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About us

The Cherry Tree 

Welcome to our charming and historic pub and restaurant, located on the outskirts of Copthorne village, just a short distance from the bustling M23 and conveniently accessible from the nearby towns of East Grinstead and Crawley.

With its rustic and quirky charm, our pub boasts stone floors, wooden beams, log fires, captivating artwork, and unique artefacts that showcase the rich history of this 400-year-old inn, which once included a small book library for patrons.

Our owner, Sherif Gewily, is a highly skilled chef who worked for eight years as head chef at the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group before branching out on his own, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise.

We take pride in offering a dynamic, fresh, and seasonal menu while maintaining the cosy atmosphere of a traditional pub. All dishes are cooked to order with locally sourced ingredients. Our menu changes frequently, featuring daily specials, except on Sundays when a larger, more traditional menu is available. During peak hours, our kitchen may experience increased demand, leading to occasional delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience; our dedicated team is working tirelessly to ensure the quality of every dish.

Our drinks list features a selection of delightful Dorset ales, national lagers and ciders, a diverse gin collection, and a carefully curated wine list. You can dine and relax in one of our cosy dining areas or enjoy a drink in our comfortable seating area. On warmer days, we have a secluded garden at the back of the pub.

We are proudly part of the Hall & Woodhouse family, a British regional brewery founded in 1777.

The Team

Great pubs are made from great people, and teamwork is at the heart of what we do. From our experienced team of talented chefs and assistants in the kitchen, to the friendly front of house crew whose faces you will recognise from your visits. Keeping the well-oiled engine going is the management team who do a bit of everything!


Private Events

Did you know we cater for private events, including weddings, in our large garden area?

We can create a bespoke menu for your wedding, or you can build your summer party around one of our barbecue packages. We have different options for smaller events like christenings, wakes and kids' parties. 

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.

"A day without wine is like a day without sunshine."
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