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The Chequers Rowhook, Rowhook, West Sussex

The Chequers Rowhook

4.6
4.6
306 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.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    01403 790480

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Horsham

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wine

What 306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Best Overall

  • West Sussex

    Best Food

  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Best Value

  • West Sussex

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Lunch

  • West Sussex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Sussex

    Outdoor Eating

  • West Sussex

    Special Occasions

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  1. EL

    ELLS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were staying nearby for the weekend and were recommended this pub for the evening. Being away from home we weren’t sure what to expect. It was absolutely exceptional - so much that I almost don’t want to write this as I want it to be a secret. My husband and I agree it’s the best meal out we’ve had in years. Three delicious courses for outstanding value. The fact that it’s also a beautiful characterful pub and the staff were so lovely gives this the full package. We’ll be making the trip back without a doubt!
  2. EM

    ElaineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food , pleasant environment, worth the journey.
  3. SP

    SharonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    My brother and had a very nice lunch. The garden space is very peaceful. The staff were friendly and very efficient. Thank you
  4. a

    aarong

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service all for a reasonable price, made our day.
  5. DT

    DavidT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, friendly staff, lovely setting, olde worldy with lots of low beams, good selection of beers. will be returning for sure
  6. MC

    MandyC

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited today for Sunday lunch. Super menu attentive staff and the most amazing home made vanilla ice cream. Definitely visiting again.
  7. MB

    MargaretB

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A reliably great place to eat out, with delicious food and efficient friendly and helpful staff.
  8. CJ

    CarlaJ

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lively evening, food delish. Will definitely be back!
  9. S

    Sarah27

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything 100% Staffs friendly and polite 100% Will book it again.
  10. JH

    JoHo

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and a proper country pub feel added to the excellent food and service. I found this on the internet and what a good find that was!! We will definitely be returning in the future despite the hour+ drive to get there and would thoroughly recommend this to everyone else. Looking forward to the next visit already. Thanks you The Chequers 👍👍
  11. JG

    JamesG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good standard of cooking. Very efficient and friendly waiting staff
  12. MW

    MarkyW

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food and setting with good service. Enjoyed bavette steak cooked just right with a delicious chimchuri sauce. Others had confit duck with a delicious jus. Good drink menu wine as well as beer
  13. 5

    54heron

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Helpful good frequently changing inventive menu with welcoming staff.
  14. KS

    KarenS

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food - could not fault anything we had to eat there. We chose to sit in the garden seats which was really peaceful. Really enjoyed our meal there.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal last night. Staff were attentive and helpful as always.
  16. PM

    PennyM

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Great food, lovely atmosphere and brilliant service!
  17. RF

    RichardF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    As often te case, regret the move from the old village local to gastropub, but as it is the food, beer and service are all very good.
  18. CG

    ColinG

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    One of the best Pubs in the area. The food is consistently good. No hesitation in returning over and over again.
  19. S

    Suzanne

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a superb meal the best ever moist juicy sea bream with lovely herb sauce amazing and lovely staff we love this place so does the dog
  20. S

    Safariholic

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, brilliant presentation, served with charm, warmth and efficiency. What we now regard as the ‘norm’ for The Chequers. Well done, Team. Oh and Thank You.
  21. SM

    SandraM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly , helpful and efficient ….. what more could you ask for 👍🏼
  22. SS

    SeanS

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Superb Sunday roast and very attentive service from staff
  23. FS

    FionaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food. This is the second time we have eaten here in the last month. Food is beautifully cooked and presented. Sunday roast beef was so tasty. The beef had an excellent flavour and the gravy/jus was just the right consistency flavour and quantity ie the meal was not drowned in it. The veg were perfectly cooked and delicious (4 different veg) plus potatoes. All of our plates were left completely clean. Sunday lunch is hard to present in large quantities but The Chequers really delivered. Deserts were beautifully presented and delicious. Service was friendly albeit a little haphazard in places - we had to ask 3 times for a drink that had been forgotten but that didn't spoil a lovely meal in a great location. Thank you we will be back.
  24. EG

    EmmaG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal served in a lovely location by pleasant staff.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been eating here as long as I can recall and from when Tim first bought the place. The food is still really really good and we will be m making the effort to head out in to the countryside more often to eat there.
  26. CV

    ClaireV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food -very well presented Great atmosphere Good Service
  27. PT

    PeterT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very well cooked and presented food from a comprehensive menu including 'today's specials'.
  28. P

    Pauline

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very impressed by the staff, menu choice and quality of food
  29. AP

    AbiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always .. staff super helpful, friendly and attentive. Catered for my Dad amazingly .. he’s celiac and the chef just tweaked what he ordered to accommodate. NOTE: nothing specifically marked GF as it’s all made to order so can indeed be tweaked (obvs. Don’t try you luck and order the tartlet!!) but brilliant and GF rolls were also available (and delicious!) .. thank you
  30. ML

    MichaelL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality food and pleasant environment. Booking table easy and reminders could be useful for oldies like us. We hope to come back soon.
  31. C

    Cara

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice roast dinner and great service. Would definitely go back!
  32. H

    Hungry

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive staff Good good Nice evening
  33. DS

    DebbieS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Noisy as low ceilings and tables full so just noise from people talking in room with wood floors etc
  34. BG

    BrettG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Venue, Fantastic Food, a pleasure to eat and entertain.....
  35. LC

    LindaC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, super food and service. As always a friendly welcome from all the staff. The menu is varied and changes little which reflects its popularity. The 'specials' menu provides a few additional dishes making the most of local seasonal produce.
  36. D

    Derek

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We were not offered the ‘specials’ menu and only discovered there were specials when we were paying our bill. Staff left us with desert menu for 10mins+….so we gave up, paid at the till and left. Not sure if we’ll be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Friendly staff Fabulous pub.
  38. LJ

    LJM1

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visted on a lovely sunny Sunday lunchtime and decided to sit at the front beer garden which was lovely. The service was attentive and really friendly but not invasive and our two dogs were equally warmly welcomed and cared for with water and treats! Our food and drinks were perfectly presented and very tasty. The ingredients used are obviously selected for quality and depth of flavour and are expertly combined. We arrived at 1230 when it was very quiet but by 1400 the inside was buzzing with locals and visitors for good reason.
  39. B

    Bigeyes

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Four of us had lunch on a Saturday and really enjoyed it. The grilled calamari starter with chorizo sausage was really delicious, as also all of our mains: mushroom tartlet , calf liver, fried fish in batter and roast ham with eggs. A lovely meal indeed. The service was attentive, but suffered from a last minute staff defection that left the team short. The atmosphere is lovely, as the building is very old with a lot of character. Outdoors there is plenty of seating, from a sheltered patio area to a lovely large garden. We will definitely go back.
  40. DI

    DougI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, quaint building, beautiful garden, amazing food, lovely staff

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

The Chequers Rowhook is rated 4.6 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Chequers Rowhook

Rowhook Road, Rowhook, West Sussex RH12 3PY

Additional information

  • Area

    Horsham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wine

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