About Us

Nice to meet you!

Welcome,
from Will and Michelle!

Originating from the North and London, Will and Michelle arrived at the Cowdray in October 2020.

Having taken over the Cowdray in October 2020, it would be fair to say we were not living in normal times. Within weeks of arriving, Boris, put us all into our second lockdown. During this time, Will and Michelle were busy giving the Cowdray some well deserved TLC in preparation for reopening.

Before the Cowdray, Will was a successful constructor overseeing projects and staff after coming out of the Military. Now, Will is definitely Chief Barman especially when we have ‘Happy Hour’ behind the bar! Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in the hospitality industry. Michelle has owned various restaurants including one on the famous King’s Road in London.

Of course, you will also have to meet Bertie, Flo and Autumn as they are the resident animals of the Cowdray.

So, please do come along to dine or drink with us and meet Will, Michelle and the team. The Cowdray family have been so grateful for all of your continuing support.

See you soon!

Polaroid of Will and Michelle

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Our Fantastic Customers!

Such lovely words from our lovely customers!
Very attractive pub with excellent food and service
"Went for lunch, which was delicious, particularly the kedgeree and hake. Very friendly and helpful staff. We were particularly impressed by LiAnne who made our meal very enjoyable."
Amazing staff
"Yes, lovely pub, lovely food and amazing staff. A lovely place to eat and drink."
Like being amongst friends
"We had an overnight stay on the occasion of our son's wedding at nearby Nymans. Nickie the manager helped organise the wedding reception and could not have been more helpful. All the staff were incredibly friendly, service was great and the food was excellent. It felt like being amongst friends."
Just wow
"Where can i start. Upon arrival we were met and greeted with such care and friendly smiles. We were checked into our room-which was amazing, a food hamper, tea coffee, fridge facilities. Spotless bathroom and room. Staff are friendly, happy, nothing is too much of an issue. Everyone is happy to help and go above and beyond to make you happy and comfortable. Highly recommend a stay when visiting. Fantastic experience, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and shall be back again soon. Keep the good work up!! Best establishment around by far!"
Thank you Cowdray!
"Hugely grateful to Manageress Nickie and staff who with very short notice rustled up a wooden shelter and lovely meal and drinks service for a fifteen person reception. Nickie’s bright positivity and efficiency made all the difference when regulations caused a change of venue. The prawn starter and hake with samphire were delicious."

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