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The Chequers

#23 of 405 Restaurants in Bath
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50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
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Today
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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575 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a most pleasant dinner at The Chequers in Bath, England. It was a weekday evening so the pub was not full. The setting looks like a traditional pub but the food that came out of the kitchen was more like that of a fine restaurant. Our service was very good with a most friendly and helpful server. We... More 

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Thank CarpeNox
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely lunch in this gastropub. The atmosphere was nice, & the overall style is relaxed & elegant. The staff were welcoming & friendly. The food was imaginative & totally delicious. Everything we had was scrumptious :-) A little pricey, but good value. Highly recommended!

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Thank Little_brown_cutie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this place was a amazing find. Set back in side streets tucked away when you walk inside it's so friendly and inviting. Staff were very friendly and we were served quickly. I had the roast chicken breast and my fiancé the belly pork, and we both agreed it was the best we had ever eaten. The flavours, the presentation... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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313 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than three hours after getting off our trans-Atlantic flight into Heathrow, we were stopping here for lunch on our way to our holiday in Wales. Could not have been more happy with our experience! It was the warm haven you expect on a chilly English day with a great host at the bar, delicious food on the table and... More 

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Thank WineTraveller
Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent find. A bit out of the way but worth it. Food yummy and a good atmosphere. I'd recommend this highly

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Thank lindseyknight
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for Sunday roast. As a vegetarian who really doesn't like goats cheese I was excited to try the nut roast which (from the sample menu online) didn't state any goats cheese would include in the veggie option. Unfortunately when we arrived the menu we were given stated otherwise. I asked if the roast could be made without to... More 

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Thank Mullaodin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last evening of our stay in Bath we visited the Chequers. A lively gastro-pub with some lovely food. Knowing it was our honeymoon they offered us complimentary prosecco on arrival. However, my wife is allergic to wine. Unfortunately no alternative option was suggested or given. The food was lovely, albeit the service a little on the slow side. The... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite pre-booking well in advance we were allocated insufficient tables on arrival and were then advised that we would have to leave by a certain time. Not exactly a friendly welcome. We had also pre-ordered our food and yet several of our party were served the incorrect orders which was baffling. If the food was good it wouldn't matter but... More 

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Thank emotler
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the prices were a little steep when I saw them at first but after eating there I can say it's definitely worth it. The food was amazing and the staff were super friendly.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We returned here again after a couple of years and must say that the food was excellent The only downside this time around was we ere seating in the bar area rather than upstairs in a more restaurant setting so it was a draft when people were in and out of the bar. But you can't fault fine food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 360017
Description
A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.

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