The Chequers Inn

4.4
256 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Please note that our bookings are in time slots, which means you will have 2 hours on your table. Please contact the restaurant if you wish to book across more than one time slot. If you have booked at 7pm, your table will be for the evening.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 256 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineM
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Only outdoor service but lovely staff. The service was a little slow and being outside meant there were smokers around. However food was fabulous. Would go back.

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LyonsLady
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious 😋 we’ve always loved the Chequers’ location and atmosphere, and now the terrace has been revamped and the food matches the ambience of the area. Not cheap - but really was tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Breakfast. It took an hour to get 4 full English breakfasts served. One waitress trying to organise all tables. We sat outside which is beautiful view but I wouldn’t want to sit inside, not sure how clean it looks. However when outside you can see in the kitchen window which isn’t good when you see multiple plugs in a socket and questionable cleanness. Good breakfast though.

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JTDV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal by the river! Staff are lovely and attentive even though its so busy. Dog friendly

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BeverleyA
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was my first visit. I had booked outside seating to enjoy the view of the river, which was lovely... But once seated we realised that the table set up was at arms length... Not at all comfortable for eating. We asked to go inside and was accommodated at once. Drinks were served quickly, but it took around 40 minutes to actually take our food order. When it arrived it was good, but the people the table next to us actually sent their desert back because they had waited too long. The staff were friendly, but it all felt a bit chaotic. Perhaps they are just getting used to being busy again...

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RalphU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

When we arrived music so Kounde couldn’t hear what staff signing us in was saying. Vegetarian option was either veg curry or pizza. Ordered desert and one Americano and one decaf told no decaf as machine temperamental. Cancelled decaf and desert so long coming we cancelled desert to leave. When we paid bill decaf we had not had was still on the bill. Not a good experience maybe geared up for younger people

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LauraD
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, very peaceful setting. Will definitely be back.

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NicolaAD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, nice food, good selection of good and drink

JC
JennyC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ribs very good and plenty of it. Menu a bit sparse but what was on it was tasty

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Kane
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was delicious, service was excellent from friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it! The view by the river was lovely and the food was great, the staff always checked in to see if we needed anything! We will definitely be coming back again :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Main courses were lovely, unfortunately we had to return the dessert, it looked like it had been left for too long

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BananaM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good view and beautiful scenery if you sit outside

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service in this place really needs to be improved.

BM
BethM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sat us right next to smokers.
Served the wrong food and then took a while to correct.
Main meals were delicious when they arrived.
Poor desserts.

TB
TimB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Friendly staff and good prices.

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Wallislj
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite pub/restaurant
Excellent food
Friendly staff
Stunning views sitting by the river
A part of old England...

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good as always but service was exceptionally slow and had to keep asking for things they had missed, real shame as we took friends there that had not been there before

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LeeB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local pub. Excellent food and lovely service!

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Damo
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Normally we get great food and great service but on Saturday 5th it was below par.

From the look of it they are struggling with staffing levels but the food was just not up to its usual standard.

Hopefully when we go back again it may be better.

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dalb
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The location and service are nice but the food was really not great

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danp
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Fish was over cooked and very greasy
Kids meal was amazing, so big we had to bring some home.
Bill was wrong but quickly sorted

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DavidS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Little gem of a pub, Great setting, food unbelievable, service a little slow but was very busy.
Definitely coming back

Keep up the good work

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BrianC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our visit to the Chequers was good. Lovely afternoon to sit out on the terrace overlooking the River Medway.
Service excellent and food good.
Will certainly come again

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Danny
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Got there and everything was perfect, the waiter was polite and fast to order our drinks, they were fast to come out too, however an hour went by and no one took our food order, had to ask twice for someone to take our order and even then they only took it 10 mins after asking the second time. Started took about 40 minutes to come out and tables beside us who arrived way after were getting starters,
mains and close to finishing before we even got our starters. The mains came out shortly after the starters however both mains (fish and chips & pizza) were both basically inedible and tasteless, left almost all of it. A shame because the fish and chips are always so nice here so not sure what happened that day. After asking for the bill, it took about 20/25 minutes for someone to come out and take payment after asking. Ended being there almost 3 hours with 3/4 of that just waiting for for food to even come out. To quote my wise mother, “I am not angry, just very disappointed.”

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KathrinH
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were blue to book a table for four short notice on the very lovely terrace overlooking the river.
They were very busy, and not coping too well with.
We were seated within a minute, and ordered out drinks and food within another 5-10min. Drinks took a bit to arrive but we could see it was busy and didn’t mind too much. We kept asking for the food and were told it was “soon”, “a bit still”, “checked on”. It took 90min for 4 mains. No apologies were offered.
The fish and chips were very tasty and so were the sundaes.
Service needs to improve. Communication is poor seemingly within the team and towards guests.
Lovely spot though.

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Gilly
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place sitting overlooking the river at the back

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was ace - seated at 230pm - food arrived at 415pm - such a shame. Staff were stressed - and didn’t ask any questions and check we were ok

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome as usual 👍👍

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TimB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

DG
DianeG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely meal in pleasant. surroundings. Particularly enjoyed the ribs.The service was quite slow, but staff pleasant and polite. Hope to return again soon and, weather permitting, try the outside area which looked very inviting.

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TonyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weekday lunch, outside but under cover in the newly refurbished riverside space, we had a really good time, service was just right and the food was very good.

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vipNina
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Sunday lunch with friends and family overlooking the river and managed to avoid the rain too

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CharlotteS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and attentive service. With a speaker by our table the music was a bit loud at times which was a shame.

JT
JTDV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, hearty food and portion sizes, chefs know what they're doing! Service and atmosphere was lovely, a definite favourite spot from now on.

CR
CharlieR
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out since restrictions lifted and food was fabulous. 2x carverys went down a treat. Definitely plan to go back

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Gina
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even though the tables were all busy, the service was good and so was the food, we didn't feel rushed and everyone was polite, only down side we would have liked a second drink, but staff were too buy to see us looking, so we gave up.

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Betty
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was equivalent to Green King standard but double the price. Will try other restaurants in Aylesford as a lovely setting.

JB
JaneB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was really good! And the staff friendly and polite. Have been a few times now and will definitely go back again.

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BettertimesAhead
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive first visit. Booked again for bank holiday weekend already. Service, food, location, seating all excellent. Prices could always be cheaper but they were average. and not overpriced. Would definitely recommend. Only thing I would feedback to management is that they could clarify on its website whether you have to order food or whether you can just have drinks. I had to call first which was a little annoying.

FAQs

The Chequers Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01622 717286.

The Chequers Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 256 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.