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The Checkers

Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
(01686) 669 822
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Having visited the Checkers on business (First review) I stated that I would return with my wife, this I did, for her 50th birthday treat,and what a treat it was, and to be quite honest expensive, because she won't accept lower quality in future, and that's going to be very difficult. We stayed for two nights, separate review of accommodation,... More

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We have had several personal recommendations for this restaurant but this was our first visit and it fully lived up to its reputation. What first drew us here was a really interesting menu and when combined with the fantastic value for money of the short break midweek offer it was a no-brainer to come along. The main point is the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed at The Checkers for a Friday and Saturday after a 4 day trip around a number of other restaurants with rooms in South Wales. Whilst there were a number of real highlights during the week, the food and accommodation at The Checkers was easily the best overall. This is combined with a warm welcome, great service, a nice... More

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Wrexham, Wales (United Kingdom)
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This has to be one of the best restaurants in Wales if not the UK. Everything of the best comes together here-the food, wine, service, welcome and all in a delightful location. There is no doubt that you pay for such quality but there is also no doubt that you receive great value for your money. Let me just add... More

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SALOP
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Delicious food, warm welcome, friendly unpretentious service from one of the proprietors. It would be difficult to find better in Wales.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My partner and I treated ourseleves to a stay just after Valentines Day. The whole experience was wonderful, the staff were very welcoming and helpful and when we came down to dinner we didn't even have to tell the new staff who we were. I love fine dinning and I couldn't wait to try the menu; I had difficulty deciding... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have just returned from our second visit here. Having travelled around Wales a lot for food in recent years we've been delighted by just how much good food there is, but this has to be the best. From imaginative canapés, through a stunning six course tasting menu with generous portions of matched wine (for an additional £35 each) we... More

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Bucksburn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A pretty average experience for the money. Our 4th visit, and each time we've had reservations, but this visit with friends (who we're treating us) was the least satisfying. We had to work to register our arrival, then we were seated in a cramped corner by the bar. Canapés were served without plates and with tiny paper napkins. Overall, the... More

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stayed here for one night and dined with a couple and a colleague, the experience was memorable, in a good way, from the booking of the room/table to the final goodbye. The food, well I have booked to take my wife for her 50th birthday, and its two hours away, that about says it all. The menu is limited, however... More

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Crewe
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The logo for this restaurant with rooms is "The Frenchman and the two Farmers Daughters". I'd read that Checkers had been Michelin starred within a year of opening, but unfortunately had been unable to fit in a visit until a week ago, when we took some very close friends and stayed overnight. Montgomery is a lovely old Welsh town/village, with... More

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