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  1. Distance: 5.08mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 5.08mi
  2. Distance: 14.77mi
  3. Distance: 22.07mi
  4. Distance: 24.27mi
  1. Distance: 5.08mi
  2. Distance: 14.77mi
  3. Distance: 22.07mi
  4. Distance: 24.27mi

About The Chester Arms Chicheley

The Chester Arms has recently re-opened after undergoing major refurbishments. It is now under new management and run as a family business. There is a new range of Beers, Ales, Wines and a mouthwatering new food menu. All our food is freshly cooked and fresh fish and meat are sourced from Billingsgate and Smithfield London Markets.

The Chester Arms
Newport Road
Chicheley, Buckinghamshire MK16 9JE
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - midnight

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01234 391214

Website:
http://www.the-chester-arms.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Bus Stop The Chester Arms right outside the door

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wine

The Chester Arms Chicheley Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Cosy (18)
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Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Vegan (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Group Bookings (8)
Special Occasions (8)
Great Beer (7)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Romance (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Brunch (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

After many years of not dining here we returned and was more than pleasantly surprised with the warm welcome, pleasant staff, well cooked food and great atmosphere.
This is in our opinion a British Pub with food at its best, I had the blade of beef stew that was excellent, the meat just melted in the mouth, our friend had ribs, clearly the largest joint of tender Pork spare ribs I have seen in many years. The ladies both had fish (large piece of meaty cod) and were more than satisfied
The whole experience lead to a super evening and four happy customers. Thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Friendly service a little supported by excellent food and good beer.

BBQ ribbs to die for.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 12 October 2017

A great meal, lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, adaptable menu for the fussy eater, large choices to suit everyone, great prices

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

We went to the Chester Arms last weekend and had not been there for about 10 years! We will not be leaving it so long next time. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and polite. The food was very good. There were vegan and gluten free menus including vegan wine which was impressive.
We had a sharing board where you could choose what to add from a list which was very nice. The food from the 'grill' includes a side of potato and veg or salad, again you could choose from many different options.
It was my birthday and I had no regrets about choosing the Chester Arms. Will hope to return soon for their live music evenings which are advertised on their website.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

We chose the Chester Arms for its location as we were meeting friends and we were very pleased we did. The menu had something for everyone, the wines were very good and it was all very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Casual, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 2 September 2017

The food was fantastic! Good quality steak, cooked just right. The ribs literally fell off the bones. The pork was moist and tasty. Calamari was fresh. All in all a memorable meal which I'm sure will call our hungry stomachs many times in the future :-)

Great Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free menus, not that we needed them but good to see.

The service was very attentive but not overbearing, and nothing was too much trouble, we felt really welcomed here. THANK YOU!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

Freindly welcome. Great menu and drinks selection. South facing Beer garden to rear

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Had a really pleasant evening. Food excellent and staff very friendly. Have booked again for a Sunday lunch with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 6 August 2017

Ate on Sunday night. Chose this pub for its proximity to Luton Airport without taking us too far off our route back to Leicester. Manager rang in the morning to advise that tha kitchen closes at 8pm on Sunday but said they could be a bit flexible if we were held up. We got there with minutes to spare and at no point did we feel rushed. Food was tasty and plentiful, staff friendly. Not in driving distance to be a 'regular' unfortunately but will definitely return if in the area.

Highly recommend 🙂

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

We have visited about 5 times and the food and service is always absolutely amazing.
They cater for vegans, vegetarians and for people with food allergys.
Highly recommend a visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Pleasantly surprised, met up with friends, lovely food and excellent service, had a great time.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Vegan
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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Looked for somewhere near Newport Pagnell for lunch and found the Chester Arms online. Made to feel very welcome there by friendly staff. Good choices on the menu and the food was well cooked and presented.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 25 June 2017

We were looking for a place to bring our friends to for a get together. We found the Chester Arms was very good service friendly atmosphere very good menu. My husband is coeliac and it was the best menu we have come across. We will be visiting again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 8 June 2017

I was staying in the area on training and wanted to find some where to eat outside of the hotel I was staying and found the Chester Arms. I am so pleased I decided to eat here. The food was excellent. I had the sea bass and it was cooked just right and the side dishes were perfect, and the price was good. As a northerner I always think things are more expensive down south but not so this time, the meals were cheaper than a lot of pubs in my area and the quality was spot on! The staff were lovely and I want to thank Hayley and Joan as they were very attentive and made my visit very enjoyable. I would highly recommend a visit to the Chester Arms to anyone new to the area and if I lived here I would make this my local for sure!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 25 May 2017

we stayed at Chicheley Hall for one night so I decided to book a table at chester arms rather than eating at hotel . We had a warm welcome when we arrived we were shown to our table and choice on the menu was great throughout our meal the service we had was very good and the food was amazing I recommend the beef and lamb pie last but least the cost was very reasonable . Highly recommend the Chester Arms

