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Bar, British, Pub, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews suet pudding homemade coleslaw scampi and chips roast beef salad ham burger sea wall good selection of ales village pub lovely pub large portions sunday lunch welcoming atmosphere dominic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked table for 7 for lunch in January, arrived but no record of our booking although we had proof via email. Made to feel it was our fault, a table was found but if we hadn't walked two hours to get there we wouldn't have...bothered. Pub was cold. Lady and young chap who were taking orders and serving were great, polite and very nice. Food was hot and nice but nothing special. Wouldn't be rushing back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

We are always made so welcome at The Chequers. The menu is extensive, consistently great quality, served with a smile. The best chips ever!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

I had concerns when we arrived for our pre boked table this past Sunday as it was utter utter chaos, two queues of 6 at the bar, staff flustered and not coping and even though we had a table booked we still had to put...our name on a list to get served?! Anyhow, after the initial impression things improved dramatically and we were treated to good service and excellent food with some excellent choice of drinks all in a charming setting. I suppose because it is so good it gets busy and we may opt to choose a less popular time next visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Had two excellent meals here recently. An evening meal for 6 people - several different choices enjoyed by all. And yesterday, lunch for 2 outside in the nicely shaded patio courtyard. On both occasions Gluten Free options were available and they took great care to...ensure that our requirements were met. Altogether a very pleasant country Inn with enjoyable walks down to the River Blackwater. ( Go through the Churchyard and return via Fish Street )More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023

Myself and my partner went for lunch here on a Sunday, no booking needed. We had the most amazing meal of lemon and herb chicken, chips (hand made) and home made coleslaw. I must say, as a chef myself, the food was outstanding. Well done...BOH team. The FOH team were so friendly, chatty and very helpful. We really enjoyed the atmosphere here and the quiet village of Goldhanger. Plently of parking available also. We finished the day off with a lovely walk along the sea wall, which was most welcome after such a filling lunch!! This will now be our go to pub to escape our busy life of being in the trade!!! Thank you all so much. We look forward to coming back very soon!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023 via mobile

Drove out on a rainy day, spent a good couple of hours chatting with locals. Friendly welcoming pub with a good selection of ales and other drinks, friendly staff, good service. The food looked great too (will visit again to eat).

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2022

Probably the fourth visit to this excellent and characterful restaurant and again was not disappointed. Friendly staff and an interesting menu with food cooked to perfection. My personal yardstick is the quality of onion rings if they are on the menu - these were very...good indeed!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Spur of the moment we tried to book but was full but we’re given the option to sit outside in the garden on a 1st come 1st served basis . We managed to get the last table we did have a bit of a weight...to get our food ordered ( it was very busy ) we had beef and pork which were absolutely delicious large portions 5 different vegetables nice and hot .More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

Went for dinner at 7.30, never seen it so quiet and have always had to wait for a table. Not sure if it was because it was a Wednesday evening in lovely weather and people were elsewhere or others are giving it a break as...well. Not been since covid started as we had a few issues on our last visit but decided at last minute to try again. Didn’t have that welcoming atmosphere like it use too, the menu board has gone and are now on paper menus that you ask for. Chips overcooked and burger bun burnt. Burger tasty but again slightly overcooked and at £14.50, do understand things have gone up but would have been happy with burger and chips from local takeaway at £8. Not once asked if everything was ok during our meal or when taking plates away, never had that here before. Anyway time to give it another break and try again maybe next year. Not sure if owners actually read these reviews cause there are a few about overcooked food so maybe they should and then can address the issues.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022

The roast lunch I ate on Sunday was probably one of the worst I have ever eaten. I expect roast chicken to come with stuffing, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce.... it did not. The chicken itself was well cooked and generous although it had...little flavour. The whole meal was let down by the vegeatables. The roast potatoes were small and leathery with dried out insides, they were either cooked from frozen or reheated. The portion of cauliflower cheese was only a desert spoon full at best. The other vegeatables were obviously from a freezer bag. Very, very disappointing and expensive at over £15! However my husband had scampi and chips which he said were good.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

The latest of many visits to this village pub. The menu has been reduced since my last visit, but it still retains a good selection of pub classics. The bar offers a wide selection of ales, lagers and ciders. Good table service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

We were staying in the area recently and visited this hostelry twice. I’d remembered it from 20+ years ago after I’d had a Sunday lunch there, a welcoming atmosphere and intricate surroundings I actually discovered I liked suet pudding after all! The steak and kidney...pudding was well cooked and tasty., my second main later in the week was the fish and chips which was advertised as large, and it did beat me. I guess my only complaint is I prefer thinner chips than the larger ones but that is a preference that not everyone would agree with. I’d like to try it again when in the area hopefully not as long in between this time.!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

Lunch for a special occasion today was very good, plenty of freshly cooked food. Dominic was so very helpful and attentive to our dietary needs.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022 via mobile

It has been a while since I visited The Chequers, a friend and I dropped in for lunch today (28th March). The staff recognised me and were super friendly. I ordered the special of roast beef, salad, coleslaw and boiled potatoes. My friend had the...Ham, Egg, salad and chips. We both enjoyed. I've seen comments about chips being over cooked, I guess it is a personal taste, I really enjoyed the chips being lovely and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Great choice of drinks and staff attentive and friendly. I definitely won't leave it as long to revisit for a good quality enjoyable meal. Made a convert of a friend too 😊.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

Having eaten here many times in the past and the always being reliable pub food, I suggested it as a venue for my father in laws birthday meal. There were 8 of us, and granted it was midweek but we were told by Dominic when...booking for 7.30 not to arrive until 7.45/8 as they were quite busy. So 4 of us arrived at 7.45 the remaining 4 at 7.55pm. The waitress came over and took the drinks order perfectly, bought those over and asked if we were ready to order, I said we weren’t quite could we perhaps order the starters first if you need to take the order. To which the reply was well the ‘kitchen closes in 15 minutes’ so I don’t think you will be able to have starters I’ll have to go and check. We were in fact allowed starters, and thank god we were! They were the best part of the meal. The mains arrived quite quickly after the starters but were overcooked and burnt, the burgers were so overcooked every bite was like attempting to swallow a small rock. Now normally I would have said something to the staff at the time so they had the opportunity to fix it, however they then closed the kitchen as soon as our mains were bought to the table so they wouldn’t have been able to. Then because the kitchen had been closed desert was not an option. Other than when we were seated the staff never asked if we wanted any drinks we ended up having to go up to the bar to order our own. We were never even asked how the meal was, until the very end when we paid the £222, to which i said it wasn’t how I remember it here the food was awful, everything was overcooked. The reply was ‘I will feed back to management’, we have since sent a complaint to management and not had an apology or explanation for what could have caused this that night. So I can only assume if it isn’t a one off that in fact you are to now expect over cooked food and poor service at this pub all the time. As stated there were 8 of us midweek, but if you can’t handle a midweek booking of that size just don’t accept it?!.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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