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The Chequers, Hainford

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4.1
225 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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  • 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

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

Menu

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What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Lunch

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Sunday Lunch

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Gastro Pub

  • Norwich

    Healthy

  • Norwich

    Lunch

  • Norwich

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. FM

    FionaM

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Norwich. Greeted with a friendly face and nothing was too much trouble. Staff were efficient and polite. A beautiful meal, we both had a burger each was excellent. Will definitely be returning

  2. NP

    NicP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We found the food to be very much to our taste and the to be polite and accommodating.

  3. L

    Linda

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely interior. Service was slow, the young lady came with drinks, told us that she would take our food orders in a couple of minutes, she continued to clear tables for quite some time, had to catch her as she was walking past us many times to ask if we could order our food. Roast beef for us both , the beef was absolutely amazing, I’d go as far saying it was the best I’ve had, wish there had been more! Food however wasn’t particularly hot though which was a shame, even though the chap that served us with our food was using napkins to carry out to us. Very very noisy, low ceilings and too many people in a small area, we were not able to see any ventilation and all staff were not wearing masks. Would recommend it but with a word of caution regarding the above points.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Lovely setting, friendly welcome, sadly food very lacklustre - staples like fish & chips, burgers were brilliant, however the more refined dishes we had (pidgeon breast (Luke warm little seasoning or garnish), venison wellington (tough & overcooked), sea bass (watery tomato base) were very lacking in taste & finesse considering the cost. Soft drinks were completely flat, when questioned about drinks, assured gas was changed but next drinks were just as flat, no offer to rectify etc. Such a shame, won’t be returning.

  5. AT

    AishT

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Party of four 3 meals were lovely (although chips could of been hotter) My Partner had the Vegetarian burger which was a little disappointing! A little sloppy could of done with more cooking. Everything does seem to be more vegan than vegetarian which is a little disappointing. Few more vegetarian dishes would be nice. Also 1 more thing please more bread with pate. Always have loads of pate left and no bread. Service was very good.😊

  6. PN

    PamN

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal as always standards are high here and well kept

  7. SF

    SueF

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic friendly service determined to find the Pernod I requested, the steak & ale pie was tender, light & delicious. Good value for money. Decor pleasant, with lovely external seating available. Good offers Mon- Thu lunch, I would highly recommend you make a reservation, very popular.

  8. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We were seated buy the welcoming fire. Service was excellent. Tried the burger and Mediterranean lasagne both were delicious.

  9. PK

    PatK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2

    Poor menu, food was good quality and good service too. I last came a few years ago when the menu choices were vast. I understand that Covid affects the menu choice but would have hoped for at least a meat lasagne as a pub staple, the choice was limited

  10. T

    Tiggs

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely welcome. Great food. Would visit again when next in area.

  11. FY

    FionaY

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch , great service from all the staff . Will definitely be back .

  12. HL

    HappyLass

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely service and tasty food. The edge was taken off it slightly by a group of other guests in our section who were loud and swearing in the presence of families with young children.

  13. K

    Kala

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely toasty BBC especially the potatoes 😍

  14. IJ

    IamJimBob

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit in a long time. Fantastic food, great selection of drinks. Staff helpful and explained the specials. Great atmosphere and great venue.

  15. TC

    TinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service in a lovely welcoming setting. Will definitely be returning!

  16. VC

    ValerieC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The waiting staff were very welcoming and professional. However a lot of the dishes were unavailable, due to the pub closing that day for a while. A little disappointing, but it caused a lot of hilarity at the table. Overall a good ambience (we loved that it was dog friendly)

  17. C

    Craig

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They managed to fit us in with not a lot a lot of notice. The food was really nice and the service was great.

