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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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“puds” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
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 5 days ago

Called here for Sunday lunch. I had roast beef, my wife had half a roast chicken, and our friend had Portobello Mushrooms (veg. meal). Everything was excellent. All was well cooked, the Yorkshire Puddings were probably the best I have tasted. The staff were efficient...More

Thank valannrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat with the family - it really is family and child friendly. They have a fantastic garden with play area. Simple good honest food - really nice and the service is always friendly! Good Sunday Roast! Highly recommend!

Thank lesleym275
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice pub. Clean. Polite and welcoming staff. Good array of drinks. We didn't eat but we are encouraged to try the food after this evening.

1  Thank MarvinSteppingley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I popped in for lunch. We had barely walled through the door before we were welcomed in. The service was good throughtout the meal. The main course and desserts were delicious. Certainly value for money and no doubt will visit again

1  Thank Ben B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been for food here a few times and always found it to be OK, if not a bit expensive. First of all we booked the table on line and looked at the menu. The menu in the pub is not the same, unsure why but...More

Thank Gazzad200
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here with family to celebrate our daughters 9th birthday. We were served by a gentleman I believe to be the manager and he was very friendly and polite,food came out quickly and was very tasty. Prices are average for the the type of food...More

1  Thank Gibbo79
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had traditional fish and chips, also a curry, the prices were reasonable, we liked it here because the children could play safely outside, we met family so were quite a large group, the staff were very helpful.Be careful when leaving, as the main road...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

1  Thank tptp800800
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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!

1  Thank jjjjj4499
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

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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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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