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The Chequers Rowhook, Rowhook, West Sussex

The Chequers Rowhook

4.6
4.6
630 Reviews
£26 to £40
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

19:00


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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 630 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

    Neighbourhood gem

630 Reviews
  1. JerryD

    West Sussex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You would struggle to find a better pub for fine dining, within character surroundings, with great service and fair pricing.

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  2. JillH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food sad lovely. We will be back.

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  3. JerryD

    West Sussex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent on all counts. Best restaurant quality pub food for miles around.

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  4. DavidJ

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have known the pub for many years it is a charming rural pub I believe the chef is the owner and it tells with all freshly prepared local products. Staff are welcoming and attentive Nothing to fault.

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  5. Home

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I wrote a few days ago a polite email to the Chequers. I received no response. The fish on their specials menu was inedible and was returned. No comment received from the restaurant.

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  6. ColinD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day was made special by the excellent staff and service as well as the usual high quality of the food… thank you

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  7. SallyS

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding country pub .. food consistently excellent

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  8. robinb

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a consistently good meal here The menu is a little limited in choice but what’s available is very good Interesting wine lust

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  9. PaulR

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed the food but we weren’t impressed with the service. Aside from one waitress who seemed to be trying to do everything, there were at least 3 waitresses standing around talking for most of the night. It meant there was lost of waiting for orders to be taken, without drinks for a while and 40 minutes from getting menus to orders being taken.

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  10. JerryD

    West Sussex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favourite go to pub with excellent staff, ambience , service and food. Rare to get today so long may it last.

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  11. SandraM

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The roast dinners were well below par. The roast potatoes were pale and so were the parsnips. The battered fish was not crispy, soggy on the inside and not cooked through. We have been numerous times and this is the first disappointment. Before recommending to a friend I would need to know this was a one off.

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  12. JenniferH

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were all very happy with everything except it was rather noisy. One person wears a hearing aid & he found it difficult to hear. We were in a corner but perhaps we should have mentioned this when booking. The food was delicious and the staff so attentive. We ordered 2 lattes & 1 flat white. When the friend saw my flat white she wished she had ordered that. The waitress heard her & said she could make her one. The friend said no, it was fine. A bit later the waitress came back with a flat white! We thought this was beyond the call of duty and excellent service. We will be back because it is a good half way pub for us & we loved it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, excellent staff and lovely atmosphere Will definitely go again

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  14. Nick

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here Ona number of occasions and always enjoyed great quality food and service.

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  15. TamsinM

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice evening. Quite expensive but good tasting food.

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  16. Gavin

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first experience of the Chequers. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great over all experience - the food never fails to please and so worth the journey . Thanks to the team !

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  18. LizA

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always tasty and consistent that is why we have been more than once

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  19. Burkie

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We usually enjoy the chequers and have spent valentines evening there before and even treated ourselves to their cook at home valentines meal supporting them during lockdown but having looked forward to going for valentines we were really disappointed. The service was patchy and lacking . 20 min wait to be asked for drinks and bread, We enjoyed our food but it was not a lovely way to spend a valentines and it didn’t feel special at all. We would have enjoyed a nice desert and coffees but having asked to see the menu twice and it never arrived and we eventually gave up and paid the bill disappointed that a special meal for us at least was cut short. All in all an ok experience in a time that a meal out is a luxury.

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  20. ColinD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Great food and service and will be back for Mothers Day!

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  21. SamL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovely staff and good value Highly recommend

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  22. LizH

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

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  23. ChrisL

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our local go to inn and am delighted it’s so close. Excellent, as always.

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  24. Chris

    Kent

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Thanks, another lovely meal with you, very much appreciated

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  25. JerryD

    West Sussex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub, excellent food, efficient, friendly service and fair pricing. Top job.👍

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  26. JuliaW

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Service was great. Food delicious.

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  27. DavidP

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As a frequent customer through the CBA I am never disappointed with the quality of food. On this occasion we had a Sunday lunch and it was excellent. I can’t remember a better one.

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  28. MikeW

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Sunday Roast in this cosy pub. The food and service were spot on.

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  29. sarahc

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at the chequers, really lovely place to meet up with friends. Food was delicious and service was great! Definitely be coming again

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  30. JanB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant layout is good, tables not too close together. Employees offered excellent customer service and friendly. Menu choices were very good and options chosen were brilliant and very tasty.

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  31. PaulS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was first visit to the Chequers at Rowhook. I was very impressed with the initial welcome when arriving and the service continued to impress with the ordering and serving of drinks and food. I very much enjoyed the meal and the surroundings .

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  32. JessicaM

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here, food is always consistently great and the staff are lovely. They do the best Sunday roast.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed, having looked at the website the food doesn’t compare to what is shown and talked about there, some odd choices crisps on the plate with a roast dinner, “roasted “ veg which looked like the veg had been microwaved and not roasted. Service very average to poor, didn’t clear all the plates away, didn’t offer more drinks or coffee. Kitchen shuts at 8.30pm, as a result people were rushed into ordering, and our mains were attempted to be delivered whilst we were still eating our starters …. Website states smart casual dress but don’t bother with the smart - as you’ll look out of place !!! We did! We won’t go back, very expensive for what is basically average pub food.

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  34. StuartM

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Attractive pub with good food choice which was good quality and well cooked and presented

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  35. MarkP

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although it was a quiet lunchtime when the 6 of us were there the service was wonderful and the food was excellent and there was no wanting us to leave although we were the only ones there by late afternoon!!

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  36. MaddyR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gorgeous little pub. I met friends here, went for a short walk before returning for our reservation for Sunday lunch. The team were great; very switched on. The ambience was lovely and the food was great. Smashing little spot. A find indeed.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal for our 31st wedding anniversary. Thank you for looking after us so well.

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  38. blackpepper10

    Surrey

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, good food, wine and beer, great atmosphere and good fun.

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  39. RichardP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Chequers with friends, and had not been for a good few years. We drive past a lot and kept meaning to go back, and we weren't disappointed. It is exactly as we remember, a beautiful old pub, wonderful service, lovely food and great value.

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  40. CellierG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious late afternoon lunch with plenty of choice

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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 630 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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