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The Chequers Inn

#191 of 667 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Church Street | Bilton-in-Ainsty, York YO26 7NN, England
+44 1423 359637
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
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York, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a meal and was very disappointed we had 2 starters and they were ok . But the mains and pudding were very average my gammon was fatty and the egg had a hard skin on it and the chips were burnt must have been on the warming plate for ages put was nothing special the wine was... More 

Thank Dave M
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a group of 4 adults on a Sunday lunch for 1.30 we were booked in and we received our starters at 1.50 which was ok, my sister did not want one so she was happy to wait for her main. my daughter who works in catering was watching other tables who were seated after us and were... More 

Thank SummerladyYorkshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not as good as before Christmas, the standard was poor. We were very disappointed. The choice on each course was not as varied. Waiter did not know if the 'salted caramel tart' was chocolate he had to ask someone. It was chocolate coloured.

1 Thank PAWPAJ
Leeds, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Cute, old wordly pub which serves traditional hearty food. Reasonably priced. Food quality good, portion size reasonable although we did have to ask for more vegetables. Staff friendly and obliging.

1 Thank Helena365
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went for a meal for the first time here and absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and Beatrice and her staff did excellent, thank you for looking after us.

Thank slupicaelena
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went with a large group for an evening meal on Saturday night. The pub it's self is an old village pub which like a lot of village pubs now relies on serving food . The pub its self is a really nice old village pub and the village is around 15 minutes drive from York .The food was very... More 

1 Thank Andrew B
Leeds, UK
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Love this restaurant of old worldly charm. Great food, inexpensive, well cooked and served. Good decent waitress service too. However, this is the third time I've potentially been overcharged by the diminutive Polish lady on the till. Today it was £72 when under questioning it should have been £37 ! This could cost The Chequers dear! Takes the shine off... More 

1 Thank LordMilton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. We stayed for a couple of night Fantastic food and room. Excellent friendly staff. Beatrice and her staff do a wonderful job. Will look at going again

Thank Sarah01111
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal the ambience was great and we were looked after very well by Beatrice. We would definitely recommend !!!

Thank David L
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Last minute decision, we had a great welcome, showed to our table and given our menu's. We only had the main course, superb, I had slow cooked pork belly, my partner had the beef dinners. Both accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips, plus an extra dish containing cauliflower cheese, new potatoes and red cabbage. Perfect!

Thank 578jacky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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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