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This 4-star Edwardian guest house is close to Eastbourne's seafront, theaters and conference centers. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is accessible throughout and The Mowbray also serves award-winning breakfasts. Guests can enjoy access to a 24-hour honesty bar. There is plenty of on street parking close to the Mowbray. On request we provide Parking Permits at just £3:00 per day which remain in force until 11:00 the following morning.

In the heart of Eastbourne's Theatreland, The Mowbray occupies a prime position on the corner of an elegant Edwardian terrace, connecting the seafront with the theaters and conference centers. This family-run guest house overlooks Devonshire Park and the International Tennis Courts, just a stone's throw from the beach and the promenade, and only a short distance from the town center.

All of the rooms with attached bathroom are front facing, with some enjoying views of the rolling South Downs and the Tennis Center. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities and a TV with Freeview channels and a DVD player.

Taking great pride in the stylish décor, cleanliness, friendly atmosphere and home-cooked food, the resident owners, Darren and Laura, provide excellent value for money and a personal service. The Mowbray received the Les Routiers Guest House of The Year 2016.

This is our guests' favorite part of Eastbourne, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Eastbourne, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free


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About The Mowbray

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  • Is there any available free parking for the hotel?

    Free parking starts about 350 yards away - however we can provide all day permits which remain valid till 11:00 the next morning for just £3:00 for on street parking close by the Mowbray in zone H Pay and display bays.


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    Answered on March 28, 2021
  • have you any Christmas entertainment on ?

    No we are not doing any special activities but there are plenty available in the town at various venues including several pubs theatres restaurants and art galleries.


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    Answered on May 11, 2021
  • Can you advise re the free street parking you suggest ?

    Free parking starts about 350 yards away - however we can provide all day permits which remain valid till 11:00 the next morning for just £3:00 for on street parking close by the Mowbray in zone H Pay and display bays.


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    Answered on October 16, 2020
  • How much do you charge for breakfast if it isn’t included in the room rate?

    Adults pay £11 children 12 or younger pay £7 for our great full English Plus Plus Plus


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    Answered on August 19, 2021
  • What does mobile only mean? As I haven't a smart phone

    So many guests use mobile phones and so we have made a special set up that is easily used on the mobile phone.


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    Answered on September 20, 2020
  • hi do you have a iron in the room

    We provide and Iron and Ironing board in a cupboard on the 1st floor landing next to the lift for any guest to borrow as required. We ask you to put it back after it has cooled down so others may get a chance to use it too.


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    Answered on August 19, 2021
  • Can we check-in late? (around 21:00-22:00) Thank you!

    We can arrange late arrivals as we have a system for 'Self Check-in' which is also very useful during this Covid situation as it allows for contact less arrivals. Please let us know as early as possible if a late arrival is to be arranged for you


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    Answered on December 7, 2020
  • DO YOU DO CHRISTMAS AND EVENING MEALS

    We have so many fine restaurants within a few steps of the Mowbray that we stopped offering evening meals some years back. We are offering breakfast all year & throughout Christmas. There are some excellent venues close by offering Christmas lunches.


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    Answered on September 26, 2021
  • What time is check out and do you do you offer late check out?

    Check-out it by 10.30. If prearranged it can be possible to delay till midday but only if prearranged and agreed. However luggage can be stored for later collection until 7.00 pm. If prearranged and agreed.


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    Asked about: King Double or Twin Room • Answered on September 4, 2021
  • Hi do you have a bar and WiFi?

    We have free high speed wifi throughout the Mowbray. We have an 'honesty bar' which operates in normal times but is still suspended due to covid cautions. However there is a great bar right across the road from us.


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    Answered on August 28, 2021
  • Is there a lift

    Yes we have a loft to all guest room floors. However there are a few steps from the street to the front door and down the the breakfast room, but in each there are sturdy handrails on both sides.


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    Answered on July 14, 2021
  • do you have any seaview rooms with balcony

    Sorry although some rooms have an oblique view of the sea none have balconies.


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    Answered on May 11, 2021
  • Is breakfast included

    We have bookings available with or without Breakfast depending which rate you select. I hope you choose to have our Breakfast as we won the AA breakfast award again this year for 7th time!!


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    Answered on September 7, 2021
  • hi what facilities do you have in the rooms ie kettle toaster etc

    All our rooms have a kettle and a DolceGusto coffee machine


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    Answered on August 2, 2021
  • Hi is there free parking at the guest house?

    Free parking starts about 350 yards away - however we can provide all day permits which remain valid till 11:00 the next morning for just £3:00 for on street parking close by the Mowbray in zone H Pay and display bays.


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    Answered on March 28, 2021
  • What time is breakfast served thanks

    We start serving breakfast at 08:30 and you should arrive for breakfast before 09:30 every morning.


