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The Chequers Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Church Street | Bilton-in-Ainsty, York YO26 7NN, England
+44 1423 359637
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak pie” (10 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
“belly pork” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Church Street | Bilton-in-Ainsty, York YO26 7NN, England
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The rooms are now available to let again after a massive refurbishment here at the chequers. New beds new furniture bedding rates including bed and breakfast excellent for wetherby or York call the pub for reservations

Thank Swfc123
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I came here with my family for a Sunday lunch, we got the menus and all of us decided on beef. I was quite satisfied with my meal although one of my potatoes did look a bit green but i just put it to the...More

Thank nhbooboo
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Four of us had lunch yesterday. Quality and presentation of food was exceptional. Steak, gammon steak and chicken Kiev all to be recommended. The pub probably needs an extra member of staff and a bit of smartening up, but the food was top notch.

Thank duchyperson
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Friendly welcome. Excellent meal with large portions too. Good helping of mixed veg included...I do like my vegetables! Hope to come back soon and we've already recommended it to a friend

Thank Valerie153
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Nice motel styled room, plenty of amenities, good menu...Clean and comfy twin beds, would stay again.

Thank Jildav
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A fantastic night at the Friends of St Mary’s quiz night great food, a fun quiz and all supported and hosted by Ricky. My first visit but I’ll definitely be back thanks for a lovely evening.

Thank Beccy R
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We popped in last night and had a fantastic night, the food was great, the staff were happy and really helpful and the atmosphere was friendly and very welcoming. We will definitely go back again and again.

2  Thank Angela D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

recently new owners food still great and the staff very friendly.well worth a visit and has a great wood fire for the chilly days ahead.

2  Thank martync1961
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to try The Chequers Sunday lunch since it had changed hands last month! We loved it previously and the fact that they were very dog friendly. We loved their roast!!! Very generous portions , crispy roast potatoes and the creamiest mash, extra delicious...More

Thank LynnL2
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A change of management and a refit...and as of September 2017 there is Sky Sports blaring out. A bonus for some, but not for us - we left and went elsewhere. As a result we cannot comment on the food, as we didn't stay to...More

3  Thank yorksh
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Jill B
6 October 2017|
Response from susysue | Reviewed this property |
I don't work at the Chequers, you would have to call them.
27 May 2017|
Response from Morliax | Reviewed this property |
12 miles.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | Bilton-in-Ainsty, York YO26 7NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 359637
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Welcome to The Chequers, Bilton-in-Ainsty. Located on the outskirts of York and a short drive from Harrogate and Leeds we are a country pub with accommodation. With rolling hills on one side of the pub and a chocolate box village on the other, you're nestled in the perfect location to enjoy a tipple, dine in our restaurant or stay the night in one of our three letting rooms. With a roaring log burner in the winter and a beer garden overlooking rolling hills in the summer we are truly a pub for all seasons. Offering traditional 'pub grub' served to a high quality along with dishes with a more contemporary twist we make sure our customer service matches the high standard of the food. Serving a from a lunch menu in the day with some lighter bites we move to an evening menu from 5pm onwards. Sundays at The Chequers offers you a traditional Sunday lunch from midday till 8pm.
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