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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MG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
19 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
2 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.

RY
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The portion could be bigger, but definitely the best roast beef in Bath! Pity they only serve roast on a Sunday, otherwise we would be there more often.

A
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had an excellent Roast (beef). The meat was delicious and very well cooked. Very refined dessert. We could go with our dog who was warmed welcome by the staff. Overall a very good experience. I would definitively recommended to a friend.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a friends and family get together over Sunday lunch and it was excellent - to quote my 10 year old Godson ‘that was the best roast dinner in all my life!’

k
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good although maybe a little overpriced. When we were there the outside door was propped open which meant that we were sitting in a draught and didn’t do much for the atmosphere

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a lovely period pub with a very friendly welcome. Just round the corner from The Royal Crescent and The Circus but an oasis of calm. Will definitely be going again.

GR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service, setting, offering all absolutely fantastic. The cooking of the food was brilliant. The only thing that let the meal down was the quality of the meat.
It would be interesting to know who your butcher is. Other than that, absolutely brilliant.

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Decent roast

RN
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the staff were happy and friendly which gave us a good feeling. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were incredibly helpful and efficient. It is a little bit more expensive that some other places but it’s completely worth it for the quality of food and drink that you get. I would definitely recommend a visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a cauliflower soup that was the best I’ve ever had. Outstanding food and service - would highly recommend!

g
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the traditional Sunday roast dinner and it was delicious. Fish and Chips were great too.

CB
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - simple menu and good food served promptly. Wine list good too and we’ll priced.

Really nice evening - thanks.

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love it here. The food is fantastic, cozy place, and friendly. Highly recommended!

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