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Had a lovely evening! Took advantage of the Vegan menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff very friendly and helpful too. I'll be going back!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Great food again and always fantastic staff. Thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Very good attentive service .
Freiendly staff.relaxed atmosphere.
Excellent food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 25 March 2017

We were going on to a friends house party, and thought we'd have supper first somewhere local to them. What a great find, it was excellent in every way, lovely place, friendly service, good food and not too expensive . We will definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Since becoming vegan I've found it frustrating that not many places offer vegan options. I was so happy to discover that this lovely pub even has a separate vegan menu with several starter main and even dessert options. It's so nice to be able to spend time deciding. I went for French onion soup, mixed veggie grill and fruit crumble - all amazing and great friendly service. Can't wait to return to try the other vegan options. I just wish more restaurants would follow your lead.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Excellent as usual. This has been our fifth visit. Only time restraints prevent us from returning
more often. The food is consistently wonderful, very inventive menus and artistic presentation.
A delight on the eyes and palette.
Terrific , friendly and knowledgeable staff.
A gem of a place.
Many thanks

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Organic, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 7 January 2017

I really enjoyable night the service was excellent and friendly and we could go to bar and enjoy the rest of night with a open fire which was nice and cosy I would definitely recommend it to family and friends and going to book up for my birthday when we can organised a date.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2016

Attentive and friendly staff added the overall feeling of a great place to dine with food which is freshly prepared, well presented and importantly very tasty. Will definitely return.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 2 December 2016

Excellent food and nice atmosphere - will visit again soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 2 September 2016

Was very embarrassed to arrive late as I'm usually very punctual, but the staff couldn't have been nicer and more acommodating. Good meal at a reasonable price. Would definitely re-visit!

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 August 2016

Each time we dine here we are never disappointed. Nothing is too much trouble for the chef & waiting staff. I often have to ask if they can leave certain ingredients out of the meal & it is always done without any fuss. Always recommend to friends, just a shame we have to drive to it. Would be superb to have it on my doorstep.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 2 April 2016

Staff make you so welcome and are very polite and efficient. This time we had shared tapas platters, throughly enjoyed and such good value. We all had different main courses and all of us had no complaints our plates went back to the kitchen empty.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 6 March 2016

We used to go to The Chester arms regularly when Phil and his parents ran it but after that it went downhill. I had not known that for the last nine months it again is family run until I saw an Open Table e-mail.
I booked for 18.00 on Mother's Day and a day later a lovely Scots lady rang me to say that they were very busy and they would have to put us in the bar. I said that it was no problem as we had eaten many times in the bar some years before.
The owners and staff were all lovely and we had a drink before ordering. Although I had seen on the website that there was a fixed price Mother's Day menu I had assumed that by the evening it would be A La Carte, but it was still the fixed price menu.
There was still a good choice and our starters were home made ham hock terrine with home made Piccalli, and home made tomato soup; both were wonderful. Our mains were both the Lamb roast, the lamb was a little hard to cut but easy enough to eat, possibly the cutlery. The vegetables were all excellent. I had three scoops of some superb Gelato and my wife had a Panacotta which was also excellent.
As I was driving I had one glass of a gem of a Shiraz and my wife an excellent bottle of a fizzy rose. The coffee was good too.
We will definitely go back for the A La Carte menu. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 20 January 2016

Food and staff are excellent as always

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 (Northampton)·Dined on 24 October 2015

An interesting menu at a very good price. Loved the place and will be visiting again.

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 9 October 2015

Fantastic meal and went the extra mile with doing a starter off the menu. Really friendly and will definitely go back highly recommended.

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 September 2015

The Goats Cheese/Beetroot starter was one of the best dishes I have tasted.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 23 September 2015

Our third visit since the pub re-opened.
Great beer and great food.
We will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Good section vegan food, including desserts. The staff were attentive and friendly. There was an issue with Open Table booking a table which was apparently not available, but the manager of the restaurant was able to resolve it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Good food. Attentive but not overbearing staff. Nice friendly atmosphere in an establishment that is still used by "locals".

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Went for Sunday lunch. Nice restaurant and hotel. Had the sunday carvery lunch. Good variety of vegetables and had roast beef and turkey which was a good portion of each.

Lovely chocolate dessert. Would definitely return again if in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 10 October 2017

A lovely pub full of nice surprises. With fabulous food and staff who excelled. I would recommend lunch

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Food was reasonable. Varied menu and nicely presented. Unfortunately One of our party ordered medium well done sirloin , but when the steak arrived it was dry, over cooked and about half the size of other steaks served to our group. We didn't ask for a replacement as we had to wait over 50 mins for our food to be served. The other meals were fine, but service is extremely slow.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

Very welcoming, overall very happy with the service and food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

One of the best places I've visited since I stopped eating meat - there aren't many restaurants (esp in Milton Keynes) that offer much choice for vegetarians but the Chester Arms has no only some veggie options on the main menu, but a whole vegan menu. First time I've ever felt spoiled for choice as a veggie!
All the food was delicious and the service excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Vegan
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