The Chequers - Bath
The Chequers - Bath

The Chequers - Bath

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thechequersbath.com/
  • Phone: 01225360017
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm and Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Leigh Evans
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our upstairs restaurant offers an intimate private dining experience with effortless service & exceptional food. We'll happily create a bespoke menu tailored to your party’s needs. Our chefs use the finest local and seasonal produce to create beautifully presented dishes.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Hutchings 01225360017

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bath Spa rail station is a five minute taxi ride away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street metered parking is available immediately outside the pub. Unrestricted, free parking is available 10 mins walk away.
A word from The Chequers - Bath
The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub that serves high quality home cooked food, in a friendly pub atmosphere. Welcoming chalk boards display a tempting range of great tasting home prepared dishes & inventive pub classics. The Sunday roast is legendary and won the Bath Good Food Award for best Sunday lunch in Bath. Add to that a great wine list and a selection of well kept local ciders and ales and you have The Chequers. We're located just a short walk from some of Bath's most famous landmarks – the Circus and the Royal Crescent. So whether you live or work locally, or are a visitor to Bath, you're equally welcome and we look forward to seeing you.
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The Chequers - Bath reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.8
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
sunday lunch (72)fit for foodies (62)special occasions (51)romance (31)outstanding value (17)group bookings (15)business meals (15)pre/post theatre (12)good vegetarian options (10)child friendly (9)brunch (7)outdoor eating (6)disabled access (4)Show More
  • The Chequers, Bath
    Husandwifey3
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    Excellent high class food in simple pub/restaurant setting with very interesting menus options and with excellent service and speed of delivery. Altogether an excellent venue and eating experience my wife and I will remember for a long time.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    Lovely ham terrine to start with some deconstructed piccalilli and green puree's. My Cornish hake main was tasty but i'd have liked a couple more bites, more of a starter sized fillet. My wife's pork with quince was also good and much more of a main course. Disappointing choice of desserts, just four on the menu one of which they'd sold out of at 8pm? Nice and well described wine list. Attentive and pleasant staff.
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  • Good food in Bath
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Excellent food, good atmosphere. Easily walkable from Bath centre so not mega busy.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Really enjoyed our evening at The Chequers. Great food and service.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatest Gastro pub in Bath
    MrsH
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Great ambiance and service tucked away just behind Royal Crescent - the food was wonderful and really stands out in a city of average restaurants - lamb scotch egg starter was excellent and I had what was surely one of the best steaks I've ever had - definitely on par with the Hudson, which is going it some. My husband had the game pie which not only tasted marvellous, but looked like a work of art. Its such a great place, would recommend to everyone.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Best Sunday Lunch Ever!
    Richleeson84
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    This is the most amazing Sunday lunch I have ever had-which means something as I have had a fair few in my time!!! Every element on the plate was delicious. The staff were extremely welcoming and the pub itself a lovely environment. I thoroughly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Frodo2001
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    I read a review for Bath, as a last minute idea for something to do when my plans had changed at the weekend. This place had some good reviews so I thought I would give it a try. It most definitely did not let us down! The food was ranked as one of the best Sunday roasts I've had! The only negative comment is they were so busy they forgot a couple of times that we needed to pay, if that is the only criticism then I would say we found a little gem in this place!
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    icejunky
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    had Sunday lunch last week amongst uncontrollable children ( not ours) and roast potatoes which tasted warmed up, cold greens but delicious roast beef. service unattentive . I used to love Sunday lunch here but for the money they now charge it's been reduced to " pub grub". There are better paces now for Sunday lunch with better atmosphere.
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  • Fantastic Gastro Pub
    dmwright77
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The Chequers is a gem of a place tucked away on a classic Georgian side street in Bath. From the moment you set foot in the door, you are greeted with welcoming friendliness. Set in a typical gastro pub layout, Chequers is perfect for dinner for two, to a special birthday or family occasion. Definitely on our list to visit again, and a small tip is that you must have the Venison, served in a very original way.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Good food from a mixed bunch.
    DantheWatts
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    The location and style of The Chequers was pretty much as expected, perfect! This pub came highly recommended so I probably expected a little more smile with the service. When we first entered it was as though the staff didn't want to be there.. A young waitress with long hair was infact nothing but negative. In the end a young lad took our orders and we remained ordering from him, he cracked a smile and was nice. The food was outstanding as far as Sunday roasts go and just before we were leaving an older man started his shift and the whole place seemed a little more service orientated and buzzy. Its a shame the younger staff don't have his buzz and energy for this lovely little place. 5 star food and would chance a return.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Sunday Roast!
    bens
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    After reading various reviews recommending The Chequers for Sunday Lunch, we decided to give it a go and book a table. Good job we did, as all tables had already been reserved. Service was efficient, food was excellent, definitely up there with the best roasts.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • It's been a while...
    denoftheden
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    ...since I have gone out with friends to a restaurant that I didn't know and come away feeling entirely satisfied with the venue, meal and price. Absolutely loved our meal here - great options, good wine list and friendly, laid back staff. Would definitely go again if in the area and we are still talking about the lemon dessert....
