The Chequers

4.4
211 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
The Chequers became a Peach pub in June 2013. Peach is an independent group of gastropubs with over a decade of experience. Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink & sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families & tourists to meet and call their own. Every pub is unique, individually designed to suit the town or village, and respecting each pub’s history.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 211 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great value.

The Chequers
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thanks for the great review!

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HelenR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely new outside canapy; chilly as heaters had not arrived.
First coffee luke warm and no suggestion of another one to replace it when we let them know.
Food delicious as always.

The Chequers
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thanks for your review Helen. Great to hear you enjoyed your meals however I'm very sorry your first coffee's were luke warm and they wasn't replaced. Next time you are in the pub we owe you a coffee. Please just show this review to the team. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Years!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was really poor. Potatoes hard a tasteless vegan burger which was so Small that It was more bread bun then anything else.
Service was also really slow. The only thing that was good was the level of service from the front of house.

The Chequers
Responded on 22 December 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us - we value all guest feedback as it helps us learn and improve. We would love the chance to chat further about your visit and find out more. Please contact us at reservations@peachpubs.co m. Thanks again for taking the time to leave feedback.

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EllieS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and surroundings!
Huge portions for the Sunday roast. Had taken great measures to ensure safety in COVID times (screens, masks, one way screens, multiple hand sanitisation points).

Was first time visiting but will definitely be back.

The Chequers
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thank you Ellie- we are so pleased you had a good time and our safety measures are noticeable- yet not intrusive. We use to be able to offer extra potatoes and yorkies at the table- maybe one day we can return to the seconds helping you can get at home! Stay safe and we will see you again soon!

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AndrewH
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice country pub feel. Nice staff. Great food. Daily specials.

The Chequers
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thanks Andrew , we hope to see you again soon!

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Debs
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere; staff very attentive & food lovely.

Definitely coming back!!

The Chequers
Responded on 30 October 2020

Great to hear! Thanks Debs, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going back

The Chequers
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thank you very much- we look forward to welcoming you back again!

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Nige
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very warm welcome to a very nice space, we sat near the fire and served in no time. Food and drink was very high quality, the menu was really enticing and good value. I will definitely be back for a large evening meal

The Chequers
Responded on 24 October 2020

Thanks for the great feedback, we shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

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louised
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the Steak and Ale pie which was really lovely but alittle on the salty side but it still didnt stop me polishing it off:)
It was a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very attentive.

The Chequers
Responded on 24 October 2020

Sorry the pie was a little too salty but glad it didn't stop you enjoying it though - they are delicious aren't they! Glad to hear the team looked after you well and hope we can welcome you back again.

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SarahG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. COVID secure. Fantastic food that is locally sourced where possible.

The Chequers
Responded on 19 October 2020

Glad you enjoyed Sarah, hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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PeterH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub with friendly helpful staff doing the best they can given the covid restrictions

The Chequers
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thanks Peter, we really appreciate this and hope we can welcome you back again

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Thank you

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vipTess
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal! Friendly staff and really tasty food (very generous portions too!)

The Chequers
Responded on 21 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed Tess - hope we can see you again soon.

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ChristineC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The vegan Wellington was undercooked with virtually raw pastry. Flat Iron chicken excellent.

The Chequers
Responded on 21 September 2020

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your food. Please do get in touch with us so we can pick this up direct at reservations@peachpubscom

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was nicely cooked. Menu a bit overpriced. Staff welcoming but not that organised. Waiting staff making errors and a bit forgetful.

The Chequers
Responded on 21 September 2020

Sorry to hear we didn't get everything right. Do get in touch with us so we can pick this up with you at reservations@peachpubscom

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Latte
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mixed review. One starter delicious, other bland. One main overpriced but reasonably tastey, the other "wierd" combination of hot and cold. No dessert. Wine overpriced at £9+/glass without being previously advised. Value questionable. Offered feedback and very gracious response and offer for free return which was appreciated.

The Chequers
Responded on 19 September 2020

Thanks for your comments- we value all feedback. We have replied to your comment card and we do hope we can welcome you back. Please do let us know at reservations@peachpubs.co m

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great restaurant and the staff were great with our kids and very accommodating!

The Chequers
Responded on 13 September 2020

Great to hear you enjoyed and that the team looked after you well. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just all round good

The Chequers
Responded on 12 September 2020

Great news! Thank you!

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SimonE
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My impression of this pub was 'bang average'
The waitress wasn't particularly engaging and was disinterested at best. I booked on a Sunday, where I ordered the highly anticipated 'wellington' only to be told it wasn't on the menu. (once all the other food was served to the table) The 'cauliflower cheese' was a dish of cauliflower with cheese sprinkled over it and grilled, and the 'jugs of gravy' didn't exist (much to the annoyance of the children).
It's certainly not a must go again experience!!!

The Chequers
Responded on 8 September 2020

We are sorry to hear this Simon, we'd love to chat with you direct about this. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubscom

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TomBlake
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was nice, slightly overpriced but would go back again

The Chequers
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thanks for getting in touch, we value all feedback. Unfortunately some of our prices may need to be a little higher to help us and our quality food producers rebuild after a difficult few months and we hope you can understand the need for this right now. We only use the good stuff, so our cheeses are all artisan and our meat free range. We do look at our competition and feel we are well priced for the quality. We are glad you enjoyed, appreciate your support, look forward to welcoming you back.

