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The Chequered Skipper

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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We received a warm welcome and were shown to our table for pre dinner drinks. The starters arrived and were all well presented and delicious, as always the roast was first class followed by good deserts and coffees. A great Sunday lunch

Thank waggers100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband was taking a trip down memory lane from his school days at Oundle so visiting here was a must and it didn't disappoint. The food was first class, we had the pate, followed by the scampi and vegetable lasagne. A lovely relaxed atmosphere with a very friendly kind waitress and a chef who was willing to divulge secrets... More 

Thank Julie Y
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening. When we first sat down it was quite noisy as we were sat quite close to another table but luckily they left! Had great service and the food was amazing! Really good quality and good portion sizes. 4 of us had steak and it was one of the best steaks I've had in a very... More 

Thank NathandVik
Leigh, Lancashire
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us visited here recently. The staff greeted us warmly & were extremely friendly & efficient. The place itself was really nice - modern & traditional at the same time. Spotlessly clean, warm & comfortable. I love staek but often struggle to find a decent one - their fillet steak is fantastic!! We all had differnet meals & all... More 

Thank MDKR
Oundle, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location and service good and the food reasonable. One of the very few places in this area who will serve Sunday lunch beef pink. However the two of us were charged for two extra main courses, an extra topping and two extra drinks, nearly doubling the bill. Profuse apologies ensued when we pointed out the error but left a bad... More 

Thank MandBandRuby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Proper quintessential English pub with great food and a lovely welcome. Much prettier in the summer but still well worth a visit. Set in the most beautiful hamlet.

Thank Keely R
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walk from their website, which was excellent and returned to the pub for a drink and something light to eat. Upon entering it was apparent there is no where to sit if not dining. We asked if we could have a table, we needed to sit having just been walking, to be told they were fully booked... More 

Thank Stephen S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this place! I am local and have had the pleasure of being able to enjoy this place. The food is beautiful, as is the setting. You wont get better. Well done, as always to the staff here xxx

Thank Rachael H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch, good selection of ales and lagersice with friendly service. Will definitely be returning in the near future.

Thank Jon A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great New Year's Eve dinner good food and friendly staff. Outstanding steak and fish. Good varied menu

Thank Richwasp123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle  >  Ashton
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 273494
The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and Restaurant with Function Room, The pub is located at the heart of the Rothschild Estate village of Ashton which is also designated as a European Conservation Village. Traditional Limestone Exterior with a contemporary interior which boasts a stone bar, flagstone floor and light oak beamsThe business has been operated by Local Chef/Owner Ian Campbell since 1997 and uses local suppliers and producers where possible. The menu is a mix of bar items, homemade pizza and changing a la carte specials and is suitable for a light lunches, dinner or family meal, we are listed in the AA Good pub food guideThe bar also stocks a minimum of 3 real ales and has been listed in the good beer guide for 14 consectitive years. In 2008 the Green Room function room was opened and we now cater for upwards of 20 wedding receptions per year

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