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The Chequers Orwell


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

A Beautiful Gastro Pub Situated in Orwell, south Cambridgeshire. Now under new management with a team of young professionals, The Chequers is known for it's friendly and welcoming atmosphere, both in bar and restaurant area. We provide a wide variety of Beers and Wines. Chef Owner David would like to share his great passion for fine food and drinks with everyone who enjoys fine dining experiences at affordable prices.
US$27 - US$53
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub, European
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to an evening which was organised as a Chinese buffet and the food was lovely , the landlady and staff were very friendly, my first visit will def not be my last

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lozza959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend had recently visited here and raved about the Mac n cheese, and as my youngest LOVES this, he was going to be the toughest critic. We were given a very warm welcome by Tina who took time to chat with us and wished...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 491traceyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chequers is still a pub with a nice traditional atmosphere , it has an nice glass walled restaurant to the side of the building , the two areas work very well . The food is a mix of traditional English fare Example - Sausage...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TRS2018Wwx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

David excelles at fine dining taster menues, and last night he delivered again. The evening was excellent. We received a warm welcome from Tina with a glass of pink fizz. The Pan Seared Scallops were outstanding. We then had the halibut fillet. I didn’t think...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 956deborahb
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Visited this lovely pub with my father and brother. The service and food were outstanding I especially liked the duck salad. The owner is incredibly welcoming. The quality of the food superb. I cannot rate it highly enough. I will return again

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

We visited with our daughter-in-law and granddaughter for Sunday lunch. Our granddaughter had the small size roast, polished that off and had some of ours too - not that the portions were small, she just eats a lot and loved the food, as did we!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We came here after receiving gift voucher. Clean and friendly environment. Only couple dining. Starter of tempura veg. Far to greasy. Burger was bang on. Again chips were to greasy. Awesome selection of beers. The land lady was very accomadting. I would visit again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EHill52
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Had Tempura, steak and cod and chips, limited menu but service excellent and all well cooked in a very friendly atmosphere. Will go again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robinsh856
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch, staff very friendly and attentive. The Sunday roast, unfortunately a let down - came away feeling hungry. No vegetarian option, they had run out - we were booked in for 12.15pm and not all deserts available. Very disappointed with the food....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jatco186225
Tina C, Owner at The Chequers Orwell, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

I am sorry you weren't very happy about your Sunday Meal, and I am glad at least you liked our service. However, if I am correct, you booked for 12:15, but by the time everyone arrived it was 12:45, for a group of 10 people...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Have dined here a few times and it is consistently good. Very friendly welcome from Tina and her staff. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Nice selection of carefully prepared dishes. It seems to cater for diners and locals alike who just pop in for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris C
Tina C, Owner at The Chequers Orwell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for continuously supporting us, we are glad you like it here and we will always do our best to make sure we deliver the same level of quality and service.

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17 June 2016|
Response from Tina C |
Hi Iain Thank you for your message, I feel very grateful, I was told about that FB post yesterday by another customer. Had a look into it, thankfully it was a photo of another chequers, and actually the person who posted... More
16 June 2016|
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Response from Stephen M | Reviewed this property |
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