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding food and evening
    chefross1983
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We booked the day before we ate, it was a special occasion as I had just got married a couple of days before. My and my new wife work and have worked in the cafering industry and were blown away by the quality of food and service I requested for a bottle of fizz to be on the table and it was brought over as soon as we sat which was fantastic. We ordered our starters and mains and when the startees arrived we both knew we were in for some top food. The starter's and mains were presented and cooked by a chef at the top of there game, the dessert I had blew me away the different contrasts amd textures of lemon were fantastic and the olive oil cake was beautifully moist. With two rosettes already I cant see it being long before they have three
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy2
    Sandy2
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Visit this restaurant fairly frequently - this time it was up to its usual high standard. Our guests were particularly impressed with the scallops (although pricey) and the duck tart.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creamy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Went for a Sunday roast and was OK, but I'm not a big fan of creamy textures and everything was covered in it, although my wife is and she loved it, so horses for courses
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Sunday lunch
    Beano16
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Had sunday lunch here on 4 day visit to bath. Great food, lovely atmosphere/decor and friendly staff. Would highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Supper
    Sandy2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We visit the Chequers about once or twice a month - usually for supper, occasionally for lunch. Pleasant atmosphere and good informal service. Local beers are stocked and the management are flexible about ordering 2 x starters rather than starter and main course if that is preferred. The food is of a consistently good standard and the menu mixes gastro pub usuals with more imaginative fare. It is popular with locals and you need to book for supper if you want to ensure getting table.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PanjoVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    so many places to eat in Bath - very nice pub and good enough gastro grub but nothing to write home about
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    business meals
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  • Well worth a visit
    FVN1
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Exceptional food and service! Our waitress Nicola was friendly, had a good knowledge of the food on offer and made sure we were looked after very well. The food was of a great strandard, one of the best gastro pubs in the area!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Much Delivered Little
    UnhappyDiner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Visited Chequers on Sunday as read it had been voted one of the best Sunday Lunches in Bath. Made to wait awkwardly for more than 3 or 4 minutes before bar staff attended to us. Poor service as waitress spilt large amount of the wine costing £18 and didn’t clean it up. Food was overpriced and average. Some of the veg was overcooked beyond recognition and gravy tasted like stock cube or gravy granules. Charged an extra 50p for Yorkshire Pudding which should have been pointed out before hand. Puddings were exceptional and shame the same amount of effort was not put into the actual dinner. Finally was overcharged for dessert wine which was £2.50 in the list but £3.00 on my bill. Wont be going back that's for sure (The Hop Pole was far better)
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Very disappointed
    Smythe41
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    I was very much looking forward to going to the Chequers but was very disappointed. The vegetarian options were poor and the meal I had was awful. It sounded interesting...a 'vege burger' consisting of two large mushrooms, sandwiched together with feta, kidney beans chilli, coriander...something like that. It was the worst texture as feta is dry and Didn't melt..it was mixed with what tasted like English mustard so tasted very bitter. My friends tasted it and agreed it wasn't pleasant. Not wanting to make a fuss, I scraped out the inside of the mushrooms and thought I'd eat the roll but the taste stayed. I was hungry as had saved myself for dinner but even the fries we over cooked and tasted burnt.Service lazy. Had to call over everytime
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  • Lunch
    Pricey
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    We went to Chequers for a special Lunch for my husbands 30th. I requested a high chair in my reservation and it was there when we arrived although I also put in the comments that it was my husbands 30th birthday but there was no mention of it. A small personal touch of saying happy birthday or something would have gone a long way with myself. The food choice was good. Starters were brilliant. My husband had the scotch egg. I had the Ham hock. Great flavours. Excellent presentation. Main course, my husband had the pork I had the classic burger and our Son had fish and chips which was the only child's meal available. The chips were terrible. Cheap french fries on mine and my sons meal. Overall a lovely place but not great for children.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, could be great
    drgee
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    We are both into going out to top restaurants so look for certain things. The core thing, the food at Chequers is very good. They have chefs who can really cook! Scallop starter was exceptional, as was the lamb scotch egg. Flavour and textures were excellent. I suspect the chefs are young as the later plates were too busy; Duck tart was excellent, but with duck breast and duck fat fried chips tastes great, but unbalanced - needed salad. Lemon Plate showed a lot of skill but had 5 elements (parfait, mousse, cake, meringues, curd) two too many? I'd drop the meringue and mousse. Service was a little slow; they were trying but detail wasn't quite right. The ambience they go for was right, high end food, casual dining. Fun night. Give them a go!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Chequers
    BeeBee
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was very impressed with how they reserved the tables with each persons name. The service was very good, at least, our waitress was ver friendly and easy to talk to. She made the stay there enjoyable. The food was good, but I expected more from the place. I was expecting to be wowed, but I wasn't. That is not to say the food wasn't good, it just wasn't as good as I thought it would be. The atmosphere was very nice though, and the toilets clean.
