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The Chequers Inn

The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just enjoyed an excellent Mother's Day lunch at The Chequers. Food was nicely presented and delicious, staff were very helpful and did not rush us. We will definitely return here 😃. We were a mixed age group ranging from 17 - 81!!

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East Sussex
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224 reviews 224 reviews
39 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Excellent value at lunchtime as they have a 2-course lunch for seniors for £7.95. We both had an ample portion of whitebait served on a board with a salad garnish and a warm baguette. I had the liver and bacon and my wife had the homemade chicken & leek pie. Again ample portions freshly cooked. Shepherd Neame ales are well... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Have had Lovely lunches there. Food is excellent. Plenty to choose from at excellent prices. Child's play area outside and child friendly inside. Have a dog and is always welcomed inside . Staff are always happy to help and change food about. So far have never had a bad meal there. Would definiantley recommend and definaltley worth a visit 😃👍

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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Have just had a very tasty lunch at this lovely old pub in our local village.... I knew it was next to the River Teise and their gardens with tables and decking are just delightful, I believe a lot of hard work has gone into creating this peaceful setting and my congratulations go to all concerned!!! The food was great,... More 

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Toledo, OH
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My family stayed at Chequers in 2012 after owner Nigel Hilton was welcoming and helpful to my mother during her previous trip to England. What a little gem to find this place in the gorgeous English countryside, run by a man with formal top-level chef training. He went from being the private chef for yachting billionaires to settling down to... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were one of the other couples who were told that one room was flooded and we were the only guests to be bounced.....we managed to find a hotel in maidstone but only after making 15 calls. one couple ended up driving from Londona and back. The new owners should be ashamed of themselves as this type of behaviour is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We booked a room here months in advance to attend a nearby function & re-confirmed the week before. However, less than 24 hours before our stay we were told they could no longer provide our room as there had been a leak, apparently in the particular room allocated to us. Annoyed as we're (& unable to get anything else acceptable... More 

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Warlingham, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Pretty village pub with rooms. Small restaurant but excellent food of a quality expected from more up market restaurants but at a reasonable price. We booked bed and breakfast for 2 nights. On first impressions a lovely old pub with low beams and wonky floors and ill fitting doors. Breakfast was good but there was a supplement for the full... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Daughter and I shared a twin room on a Saturday night here. Very picturesque, right on what used to be the roaring-busy A21 through Lamberhurst, but now the bypass has taken all that away. Very nice room, secure, comfortable, nicely decorated with eclectic but good vintage items. Lovely fluffy white towels and well-dressed beds. Cute little ensuite, everything worked, and... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I have been staying at the Chequers for many years when I am fishing at Bewl Water, I have seen landlords come and go and experienced the highs and lows of this establishment. I skipped staying last year because the previous year was not a good experience, however I heard that new people had taken over and decided to give... More 

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