The Chequers Rowhook

4.7
43 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 43 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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lepidus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food well cooked and presented
Service was good with a pleasant waitress
Wide selection for each course

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champagne
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely fresh colourful fish salad, my friend had the cheese tartlet which was so light .
A good wine list. The girls serving were very attentive and pleasant.

GS
GemmaS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very very nice pub. Very pleased to have discovered it, will be back as great service, nice food and lovely settings. Staff were very friendly.

RK
RichardK
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world charm in a quiet pub
Great food, beer and service, and good value for money. Will definitely go again

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jandg
West Sussex
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent "gastro pub" experience". We had main courses (liver, pork cutlets) and desserts, and found it all tasty and satisfying. I enjoyed the Harveys bitter. The service was friendly and efficient, and our table was inside with a nice ambience. Only thing is that the floor was uneven and it took us a little while to get the chairs and table level and not rocking - the (small) price you pay for eating in a historic building, I guess.

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Gilly
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening for our 54th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We would thoroughly recommend The Chequers.

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richard
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place , good food and friendly staff. All good

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Musicalriver
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is food of the highest order, you would have to go a long way to find a pub, or even a restaurant with food this good. Original and interesting menu and side dishes that mean something rather than the standard 'extra' to make money out of. Service was also excellent, hosts who care about their customers, personalable and engaging.

PS
PennyS
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sunny courtyard at the back of the pub. Delicious food. Good waitress who was fun and attentive.

ES
EmmaS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the chequers food was brilliant and staff are brilliant!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not nearly as good as before. Pity as it was a special occasion and was not good value

DW
DWall
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service in a lovely, quiet and safe setting!

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AndrewL
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Staff were very friendly and attentive and allowed us to move seats as the sun was glaring down on us. Food quality was exceptional, can't wait to come back!

SG
SteveG
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and certainly won’t be the last. Great service and excellent food.

Thoroughly recommended.

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champagne
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had fish and chips, very nice fish but I would have liked chunky chips not skinny fries.
Everything else good as usual.

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Hopeloveski
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5* ... Booked up a Sunday Roast and we were not disappointed. Excellent food, great service (we wanted a Yorkshire with the pork roast and extra gravy - no problem 👍🏼). The sun shone for us too which was a nice bonus as we were seated outside. Loving the new online booking arrangement too.
To quote Arnie... “I’ll be back” 😋

SM
SueM
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back inside!
Six of us very much enjoyed dinner out out at last
Delicious food & friendly service

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anon
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty food and very good, prompt, friendly, service.

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Christo
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served perfectly hot even though it was a chilly showery day and we were outside in the marquee. Full marks to the friendly efficient waiting staff as well as the kitchen team!

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Cris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Front Outdoor setting needs a heater this time of the year (back area has one). But quality of food and service made up for it. Lovely evening....

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our first outings while restaurants were open outside - and I must say it was a charming winner.

Everyone there, diners and staff alike excited to be back out again - and the food really delivered. My pigeon breasts and pork belly were both delicious - and a chance to have a hand pulled pint off Harveys was a spring treat.

The staff could not have been more welcoming - and the marquee space outside was wonderful. Lovely views of the outside.

Thank you.

JD
JoanneD
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, great covered outdoor dining space and delicious food. Great place for family and friends. A gem of a find, we’ll definitely be back!

JW
JuliaW
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always🥰. Weather blustery but outside marquee perfect.

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Stuart
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real find, excellent food after a walk around the village. Staff really friendly and helpful. Looking forward to next visit

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Gerry
Surrey
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We all enjoyed our food except my husband’s steak was a bit tough. The staff were very attentive. The staff couldn’t change the weather which was cold and windy. We brought our own blankets but they do supply blankets. We had an awning over head but a side windbreak would have made it more enjoyable. Despite the cold wind we had an enjoyable lunch and will definitely be returning to visit indoors or outdoor on a warmer day.

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Probably too expensive for the food it provides. Portions are large and my burger was nice. However, we were expecting better ham rather than a simple cold cut for ham, eggs & chips for £13. Excellent service though and nice people.

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SandyA
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

have always enjoyed the food here. The service was friendly and efficient. Was a chilly day but we were so pleased to be ANYWHERE that it didn’t spoil our experience.

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hamstring
London
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrible weather so a little damp outside. Cushions and blankets provided and well compensated by the standard of the food and service. Will definitely return

KC
KarenC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So good to have The Chequers open again. Food still to an excellent standard. Friendly, helpful staff and still pouring a mean pint of Guiness! Welcome back The Chequers.

KW
KWin
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, lovely outdoor terrace and great food as always. Faultless. Even apologised to us for the rain!

ES
EmmaS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the chequers did not fail to deliver! The food and service was brilliant and we will definitely be back in the near future.

AM
AnnM
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a lovely pub. You can sit inside, outside the front, in an outside courtyard or in the garden.

The staff are very friendly and efficient.

This is not a formulaic menu with the same old things. We are tired of big chains with average menus. The food was of a high quality and there are children's options.

I would definitely come back.

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frances
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always excellent. Very lucky to sit on back patio in the sunshine!

IP
IanP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely excellent staff
Food great sensible price
A good place to have nice meal in the country. The first 2 lines tell you what you really need to know.

DB
DrBarry
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my mother to The Chequers for a late lunch after lockdown.

The staff were very helpful in the matter of my mum's arthritis and changed our table so that she was more comfortable.

The sun was shining and the experience was everything one could wish for on a Spring day; good food, served promptly, in beautiful surroundings, at a sensible price.

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NatashaB
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We both had the burgers and they were huge! Super bacon as well if you add it.
Service was very friendly and fast. Definitely recommend!

TC
TrishC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere great food, can’t wait for restaurant opening indoors
Thanks

SM
SarahM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food- will definitely go again

SS
vipSallyS
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal outside in the sunshine. The food was splendid and little things (like offering my son some scrap paper to draw on whilst we were waiting) made a big difference. Highly recommended!

FAQs

The Chequers Rowhook is rated 4.7 stars by 43 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 reservations at the moment.