub was very cosy with lovely fires. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely eat at The Chequers again.

JC
vipJonathanC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fresh, authentic Sunday roast. I particular appreciated the local ingredients and the exceptional cooking.

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BrianS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very nice but service was very slow. Had to ask for our 1st round of drinks & also to take our party of 5 food order. Food took quite a time to come but they were busy. Only 1 person takes the food orders for the whole establishment. May return in the future but not on new years day.

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DavidM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always a lovely meal here and the Apple pastry dessert is simply fabulous!

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ChaddenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ye olde worlde yumness! Wonderful ambience and delicious food! Would highly recommend

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RebeccaR
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good wholesome food with some interesting specials.

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MARTAk
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a delicious Boxing Day lunch. Even though the pub was full the service was prompt and thoughtful. It’s great that we can now bring the dogs in too, thank you

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EmilyW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my husband and teenage children.
Absolutely delicious,piping hot food with plenty of choice on the menu and specials too.
Very cosy place with a lovely atmosphere.
Staff were very efficient,attentive and knowledgeable
Can’t wait to go back

AJ
AndrewJ
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, great food and service. Recommended 👍

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PV29
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, friendly service and great atmosphere - couldn’t ask for anything more

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simonA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous dinner, we’ll thought out for the Covid precautions

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Celiajane
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chequers is one of our local eateries as has always been a place to take our guest to and be sure of a varied and tasty menu.
Long may they continue to carry on and prosper with all this pandemic rigmarole that is current at this time .
We wish them continued success and will certainly be returning time and time again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, as always. The restaurant was busy with 2 large parties but the service was excellent and we didn't have to wait long for our meal.

JB
JohnB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent service with very appetising food

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davidm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Really welcoming, not fussy, unobtrusive service. Food excellent across all 5 mains our party had.

KB
KathrynB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very hospitable. Happily recommend.

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IanW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything about our lunch at the Chequers was very good. The only downside was that the dining room was quite cold; we were in a corner by a window (nice table though) but really chilly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely country pub. Excellent food and staff

CB
ColletteB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would have liked some background Christmas music.
Felt a little rushed to leave.

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DavidS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Certainly the best meal I have eaten out for a long time. However the ladies in our party complained that the restaurant was too cold. Indeed we saw other diners eating with overcoats on. However, the quality of the food outweighed this slight criticism. Next time we will ensure that we are in the more cosy upper bar area.

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GRPunited
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we have eaten at the Chequers and we really enjoyed the food and the good service by polite and friendly staff.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service is impeccable- unfortunately we had a very very loud man behind us, which can’t be helped. But the menu and staff were so hospitable and bought out a birthday cake for my grandfather. Little gem of a country pub. Thank you so much.

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NigelG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Helpful and friendly staff and a good menu with reasonable choice plus easy to get to and plenty of parking. What's not to like!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely friendly place to eat and drink with family

CL
ChrisL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Yet again another wonderful meal. Have already booked in the New Year.

DM
DavidM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Restaurant was full and good ambience, good service in a busy night and the food was excellent!

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Simon
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Cheerful service. Crowded pub. Will go again. And will recommend.

MA
MARTAk
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Sunday roast and I really appreciated the option to have a child’s portion as I wasn’t that hungry and did not want to waste. Thanks again

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NicolaB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, efficient service from very good staff.
Only slight negative, was that the room felt quite chilly but we were the first to arrive and it probably became warmer as it became more full.
Overall a very good experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while since our last visit and this was a welcome return. Cosy atmosphere. Food was a delight.

CL
ChrisL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal. Consistency is excellent & we are always delighted with food, service & general ambience. We’ll be returning again in the not too distant future.

LT
LucyT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely evening! Good food and ambience. Thanks for a lovely special evening

FAQs

The Chequers Rowhook offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01403 790480.

The Chequers Rowhook is rated 4.7 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.