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The Checkers

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Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
+44 1686 669822
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18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed for 2 nights over New Year and have nothing but great things to say about the service at the Checkers and most especially the food! The Frenchman and the Farmers' daughter, as they describe themselves are a magnificent team. The service was exemplary and charming and the food - especially the home made Boudin at breakfast was terrific.... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Fantastic restaurant serving high quality dishes, this place is a real find in an attractive town on the borders of Powys/Shropshire. So often , in this area, I have paid London prices for "country food" but this is the real deal. I have tried lunch and dinner, both excellent. They also have rooms , I believe. If there in the... More 

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Thank Martyn R
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

I had a wonderful meal here on a recent Thursday. I didn’t really know what to expect in this quiet Welsh border’s town and was pleasantly surprised by the welcome on a cold, damp winter’s evening. The service was attentive and relaxed on what was a fairly busy night. I chose the seven course taster menu with accompanying wine flight.... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This has to be one of the best meals I've had in a long time . The restaurant decor is very tasteful not in any way pretentious . It had a lovely friendly ambience . Waiting staff excellent . From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable . We had the taster menu each course was delicious in taste... More 

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Thank sue j
Kington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I cannot fault this place. From the moment you walk in you just know that the evening is going to be delightful. Everything is done properly here, with aplomb, no stuffiness , but smart elegance and an immediate sense of comfort. The decor is perfect. The welcome from the waiting staff is courteous and friendly. The food is sublime and... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Lunch out with friends on a very busy Friday afternoon. It is difficult to pick fault, wonderful staff, great food, a little gem, well worth the effort to get their

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Checkers is certainly fine dining at its best. From the minute you arrive you're greeted by charming and welcoming staff, and in our case on a wet and windy day, a lovely log fire. We enjoyed a superb overnight stay in a very pretty and nicely furnished room. The tasting menu was a delight, every dish complimented each other... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Dined here three times now and it remains our favourite in the English/Welsh borderlands. Montgomery itself is a delight - setting, castle, church, tea rooms, Offa's Dyke and possibly the finest ironmonger's in the world - but the wonderful and unique Checkers tops it all. Finest French cuisine served with Welsh homeliness and featuring regional produce. Not cheap but for... More 

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Thank CharlesLudlow
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

While serving classic french cuisine to a high standard this place fails to provide good value for money. The food is very rich and somewhat smothered in rich sauces - definitely ask for any sauce to be served on the side. The ambience is good, service was excellent, definitely a place to check the menu online before booking since food... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We had a mid week break here which included the 6 course tasting menu and breakfast in the morning. The Checkers is a former coaching Inn that has been converted into a restaurant with 5 bedrooms The bedrooms are shabby chic in pastel colours and very comfortable, whilst the restaurant has a bar area with sofas and two dining rooms... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +44 1686 669822

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?