The Chequers

4.5
231 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Chequers is a historic country pub in the lovely village of Eversley Cross. We serve top quality fresh food, well-kept ales, great wine and a range of grand gin & tonics.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 231 people are saying
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I was very disappointed with how cold the pub was. The door was open to the pub and it made it very chilly inside. I really feel the menu now needs to be updated. I know there are specials but the specials don't seem to vary that much either. I have been a loyal customer here for several months now and I've been coming here every Friday. In the last few weeks I really noticed a difference in this pub I'm sorry to say.

The Chequers
Responded 41 minutes ago

Oh dear. Please contact reservations@peachpubs.co m with your review as we would love to make amends.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome and outstanding food and service. This was a stop-off on our journey home. Just wished we lived nearer so we could visit more.

The Chequers
Responded 44 minutes ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We love what we do and glad you do too! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service was very slow! Love the staff and love this place!

The Chequers
Responded on July 18, 2021

Looks like we didn't quite deliver- can you let us know more about your experience - email us direct reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can listen to you

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Marie143
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding. Service was a little slow, and felt forgotten about at times. Considering the restaurant was not busy for a Sunday afternoon. A little more attentiveness would have been key. We had various servers over the course of two hours, and had to request some items more than once before they arrived, with one drink at the end of the meal taking 15mins.
Location and cleanliness were also very good. We will be returning with the hope that the servers can bring back a warmer invitation. Rather just a fast food restaurant approach of serve and leave....

The Chequers
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback Marie143. We're so pleased to hear the food was outstanding and you enjoyed our lovely location. However we are saddened to hear the service was a little slow. In this moment, all feedback is extremely important, we will discuss the team approach as well as the speed of service, I’m sorry we fell short on your visit on our usual standards. We do hope to welcome you back soon and demonstrate to you our true standards that we are so proud of. Thanks again.

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alastairw
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from arriving until leaving was excellent it was a joy to have Sunday lunch with you

The Chequers
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We love what we do and glad you do too! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very disappointed to use the app which didn't actually work had to manually order in the end which is what I wanted to do in the first place. Happy to use an app that works but very frustrating when an app doesn't work. Wasn't told the specials tonight. Otherwise the food was good.

The Chequers
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that everything was not right and would love to pick this up with you directly. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look to putting this right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Kind and friendly staff. Good food selection and prompt service. Will be visiting again soon

The Chequers
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We love what we do and glad you do too! We hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, ideally I would sit outside as we did very relaxed, 100% recommend

The Chequers
Responded on July 4, 2021

Great to hear you enjoyed. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Claire and lovely food!

The Chequers
Responded on July 3, 2021

Fantastic news- thanks for your lovely review

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NickC
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Friendly staff, pleasant surroundings, easy parking, convenient location.

The Chequers
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thank you for your NickC, we hope to welcome you back soon!

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RobertH
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table outside under the sail, fairly busy on a Thursday night but atmosphere was very nice. Tables well spaced comfortable seating, cushions and blankets if you want them. Staff very attentive and helpful with any questions. All food was to a very high standard and well presented, from the soup of the day and a perfectly cooked steak finished off with great puddings. Would certainly recommend a visit to enjoy great service and food we will certainly be going back.

The Chequers
Responded on July 3, 2021

So glad you had a good time, we appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon

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kevtur
London
50 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chequers is back to its best. The food and service were top class.

The Chequers
Responded on June 24, 2021

kevtur that is great to hear! Thank you for the 5 stars.

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Phil
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a meal inside on a day where it wasn't possible to eat outside . Felt safe - COVID protocol in place

Good table service- adequate meal well cooked and presented

The Chequers
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Phil we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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KimW
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to this lovely pub to celebrate my son's birthday. We sat under the awning outside and had a superb lunch in a great location. The meat and veggie based food was cooked to perfection. The portions were right. We had steak, duck, chicken and a veggie burger. The staff were friendly and attentive without disturbing. We will definitely go back.

The Chequers
Responded on June 19, 2021

This is lovely to hear- thanks for celebrating the Birthday with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all the staff. Reasonable choice of menu options with something for most tastes. Decent beer choice too!

The Chequers
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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KimW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and excellent food, i had the fish of the day which was Hake and it was delicious. Will come again :)

The Chequers
Responded on May 20, 2021

So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the Hake, we appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon.

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kevtur
London
51 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to its best. We used to have the gastro pub on our regular go to place. But it then dropped as standards slipped down our favourites. Pleased to say things have changed and the Chequers is back.

The Chequers
Responded on May 23, 2021

Oh we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit Kevtur! Thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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brendanm
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eating outside under big sail covers but they have done as much as they can to make you comfortable with cushions and blankets.
Staff were excellent and food was very good.

The Chequers
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thanks for the great feedback- it means a lot! We hope to see you again soon.

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MichelleC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic roast and brilliant service, could have been warmer lol

The Chequers
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thanks for the review Michelle- glad you enjoyed! Roll on May 17th when we can (fingers crossed) when we can open inside!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A really beautiful pub on a glorious day. Our server was really friendly and recommended the specials which we ended up ordering. Only thing was because it was a little busy the mains did take a rather long time to arrive. But it was the first weekend back after lockdown so it was to be expected. Flat bread to hummus ratio was a little low and the cauli cheese was a bit of a flop, but Hallumi fries and roast mains were outstanding. All covid hygienic procedures were in place and much appreciated. Thumbs up :)

The Chequers
Responded on April 21, 2021

This is lovely feedback, thank you for your understanding on the wait times, it has been a busy start. We will look at the humous potion sizes too! Come back and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great value.

