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“Excellent food, friendly atmosphere, attentive service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$50
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine Dining modern British
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, friendly atmosphere, attentive service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

We have returned to the Chequers Inn time and again and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We have dined as a couple, with friends and more recently held a 50th birthday party there. Whatever the occasion you can be sure of excellent food, freshly perpared and cooked by Dritan and his team, a friendly atmosphere and attentive service from Ranka and her staff. You can be sure of being welcome whether you want to just stop for a drink, eat al fresco or celebrate that special occasion. All of this in the heart of a pretty village and in pleasant surroundings.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Lynda R
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

We are lucky to have The Chequers Inn almost on our doorstep. It is difficult to fault with excellent food and good service at a reasonable price. The menu changes with the seasons, but there are a few constant favourites. The sharing platter makes a great snack for two, the duck and steak are particularly excellent, but my all time favourite is the Bream with Scallops. This is always cooked to perfection. Puds are made in the kitchen rather than brought in - always a sign of a chef who is passionate about his or her craft and i feel of a great place to eat. I can thoroughly recommend the sticky toffee pudding.

Dritan and Ranka always offer a warm welcome no matter how busy. Whether you are after a quick snack in the bar, a meal in the restuarant or just a quick drink in the garden area The Chequers is a great place to visit. The flowers outside are truly wonderful this year and in Winter there is a log fire.

Cannot recommed highly enough.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank Gem012
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

If you are after a restaurant that will surpass all others in the area then The Chequers Inn is the one that you are looking for. A great atmosphere, fantastic food and drink and welcoming owners - it is a hidden gem! I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and would have no hesitation in going back. Considering the quality of the food, this restaurant is not overly expensive and has a varied menu that would suit all tastes, in fact I could have eaten anything off the menu. Cannot wait for the next visit!

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Bedfordshire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“consistently excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

This place has been our favourite restaurant/gastro-pub for the last 8 months. The quality of the food is consistently excellent, the ingredients are carefully sourced and combined to deliver first-class dishes. Excellent wine list. Equally as important as the quality of the food are the hospitality and generosity of owners Ranka and Dritan, as well as their staff. A warm welcome is always assured, and chef Dritan is more than happy to discuss all matters foodie, and accommodate any special requests. True passion and care about "real" food are unfortunately all too rare in today's eating-out experience so sadly dominated by mass-market, quasi-franchised premises and their pre-prepared, ready-to-reheat menu choices. The success of a place like The Chequers demonstrates that quality and individuality can still prevail, and we should wholeheartedly suport their efforts to raise the gastronomic bar in the area.

  • Visited August 2011
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Our habitual pleasure................”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

This wonderfully charming, warm and friendly pub is a reflection of its owners Dritan and Ranka. Their team of experienced and professional staff are a credit to their high standards.

Regardless of whether a Bar Snack or an A La Cart meal is ordered the flavour, quality and standard of food is delicious. The daily specials offer variety and seasonal delights. The first-class selection and range of ales and wines are always served at their finest.

You only need to visit The Chequers Inn once for it to become a habitual pleasure..........

  • Visited August 2011
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4 Thank bharris04
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