About The Chequers - Bath

The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub that serves high quality home cooked food, in a friendly pub atmosphere.

Welcoming chalk boards display a tempting range of great tasting home prepared dishes & inventive pub classics. The Sunday roast is legendary and won the Bath Good Food Award for best Sunday lunch in Bath. Add to that a great wine list and a selection of well kept local ciders and ales and you have The Chequers.

We're located just a short walk from some of Bath's most famous landmarks – the Circus and the Royal Crescent. So whether you live or work locally, or are a visitor to Bath, you're equally welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

50 Rivers Street
Somerset
Bath, Somerset BA1 2QA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, British

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 9:30pm and Sunday: 6pm - 9pm*

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01225 360017

Website:
http://www.thechequersbath.com/

Parking Details:
On street metered parking is available immediately outside the pub. Unrestricted, free parking is available 10 mins walk away.

Public Transport:
Bath Spa rail station is a five minute taxi ride away.

Private Party Facilities:
Our upstairs restaurant offers an intimate private dining experience with effortless service & exceptional food. We'll happily create a bespoke menu tailored to your party’s needs. Our chefs use the finest local and seasonal produce to create beautifully presented dishes.

Private Party Contact:
Lianne Cooper: 01225 360017

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

The Chequers - Bath Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (68)
Good for a Date (60)
Sunday Lunch (60)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Special Occasions (48)
Neighbourhood Gem (45)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Lunch (43)
Cosy (41)
Casual (38)
Local Ingredients (34)
Romance (34)
Authentic (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Comfort Food (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Seasonal (24)
Notable Wine List (21)
Group Bookings (18)
Business Meals (14)
Great Beer (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Fun (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Child Friendly (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (7)
Brunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Outdoor Eating (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely atmosphere, good food. Enjoyed our Sunday lunch there

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

The first course of squid was excellent and the addition of chilli was a good touch.
The venison was tasty and my partner described the cod as the best he’s ever tasted.
The whole meal was perfectly cooked and well presented. We’ll definitely return to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

Every time I go here it never disappoints. The food is yummy with a great selection of drinks. It’s a great place for food/drinks and you can hear your self talk

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

I visited The Chequers on Sunday for lunch and I couldn't have been more happy with my experience. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Hats off to the Chef, my first taste of belly of Pork was delicious. Great work guys.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

Stayed in Bath for a special birthday occasion. Saw the Chequers on Trip Advisor, proved to be an excellent choice. Excellent friendly service. As it was a birthday we were given complimentry glasses of procecco . We both chose Venison as our main, great choice wonderful mix of flavors. Deserts very good. Overall our most enjoyable meal for a considerable time. Highly rated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Wonderful date night here. The service and food was really amazing! Could not have had a better way to celebrate a birthday. Was excellent value for the high quality food, ambience and service. Would recommend to book in advance. We got the last table and that was booking a week in advance (sat night).

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 22 October 2017

Been here numerous times for Sunday dinner and it never fails to to impress! Lovely evening lovely setting inside, most amazing artwork on the walls!

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·Dined on 22 October 2017

Great venue for family roast lunch, casual relaxed but with fab food & service!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

We had a lovely early evening meal, the atmosphere was good, food delicious, service excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I would certainly recommend to family and friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 18 October 2017

As ever great food, service and ambience. Our favorite bath restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Delicious roast and wine. Service was really friendly and efficient. Tucked away in a nice area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

I pre booked the Chequers after consulting Tripadvisor and really glad I did. Bath was teeming with students being wined and dined by their parents and rugby goers, so we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy The Chequers.
We had the Sunday roast beef which was really delicious and the closest I’ve ever gotten to a ‘home cooked’ roast when eating out. The beef was tender and flavourful. Yorkies and roast potatoes equally good. Seasonal veg faultless and imaginative with a generous side of cauliflower cheese.
I would definitely return for a repeat performance next time we visit Bath.
The whole experience was topped off by super cheerful waiting staff and an interesting view from our table of the kitchen. Many thanks Chequers of Bath!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Been coming here for the past two years, always the best- always something to look forward to.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Bath)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Perfect. Gorgeous. We will book again when returning to Bath next year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Outstanding food. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. Our favourite Bath restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at The Chequers. We were sat in the first floor dining area, the window overlooking the kitchen allowed us to watch the food being prepared which was fascinating! The food itself was delicious, we had starters and mains, all of which were beautifully presented and very tasty. Bit disappointed with the dessert options but we were fairly full anyway! The food was reasonably priced for the quality.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Probably the best pub food I’ve ever eaten. Everything cooked to perfection, fantastic service. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Delicious food served in the busy upstairs dining room!

