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“A lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ettington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Easily found in Ettington near Stratford-upon-Avon, The Chequers Inn is the ideal place to visit, with its perfect balance of good quality, affordable and delicious food along with a tasty drinks selection, and friendly service.Whilst the décor is stunning with subtle French undertones and beautiful tapestries, the comfy armchairs and relaxed, pleasant staff give the Chequers that welcoming, homely feel. Diners are presented with the choice of seating either in the relaxed setting of the bar or the well appointed restaurant. There is additional seating in the large garden, overlooking the chef’s herb and vegetable patches.The Chequers al a carte menu is a selection of modern European dishes along with some traditional English favourites.
Banbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Yesterday I met some friends for a meal at the chequers, a place I've never been to before, and we had a lovely meal. The service was very good, and we all felt relaxed. I look forward to going again and will tell all my friends and family how we enjoyed the evening.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Veronica B
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Happy to oblige”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We arrived at about 7.45 without a reservation to find a packed pub and no spare tables. We asked the boss at the bar if could squeeze us in and after hesitating at first he managed to get us a table at 8.30. That gave us time to sample the IPA and study the menu. We had two courses for about £15 each and pretty good it was too. This is a Gastro pub and the food is of that standard. Its reasonably priced and nicely served from polite and attentive staff.
Dead by 9.30 - sign of the times I suppose.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank david j
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Chesterfield
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Not quite there!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The staff were professional and efficient and gave the right balance of service without being in your face or not there at all.
Our table was near the entrance and the toilets, very high traffic area, hence we felt very much on show and not very intimate. The table opposite us were very loud and out spoken, Not the fault of the restaurant but they definately dominated the atmosphere.
The menu offered local produce and seasonal specials. My wife had the trio of rabbit. Slighly fiddley and at one point etiquette went out of the window and she had to pick up the legs and eat off the bone.
We have eaten at a lot of Gastro Pubs. The food was slightly above average but not quite 'very good' more of a 3 and a half really.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Michael F
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We live in the next village and eat several times a year and it is always good especially the fish, solid and well priced. The décor is not to my taste, more of a restaurant than pub - but the beer is always on top form.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank John S
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Mixed Bag”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We had dinner here and some of the food was very good, but one main course was really greasy and unpleasant. I complained and the manager said they would re-cook it. It came back out after 5 minutes so was clearly not re-cooked from scratch. It was a little better but still not great. I felt very much that by complaining, the staff felt I was being fussy and an irritation so I didn't send it back a second time. The drinks were good but the experience with the food slightly spoiled the evening unfortunately.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Cherry T
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