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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
We are a country pub in the beautiful village of Heaverham, near Kemsing, Sevenoaks. We are a small family business who are dedicated to providing the best quality meals from locally sourced providers, including Chart Farm who are just down the road. We have a vast selection of Shepherd Neame ales, wines and other drinks available. After moving into The Chequers in July 2019 we have worked hard to bring the pub back to it's former glory and it has had a brilliant facelift, bringing it up to date but retaining all the features we love. We have a large garden to enjoy the sunshine and host traditional Bat and Trap events. We welcome walk-ins but advice booking at peak times, i.e. for Sunday dinner
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Healthy
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Digital Payments, Live Music, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good solid pub dining. Staff are great. Food is great. Beer is great. All great really. Bit understaffed, but no problem for us, as not in a rush. Best pub in district.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stay, great food and wonderful service.... Wonderful accommodation woukd highly recommend a stay at this venue

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Super lunch, excellent fish & chips and the small plates and sides are great too. Toilets were out of order but there was an accessible loo available. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Chequers. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 December 2023

I have been here many times and the food, friendly atmosphere and the lovely staff never disappoint! I came with family last week for a Christmas gathering and we had a casual lunch, the food was to die for, as usual! We had the gaucho...chips, salt & pepper squid, thai prawn crackers and my dad had the beef bourguigon....all was amazing! Such a lovely venue for a family meal or even just drinks - you must try it!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meals, we are passionate food and love to hear from happy guests!

Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

I just want to say this is one of the nicest places I have ever visited and I work all across the UK and have to eat at different restaurants daily , fantastic service , food was amazing :) I would highly recommend this place...to everyoneMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for your review! I'm not sure we could hear anything better than that! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

Fabulous service, outstanding food - all freshly made. Nothing was too much trouble! Lovely atmosphere for our Christmas celebration with relatives visiting from Paris and Ireland.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased that, coming from far and wide, you were all pleased with your visit!

Reviewed 14 December 2023

The food and photos don't match what was on offer.The very limited menu of six main dishes was even more limited by the fact they didn't have some of the items on the menu.They didn't even have bread and butter! The dinning area was freezing...we did to turn heating on but it was on and only one radiator was working.Then the nice girl lit the fire which ended up a smoking area and colder as they had to open the window.The dinning area was heating up as we left.Other two customers read the menu while complaining it was cold and walked out.We would have walked out too but our friends were travelling a distance and it was 8o'clock so a bit late to find somewhere else! The dessert menu was limited to three dessserts.Shame on management for leaving it to the two friendly staff to deal with this.Beautiful little pub such a shame.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to offer your feedback. We don't have any dishes on our menu that require bread and butter so it wasn't available, you're right. The Chequers is an old pub, we have central heating and it sounds like the lady working...More

Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Been coming here for 3 years. Walk 2 hours to get here and the food/drink never disappoints. The Sunday Roast is amazing. Always hard to get a table due to how good the place is!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for your review! There's nothing like a Sunday Roast at the end of a good walk. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 November 2023

A lovely warm welcome from Maria on a frosty night. Sat by the fire, drank unusually good mulled wine and had a very good hearty comforting meal, beautifully cooked by Dan. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Daniel Barton, Other at The Chequers Inn, Heaverham, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for taking time to review your visit with us. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 20 November 2023

We went for the Sunday roast on 19th November 2023. The food is excellent, superbly cooked by Chef Dan. The family had a variety of starters and mains, the turkey, lamb and beef all proving extremely tasty and well presented. The vegetable side dishes were...just right as well. The wine list is good and drinks are not overpriced. Overall, the meal itself is good value given the exceptional food on offer. I'd recommend booking in advance.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Been here many times over last couple of years, food is amazing, on another level for pub grub. Lots of great events in summer months and food specials at weekends. We came here for the Sunday roast (last 2 Sundays in a row) with my...mum & husband, it’s so welcoming and warm as soon as you arrive. Very friendly staff, warm fire, great selection of drinks. We had the Sunday roast, mum & I had lamb shank and hubby had beef. It came with Parmesan parsnips, giant Yorkshire, roast potatoes and seasonal veg, lashings of the most delicious gravy. Huge portions for the money and a very high standard considering it’s no more expensive than other pubs selling a bog standard roast. We returned the following week for the pork, it didn’t disappoint and the cracking was epic! One day we will manage to fit in dessert as have had them previously and they are great. Looking forward to return soon to try the festive menu. Can’t recommend this place highly enough, great laid back country pub done really really well.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

We went for Sunday lunch and was our first visit. We were thoroughly impressed. The building is full of charm, the staff (especially Liz) were so helpful and polite and most importantly the food was amazing. A great Sunday lunch in a special countryside pub

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

The Sunday roast is absolutely amazing. Generous portions and perfectly cooked vegetables. Was also good to have fish and chips/pies on the menu for anyone who didn’t want a roast. Service was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

I booked for my friends birthday for Sunday lunch having read such good reivews. We were not disappointed, the staff are so friendly, such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We all chose the roast beef and wow, the portions are huge, the veg is fresh and...cooked so well. Everything was cooked beautifully, I can see why this little pub gets so booked up. Will definately be returning to try out some other menus.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

After a lovely walk, this was the best pub to stop in. We received such a welcoming service and had an amazing Sunday roast. Shout out to Maria, Liz and Claire for the best service! We will certainly be coming back again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Response from LindaBSevenoaks | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say that I hear the Pub is now closed, possibly been taken over by someone new but I cannot confirm any of this, it is just hearsay locally. The Tel I have is 01732 670266 should you want to try again.
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Response from Heafod | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Big garden and also dogs allowed in public bar
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5