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The Checkers

Certificate of Excellence
Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
The Checkers
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chepstow
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a two day midweek DB&B break. The Checkers is an old coaching inn that has been refurbished in a French theme throughout. Light, airy and very comfortable. Our room was in the annexe, which is accessed across the roof terrace. Lots of nice touches, homemade biscuits, L'Occitane toiletries, bottled water and soft white towelling robes. Friendly,... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have just returned from two nights at the Checkers and loved everything about it - the amazing food, the superb village location, the friendly & professional staff and the cosy & comfortable accommodation were all first class. I'll start with the food. On our first evening we ate from the a la carte menu and on the second, brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We ate the 6 course tasting menu with a group of friends. The food was excellent, the mint dessert was the only dish not finished. A corked bottle of wine was replaced without drama, service was attentive but not intrusive. Planning to return early next year.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a very professionally run operation. The restaurant food and the wine list are top notch. If we had any comment on the food it would be that the portions seemed a little large and some had too much creamed sauce, but that's nitpicking. The staff know their stuff. The rooms are very well presented and the bathrooms very... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed at The Checkers for five nights, September 3-7, 2014. The Checkers service was fantastic, as was a meal we hosted for 24 people. I can honestly say the food offered at the dinner was amazing and received rave reviews from all our guests. In addition, all the breakfasts were outstanding too. I cannot say enough about the hospitality... More 

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11 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

...the ambience is not what you expect. THE FOOD COULD NOT BE FAULTED, but the surroundings left a lot to be desired. The rear dining room, whilst cleanly decorated was extremely noisy to the point of not being able to hear my wife's comments who was sitting opposite me. The bare wood tables, knife, fork and two spoons, plus napkin... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We dined on a Saturday night but we were not staying over. The restaurant is split into two and we were in the back. It’s nicely decorated and welcoming without being pretentious, however unfortunately for us there were two groups in there and both were noisy which made conversation very difficult. The food was truly exceptional. Generous portions without being... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a review of the Checkers accommodation, not the restaurant. On arrival we were shown to our room, it was lovely, just be carful of the low entrance to the bathroom, at least in the room we had, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom well appointed with good shampoo/soap etc. the sleep quality was good. The cookies, ahhhhh, say... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife took me for a meal. Great service, fabulous food and pleasant decor. What more can I say, the pork belly was awesome, the creme brulee was fantastic and our every need was met. We will be back. The only very slight area for improvement I have is that the cheese board contained French and Welsh cheeses. Do away... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The slightly high prices aside, this is an outstanding restaurant. The stars of the show were a sublime beetroot meringue which arrived as a mise en bouche, and an assiette of lemon and ginger desserts. I do, however, fear for the sanity of the chef, as the latter does not appear to have made it onto their summer menu. Almost... More 

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