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Ozhavefun
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Totally recommend.

The Chequers
Responded on 2 September 2020

Cheers for the 5 star review, so glad you enjoyed. See you in the pub again soon.

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Dogwalker
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seating area in bar well planned to comply with covid regulations. Friendly service. Tasty food

The Chequers
Responded on 2 September 2020

It's been a crazy few weeks adjusting to the new covid regulations so it's great to hear you felt we had the balance right and that you enjoyed lunch with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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Rhiannon
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible service and delicious food! Will be returning soon!

The Chequers
Responded on 2 September 2020

Thanks for the great review Rhiannon, so pleased you enjoyed- we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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PaulE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice pub, dealing with Covid restrictions well. Good food, drink & service in a nice location. Plenty of tables, outdoor spaces & good parking

The Chequers
Responded on 23 August 2020

Thanks Paul-its tough but we think we have it right. We hope to see you in the pub again soon.

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sarahc
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed on my second visit. Service good but my steak (medium well) was tough and the cheese plate at £7 was minuscule. So £26 for Disappoinging food. I would add that I am a female in her seventies who wasn’t looking for vast quantities ..so I am not sure I eillvrdvidit

The Chequers
Responded on 18 August 2020

Oh no! Please give us another chance - that doesn't sound right at all Sarah. Please do contact us at reservations@peachpubs.comso we can chat a bit more to you.

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MargaretH
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First evening out since lockdown and was most enjoyable.
Only 4 stars for food because the chips were barely warm. Crab, however, was delicious. Surprised that staff were not wearing masks?
Will definitely return.

The Chequers
Responded on 17 August 2020

Its nice to finally get out a again! Oh that's a shame about the chips Margaret. We owe you a drink- book with us again via our reservations team and we will make sure you receive a drink on us. The government doesn't stipulate that we have to wear masks- although they are available should the team wish to wear them- we look forward to welcoming you back. See you soon!

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John
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was surprised to find it so quiet on a glorious sunny day—no problem with social distancing! The staff were really friendly and helpful and there was a great selection of food and wines on offer. The food was excellent and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back.

The Chequers
Responded on 17 August 2020

Cheers John, the weather and our guests have been very kind to us since we re opened. We look forward to seeing you again

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Fishy
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff have worked very hard to make eating at The Chequers a good experience in the current climate and they have succeeded. We had a great meal and the staff were very attentive but not intrusive. We will return. Thankyou

The Chequers
Responded on 17 August 2020

Great to hear Fishy- thanks for the feedback

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TalibJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t have an enjoyable experience when we first came here but we were invited back and this time it was much much better:
Fantastic service, amazing tasting food and a nice location. If I could change one thing - it would be to offer Lobster Bisque more often!

Would highly recommend.

The Chequers
Responded on 18 August 2020

That really doesn't sound like us - and we are not happy about your experience. Would you please contact us at reservations@peachpubs.comso we can chat more about this

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MelanieC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drinks took so long to arrive,they took them off the bill.
Starter took 45 mins and was only a salad
Waited an hour and 15mins for dinner to arrive which didn’t and we were then offered dessert,hence another bottle of bubbles taken off the bill.
2 1/2 hours after being seated dinner arrived only to be well over cooked and returned,this was also taken off the bill accompanied with lots of apologies.

The Chequers
Responded on 17 August 2020

Oh dear, not a good look Melanie. Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry your experience wasn't great. Would you give us another go if we tempted you back?

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service .
Will visit again

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Henryvws
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a regular outing for us with friends. We love the setting and always enjoy the quality of the food and service. A bit more expensive tha some of our other pubs and restaurants but we always feel it has been worth it.

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AnitaS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipPaulV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening. My only gripe was they had run out of one of the starters so early in the evening.

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Travman1
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I went to this pub with my wife for a Sunday roast lunch. The food was good as was the friendly and courteous service excepting they had to be reminded to bring the vegetables and a side dish after serving the main part of the meal.
All dishes are prepared and cooked on thee premises to include the baking of all bead to include gluten free bread. Sadly for my wife, a Coeliac they have not mastered gluten free Yorkshire pudding and strangely can't make Gluten Free cauliflour cheese unlike local compitors who make such on the premises. The pub is perfect if you do not have a gluten allergy and pretty good if you do. We did not eat desert so cannot comment on that. Mycwidf did enjoy a start course of Gluten Free soup though.
A good dining venue.

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MattA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was quite slow. Everything else was delightful

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Duchy
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I came hear a few years ago just for drinks and saw the food and really wanted to come back and dine but never too the opportunity until last night.

It was a very nice experience over all, straight away we got seated right next to another couple when the place was relatively empty but the waitress kindly moved us to a place where there was a bit more of a buffer between people. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the place was well lit and the meal was very nice, however I think they could have provided a better variety of salad to go with my steak.

Over all I would definitely consider coming back for a meal.

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Good
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First, special praise for the Sizzling King Prawn starter - a real delight.
Service was excellent - a great improvement on my last visit.
And the open-fire atmosphere was welcome in an extremely wet day.
I’ll return.

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TraceyK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and really lovely waitresses. What more could you ask for!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round excellent.

FAQs

The Chequers offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 402 7065.

The Chequers is rated 4.4 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

The Chequers does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://peach-pubs.vouchercart.com/category/the-chequers-2726.

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.