  18. SH

    SuzanneH

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    Had roast beef, the couple of bits of beef I got were tiny end cuts, not really worth the price - had heard good reviews so left disappointed

  19. PW

    PamW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing New Year’s Day lunch. Roast was amazing. Preferred the caramel pineapple with the Rice pudding arancini rather than cherries, they were a bit sharpe, just a personal choice though.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really starting to make this place my go to when I want to eat out. Service is brilliant - really relaxed and can’t do enough for you. Food was again brilliant. Had the Chimichurri steak & sea bass dishes. Delicious. Apple Bhaji & strawberry profiteroles for dessert. Again really delicious. See you again in a few weeks!

  21. JT

    JosephineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were made very welcome when we arrived for what was a small wake , following my husband’s funeral. Several family members had opted to stay on for lunch, which we had arranged prior, and we were looked after and given an area for ourselves. Everyone said they had enjoyed the well prepared food and that it was value for the cost. If we had any downside comment to make it would be that the portions were quite large and some of us struggled to eat the full meal, which is a shame as we don’t like waste. Being right in the middle of the Christmas and New Year festivities there were no Light Bite portions being offered. (that I was aware of, forgive me if I am wrong) I am sure this won’t deter any of us from making a return visit. Thank you for looking after us.

  22. h

    herbert

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food,for me I would like more fish still very good

  23. TM

    TracyM

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice cosy pub, lovely food and friendly staff. They were great with us with a fussy vegetarian. Will recommend this pub to many.

  24. ES

    ElaineS

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good choice on the menu and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

  25. PB

    PaulB

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Xmas Dinner overcooked & hard/dry. Yorkshires flat and limp. Overbooked hence quality compromise

  26. AW

    AlanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Last sitting at 16:00. Some items, like parsnips, had run out. Food only served at moderate temp. Quality of food excellent. Would definitely go back, but book earlier sitting.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Christmas dinner! Great service, staff.

  28. RW

    RoyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were very happy & will return! Xmas lunch was great!

  29. GM

    GillianM

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m not so sure I want to say how good this is because I might not be able to get in in the future. We enjoyed every single thing about it Never disappoints

  30. DJ

    DorothyJ

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Not as good as the turkey roast last week. Roast potatoes not freshly made, probably reheated from day before. Veg undercooked. Should have complained but didn’t want to embarrass my dining companion

  31. L

    Lindylou

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch - very large plateful. Normally £17 for main and dessert…however it was not made clear that this was not available during December and was £23 for the two course festive menu. However it was very good value even though it cost us more than anticipated.

  32. R

    Rickdik

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food we're both excellent. Nice festive atmosphere.

  33. LF

    LizF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was lovely and Becs was brilliant. We had a lovely night. Thank you and a very Happy Christmas to you all.

  34. DJ

    DorothyJ

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had festive turkey roast and it was delicious. Going back for more on Tuesday with a friend.

  35. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely chat with a lady called Ellie and she helped make our anniversary very special. You have to give the chequers a go it’s awesome and the staff are great.

  36. JA

    JohnA

    Norfolk

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent Christmas lunch .. beautifully cooked and presented. Very good value. Service is welcoming, friendly and efficient. Overall, as good as it gets.

  37. PB

    PeterB

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Too many tables Staff did not wear masks Bin in Gents toioet overflowing at 12.30 lunch time We were the first customers

  38. W

    Welly

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Looked beautiful on arrival. Service and food were excellent . Overall would definitely recommend. Our only concern was the lack of ventilation but appreciate this is a difficult one at the moment.

  39. AC

    AntheaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Strange feeling really, after booking and completing the pre order Christmas menu, we were asked to reorder, it seemed felt so muddled. BUT we still all enjoyed ourselves, so didn’t say anything. We were all glad to be out.

  40. EC

    ElaineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly welcome and warm, cosy atmosphere. Service was prompt and staff were all polite and efficient. Food was superb and excellent value. Will definitely be back.

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The Chequers, Hainford is rated 4.1 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Google Map for The Chequers, Hainford

10 Stratton Road Norwich, NR10 3AY

  • 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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