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The Chequers at Burcot Restaurant - The Chequers at Burcot, Burcot, Oxfordshire

The Chequers at Burcot

4.6
4.6
1156 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Outstanding food, fine wines & ales, an extensive cocktail menu and a warm, friendly atmosphere
 await you at The Chequers at Burcot!

Since 2006, multi award winning chef Steven Sanderson has been delighting his customers with a beautiful selection of delicious dishes that offer traditional values with a modern twist.

Come and relax within our 400 year old inn beneath the ancient beams, and enjoy your meal in contemporary decor near an open fire that burns throughout the year.

We opened 9 new boutique rooms in 2019 and these, together with the restaurant, means that The Chequers at Burcot in South Oxfordshire is perfect for those looking for a getaway, a staycation or accommodation for a business trip.

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2 people

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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 08:00–10:00 Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01865 407771
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Sanderson
  • Area
    Abingdon
  • Parking Details
    Loose gravel parking lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Romantic

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    British

1,156 Reviews
  1. GeoffH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you want good food,ambience great staff look no further than the Chequers at Burcot. Also seating good where ever you sit . Please give it a go.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet again an outstanding meal at The Chequers, always my first choice for any occasion.

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  3. EmmaN

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mixed feelings about the food - my friend ordered the burger which arrived with a burnt bun and did not even include fries or salad which had to be ordered separately - literally just a burger on a wooden board. Not great value. Also few veggie options although they did offer to cook the fish in oil not beef dripping! Rest of food delicious and service was fast to begin with then waited for an hour to get attention to get the bill - not really an issue as we were happy chatting, but felt somewhat dismissed once finished eating.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded 7 days ago
    We're truly sorry to hear that your friend's burger didn't meet your expectations. Quality and value are paramount to us, and we regret that this aspect of your meal fell short. While we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your meal and found our service initially efficient, we understand the importance of consistent service throughout the evening. We understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing shortages or sudden rushes, can impact the quality of service. Please know that we are continuously working to improve in all aspects. we would love the opportunity to welcome you back for another dining experience. Please consider giving us another try, and we'll do our utmost to ensure that your next visit exceeds your expectations. Kind regards, Madalina

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  4. ClaireG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Lovely welcome.

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  5. Chefdoc

    Cambridge

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, delicious food served with panache and good humour. Fantastic evening

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  6. JaneC

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited three times now and have experienced great service each time. The food is presented well and is excellent. Highly recommend the Sunday Roasts.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a birthday treat, we were seated promptly and looked after by a lovely woman.. no staff seemed to introduce themselves with their name.. starters arrived quickly and we were pleased with our food as always the scotch egg was amazing. Mains were disappointing… expected more for the price. But still flavoursome. Puddings took the longest. Not sure why as the place had quietened down after lunch service. As for birthday treat… other tables received a little something for the birthday person and we received nothing
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 31 March 2024
    Thank you for your review. Its not part of our service to introduce ourselves because we are all part of the chequers team. I'm sorry the desserts took so long to come out I have spoken to the team in the kitchen to be quick and efficient on there checks. Every shift we check all notes to see if they are any birthday's. Cards are hand written and put on the tables. We pride ourselves on this personal touch. if it had been in the notes we would of made sure a card and birthday plate was given and even sang happy birthday. Kind Regards Jo Hession

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  8. SamanthaG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always the food was lovely but please move your smoking area away as where we were sat near the kitchen every now and then we got a very strong smell of cigarette smoke which was very unpleasant

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  9. GenL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All servers were friendly and nothing was too much, despite it being busy for a Wednesday the staff did not seem flustered or stressed. The food was amazing, and I had a birthday card for me as well which was a lovely touch.

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  10. TasteTester

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place and food tasty (although the cauliflower cheese was far too salty/mature tasting). Starter and main for two (no alcohol) as £80 so an expensive albeit tasty experience

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  11. RichardW

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic roast dinner. The staff were very professional and made us feel very comfortable
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 13 March 2024
    Thank you very much for taking time for such a lovely review. I am delighted you had such a great experience with us and you noted the professionalism of the staff. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Madalina Sanderson.

