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Old Chequers Pub

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moved to the area back in August and received the best of old fashioned welcomes from Andy on our first visit. We were introduced to all the locals and had a great time with good food. Have been back couple of times and the experience...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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CAWrighty, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi & thank you for the review. Andy does love to have a good chat about mainly football & cricket but anything really... ha ha! Really glad you enjoy our pub & hopefully we will see more of you now you are more local. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my friend walked in to a great atmosphere, we then proceeded to sit down at one of the tables without a reserved sign and then a lady from behind the bar came over and told us that we had to move because the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a complete joke. Two young ladies came into our lovely pub with a great atmosphere yes I agree. They proceeded to sit in our restaurant end at a table obviously set for diners with napkins, cutlery etc & get their mobile phones out &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ticks every box - welcoming hosts, lovely atmosphere - classy modern pub restaurant. Nice roomy tables and suitable distances away from others dining (no elbow knocking with neighbours). Didn’t try the alcohol but there was a large wine list available. And the food - absolutely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow thank you for the review, we must have similar tastes! Really pleased you enjoyed the sea bass, our new chef is excellent & loves cooking fish. Thank you again & we look forward to welcoming you back when you visit the area again. Best...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

So, we booked last minute for lunch, and luckily for us there was space available. A lovely, clean pub, with the warmest of welcomes from a landlord with an amazing tan ;) Drinks were ordered and served, food was ordered and was all excellent, tasty,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Hi and thank you for our glowing review! Really pleased we could accommodate you as Sundays are generally busy. We are very proud of our pub, the staff & food so thank you again for the review & I will make sure your comments are...More

Reviewed December 24, 2018

We had time to relax on Christmas Eve and decided to go out for lunch. We didn't want traditional Christmas fare so settled for steak. The service was warm and friendly and the food delicious. Will bee going back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Happy Christmas! Thank you for reviewing us. We chargrill the steaks & they are bought locally from Stannard's butchers in Saxmundham just 3 miles away... really glad you enjoyed your visit & we look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, Andy & Carol

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Had late lunch here last Sunday with friends - the friendliest most welcoming pub we've ever been to! It was a year ago since we last visited the area and the landlord and landlady even remembered us - I'd nominate them for publicans of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Hello & thank you so much for our glowing review. It was genuinely lovely to see you again - you are a great trio yourselves & it is fantastic when people return because they have enjoyed a previous visit too. We cannot wait for your...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We called here again having visited in May and had a lovely meal again. The owners are so welcoming and engaging. The meals were wonderful again. Fish pie and lightly battered Fish were cooked just right. Add a couple of good pints of Woodfordes and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

How lovely that you've visited us on both occasions you've been in the area. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals on both occasions & many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Glad you appreciate the Woodfordes too it is...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Eaten here on a number of occasions now, evenings and Sunday lunch. The food is always wonderful and the owners and staff are loverly.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you so much for the review, it really does mean a lot to us when a frequent diner takes the effort to comment. Much appreciated. Kind regards, Andy & Carol

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Called tonight nice bright spacious interior and a good welcome from the landlord. Service was excellent and food prompt. Plates fairly hot and the steak was medium as asked for. The fish and chips were good and the batter nice and light. No worries here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for reviewing the Old Chequers, it is much appreciated & we are glad that everything was to your liking! Kind regards, Andy & Carol

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Running late. Needed a meal - our app sent us to Friston and the Chequers, It was a bit packed but they found room for us. The 'Boss man' was very inviting and made sure we had a good night. Staff were cheerful and helpful,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi & thank you for the review, we really do appreciate it! The "boss" mans' head is getting bigger.... he loves it now I'm in the kitchen! Thank you again and we are really pleased you enjoyed your meal & visit & look forward to...More

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robynhannahsmith
October 26, 2017|
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Response from CAWrighty | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are both dog & child friendly if well behaved! We do ask you to let us know when booking if bringing a dog as not all diners like dogs. We do have highchairs available for younger children, and just so that you... More
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mjz2325
August 8, 2017|
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Response from CAWrighty | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. Our kitchen is open 12-2.30pm Wed to Sat lunchtimes, we then close 3-5pm & serve food in the evenings from 6- 8.30pm. If you wanted to get here for 5.45 we could put an order through ready if... More
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