The Chequers
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thanks for the great review!

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HelenR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely new outside canapy; chilly as heaters had not arrived.
First coffee luke warm and no suggestion of another one to replace it when we let them know.
Food delicious as always.

The Chequers
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thanks for your review Helen. Great to hear you enjoyed your meals however I'm very sorry your first coffee's were luke warm and they wasn't replaced. Next time you are in the pub we owe you a coffee. Please just show this review to the team. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Years!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was really poor. Potatoes hard a tasteless vegan burger which was so Small that It was more bread bun then anything else.
Service was also really slow. The only thing that was good was the level of service from the front of house.

The Chequers
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us - we value all guest feedback as it helps us learn and improve. We would love the chance to chat further about your visit and find out more. Please contact us at reservations@peachpubs.co m. Thanks again for taking the time to leave feedback.

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EllieS
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and surroundings!
Huge portions for the Sunday roast. Had taken great measures to ensure safety in COVID times (screens, masks, one way screens, multiple hand sanitisation points).

Was first time visiting but will definitely be back.

The Chequers
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you Ellie- we are so pleased you had a good time and our safety measures are noticeable- yet not intrusive. We use to be able to offer extra potatoes and yorkies at the table- maybe one day we can return to the seconds helping you can get at home! Stay safe and we will see you again soon!

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AndrewH
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice country pub feel. Nice staff. Great food. Daily specials.

The Chequers
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks Andrew , we hope to see you again soon!

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Debs
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere; staff very attentive & food lovely.

Definitely coming back!!

The Chequers
Responded on October 30, 2020

Great to hear! Thanks Debs, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going back

The Chequers
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you very much- we look forward to welcoming you back again!

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Nige
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very warm welcome to a very nice space, we sat near the fire and served in no time. Food and drink was very high quality, the menu was really enticing and good value. I will definitely be back for a large evening meal

The Chequers
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback, we shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

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louised
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the Steak and Ale pie which was really lovely but alittle on the salty side but it still didnt stop me polishing it off:)
It was a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very attentive.

The Chequers
Responded on October 24, 2020

Sorry the pie was a little too salty but glad it didn't stop you enjoying it though - they are delicious aren't they! Glad to hear the team looked after you well and hope we can welcome you back again.

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SarahG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. COVID secure. Fantastic food that is locally sourced where possible.

The Chequers
Responded on October 19, 2020

Glad you enjoyed Sarah, hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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PeterH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub with friendly helpful staff doing the best they can given the covid restrictions

The Chequers
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thanks Peter, we really appreciate this and hope we can welcome you back again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Thank you

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vipTess
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal! Friendly staff and really tasty food (very generous portions too!)

The Chequers
Responded on September 21, 2020

So glad you enjoyed Tess - hope we can see you again soon.

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ChristineC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The vegan Wellington was undercooked with virtually raw pastry. Flat Iron chicken excellent.

The Chequers
Responded on September 21, 2020

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your food. Please do get in touch with us so we can pick this up direct at reservations@peachpubscom

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was nicely cooked. Menu a bit overpriced. Staff welcoming but not that organised. Waiting staff making errors and a bit forgetful.

The Chequers
Responded on September 21, 2020

Sorry to hear we didn't get everything right. Do get in touch with us so we can pick this up with you at reservations@peachpubscom

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Latte
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mixed review. One starter delicious, other bland. One main overpriced but reasonably tastey, the other "wierd" combination of hot and cold. No dessert. Wine overpriced at £9+/glass without being previously advised. Value questionable. Offered feedback and very gracious response and offer for free return which was appreciated.

The Chequers
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thanks for your comments- we value all feedback. We have replied to your comment card and we do hope we can welcome you back. Please do let us know at reservations@peachpubs.co m

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great restaurant and the staff were great with our kids and very accommodating!

The Chequers
Responded on September 13, 2020

Great to hear you enjoyed and that the team looked after you well. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just all round good

The Chequers
Responded on September 12, 2020

Great news! Thank you!

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SimonE
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My impression of this pub was 'bang average'
The waitress wasn't particularly engaging and was disinterested at best. I booked on a Sunday, where I ordered the highly anticipated 'wellington' only to be told it wasn't on the menu. (once all the other food was served to the table) The 'cauliflower cheese' was a dish of cauliflower with cheese sprinkled over it and grilled, and the 'jugs of gravy' didn't exist (much to the annoyance of the children).
It's certainly not a must go again experience!!!

The Chequers
Responded on September 8, 2020

We are sorry to hear this Simon, we'd love to chat with you direct about this. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubscom

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TomBlake
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was nice, slightly overpriced but would go back again

The Chequers
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks for getting in touch, we value all feedback. Unfortunately some of our prices may need to be a little higher to help us and our quality food producers rebuild after a difficult few months and we hope you can understand the need for this right now. We only use the good stuff, so our cheeses are all artisan and our meat free range. We do look at our competition and feel we are well priced for the quality. We are glad you enjoyed, appreciate your support, look forward to welcoming you back.

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The Chequers is rated 4.5 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

The Chequers does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://peach-pubs.vouchercart.com/category/the-chequers-2726.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.