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Old Chequers Pub

Aldeburgh Road | Friston, Saxmundham IP17 1NP, England
+44 1728 688039
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (7 reviews)
“bream” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
Aldeburgh Road | Friston, Saxmundham IP17 1NP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve just read that this place was u welcoming - well I couldn’t disagree more, the landlord couldn’t do enough for us, he was friendly, informative and chatty, helped us with ideas of places to visit, gave us advice on taxis and even rang the...More

Thank Sami74_12
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi thank you so much for this review, we really do appreciate genuine customers. Andy has a great knowledge on lots of local things to do & we have a great rapport with local taxi drivers too. If visiting this area you are advised to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we entered we asked for a table and was lucky there was one left. The barman/owner was very friendly with us, when we ordered he was happy to accommodate some changes on the food for my partner. Food was all very tasty and nicely...More

Thank ellee79
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi to you both & Thank you for the review! Really glad you enjoyed your visit & your stay in Suffolk. Best wishes, Carol & Andy

Reviewed May 29, 2018

My friend and I were staying nearby over the Bank Holiday Weekend, and on the Saturday we decided to go to the Old Chequers after a 6 hour walk, before we went back to our hotel. When we walked in, there were many empty tables,...More

4  Thank RBLondoner
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

All I can say is it was a Bank Holiday weekend & we were fully booked at all times not just 7.30pm. It could have been handled better by the waitress who dealt with you & for that I apologise, but people must realise that...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Great staff, great food, very helpful to me as being in wheelchair. All the people in the place looked very happy with all ityems.More

1  Thank iian22
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for your review & we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do have good wheelchair access as we are all on one level & our tables are larger & spacious so Im glad you appreciated this. Hopefully we will see you again....More

Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is the second time we have had the pleasure of having a wonderful meal to celebrate our friends special birthday and her & husbands Wedding Anniversary. The Landlord & Wife are extremely welcoming, friendly and fabulous hosts as where the staff and on each...More

1  Thank Sue N
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review & our glowing report! It was lovely to see you again & may you continue to visit for Birthdays & celebrations or for any reason at all actually! Lovely people make our job worthwhile, so thank you...More

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Very unwelcoming pub we visited as a family group and we were made to feel like we had crashed a private party

1  Thank angelacollin
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Please advise what day & when as this is such an untrue report. We are a lovely welcoming pub... as our Trip Advisor reports say

Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Party of 4 for dinner - skipped starters and went straight to mains. Burger was superb and definitely recommend adding the bacon and cheese. The fish was nice but I have had better. The chicken curry on the specials board was very nice according to...More

Thank Mgnlj2112
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi & thank you so much for the review. Our burger is always popular -it's home made to our own recipe & as you say topped with cheese & bacon it is yummy, so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you again & sorry about the...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We called in for Saturday lunch. The pub is clean and smart with friendly staff and a great pint. The food was wonderful too. Crab cakes for starter were very light and tasty. I had the battered fish and my wife had Sea Bass. Both...More

1  Thank bandit1059
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing us & we look forward to your next visit to the area! Kind regards, Carol & Andy

Reviewed April 16, 2018

Great pub, very friendly welcome, good choice of drinks, great food and dog friendly... one of the main reasons we return to the area for holidays!

Thank Ian F
Carol W, Manager at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you so much for this review, we really do appreciate you taking the time. Best wishes, Andy & Carol

Reviewed April 5, 2018

Our Easter break took us to Friston Suffolk just 4 miles from Aldeburgh. This pub in the village was above our expectations. Greeted by both the Landlord and Landlady who where both very friendly and efficient. This pub seemed to have had an in and...More

Thank macbromley
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hello & many thanks for reviewing our dining pub. Really pleased that you enjoyed your Suffolk visit & that the Old Chequers pub was part of your experience. We will look forward to welcoming you another time! Carol & Andy

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robynhannahsmith
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Carol W | 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 Carol W | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldeburgh Road | Friston, Saxmundham IP17 1NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Saxmundham
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 688039
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Description
We are a country pub with dining. We are child & dog friendly. Closed all day Monday and Tuesday. Food served Wednesday to Sunday, Wed to Sat 12.00-2.00pm & Evenings 6.00pm-8.30pm. Long Sunday lunch served 12.00 to 3.30pm. Booking recommended at weekends. Usually open on Bank Holiday Monday lunchtimes 12.00-3.00pm
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