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A great menu, food was absolutely delicious and a lovely environment for a celebration
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have a Michelin Star
    Fullbelly1
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We ate on Saturday 21st, six people and everyone was blown away by the food quality and very fair prices. The "pork three ways" was brilliantly executed and was accompanied by a celeriac puree that was beyond belief. We ate at the Hinds Head, (Hestons pub in Bray which was excellent) on the way down to Bath and the Chequers is easily hitting this level of food. Add to this, a very reasonable wine list, (the Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc was brilliant) and you have a great restaurant that is unpretentious and excellent value. My only regret is that Bath is so far from where we live so I am unable to make it my local of choice. Well done to the whole team.
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  • Jo Johnson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    A complete surprise! I knew the food would be good due to the reviews I read but it was incredible. It looked amazing and was fabulously prepared. We had a great evening.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • melissa ackland
    mella
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    We have been to chequers several times but our recent visit was the best and perfect for our family visiting from Australia. The service was friendly and the food was delicious and it was made easy for the 2 coeliacs in our group. Although it was a monday night there was enough people to create a nice atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing better than a roast...
    Alwayseating
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    ...especially when it is this good! Good value for money as you get a lot of food. Clear care taken over all food preparation and presentation. Staff are friendly and attentive. Very enjoyable experience!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Lovely food, lovely menu. Well presented dishes that aren't extortionately priced. Overall a lovely place to eat.
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friady night supper
    dumbmutt
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Lovely restaurant in a quiet , out of the way , part of Bath. We chose the Chequers it because of the menu which included decent fish/vegetarian options. Some of us chose the classic menu of steak, veggie burger , fish and chips and enjoyed them but there is no doubt that those who chose a la carte were able to choose really well presented, delicious and excellently prepared food. The scallop with cauliflower starter and the Black Bream with crab linguini main were particularly notable. I will return as soon as I can and will choose a la carte.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely meal
    Yumeemum
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Delicious food especially the starters of squid and trout. Very accommodating staff who were lovely about a chatty toddler who was with us too. Scrummy puds were topnotch too.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • relaxing sunday
    JOJO
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Reserved a table for a friend's birthday. Pea soup starter divine. Main course lovely , and suitable for those with a very large appetite [plate overflowing] . Fabulous roasties; gastro pommes de terre ! and other veggies. Valiantly also had dessert ! The burnt mango fruit was excellent, my friend had lemon meringue [slightly too little lemon zing for her tastes - it was very very sweet]. Great drinks and a fair price for what you are getting. Great venue.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Sunday Roast Lunch
    Magnificent7
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A table for seven finished with a £200 bill, roast potatoes over cooked, the meal in general tasted 'mass produced' possibly from pre frozen origins. The beer was good, service excellent, ambience OK. My American guests not overly impressed with their first ever Sunday Roast sadly.
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  • Superb
    Seayeaitch
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great place to meet, eat and enjoy excellent service,a very well managed Eating and drinking establishment, courteous staff well managed and trained a real credit to the people of Bath.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Disappointed
    Daytripper
    Dined on 23/4/2014
    I looked on the net and eventually selected 'The Chequers' for dinner. Such is the skill of the web designer and the photographer that the reality didn't live up to our expectations. Tthe ambiance and setting were not quite in keeping with the prices charged for the two courses we ordered. My ham hock starter was superb and well presented, but the black bream was over complicated with too many elements on the plate. My husband chose calamari and burger, but the burger was overdone on the outside, and there was an excessive portion of French fries. it wasn't a bad meal, but not memorable. .Service friendly enough.
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  • One of the beat meals I've had....
    foodie90
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    We ate at The Chequers on Good Friday and both my boyfriend and I were blown away by how good the food was. The food was what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant but the ambience was laid back and informal. It is the perfect combination. The staff were attentive but not over bearing and the bill was fair considering the quality of food. However, I would consider this restaurant a place for special occasions. If you do take a visit to this restaurant, definitely try the lamb scotch egg...it's something special!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant food worthy of an award
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The meal at the Chequers was exquisite. I had three courses and each course combined an exciting and adventurous combination of flavours and food. It was like a Michelin star restaurant. I am not sure whether there is a new chef, but he/she is taking gastro pub eating to another level. I have been many times to the Chequers and always expect high standards and consistently good food, but this meal was outstanding.
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    romance, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    auntymabel
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had Sunday lunch at The Chequers during a weekend in Bath to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Lovely dining room, attentive staff and great food.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best roast dinner in Bath
    Rose
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I cannot recommend the Chequers more highly, we had a fabulous roast dinner on Sunday afternoon. The choice of roast was unexpected and included sharing roasts, the presentation of he food was wonderful, and the waiting staff were extremely attentive, welcoming and accommodating. We had a lovely meal and whilst it was a little pricey it was well worth every penny. Thank you!
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.