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The Chequers, Hainford, Norwich,

The Chequers, Hainford

4.2
4.2
310 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Welcome to The Chequers, Hainford | Country Pub & Dining Room | We're opening on the 17th June. Come back soon to see our new menu, crafted by Executive Chef Pete Murrell and his team.

Nestled in the Norfolk village of Hainford, you’ll find beautiful, exposed beams, authentic stone floors and open fire places inside this 18th Century thatched country pub & dining room.

A country pub through and through serving local ales, artisan spirits and a menu full of the best seasonal produce curated by Executive Chef Pete Murrell and his team. This is all underpinned by our focus on creating great experiences, an escape from everyday life, whether you’re are with us for a quick drink or dining with friends and family.

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Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary British, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 11:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    01603 559599

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Pete Murrell

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Parking Details

    We have a large car park in front of the pub, with easy access to the garden, patio & pub entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Menu

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What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Lunch

  • Norwich

    Lunch

  • Norwich

    Romance

  • Norwich

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. CD

    CDom

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely environment with classic features inside and a beautiful thatched roof. Lovely gardens with plenty of space. Food was stunning, we had Sunday roast (best I've had in a long time) and peach/apple crumble for pudding. Also benefit of being a member of Britstops so able to stay over in the car park with our camper which afforded us a few more beers. I would highly recommend.

  2. JA

    JANW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had excellent Sunday Roasts and we will definitely be back.

  3. RH

    RonnieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, generous serving and the wine was really cold , all round very good

  4. JW

    JackieW

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Nice pub and food was good and plentiful. It was a little cool for me the veg mainly but all very tasty. Staff were lovely.

  5. NF

    NatalieF

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We stopped off here for lunch after a walk in the surrounding area. Eating out can be very tricky for me as I am intolerant to gluten and dairy and I don't eat meat. The menu here had some really lovely options for me to choose from and everything on the menu was labelled very clearly so I didn't have to feel like a nuisance. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back!

  6. BJ

    BrianJ

    Norfolk

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have eaten here quite a few times nothing has changed it’s a delightful evening out went there for our anniversary with friends cannot fault anything to do with this business well worth a visit

  7. PS

    PeteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful meal , lovely location, with friendly helpful staff , great find , would recommend

  8. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good value for money, dishes we had were very good

  9. KS

    KarenS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a lovely welcome here so decided to take some friends. They really enjoyed it too. Food was very tasty and service excellent. A slight negative were the chips which were not their best having had perfect ones up til then.

  10. AA

    AnneA

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've always have a good meal here, this one was no exception. Varied menu, some traditional dishes, chefs burger is always a good choice. I had the pork loin chipotle slices on spinach with a blueberry gel and crispy potatoes. It was a brilliant combination and absolutely delicious! Friendly staff and good service.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The nut roast here is the best I have ever eaten. Great atmosphere and lovely staff

  12. CM

    ChrisM

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Everything was ok. Service was a bit slow as new staff in training. Food was very good. Plenty of seating and nice atmosphere.

  13. RT

    RubyTuesday

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good quality food & value for money! Swift friendly service.

  14. DT

    DinerT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely old Pub. Very Friendly and helpful Waitress. Food good but not amazing. Biggest let down was that we had already decided what we wanted from the menu online. The Menu was a lot different and did not have any of the dishes we had chosen online. I appreciate it us seasonal but it does not take long to download an up to date Menu. We will return.

  15. TM

    TonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pub was excellent, but the Open Table booking form needs significant revision. The 10 grace period is threatening and the table allocation time by number of guests is ridiculous. Far too structured. I will avoid using Open Table and use the phone in future. I have deleted the app which bombarded me with unwanted messages.

  16. A

    Anne

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent meal. Not long to wait. Service very good

  17. AC

    AntonC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After not visiting for probably at least 10 years I thought I’d treat the other half to an Easter Sunday lunch I wasn’t disappointed on my return to The Chequers Hainford. Great tasting Roast beef Sunday lunch with a plate full to satisfy most people. Will definitely return before the next 10 years lol

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Easter sunday

  19. JA

    JohnA

    Norfolk

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal well presented and served by friendly staff.

  20. KL

    KatherineL

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the Sunday roast, cooked beautifully lots of fresh veg, can highly recommend the peach and apricot crumble. Well worth a visit, lovely pub, friendly staff, good service and excellent food.

  21. V

    Vera

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    Menu has changed considerably more of a Gastro pub now.

