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About Us...

The Mowbray offers outstanding 4 Star Guest Accommodation. Set an Early Edwardian Terraced Town House with 13 fine bedrooms and boasting a lovely Guest sitting room and delightful Breakfast room in which we have achieved the AA Breakfast awards each year since 2011.

The building was built by the Duke of Devonshire as a private dwelling. During the WW2 the RAF used it to for Canadian Airmen & following the war it became a private hotel / guest house. Where the name Mowbray comes from is unclear. Some say it is because one of the architects involved in the building of the terraced row was a Mr A W M Mowbray. Others point to the DeMowbray family who 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. Father & sons have for the last 25 years all operated hospitality & other small businesses in Eastbourne & nearby including a pub two restaurants & holiday cottage accommodation. Unfortunately on the day it became ours the government closed hotels due to the Covid problem, but the time has been well used as we have been able to undertake improvements & renovations whilst our guests were unable to attend the Mowbray. These include new carpets on the stairs & some rooms new bathrooms & new beds in many rooms new TVs & improved high speed internet in every room. The lounge has been fully refurbished as has the kitchen and the Breakfast room and new decorative and energy saving lighting throughout.

The most important improvement is we added new fully digital locks to all our doors. Not only are they much more secure they allow us to offer greater flexibility and privacy. We can now offer check-in from Midday to Midnight everyday without making prior arrangements because it will be by self-check-in. For extra safety they automatically log when doors are accessed so in an emergency we can know which rooms are occupied. With these improvements we no longer staff the reception or have overnight staff on site.

With 13 rooms and a small team, the Mowbray can offer a friendly and helpful service that you just won’t find in a big hotel which is why the team has won Les Routiers’ Guest House of the Year twice (2014 and 2016) and been nominated at the AA’s B&B awards for “Friendliest Landlords”.

We love having you here and we are sure you will too.

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