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The Chequers

Location pin

Goddard Lane, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NP - 

  • Credit card

    From
    £250 min spend

  • Users

    Up to
    50 guests

A traditional English ale house in every sense; this beautiful 400-year-old pub wears its history on its sleeve. Low beams; log fires and an excellent reputation for fine food and ale make it an intimate and special place to enjoy dinner and drinks.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 50

Theatre

Theatre

up to 50

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 50

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 50

Classroom

Classroom

up to 20

Audio & visual

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

Location

Reviews

  • Derek Glendinning

    June 2024

    Food was lovely and reasonable priced. Had chicken tika and and lamb shank, two beers and a orange and lemonade at a cost if £50.

  • Claire Hatchell

    May 2024

    Lovely light dining area at back of the pub. A good few vegan options. Friendly service and decent pub food.

  • Michelle Hayward

    May 2024

    Fabulous service from the booking of the table to the end of our meal. The young waitress was fabulous. Food was delicious and I have a specific dietary need, nothing too much trouble. Lovely local pub, atmosphere was great. Would recommend and definitely go back on our next visit to Chipping Norton!

  • Michael Crosby

    May 2024

    Really disappointed with our meal here this evening. Steak was over cooked when asked for medium rare, questionable if it was also frozen before cooked. the mac and cheese for kids was not nice. My 4 year old refused to eat. I don’t blame her after I had tried it. Wasn’t able to be given an answer when I asked if it was home made or not. I also asked for money off the bill and was told that they couldnt do this for us. when asked why the waitress couldn’t give me an answer as to why. So she went and asked and said all she was allowed to give was the Mac and cheese as half price. Such a shame.

  • Alex Gibbs

    June 2024

    Honestly I would give it a miss. It's a lovely looking venue and thats what made us decide to eat there. But that is pretty much where it ended. The service is the bare minimum and whilst the staff are making a good effort they are clearly in need of training and I did feel sympathetic for them. The food was very average. I had their surf & turf which was an unseasoned steak with a few bits of scampi on it. It was cooked medium like I requested but otherwise quite dull. My wife had the lamb burger which was just an average lamb patty stuck between 2 bits of bread with nothing else in it. All the accompanying sides were basic, plain and looked like they had been purchased from a cheap supermarket. We ordered a bottle of Malbec and when it arrived our waitress said here is your Merlot. When I asked if I was able to pay with American Express she asked me "Are you American then?" She had been speaking to me throughout our meal and I have a very noticeable London accent. They are nice staff but seemed to have been chucked into service with no noticeable Management present and no real idea on what they are doing. The guests sat next to us also made comments about their food to the staff as they got up and left. We left feeling underwhelmed and a little disappointed with it all. It wasn't priced cheaply either. It's a nice looking old style pub but go just for a drink and eat elsewhere.