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  12. TonyW

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very helpful staff and lovely food. Thank you all.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 13 March 2024
    Hi Tony, Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal and our staff were helpful during your time with us. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Madalina Sanderson.

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  13. shelleyb

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I feel that we picked a bad day , they were out of roasts and chunky chips . 3 glasses were smashed by the bar staff whilst we were there and overall I feel that going on a Sunday evening was a bad choice .
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 7 March 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We genuinely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment you encountered during your visit. It's disheartening to learn that we fell short of your expectations, especially with the unavailability of our signature roasts and chunky chips, and the incidents involving the bar staff. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies and invite you to give us another chance to make things right. We assure you that what you experienced was likely an isolated incident. Please, when you plan your next visit, reach out to me directly. I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss your concerns further and ensure that your next experience with us exceeds your expectations. Kind regards, Madalina Sanderson

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  14. NickP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice, cosy pub with lots of separate tables for 2 or 4. We enjoyed the lamb and the fish and chips was fine, though maybe not "the best in the world" as they claim. I picked that as it was £10 cheaper at £15, but annoyingly they revealed at bill time that they charge £25 for all main dishes on Sunday, even when listed at a lower price elsewhere in the same menu. I was sceptical whether that was even legal, but didn't want to argue as the meal overall was so nice.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 7 March 2024
    We appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to clarify the differences between the two offerings. Our Sunday menu is designed to provide guests with a curated dining experience, offering either a two or three-course meal at a set price (£6 for a starter, £25 for a main course and £6 for a dessert) We apologize if this was not clearly communicated during your visit. Your feedback is important to us, and we will take steps to ensure that our pricing and menu options are clearly outlined for our guests. Kind regards, Madalina Sanderson

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  15. SueJ

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always Honestly everyone pulled it out of the Hat, Food,Service, Kindness Nothing was to much trouble Proper wee Gem in every aspect Thank You as always

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  16. PollyT

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely. The waitress I think her name was Kim? Scottish lady was fabulous. Friendly and coped well when it got very busy. I wanted to tip her but didn’t have any cash. Next time I’m in I will bring her a tip. 🤩

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  17. AWH2024

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful birthday lunch for our sister in law. Great food, tremendous service and the staff are outstanding. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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  18. JakkiT

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday roast, staff very helpful and attentive. Decor is stunning.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff , good choice of dishes , warm and welcoming
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    Thank you I have passed your kind words on to Kim and Maddy. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and was made to feel welcome. Kind Regards Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  20. SaraL

    Oxford

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are returning customers. We were welcomed by a very lovely young man. The service was amazing and nothing was too much trouble for him. The food was outstanding as always. Will definitely be returning
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    So nice to read that you will be returning to us. Please say hi when you are in. Thank you Jo Hession

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  21. CalRich

    Oxford

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely experience-staff are so pleasant & helpful. Never had a bad meal always well cooked & hot.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    Thank you this is lovely to read. Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  22. EmmaJ

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal at the chequers for my partners 50th. We both left feeling stuffed and having really enjoyed the meal. We both said it is the best meal we have had in ages! Would definitely recommend and look forward to a return visit.

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  23. MeganCrawford

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for the effort you go to, to make a birthday special. Not only a hand written card on the table, but a birthday dessert brought out without even asking. The thoughtfulness is unmatched - not to mention the delicious roast as always.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    We like to make every occasion special so happy to read that we made your birthday special for you. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  24. PeterCR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s very rare for me to feel I should review a restaurant but in the case of The Chequers I really have to spread the word about this excellent restaurant. The food was superb, both dinner and breakfast next day. All courses were really good but if I had to name two stars of the show they would be the Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktail and the venison with mushrooms - outstanding. The service was flawless yet relaxed - sorry I didn’t get her name, but our Scottish waitress deserves a mention. We’ll be back!
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    Thank you for taking your time to write a review and thank you for your kind words. The Scottish waitress is Kim and we are very privileged to have her work for us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  25. DavidH

