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The Chequers

££ - £££, British,
Ampthill Road | How End, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3JP, England
+44 1525 404853
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ampthill Road | How End, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3JP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcome feel to the place, very attractive staff members, who always have a smile upon there face, even when you arnt looking at them, there happy to be working instead of waiting to go home. Good choice of food, generous portion and great service

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent customer service! Friendly staff who were very helpful and happy! food was amazing! Would return again! Recommend this place if you’re after good pub food in a modern and classy place! Nice garden area for a summers evening with good parking!

Thank jjjjj4499
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The service was great, options were provided when it came to ordering drinks, will defiantly be visiting again

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank susantownley69
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Fairly busy on arrival but found a seat surroundings was clean and tidy. Staff were a plenty the atmosphere was very cheery. Placed my order at the bar with a very competent and cheery person. Ask what deals were on and was described in details....More

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1  Thank xxherindoors1979xx
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Just been to the chequers which is under new management and I have to say, can’t fault the new manager and team!!! Round of free drinks, how is that for a warm welcome? We have been going to the chequers for over 15 years and...More

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Thank bekkirosekingham
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We came here for my sister’s 50th birthday (not very glamorous but we have 4 kids between us under 16 so it’s convenient). My mum is recovering from neck cancer and cannot eat anything that has been over cooked. When she complained about her cremated...More

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Thank Kelley S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The menu is varied, I really enjoyed my meal but some of the other people I was with wasn’t blown away. The service was good and staff were very friendly. Will be returning.

Thank Chrissie123452013
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Had a table booked here on Friday evening. When I went to get our 1st drink from bar there was a very nice young barman serving he was on his own & busy. Then the manager came in telling him to get glasses sorted &...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Poor selection and average food needs better preparation and staff listening to and taking orders correctly

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank grfdona
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

My friends and I came for a meal to see a friend who was visiting the area after moving away. Safe to say, none of us will ever return here! The man behind the bar and the lady serving food should both not be working...More

Thank kimberleyanders0n
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Questions & Answers
Gill M
15 April 2017|
Response from Alan465 |
Hi Gill If you go to our website all the links to our various menus are there for you to peruse. Thanks Alan
23 February 2017|
Response from Alan465 |
Hi There. Full English is £8.50, Early starter (smaller version) is £6.50. Breakfast is served 9am to 11.30 everyday. Thanks Alan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ampthill Road | How End, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 404853
  • E-mail
We're a family friendly, traditional pub and restaurant with a huge beer garden and heated terrace (great for those lazy summer days) and a variety of play areas for the little ones (giving you a well-deserved minute's peace or two!) We're situated just a stone's throw from Ampthill, Bedford, and local villages, surrounded by the fields of Houghton Conquest. We take bookings from tables of two up to huge groups, providing private space for special occasions and meetings, or perhaps head outdoors for your very own private BBQ or garden party... If you would like to book please give us a call and we'll do all we can to ensure you have a fabulous time, whatever the occasion. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a great drinks selection, varied menu and daily changing specials to suit all tastes. We have great facilities including a gigantic car park, disabled access and baby changing. Oh...and we offer free Wi-Fi too! We'll see you soon! Alan General Manager
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