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#6 of 11 Pub in Ilford
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

I don’t know how many times I have looked to eat in my local pub only to be told the kitchen is closed. Every time I come in here - “sorry the kitchen is closed”. Its Friday night and there is at least 4 different...parties in here looking at the menu - all being told the same thing - Sorry no food!?!? It’s a great pub and some of the staff are brilliant, but they are being let down by the management and the kitchen staff (if there are any?!?) The only time I did get to eat was because one of the bar staff took pity and went into the kitchen to cook it herself. The owners are missing a trick - losing so much money by not providing food. It’s also false advertising as the signs say kitchen open 10am until 9pm every day.. I was excited when The Chequers went under its latest refurb and was hoping it was going to provide the area with a much needed decent pub, with decent pub grub - but sadly it’s failed?!?!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 November 2019

This is a nice pub with a much better menu than it used to have we only went in for a drink but the food looked nice and there were a few people eating my only small downer is that the wine is a bit...expensive cheapest over £5 but anything decent was £6.30 for a medium glassMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

This pub has changed hands many times over the years and has re-opened under new management in March 2019 My wife and I decided to give support and tried the Sunday lunch. We were impressed.We were offered a choice of 5 meats and we both...selected turkey. Service was quick and the plate looked attractive with good portions of meat and a nice variety of vegetables,roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings. Everything was cooked to our liking and we will come again. Not easy to find a traditional Sunday roast locally so this is a welcome addition. The owners need to raise the profile as online information is not available or current.The phone number given on the internet is disconnected. Now offers Sky Sports which was not available previously. We need to keep traditional pubs like this in difficult times so well worth a visit if you are in the areaMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Very nice food, great selection of drinks. Food portions were very good. HUGEEE yorkshire puds. Overall very happy and we will be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Called the venue before setting out as I wanted to watch the World Cup game. The guy said they had the football on and that it was reasonably quite which suited me. Arrived and ordered drinks from a very efficient Barman who also appeared to...be the manager. Place was really clean and clientele appeared to be nice people. Saw some food come out the kitchen - mostly Piazza's - and that all looked quite good. Worth a visit if your in the area Guys! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Went for a meal with my partner and Daughter. The food was excellent value and plenty-full. They had an England game on but wherever you sat they had speakers so difficult to hold aconversation.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Looks like any other pub with a large dining area, bar and pool table. The menu has a good range of choices and offers a range of Sunday lunches. Also offers good vegan choices and dishes can be adapted to suit. Although there seems to...be staff shortages at times, the staff work hard and make sure you are looked after. The food is always of a consistent quality and the prices are very reasonable. Not fine dining but good value for money food.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had a great birthday party at this pub, it's lovely and spacious so plenty of room for everyone. The buffet was very generous and all tastes were catered for. The manager, Matt, made a big effort to make sure our veggie/vegan guests were well...catered for and everyone was very happy with the food, especially the vegan pizzas! The staff couldn't have been more helpful and it was a great night. This is my local so I can recommend this pub for a nice lunch, lovely dinner, good night out, whatever you want, its great! And the Sing song Club is the best band ever so you are guaranteed a good night when they are playing :)More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a drink and ended up having a great meal, staff were very friendly and professional, food was to die for !!! And the bill was reasonable!! Portion sizes are great especially if you are hungry!! Beers and real ales were excellent...not to forget the wine!! And for someone who is very picky it was all excellent!!! Very very impressed will definitely be back soon!!!More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a lovely evening we had in the Chequers on New Years Eve, £11 a ticket with a really tasty buffet. Live music - sing-a-long - which was great fun. The atmosphere was great everyone mixed well together. The bar staff were rushed off their...feet but were so efficient, smiled and were polite throughout. We will be back next yearMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Emma was very helpful with choices for food and drink would recommend this place. Food was lovely and reasonably priced . Definitely come again

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Been using this pub for years. The decor is much improved from the Chequers of old. A pleasant and quiet environment to eat and drink. However, regularly runs out of beer and when they have beer, give short measures with too much froth.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

First time we've been here even though I've driven past it for so many years!! We had a fantastic experience from the moment we walked in. The food was fresh and tasty, I had the veggie roast and everything was delicious. The staff were really...welcoming and friendly, Gemma was brilliant. Great pub!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have just held My Mums Wake here and it was absolutely perfect. There were 25 mourners and the service, food and care of the staff was brilliant. We were allocated a section of the pub and I can not fault the brilliant team for...looking after us - so thank you Matt, Emma and Gemma for helping me at such a difficult timeMore

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

hicken dinner was well presented and very tasty - lots of accompanying veg thrown in, generous portion and good value for a tenner. I was a little disappointed with my crab cake starter - quite tasty, but it seemed not to have been home-made. The...staff were efficient and absolutely charming. The refurbishment a definite improvement and the atmosphereWent for Sunday lunch and was very pleasantly surprised by the roasts on offer. The c soothing and comfortable. Will definitely be back to try the different weekday lunches on offer and no doubt Sunday lunch again..More

Date of visit: September 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
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