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“Thoroughly enjoyable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chequers

The Chequers
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Ranked #23 of 563 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$30
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.
Sylvania, Australia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We were referred here by the hotel staff...they were very correct in their assessment. Whilst it is a little bit on the pricey side it's worth the investment for a really quality meal...the menu is the way I prefer it...not vast but large enough to make your choice difficult. The wait staff were attentive and keen to assist with your choices. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Bistro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Took our sons to a pre-graduation meal at the Chequers. The choice from the main menu and specials was quite extensive, however unfortunately two of our preferred mains were already unavailable even though it was only eight o'clock. All the starters were beautifully presented and delicious, three of our mains equally so, with the vegetarian Feta burger a little disappointing. The atmosphere was bustling and fun, all in all a very pleasant meal.

Visited July 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pub Food at it's Best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Went to the Chequers on Saturday night as a ‘walk-in’ and we were lucky enough to get a table. I have had drinks here before but never eaten. Having now done so, I’m wondering why I didn't; we had a great evening. It is a gastro pub, but the food is at the higher level of gasto pubery (not a real word, I know), and the surroundings, and ambiance are really pleasant, as were the staff who were very friendly and attentive. I have eaten in a number of more exclusive restaurant’s where I haven't enjoyed my food as much; the food isn't overly complicated,it’s fairly priced and it’s very well done. Great evening, I can recommend, I will return. Thank you.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Met a chef on my allotment who told me about how good this restaurant was. We went upstairs which suited us as downstairs seemed noisy. You can see the kitchen through a glass divide. The food was excellent as was the friendly service.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Tried this on recommendation whilst on holiday and the food was fantastic, highly inventive and brilliantly presented. Very friendly and efficient service from our kiwi waitress, a genuine gastro pub, worthy of the name

  • Visited June 2014
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