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good evening a little hiccup on the mains but good staff and good excellent
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 18 February 2024
    Glad to hear despite a little hiccup on the mains. You still had a good time with us and the Staff looked after you so well. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  26. MichaelD

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Firstly the service & food were excellent & would highly recommend. We only had a table for two so we were seated in the upper area where although very comfortable it dosent quite have the same ambiance as the main seating area around the bar. The upper area may be more suited to the larger groups of diners. Having said that it was very good and will definitely be hoing back. Ps Parking is limited but can use the roadside.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    Thank you for your kind words about the service and food. We do use the gallery for and overflow of the restaurant when we are busy. Next time you come please write on the notes and we will make sure you get experience the restaurant. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  27. ElenaR

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and cannot fault anything. Great place to enjoy a delicious meal.

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  28. KATIE

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic stay and amazing supper and breakfast. Food was delicious and staff are so lovely.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 18 February 2024
    Hi Katie You're welcome! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room clean and comfortable. Our team works hard to ensure our guests have a pleasant experience and its wonderful to hear that you appreciated their efforts. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  29. LindaH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I came for lunch-I have been to the restaurant several times, but it was my friends first visit. We had a really lovely time. We shared starters which were amazing. We were served by a lovely young man called Mac, who absolutely delightful…nothing too much trouble and very attentive! I would not hesitate to recommend The Chequers at Burcot to anyone.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 25 February 2024
    Its so lovely to read that you and your friend enjoyed your visit to us. I have let Mac know what you have said and he said thank you for very much for your kind words. Hope to see you again. Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  30. LeahT

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time we have been and every time the experience just gets better and better. Could not fault one single thing. We absolutely adore the food. The wine was fantastic and the surroundings were cosy and perfect.

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  31. DougH

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looks welcoming from outside and inside. Good parking. Friendly staff. Food quality and presentation excellent.

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  32. TracyR

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it, great food, super service, sometimes difficult to find on a Sunday evening, not here. Brilliant.

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  33. SophieL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, will definitely be back
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 14 February 2024
    We are happy to read that you will be coming back again. Thankyou Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  34. SimonH

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We couldn’t get a space in the car park, so had to park next to a hedge off the pavement after trying several other places. Staff were really friendly and helpful, but rushed off their feet, so service wasn’t great. Food was really nice.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thank you for your review and I'm sorry to read you struggled to find somewhere to park. Sundays do get a little busy. I'm sorry you felt the service was not up to our usual standards and the service wasn't great for you. Sometimes we get it wrong and feedback like this helps us to improve. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  35. DavinaG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday roast sharing board and vegetable platter. Staff were very polite and attentive.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 14 February 2024
    Its so nice to read you enjoyed your Sunday roast with us and to read our staff are doing a good job. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  36. MrGreen

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Food! Good level of service. Dishes were very tasty!
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 11 February 2024
    Thank you for your kind words we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great customer service. Will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

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  38. PaulN

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just outstanding food ,and attention to detail regarding service. Every thing just presented very well. And very friendly staff.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 11 February 2024
    Hi Paul Its so lovely to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and our staff looked after you well. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  39. JamesG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caught up with a friend over lunch. The service was absolutely spot on - attentive but not intrusive, the food great and overall a terrific experience - I'll definitely be going back soon.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 11 February 2024
    Thank you for your kind words. We at the Chequers pride ourselves on customer service so its nice to read we are doing a good job. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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  40. DW123

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, went above and beyond to celebrate my birthday and to make my day very special. staff were amazing very friendly and very accommodating. Manageress was extremely welcoming. Highly recommended for a special occasion. defiantly booking again.
    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on 8 February 2024
    Thank you for your kind words. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you Jo Hession Front of House Manager

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
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Abingdon Rd, Burcot, Oxfordshire OX14 3DP

Additional information

  • Area
    Abingdon
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 08:00–10:00 Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Loose gravel parking lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Sanderson
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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