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·Dined on 10 September 2017

Loved the glorious food and courteous service. Booking was quick. They even have quality hand soap and hand cream in the lavatory! Tasteful all round.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

A really great way to enjoy an Autumnal Sunday afternoon- great food and wine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Fantastic food, service and ambience. A pub environment so can dress casually if you prefer. Good busy atmosphere and staff were great! Loved the menu and wine! Will definitely return
Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

This pub was recommended by the owner of the gorgeous Airbnb that we stayed at in Bath. And what a recommendation! An excellent lunch that we had booked for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday. The food was beyond delicious - incredible flavour delivery and beautifully creative dishes. Everything was a treat to eat. The menu was varied and interesting, but a welcome short selection. Each dish was a work of art to the eyes and a taste sensation. This would be our number one food destination for Bath. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Really gorgeous food. We went for Sunday roast and was really happy with the veggie option. Lovely place and the staff were wonderful. Well worth the walk as it is a little out of the way but I think that adds to it .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Very different if you visit on a Saturday, Sunday (apparently) or weekday. We were there on a Saturday and on a weekday. If you want to check it out as a "foodie place" go on a Saturday evening (different menu (more options), different service, different location (upstairs)). The food was great, you didn't have the feeling you were in a pub (view on open kitchen), service was attentive, waiting times were perfect and the menu high-end.
If you want to check it out as an "upperclass" food pub, go during weekdays. The menu is more limited and contains more "classic" dishes (fish & chips, fried squid, steak, ...) and you are seated on the ground floor in the bar area, however as an advantage it is much quieter! Luckily the wine list (excellent selection) is the same, so we ordered the same fantastic wine on both days! A bit outside the centre, but then again Bath is not such a big place anyway.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

Still one of my favourite restaurants in Bath although there were a few faults last time I had dinner here.
The glass of white wine was served to me room temperature so I had to ask for a few ice cubes in it. The waitress didn't offer me the option to change it although I would had expected so.
In regards of food we ordered the terrine as starter and that was served at fridge cold temperature, unfortunately it was also a bit dry.
The experience overall was very pleasant as usual, although with such prices for food and drinks you tend to expect a 5* experience all round.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

A really lovely pub. Quiet & out of the way. We went on a Sunday evening. The staff were friendly and attentive. Food was excellent. I had fish & chips and my partner roast beef. We had to wait a long time for dessert but the staff were very apologetic & we were not charged for them. Would recommend a visit if you're in bath.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 4 August 2017

Staff was very friendly and welcoming and the food was tasty and fresh

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

We arrived to find that Open Table had cancelled our booking! But luckily the staff were still able to fit us in. Interesting choices on the menu, good beer & wine selection too. Flavour-filled food, pricey for 2 courses each but worth it for a memorable meal.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

Really enjoyed my meal ! The food was delicious and the staff very helpful. Would go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on 23 July 2017

Booked for Sunday lunch with parents. What a little Gem we found. Service was impeccable, food was so tasty and the ambience was perfect. Thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2017

Outstanding Sunday lunch, not the fastest service but the food was far superior to the 'average' Sunday carvery ot pub grub. Great work by the kitchen staff .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2017

Very relaxed evening. We spent time at the bar before being invited to our table. Service appeared effortless but was of a very high standard. Menu avoids flowery description and simply lists main ingredients. Food was good. Fish particularly fresh and well presented. This venue was a bit off the béate track in Bath, although very near the Royal Crescent, but we will definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

The food was excellent! The dish design nd flavour combinations were exceptional. Also very visually edible. And the wine list was varied without being confusing and too exhaustive. Slightly small portions. Would recommend getting starter and dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Some of the best food and service encountered in a long time. The crab starter and Turbot main course were particularly exceptional and on a par with food we have had in 3 Michelin starred restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 9 July 2017

The best roast dinner we have ever had out by far. Definitely worth every penny and would totally recommend anyone visiting the area to eat there. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Great friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Bath)·Dined on 7 July 2017

The service and food were excellent, dining area downstairs was quite quiet as it was early Friday afternoon hence the low ambience score. The food was amazing and I will definitely return to eat for special occasions and when in Bath.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Very nice place to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch in Bath, in a genuine restaurant offering high quality English food (try the lamb... delicious) in a beautiful environment.
Highly recommanded !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Bath)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Really enjoyed our visit. We've been a few times before and always find the food delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 29 June 2017

Great service, food and has the feel of a great neighbourhood restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Bath)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Amazing Sunday Roast - one of the best we've ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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