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The Chequers, Hainford, Norwich,

The Chequers, Hainford

4.3
4.3
625 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary British, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 11:30–20:30
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Norwich

    Best Value

  • Norwich

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Norwich

    Good for groups

  • Norwich

    Neighbourhood gem

625 Reviews
  1. Welly

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly nearly empty. Our only concern was how hot it was. Beautiful fire but the radiator was also on full blast. Service was excellent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, quick service, lovely food, took my sons, the roast beef and pork were lovely as was the haunch of venison. If I had to criticise, I would say the venison was not a large enough portion to feed a growing son! But it tasted wonderful. So 9.99/10

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  3. annette

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken roast was very good. The nut loaf was disappointing as it was shaped like a burger and was of no substance. Not sure what it had been made of as was a soft mash coated in seeds with little taste. I don’t think this can be called a nut roast. The desserts were lovely and the roast veg accompaniments very nice too. Nice coffee. Good service and pleasant staff. Our bill was incorrect as didn’t reflect the two course offer. We were told “this often happens”. Would visit again but not to eat the nut roast.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and lovely service Nothing we asked for was too much trouble

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  5. MargaretK

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service and value for money. Can't wait to go again.

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  6. LTLW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely country pub, friendly staff, food is amazing, plenty of choice and proper portions.

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  7. TinaN

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Considering it was Mothers Day and extremely busy the service was excellent. The food was lovely, my only criticism being that some of the Roast Potatoes were not cooked enough so very hard. Everything else we had was lovely.

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  8. RodA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Regular dinners at The Chequers. Not quite up to the usual albeit very high standards. Liver a little tough and bacon served sliced up rather than laid as slices over the liver. The pork belly was a little dry and could have done with being served with additional sauce / sauces. Overall okay but the Chequers has set the bar quite high.

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  9. EdwardD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Sunday roast at the chequers. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Fantastic country pub

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  10. Joshm1992

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely roast dinner. A beef roast and a chicken roast. Was very delicious

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  11. LauraB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service. Lovely place to have a Sunday roast! Will be returning.

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  12. MollyH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A meal out with a friend, Saturday 6.30pm, Got busy by 7pm, large table of covers and many other smaller ones. Initially seen promptly by serving staff, who were charming and helpful, especially to substitute something I couldn't eat. Had to wait a bit for food to arrive as it had started getting busy. Ambience good. Food generally delicious but slow to arrive. Guinea fowl sauce a bit salty, Venison perhaps a tiny bit dry. Moderate portions. They could have done with a 3rd member of waiting staff to take the strain off just two. You could hear the 'service' bell in the kitchen, but the two staff were being kept so busy, you could understand why food was sat at the pass for a while, and perhaps drying out a bit. Overall good, but and extra member of staff for busy times required!

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  13. MichaelL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food. Happy to recommend and will be back.

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  14. lawrences

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub nice food and beer very atmospheric We had roast beef and was nice could have done with a few more veggies though

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  15. FrankJ

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great building, friendly staff, excellent food, what more could you possibly want?

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  16. helenc

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice decor, lovely food and friendly, helpful staff. A bottle of water was missed off our drinks order, but it was very busy and was quickly resolved by friendly staff. Definitely recommend and will definitely visit again

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  17. RodM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Meat not as good as before. Must have changed the supplier. Meal presentation nothing special.

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  18. samW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived at lunchtime on a wednesday and found the staff wecoming and efficient. We ordered drinks which were promptly served. The food was of a high standard and very tasty. Overall i would highly recommend the Chequers. We will certainly go again

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  19. TerrieN

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited 15 minutes after being seated and still we had to go and ask for menus and for someone to come and take our drinks order Waited another 15 minutes for the drinks to come after ordering Waited an hour for food Food was cold Garlic bread was burnt and hard The girl who was serving us was the only one working I think so not really her fault Would I recommend NO

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful night everyone had a wonderful time and we will be back. Great food and service was amazing thank you

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  21. StephenC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly welcoming place, with a good atmosphere. Food is good with a nice size menu not to badly priced. Have been several times and will go again. My only criticism is it could be a bit warmer.

