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The Chequers

#27 of 417 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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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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B&NES, England
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited The Chequers with my husband as part of his birthday celebrations. We were greeted, offered complimentary fizz and seated upstairs. From start to finish the service was excellent, we were really impressed. The food itself is delicious. It's presented beautifully and tastes just as good. I thought the portion sizes were just right. We enjoyed our starters and... More 

Thank Samantha_Tayl0r
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned to come for a drink but spontaneously stayed for a delicious early lunch as the front of house team were really helpful and able to fit us in. My third visit, but a first for my guest, will definitely be back again!

Thank drjmek
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the venue is comfortable, very welcoming staff, excellent friendly service, delicious food- really good. slightly pricey but worth it!

Thank vickytory
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to celebrate my birthday at the Chequers and was not disappointed,the service was great as was the food. The location is a bit of a trek from the centre of Bath but walkable for most and definitely worth it. We all had a lovely meal in warm and convivial surroundings. A little gem!

Thank Gaye S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Chequers for Valentines and had a lovely evening. We ate in the upstairs restaurant which offers an amazing view of the busy kitchen staff in full action preparing everyone's meals through a large glass wall window. The ambiance was very cool. Relaxed and intimate. A very good selection of wines, and the food was delicious as always. We... More 

Thank Nathaniel F
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Hi Nathaniel, ah shucks, thanks so much for your lovely review! We are all really thrilled to hear you had such a lovely evening with us. We hope to see you again soon, Lianne More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had roast beef - excellent. Lovely service, just the best roast dinner. Not cheap - but you get what you pay for! Will definitely return.

Thank cm642016
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments, it's always great to hear how much our Sunday roasts are enjoyed by so many and the team are really proud to have delivered lovely service. We hope to see you again soon! Lianne More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Sunday lunch. Was very good. Staff where also good. We visited Bath for a long weekend and stayed across the road.

Thank alstrom75
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Hi, we're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us while you stayed here on Rivers Street and that we delivered as your *temporary* local! We hope you'll join us again when next in Bath, Lianne More 

North Somerset
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed in this place - In my opinion, overpriced and the selection is pretty limited. I ordered fish and chips (£13.95). When they came, I wondered where the chips were. They were placed neatly in a single line underneath the fish...! Don't think I'll be returning in a hurry.

Thank NorthSomersetMike
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Hi Mike, what a shame you thought that our fish and chips do not represent good value for money...not least because it's probably the very first time that any guest has left The Chequers dissatisfied with the dish. We do feel that the price reflects the quality and portion size of the dish and is in-line with the local market... More 

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had lunch All the food was delicious perhaps the duck was too rare as it was tough to cut Pudding was terrific Staff good Need to improve heat as it was drafty/cold

Thank David M
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Hi David, Many thanks for your review. We're frustrated we missed out on full-marks this time, we hope you'll pay us another visit and grant us the opportunity to deliver the very best food & service and to provide a warm, cosy atmosphere for dining experience, Lianne More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been many times with family and, or, friends. Informal, pub-like but really a restaurant. Sunday lunch, which goes on pretty much all day, is super popular but my favourites are porobably the normal lunches or dinners. Smallish selection of beers are really good, as are wines. Service very good also. Owned by a small chain that also has the... More 

Thank seyz15
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Hi seyz15, thanks so much for your review, you've hit the mail right on the head with your comments! We set out to produce restaurant-quality food whilst retaining the relaxed, cosy atmosphere of a neighbourhood pub. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon, Lianne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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?