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The Chequers

££ - £££Delicatessen, ,
The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
+44 1892 890260
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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Delicatessen, Pub, Gastropub, Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Oh dear, this started so well. We have known this place for 50 odd years and is has been a traditional British pub and had varieties of food on offer. Its most recent transformation has been to an Italian restaurant. Now Italian food can be...More

Thank DavidP26
Giandonato R, Owner at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear David, Even though I remember asking you repeatedly wether everything was good with the food and tried to sort the “potato situation” out as well as I could and you did assure me everything was fine, I am extremely and truly sorry to read...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard of the change at The Chequers needed to try it out with friends for a Friday night dinner. Started with the signature deli plate of meats, cheese olives & sundried tomato with foccacia. Delicious & one of our group could have done without...More

Thank tixielix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could be in Italy in this place - Apart from the weather! Which is made up for with a roaring fire. Delicious authentic food and deli with obliging friendly staff. Although it hasn't been open long it is a great addition to our local...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Valentine's was a wonderful evening of unexpected delights. We hadn't been here since the Italian family had taken it over, so we thought we'd give it a try. Things got off to a great start with a very friendly reception from the padrone. The food...More

Thank Meg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for 3 people to have a recce and having read some trip adviser reviews and was pleasantly surprised. The table opposite were a bit loud but they were having a good time. A bottle of prosecco was accompanied by olives and focaccia on the...More

Thank EdRC
Reviewed 6 February 2018

A couple of months ago a lovely Italian family took over the running of the Chequers and they have brought Italy to Lamberhurst. One side of the bar is a gorgeous deli intermingled with the bar and open log fireplace. The quality of the food...More

Thank Bigverny
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Been meaning to go to the Chequers for ages and seeing it had been transformed into a family run Italian, went for a late Saturday lunch. Very welcoming (our daughter met every member of the family on the way in!) and love the layout, with...More

Thank damienandliz
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I understand about the problem with the gas, but unless the food you could serve, was first class, it shouldn't have been served at all and closing the kitchen would have been better for future business. A pale piece of tuna with a pile of...More

Thank tussell2012
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We found ourselves in Lamberhurst on our way to St.Leonard's and popped into the 15th Century Chequers Inn by chance for a quick drink and light bite. We were so impressed by the ambience, the service and the excellent Italian food. I had pea soup...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely Italian family, just taken over. The deli is amazing, fabulous artichokes, fresh bread, prosciutto etc etc Just had lunch, and lovely pasta and meat dishes. The steak in red wine was melt in the mouth and sauce to die for. The wine is...More

1  Thank Carol F
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Response from June B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs there usually they sit under their owners table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890260
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Your A-typical Italian Gastropub! A beautiful riverside Gastropub and B&B in the pretty village of Lamberhurst, The Chequers is an Italian oasis in the midst of the Garden of England. This gorgeous Kentish gem has five guest bedrooms where you can relax and unwind, but whether you’re staying the night or not, there’s lots to love about The Chequers: two spacious bars (one of which is dog friendly) are well stocked with exceptional local ales, lagers and the finest Italian wines; a lovely coffee shop provides the best Italian coffee; a beautiful restaurant serves classic favourites and lesser known delicacies from different Italian regions for lunch and dinner; and then, our biggest attraction, our Italian Deli! Dozens of authentic, fresh, Italian cheeses, meats, olives, vegetables and breads to taste in one of our famous platters or to take home with you. And all of this accompanied by some of the best live music Kent (and London!) has to offer. Benvenuti!
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