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  22. Rickdik

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and service here is top notch. Good selection of beers etc and they go out of their way to accommodate my wife's food intolerance to gluten and lactose. Good value for money, especially compared to many chain food restaurants. A little gem!
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 17 January 2024
    Thank you for your comments they are very much appreciated. We pride ourselves on our locally sourced beers and produce and make sure we can try to accommodate everyone's needs with dietary requirements and requests.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Choice of menu exceptional. Food presented appealingly and taste was phenomenal. One of the tastiest meals I’ve had in ages. Restaurant was quiet but felt warm and welcoming. Service polite and attentive
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 17 January 2024
    Thank you for your response, I am glad you enjoyed your dinning experience with us and hope to see you again in the future.

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  24. GlennT

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and good service. Will definitely visit again.
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for your response, I am happy that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not enough staff , kept waiting, lack of choice on menu
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for your feedback . I am sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to our usual standards and hopefully you will come back in the future so we could show our correct dinning experience.

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  26. IreneM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, local drinks and staff. Dog friendly.
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you for your response, I am glad you enjoyed your dinning experience.

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  27. AnnW

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant evening in a lovely old pub. Beef was amazing.
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 13 January 2024
    Thank you very much for your response, I am glad you enjoyed your meal.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and warm welcome from the Team, thank you all, a lovely start to our New Years Eve celebrations, we will be back 👍

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super service, great food! The flat iron was amazing, the burgers fantastic! And some great beers on tap! Lovely little out of town pub to go and enjoy! And dogs welcome! We will take our next time as they have free dog biccies!

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  30. TraceyW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service and definitely value for money, thank you

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very memorable meal. Everything was as you expected from service to the food. the 5 courses were all spectacular for the price compared to the competitors in the area! would highly reccomend The Chequers

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  32. DianeE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Was so noisy with the people sitting at the bar could not hear our selfs talk it was horrendous,was not many people in but sat right close to lady with long hair who kept flicking it close to my face, was quite a wait for food although was only three other tables occupied, all in all not a very pleasant meal.

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  33. FebyE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was rubbery sorry didn’t enjoy my meal. Staff were nice and polite though…

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  34. DIANEH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    we enjoyed our visit very much the food was perfect only criticism was the car park so many potholes filled with recent rain but could do with some filling in before anymore winter weather makes them even worse
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 11 December 2023
    Hi Diane, thanks for your review and the lovely comments on the food - we really appreciate it! We are in the process of sorting the car park with new shingle arriving this week. The delay is due to the property being listed and us having to get materials approved by planning! I hope that overall the visit wasn't reflective of the 1 star you rated us given that you gave 4/5 for Food, service etc?

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  35. DebbieG

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff but if a wait as very busy but it was worth it for the fantastic roast lunch!

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  36. EleanorI

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited a long time for drinks to arrive and from ordering food to it coming to the table was an hour and a half. The dessert we wanted was finished also. Such a shame because it’s a cute spot and the food was yummy. Just don’t go if you have somewhere to be.

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  37. TanyaD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic Christmas Dinner and pear cobbler. I am a coeliac and when I asked for gluten the waitress as if it was just GF or was I coeliac, never been asked this before, very please to be asked and assured they new my requirements. Fantastic service and food will be going here regularly.

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  38. LorraineH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal from the festive menu - very good value for money. Our waitress was so polite, friendly and attentive - thank you all.

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  39. SallyB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely country pub, good local food, helpful staff

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  40. CraigJ

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service with mediocre food. Probably best not to accept bookings when large parties take president.
    The Chequers, HainfordResponded on 8 December 2023
    Hi Craig, thanks for your review and sorry you feel the service and food wasnt up to standard. That's not what we aim to provide with our team focused on great service and using fresh,seasonal produce to create the dishes on the menu. Iv looked back at the day you dined with us but can't see that we hosted any functions or events that day either so that shouldnt have affected your experience.

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The Chequers, Hainford is rated 4.3 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 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 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 11:30–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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