  22. AB

    AndrewB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Lovely venue can get a bit noisy in the side areas which we sat in. The food is of good choice but the cheese and onion pie wasn’t as good as I had hoped but was ok. Service was ok had to chase up for the bread and oil. £104 for 4 people - 1 starter, 4 mains, 6 drinks

  23. CW

    CharlotteW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely little find and roasts were delicious. Interesting range of starters which we didn’t fancy. Service was excellent, tables a little crammed in not much room around for moving chairs out etc

  24. SA

    SiobhanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere everytime food is lovely, very welcoming staff

  25. CH

    CHester

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch. Delicious food and good service , thanks

  26. AC

    AndrewC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loverly food and is in walking distance so happy days

  27. DA

    DAVIDA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food with good choice and excellent service in a delightful pub

  28. GR

    GranvilleR

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Waitress was very welcoming and making good customer contact

  29. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Having never had a bad meal at the Chequers, we decided to book for mothers day. We were unaware that the place has obviously changed ownership since our last visit (it was a couple years ago now due to covid). The menu was quite restricted compared to what it used to be but it was understandable for sunday/mothers day. Three members of our party opted for the beef which was very tough though they did comment that it tasted nice. Two members had gammon which was nice and you got a good few slices. The roast potatoes were a bit tough to cut into but the veg in general was ok and the yorkshire puddings were nice and large. Desserts were mostly a hit apart from the rice pudding which was very dry. Overall it wasn’t a bad meal, but when compared to previous visits it was bit of a let down. It is a shame as they have done the place up lovely.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    Disappointing. We both had the roast, my husband had gammon which he said was very nice and I had roast beef. Both meals were only lukewarm which was our same experience only a month before. I did provide feedback at the time so was surprised to find this was still the case on our second visit. The beef was overcooked, and sliced quite thickly so it was difficult to cut and chew. The roast potatoes were so hard in parts I was unable to cut through the roasted outside and I certainly wasn’t going to try to bite or eat as I was worried that I would break a tooth. I chose the rice pudding for dessert, my husband had the rhubarb sundae. There was only 3 small pieces of rhubarb and the rest was cream and some ice cream. My rice pudding was just a bowl of stodge. There was no moisture or liquid in the pudding at all. The cherry compote topping provided a small amount of moisture. The menu described it as creamy but there was nothing creamy about it. We won’t be returning unfortunately.

  31. D

    Dwatts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Absoutely lovely, I was late booking mothers day and got ouside seating which was in a lovely oudoor heated courtyard. The staff are very attentive and super friendly. Since being brought over this place is so much better, alot more open inside and the quality of the food is so much nicer, meat and fish options we're really good quality, will definitely be coming back only thing I would mention would be maybe different vegan/vegetarian options, what options they had starter wise was lovely but the med veg lasange was overcooked and didn't have a huge amount of flavour. The leek and potato samosas were lovely though! But I'm just glad that there is options here now as I used to love this pub. Will definitely be returning. They've done a such a good job in turning this beautiful pub around! Thank you

  32. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Service was very good. Food was warm / cold in places - which is a shame as it looked nice and was tasty, however we do like hot roasts. Nice selection of meats.

  33. ES

    EmmaS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Food is wonderful but seating was a problem. We sat in the new courtyard but I have never been so uncomfortable eating a meal. The stools to the barrel tables were to high and very uncomfortable. Myself and others had to bend down to eat our meal. You could not get your knees under the table. Asked to be moved but this could not happen due to other bookings but tables were empty!! I think the seating needs to be re thought in the courtyard.

  34. HS

    HelenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Food was terrible. We all had roast dinners. The meats were tough, the vegetables were undercooked (and we like our vegetables with bite) and the gravy was watery and tasteless. The table next to us complained also. We had desserts. Two of them were nice, but I had the rice pudding. It was like eating a bowl of plain rice that had been cooked with sugar instead of salt. There was no liquid whatsoever, just completely dry. I didn't eat it. Both the waitress and the manager agreed that it was not good and yet they still charged me £7 for it!! We've visited this pub quite a few times over the years and the food has always been nice. I am not sure what has happened, and usually I would give a place the benefit of the doubt and assume it was an off day. But being charged full price for poor food when you have complained is just bad customer service and means that we will not be going back again.

  35. KR

    KevinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my partner here for her birthday treat as we were staying overnight at hotel in Norwich. Had done some research on Google when looking for somewhere as I have coeliac disease so have to be glutenfree and wanted somewhere that had gf choices. This place exceeded all expectations, numerous glutenfree choices and even had glutenfree draught beer on tap. Both myself and my partner who doesn't have to be glutenfree thoroughly enjoyed our meal here,The food and service were excellent, best meal I have had for a long time and would definitely recommend.

  36. R

    Rodders

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    A bit disappointing, menu a little restricted and more expensive than it needs to be.

  37. SM

    SamM

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great pub lunch - great staff and service. Would recommend

  38. LP

    LaurenP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic we will be back again. Recommended to family.

  39. M

    Matt

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect food and service. Ample parking and nice atmosphere.

  40. C

    Carolyn

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t fault it, amazing menu choices, really good selection of meat and veggie dishes, lovely staff, perfect, will be back soon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

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The Chequers, Hainford is rated 4.2 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Chequers, Hainford

10 Stratton Road Norwich, NR10 3AY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 11:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We have a large car park in front of the pub, with easy access to the garden, patio & pub entrance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Pete Murrell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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