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    Asked about: Family triple room • Answered on October 16, 2020
  • Hi. We have a 2 year old that sleeps in the same bed as us so would only need a double room. Would we need to book a double or a triple room? Thanks

    double will be ok but recommend you choose super king or superior supering as these beds are larger so better for having you child in with you


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    Asked about: Family triple room • Answered on August 13, 2020
  • Hello are there no sea view rooms available for the week we want. we do spend time in our room so it would be nice.

    We are set back about 100 yards from sea front so there are no direct Seaview rooms -- sorry


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    Answered on September 15, 2021
  • How far from railway station?

    Bout 12-15 minute walk just over ½ mile


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    Answered on September 7, 2020
  • Is it possible for guests to have 2 key cards for their room to allow guests to come and go individually

    It is possible if requested and we have a second smart card Key-card for that room.


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    Answered on June 19, 2021

Hosted by Roy Burman

Host Review Score 9.0
Roy Burman

Roy Burman

Built by the Duke of Devonshire as a private dwelling, during WW2 the RAF used it to for Canadian Airmen & following the war it became a private hotel/guest house. The origin of the name Mowbray is unclear. One of the architects involved in the building of the terraced row was a Mr A W M Mowbray, and the DeMowbray family landed a little further along the coast during the Norman conquest. Whatever the origins the Mowbray has been welcoming guests for over 90 years. Famous tennis stars have stayed in the past such as Steffi Graff & Gabriella Sabatini because it is so close to the Devonshire Park Tennis Courts. With the theatres also so close the Mowbray has hosted many stars of stage & screen. Roy with sons Asher & Saul Burman acquired the Mowbray in March 2020. For the last 25 years the family have all been & continue to operate hospitality & small businesses in Eastbourne & nearby currently including a pub 2 restaurants & holiday cottage. Unfortunately on the day it became ours the government closed hotels due to the pandemic problem, but the time has been well used as we have been able to make significant renovations & Improvements including new lights new carpets new TVs etc

We are proud of the awards The Mowbray has won as one of the leading B&Bs in Eastbourne. The Mowbray is a multi-award winning B&B and we would love for you to visit us so that we can show you why our awards tally keeps growing! With the help of my wife and our two sons we have been giving hospitality and warm service in East Sussex in our B&B, Village Inn, Pub and Restaurants for many years and are pleased to add this lovely hotel to what we can offer our guests. We enjoy creating and offering hospitality and we love the great double bonus -- the fact that in this work we share in your enjoyment of the great break you enjoy having with us.

Eastbourne has plenty to offer the nature enthusiast ranging from the impressive cliffs and lighthouse at Beachy Head to the peaceful woodland walks of the South Downs National Park. Not forgetting one of the most beautiful seafronts in England and a great variety of cultural activities in our lovely town of Eastbourne.

Languages spoken: English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Eastbourne Heritage Centre
    0.1 miles
  • Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Congress Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Towner Art Gallery
    0.1 miles
  • War Memorial Roundabout
    0.2 miles
  • Carpet Gardens
    0.4 miles
  • Eastbourne Pier
    0.4 miles
  • Redoubt Fortress
    0.9 miles
  • Motcombe Gardens
    1.2 miles
  • Fort Fun
    1.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant La Locanda
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Wish Tower
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park
    1.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea The Channel
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Eastbourne Beach
    450 feet
  • Pevensey Bay Beach
    2.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • London Gatwick Airport
    33.8 miles
  • London City Airport
    52.2 miles
  • London Southend Airport
    58.6 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    The Breakfast Room

    Food: British

    Open for: Breakfast

Amenities of The Mowbray
Great facilities! Review score, 8.0
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
  • Wireless internet
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 3 per day.
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • Ironing service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

12:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
£2 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

The Mowbray features the Eastbourne Visitor Passport scheme, offering guests discounts in restaurants, attractions and shops in Eastbourne.

There is plenty of such parking all around The Mowbray. Parking Permits are available on request. These provide parking all day and until 11:00 the following morning for just £3.00 per day.

The Mowbray is a no smoking property and only has nonsmoking rooms. We guide our guests to the nearest smoking area if needed. Unfortunately a charge of £75 is added to any account where this has been breached.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Mowbray of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Mowbray

  • Check-in at The Mowbray is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The Mowbray is 1,800 feet from the center of Eastbourne.

  • The prices at The Mowbray may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from The Mowbray.

  • Guests staying at The Mowbray can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Mowbray (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • The Mowbray offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live music/Performance
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Beach
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The Mowbray has 1 restaurant:

    • The Breakfast Room

  • Room options at The Mowbray include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Quad