The Chequers - Bath

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

The menu compromises of refined, beautifully presented modern British fare, but The Chequers stays true to its roots by also offering a classics menu. 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.
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M
Hampshire
25 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is. extremely good and as a group of 6 all the plates returned empty and we enjoyed. Only issue was a drinks order never arrived but the team addressed the matter to our satisfaction.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The street level bar could do with a freshen up , bit tatty , but this did not detract from good food and service

AW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in quiet area of scenic Bath. Staff very friendly and helpful on arrival and throughout the evening. Food of a very high standard and presented beautifully. Wide range of drinks. Lovely quiet ambience. Toilet facilities extremely clean. Exceptional value for what we had with 10 percent off with Bath reward card. Would definitely recommend

SB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was tasty although choices were limited. Portions were average - would need to order other sides if you were hungry. Service was pleasant enough

DW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Three lamb was overcooked, it was 15:15, last booking of the day and they should really have taken it off the menu. The beef still looked good but if rather have been told that the lamb was of the menu than served with something past its best

NF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have observed over previous meals the the proportion size has reduced a little. Otherwise excellent

S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We are fairly regular lunch clients here. The food is good and reliable and value for money. More recently, the lunch menu has seemed to offer less choice and not especially balanced. It may be different for dinner.

On this occasion, we had difficulty in initially finding any staff. It appears that they were all upstairs with a big party, although we saw nothing of this. Once someone had appeared to man the bar things proceeded smoothly.

SH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Roast
Highly recommend
Everything we ate was perfect .
Lots of menu options
We had the lamb sharing roast and it was amazing

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A rocky start from a service perspective but the food and wine was all excellent. The roast chicken and lamb dishes we ate were really very good. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the decor simple yet effective and I'd definitely recommend.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great friendly service

SK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely sunday lunch with great choice of roasts available. The staff were very attentive and helpful throughout. We would return upon our next stay in bath.

IP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall great food and good value. Had a fairly noisy/boozy table near us but in fairness, the staff did apologise for this. Rice pudding dessert was a bit weird and undercooked.

MG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great late lunch, food was really good, the Sirlon of beef was perfect, all of it was pink and very moist, the belly of pork was very fatty, but what meat there was was really good. What we liked was we were not rushed. Highly recomend it..

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable evening with friends. Good food and friendly attentive service. Thankyou.

LJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed with the promised ‘seafood weekend’ the oysters were excellent but the Hake main course very poor. Small portion of very dry fish, virtually no sauce and hard to eat vegetable .
Our guests are stringy squid and a tasteless seafood soagetti- 2 prawns and a couple of mussels do not constitute a seafood pasta dish.
The noise level was uncomfortable and whilst the service was Ok it was very amateur. We declined a pudding due to poor quality of main course and the noise.

S
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have always loved the Chequers and jumped at a chance to book a table for their British Oyster and Shellfish weekend. Sadly it was far from what we had imagined, The seafood platter consisted of 4 shelled Thai prawns, 8 cooked mussels, a small dish of white crabmeat, a spoonful of cockles and an oyster, all this for nearly £30 ! Very disappointing indeed. We were expecting a big round plate of ice topped with fresh prawns, whelks, clams and either a whole crab or whole lobster..... Too much to hope for. I must say the rest of the time we have always eaten very well at the Chequers, but the Shellfish weekend might need a rethink.

AP
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we will definitely go back. Great atmosphere quite intimate but still a nice buzz going on. The food and service was exceptional and also really great value. Would highly recommend thank you!

WT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Best pub roast I've had... the beef was incredible!

J
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Well presented. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Service was good. A bit expensive but my husband and I had Artisan bread, mains , deserts and drinks so we could have cut back if we wanted. However, it was my birthday treat and I am worth it !

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value good, pleasant and friendly staff. Good dining experience

S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate here on the hottest night of the year. The food was very good as always, although the tomato starter dish seemed rather ordinary and under seasoned.

The whole plaice was excellent, ditto the burger and wood pigeon. We had not finished our wine, but the staff very kindly wrapped cling film around it to allow us to take it away.

A very enjoyable evening.

CP
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely! Attentive staff, nice food! Good value. Thank you!

JB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been several times and will be back

m
Bath
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The champagne to start went down very well but, more important, the food was excellent. We had been there two days before and everything was just as good.

CM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very attentive service, however food was pretty standard.

LG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent roast. Service efficient and welcoming

LL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, and very good service. Only slight issue might be that the toilets are down steep stairs.

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant dinner. Inventive menu and beautifully cooked. Not cheap but worth it

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose here for lunch when we traveled to Bath. The food was absolutely great and the service is friendly and nice, too!

KA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing! The staff were very friendly. Food and drinks were great.

SL
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep going back to Chequers in Bath. Always consistently good. Well run and team always happy and as a customer keep recognising the same staff faces even though only in town once or twice a year. Food fab as ever

J
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice Sunday lunch but not outstanding. The upstairs dining room had a good ambiance and was buzzy, and I liked the window to the kitchen.
The stairs leading up from the ground floor were really slippy, perhaps there had been an oil spillage, but it gave a bit of a grubby feel as we took our seats. Our waiters were attentive and helpful. Overall a good lunch - somewhere I would try again for an evening meal.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary at The Chequers - it's a friendly local in close walking distance of Bath city centre, serving delicious food with generous portions. It was Sunday night so fairly quiet but I presume it'll be much busier on a Friday or Saturday so would recommend booking!

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A cute pub with friendly service. The Sunday roast was excellent. I would definitely come again.

OT
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent lunch thank

HM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice to find traditional Sunday English main course
That was all we needed. BUT I wouldn’t put Yorkshire pudding with anything other than with Beef . It was served up with lamb for me and there should be a suet pudding instead as you are trying to be traditional on Sundays !

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Shared roast platter was delicious. Good wine selection. Service just right. Sticky toffee pud was nice enough but might have been a bit less cake like. Overall, a really good meal.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday roasts!

Was recommended this place by a friend from Bath and oh what a great shout! The roasts were amazing and exactly what we were craving! Service was spot on and as this was a birthday celebration they even presented a candle and free desserts- totally unexpected but greatly appreciated!

Great value for money and of course happy to pay full! Recommending this to friends/family visiting Bath.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Food really great but I was so disappointed with the service and that totally ruined the experience. I was expecting better service at a place like this. The staff were friendly but seemed uninterested in the guests, and serving them. The place is so charming and food great so I would recommend it, but I would warn people to not expect outstanding service.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a casual Sunday lunch. Service friendly and efficient. Really enjoyed the sharing roast.

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