The Chequers

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The Chequers in Stevenage is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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.
What 12 People Are Saying
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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moving to Stevenage

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The wait was very long over an hour for main meal & the staff were terribly unprofessional.

RW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

F
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chequers was lovely however your reservation didn’t reach them so we had to wait to be seated!!!!

HV
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We chose the fixed price luch menu, which was good value for money. Food served promptly by very pleasant staff

GT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff and food very good Avery good night out thank you

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

s
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seated quickly, food was hot and served in reasonable time. Waitress very attentive,

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub foods and drinks .