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The Chequers

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32 The Street | Wickham Bishops, Wickham Bishops, Witham CM8 3NN, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No one at the bar when we arrived. Ordered ploughman's lunch and arrived on breadboards but looked like a child's buffet portion with very little to entice the taste buds. Cheese not served to cut appropriate pieces for one's self but end bits that you would find pineapple attached to. Salad, 3 bites if you were lucky, and gone. Small... More 

Thank Jocelyn L
Maldon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in following a recommendation. Appreciative of the fact that it was a week before Christmas, I called in advance to reserve a table (although I am told this is not always necessary) We arrived early, the venue was very busy, but our table had become free so we were seated promptly. The menu states home made food -... More 

2 Thank mike j
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch time is of course very busy, but the staff at The Chequers were courteous and efficient. Not enough parking so had to park on the main road which was a shame. Main meals were as expected but all came out hot and freshly made. A poor choice for starters which put off some. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and... More 

2 Thank Iknowiwasthereaswell
Maldon, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Myself and a friend met here for a catch up. We picked a very busy day, but we were seated and the staff were very patient when we took time ordering because we were chatting. I got the feeling that most of the people seated who were in groups were having a pre-Xmas catch up, and with a fire going,... More 

2 Thank Carol R
Grantham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visited for Sunday lunch. Excellent menu. We all had the roast beef and veg, very nice followed by some really good deserts. Will return again.

Thank 713rossy
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely roast today.. myself, hubby parents and our 3 children. We had 3 starters (whitebait and prawncocktail) both were large starters and really nice!.. we all had roasts except our 2 youngest who wanted nuggets.. food was lovely and hot, meat was plenty and tender. Lots of veg including cabbage, carrots,peas. Under £9 a roast and for mixed... More 

1 Thank tracy b
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had visited this pub before but had never eaten here, so glad that we decided to call in for a spot of lunch food I was not disappointed the service was fast and very friendly the staff were helpful, the food was delis it was served on hot plates and was to a very high standard, I had the minted... More 

2 Thank Mazo46
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The service is quick and efficient and the food is excellent especially the fresh fish. The staff are friendly. The layout of the restaurant area could be better as it seems to be behind the bar and appears very dark even during the day. Nevertheless, the quality of the food and how well it is cooked certainly outweighs that.

2 Thank jeannes324
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Its a busy traditional pub that serves food, not the usual gastro nonsense. Good range of traditional ales. Our table was book for 745 and ready by 8, Our food order wasn't taken until about 830 and our food arrived about 915. Mains were very good, however for two of out party their first & second choices of desert were... More 

Thank dmarti32
Spalding, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good choice of starters, mains and desserts from a small chalk board. All of us said we enjoyed our meal, mine was chicken balti with pilau rice and naan, excellent flavour and full of meat - not just sauce. Seemed a little short of bar staff was the only downside. Excellent choice of venue for small or large parties.

Thank lynnc185

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$48
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Street | Wickham Bishops, Wickham Bishops, Witham CM8 3NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Witham  >  Wickham Bishops
  • Phone Number: 01621891162

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