The Chequers Inn

4.3
380 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Beautiful 16th Century pub with original beams and log burners, with a terrace overlooking the River Medway.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 380 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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BellaT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Lovely pub, good service but unfortunately the food wasn’t up to scratch, roast potatoes were hard in inside, veg was burnt & beef which was only option available was way too bloody for our 11 yr old & myself. Yorkshires & gravy were nice though.

RB
RitaB
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cosy pub, with conservatory and outdoor seating overlooking the River. Carvery was very good and nice friendly service

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vipAlistair
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch in the new enclosed seating area looking out to the river

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Kaideee
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends said the pies were amazing. Shame they'd run out of mash!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and really nice atmosphere. Only thing I didn’t like is the desk staff announced Mr and Mrs Dopson arrived. I went with my friend. I’m not married. They should not assume we were married or make that announcement. I was not happy with that. I don’t use titles and found further very offensive. For that reason I would think twice about going again.

FC
FionaC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again a lovely meal , and we have booked there for our Christmas dinner

TW
TraceyW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service too. Live music was on the night we went , that was a bonus. Definitely be back lovely atmosphere.

GS
GeorgieS
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night with superbly attentive staff and great food - thank you

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vipAlistair
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening sitting in the new cosy outside area

SJ
SarahJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a warm welcome at the Chequers in Aylesford and all the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend the Lamb and mint pie.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

JH
JH21
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Service, will be most definitely visiting again soon.

J
Janey
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time at restaurant will definitely be going there again

SL
SteveL
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Excellent food ,Service slow, Very busy & not COVID distance at all.

BA
BeverleyA
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for the Sunday carvery... An excellent spread, four roast meats, scrummy roasties, delicious red cabbage, cauliflower cheese and pigs in blankets... A lovely rosé prosecco and good value for money.

FC
FionaC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and beautiful atmosphere and lovely old building

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burhammalt
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice cant complan bout anything 10/10 for us

PJ
PhilJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely Pub, with very friendly and helpful staff. We sat outside and was kept warm with heaters above us.
The food was nice with big portions, we had the Sunday roast.
Food did get cold quickly sitting outside, but overall was good.
The only disappointment was the desert. I had the Eton Mess, which cost £6. It looked nice, but was just squirty cream, a few strawberries cut up and meringue. No ice cream, which I expected, so very sickly. My son had the Chocolate brownie, which he said was very nice, but again £6 for a tiny piece of cake and ice cream.

JG
JohnG
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite being a busy evening, our food and drinks came quickly and the service was good and friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall thanks

HM
HelenM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great pub grub. Quiet Monday but with pie night being on that brought a few more people in.

TW
TraceyW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Food was great. Very friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back . Beautiful setting .

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Annabelle
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sat down and left for 20 minutes without having drinks taken, I had to call the waitress over to order, waitress sat another table and took drink order straight away. Lipstick on my glass which was replaced but had to go to the bar to do so as was ignored when trying to get the waitresses attention. Food was good though.
Was my second time going and second time with bad service.

JC
JoC65
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was pretty poor and slow. The waitress was not terribly polite on entering or when taking our order.
Ordered 4 breakfasts and took an hour between ordering to receiving meaning our coffees were well finished. The food was really tasty and well cooked but cold, the pots and skillets they served in were cold so cooled the food down quickly.
Had to ask for butter and no milk alternatives available for lattes/cappuccinos etc.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely. Waitresses were very polite and friendly. Just a shame we waited over an hour to get our food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Went that extra mile which I appreciated

AH
AdeleH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fantastic, amazing brunch and stunning views

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Livv
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Customer service took forever. Waited for half hour on arrival to order a drink

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Deana
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lovely food (carvery) although not very hot.
Service so so.
We were returning customers and slightly disappointed.
We will try again in a few months as we have previously thoroughly enjoyed it.

KD
KarlaD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The fire was on and the place was a nice level of busy. The service staff were timely and polite

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YvonneR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service a lovely place for an informal meal

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TraceyS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Staff were lovely, but a bit stretched. Had to wait an hour before being able to order food, which was lovely.

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PipG
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We have a lovely meal on our Anniversary and the food was really great and we felt really comfortable in the restaurant. The staff were friendly and happy to have us there.
Had to ask to have a dessert as the staff were slow in getting to us to take our order. But having said that, we had a great evening.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I originally booked a table outside but the weather changed so I called ahead and we were then able to have a table inside which was really good. The food was lovely and the service was very efficient. I would recommend The Chequers and have been lucky enough to go back again since making this booking and enjoy some more lovely food.

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GL88
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not what we'd hoped from a pub, it was more of a cafe quality, which was a shame.
Service was slow overall but when we asked for the bill, the table was cleared within a couple of minutes, making us feel 'kicked out'.
When asked 'which one shall I go for between x and z, the answer was 'I like x, it's quite nice'. Well x wasn't great when you're used to homemade food. Frozen sweetcorn and chips and very salty mayo/coleslaw.

CR
ClayR
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loverly setting and good food at a sensible price.

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Local
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food but very slow service. Value for money okay.

PS
PaulS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful food was excellent perfect evening!

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Swifty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always greeted with a friendly smile. Service is prompt and waiting staff attentive. Food has never failed to deliver. The roasts on a Sunday are such good value for money Outside seating area is great now too and if it gets cold there is cover snd heating.

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Hungrystill
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Shame, table booked 8.15pm still no food at 9.35pm .. no apology, no update, nothing. Hospitality - 0.
Left, went home, had toast
Apparently they were plating it up as we left - coincidence.. had we been told there was 1hr 30 minute delay with food we wouldn’t have bothered ordering. Left a comment on their FB page and got blocked

FAQs

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

The Chequers Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 380 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.