Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
Dating back to 1774, The Chequers was originally used as a farmhouse on a 40 acre farm which included a slaughterhouse. Taken over by the St. Albans brewer in 1820, by 1871 the grounds also included a lodge, a thatch barn and a cattle barn. Granted its full license in 1919, The Chequers is now also a grade two listed building.
Dating to 1774, The Chequers is a listed building, originally a farmhouse, and today there are still many woodland walks to explore in the area addition to historic treats to visit such as Knebworth House.
Moving to Stevenage
The wait was very long over an hour for main meal & the staff were terribly unprofessional.
One dinner came 10 minutes later than the others, and it was a salad! The chicken tasted burnt. There wasn't much lettuce or sauce. Very overpriced for what was on my plate. One meal came with mash and chips, after asking just for chips - what a waste of food! The male waiter, whilst we have no complaint, seemed really out of his professional happy comfort zone. It was the chef in the end who brought out the missing meal. We dine out a lot but afraid won't be coming back.
The chequers was lovely however your reservation didn’t reach them so we had to wait to be seated!!!!
We chose the fixed price luch menu, which was good value for money. Food served promptly by very pleasant staff
The staff and food very good Avery good night out thank you
Booked a table for Sunday lunch. Had a phone call about 11:30 from the restaurant to say they had no tables in the dinning room available so I cancelled. Not much point in using an app like Open Table if it’s not accurate.
Obviously lacking in staff numbers long delays in courses When food did arrive it was quite good Staff we did have. 2n0 were very good.
It was early Sunday evening. It was very apparent the waiters/waitresses were overstretched and understaffed. They were delightful though, running around trying to clear tables and take orders as hard as they could. The roasts themselves were not bad and we were hungry otherwise we would have gone elsewhere. Tables weren't cleared, we had booked but sadly no table saved. The menu was very limited, there was no condiments on the table and no atmosphere at all. Outside a few people were drinking and smoking with dirty ashtrays and litter on floor/grass. but very disappointing generally. Not a patch on our last visit a year ago.
Seated quickly, food was hot and served in reasonable time. Waitress very attentive,
On arrival we were told there was no booking even though we had a mobile confirmation but was told they did not had connections with OPEN TABLE but they could give us a table in the bar area away from everyone. Had to go to bar to order our food which was muddled up and desert hard as a brick. Candle on table but did not they did not bother to light it albeit Valentines night and set menu. We complained manager did not charge for food just the wine. But it ruined the night.
Lovely pub foods and drinks .