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The Chequers Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Street, Smarden TN27 8QA, England
+44 1233 770217
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Kent, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in for a family meal. The restaurant was fairly empty, and the atmosphere was fairly quiet. Arriving after 7 it took until long after 8 for us to begin eating our starters. The portions were small and pricey but they were nice enough. The main course was over an hour later (Well some were anyway) The mains dribbled out... More 

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Thank Yongnuo
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again another wonderful meal at The Chequers. So pleased this is our local. Food great, service friendly and efficient. Traditional pub in pretty Kent village.

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Thank Raine5008
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016

very cosy room (4) Staff were friendly and showed great patience with other guests' unruly children running around the bar area unsupervised.

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Thank R794CUalex
Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Six of us regularly meet for lunch, in or around this part of Kent. We have visited most venues for our lunches. We decided to give The Chequers Inn a try. If I say that we have already re booked for our next meet it will give you a good idea of what we found! A most welcoming and delightful... More 

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Thank Mike F
ENGLAND
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went down to Smarden on November 5th, great atmosphere having drinks waiting for the parade, and by far the best pace to view from. We then had a table booked for dinner after the firework display. Great service and the food was excellent, I had the Steak and Ale Pie and I would go so far as to say... More 

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Thank CHAWEngland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Chequers many times now and every time I go it's always so nice. The food is delicious and the service is second to none! Waitresses and bar staff are friendly and good to talk too. Would recommend to anyone.

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Thank Louise B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Go to the Chequers frequently, either for a couple of drinks or for food. The service & food is fantastic! And you're never waiting too long for the food to be served. The staff are always pleasant and take care of their customers. And the atmosphere is that of a classic English pub! The homemade chips are also amazing!!

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Thank Friggles94
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Looks the part from the outside but the welcome was non existent. A few sour locals glaring at us on entry. Alas we continued. Drinks ordered and found a seat by the window. Service was slow, microwaved offerings from a very dire waitress. The chef was seen wiping his exasperated brow with a cloth which surprised me somewhat! Not exactly... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The most indignant rude unwelcoming manageress!!! My daughter and called in on the off chance hoping to receive a warm welcome and a warm drink. Instead we were left standing at an empty bar and had to go and find someone to serve us. When she realised we wanted serving she huffed and sighed and threw down a pile of... More 

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Thank Jacqueline V
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I love this pub for it's warm friendly cozy family atmosphere ..... always had good food here on every visit but when I want a good quality roast we always go here they use top quality ingredients and their belly of pork is delicious ... melts in your mouth , so much better quality than going somewhere for a carvery... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Smarden TN27 8QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Smarden
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 770217
Description
Beautiful olde worlde pub in the heart of the Kent countryside. Large beer garden and child's playground for the summer. Cosy log fires, low beamed ceilings and chestnuts for you to roast in winter. Cold beer, hot food and a warm welcome awaits. Excellent pub grub and value for money. Open all day, every day. Food served every day 11am till 9pm. Check out our Monday madness £4.50 all day menu. Two lunches for a tenner tues, wed and thurs 11 till 2.30pm

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