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“Huge parking problem, poor locals”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Chequers Inn

Chequers Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Well
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Long Sutton
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Huge parking problem, poor locals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

A successful landlord, but also a greedy one. I feel so sorry for the local inhabitants of Well who are being squeezed by the uncontrolled parking all over the hamlet. Local landowner forbids the use of 'his' car park opposite, unless The Chequers pay a hefty fee, but still frequents the pub and thinks he owns the place. With the summer coming and more tables being made available in the garden, the roads in and out of Well will be completely blocked. Hope no-one needs an ambulance or a fire engine! There should be a limit to the number of patrons who can be accommodated at one time, bearing in mind the narrow lanes and lack of parking.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Fleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not worth the effort”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Ate here on Saturday 15 March 14. I did not realise at the time that the pub was now run by the Vienna Farnham owners. Service very sporadic, started off with only one menu between four. I guess the lady she who took our order was the owner who was abrupt to the point of rudeness, I nearly got up and walked out there and then. Food no more that satisfactory. I will not be going again.
It used to be a great county pub,with a superb pint of Badgers, now it feels very pretensious. They should look at how the Anchor, down the road in Lower Froyle, treats people.

Visited March 2014
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6 Thank Sheerline
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Goodbye Chequers, you've blown it this time!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

That's it I'm afraid. We have persevered for years with the Vienna and now chequers. The food is always faultless which is why we have returned many times but feeling like an inconvenience to the owners especially the landlady has now worn a little thin. The eating out experience is about the food AND service combined so they need to wake up and make people feel welcome before the tables start to empty.

Visited February 2014
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8 Thank Jane B
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fleet
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“most enjoyable lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

we visited on Thursday 13th as it had stopped raining for a while..The food and service were both excellent and chatty company on near tables made our lunch all the more enjoyable.
well done Chequers!!!

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Trevor T
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Odiham
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty food, poor value for money!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Having walked in to find no sign of any staff initially, my companion and I were about to leave when a waitress appeared with a 'Hi'. We then proceeded to ask if we could have a table and we were offered a table at the bar or in the restaurant. Web opted for the restaurant, thinking that as the car park was full, and the bar empty, that there must be plenty of diners. As it happens there were 2 others and we were promptly placed on the only other table of 2 within a few inches of the other diners. Feeling rather uncomfortable with having to eavesdrop the other tables conversation, we asked to be moved. When we were moved, we were much happier. We then looked over the menu to find that the prices were certainly on the high side (£17 +) for roast duck and then (£2.65) for each side. Thankfully we opted to share our sauté potatoes and seasonal vegetables, which were enough for two. The food was delicious and fresh but our water glasses were never re-filled and neither were we offered any further drinks. Good job we ordered the large glasses at £6.55 each. Overall it was ok but I think that in today's economic climate, we expected a little more wow to entice us back. It is unlikely that we will be back.

Visited January 2014
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