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The Chequers, Chipping Norton

Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
01608644717
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are a Classic English pub in the centre of Chipping Norton. We sell 6 real ales and locally sourced home-cooked food. We are well known for our fantastic pies and Sunday roasts. Next to the theatre, we are the perfect place to enjoy a bite and a drink before or after a show.
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English first
London
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Roast pork, stuffing and all the trimmings. Sounds simple doesn't but actually it takes rather a lot of skill to keep the punters happy and serve up a perfect plateful of food. This lovely old pub has very friendly staff,a commendable dog-friendly attitude that extended to bowl of water and no less than 3 dog biscuits! And the food was... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We have visited this place many times and like it very much. It is a lovely old pub in the town centre, next to the small theatre. The menus have changed over the years but the food remains of consistently high quality and is good value. One can sit at a table in the bar area, or in a very... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Greeted by a lovely lady,she was the only one serving,to an almost packed restaurant.Ordered sunday dinner,small portion for price!!!! Poor vegetables for sunday dinner,no extra gravy no water offered,also no sauces.my guest ordered a steak sandwich,steak far to thick and chewy. May not go back!!! Dissapointed!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This used to be our favourite pub in Chippy until we saw one of the bar staff attack another customer. We haven't been back since...

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

I find it hard to believe that any of my staff would have attacked a customer. If you would like to tell me when and in which situation this occurred I will look into it. My e-mail address is available via my web-site More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Always a good selection of real ales, which have been properly kept. Haven't eaten there for a while but the food that gets brought out looks good, as does the menu. Great place to relax, especially next to the log fire in the winter.

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you when the fire is burning! More

West Malling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Looking at previous review we were a little wary of the food as some were up and down. However no need to be as the food was absolutely excellent. We enjoyed it so much we came back and had the same the next evening. Completely welcoming and friendly bar manager and his lady duo. They even offered to give us... More

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

Sorry to be late in responding. Thank you for your kind words. We do get up and down responses on Trip Advisor but we are glad that you found us as we think we are, a top notch place to eat and drink. See you soon More

New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I randomly walked in for dinner and a beer on our way to Longborough and were pleasantly surprised by the delicious food and cozy atmosphere. Definitely a locals spot, everyone was friendly and the food was a treat. Will definitely go out of my way to come again.

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

Great. Glad you enjoyed your visit More

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After calling in at another Cotswold pub with our dogs where we gave up - it was a 'posh' pub to say the least (too many of them now!) we returned to The Chequers in Chippy. Good atmosphere as always, dogs settled under the table happily while we tucked into a good bar meal. Bottle of house white at a... More

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

Sorry I am late in responding. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Dogs welcome, and always a good glass of ale available More

Aberdare, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

On Saturday May 31st we met up with our cousins in Chipping Norton for lunch. I chose the Chequers I had not been there before but the Webb Site reviews seemed good. We had not booked a table also there were eleven of us. we all ordered different meals and we were all served at the same time. The food... More

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

Thanks Nenna. Sorry about being late in responding. We enjoyed your company very much and hope to see you again soon More

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited this Pub Bank Holiday weekend in May. Ordered pint of Cider and pint of Beer which was rather flat but was charged £7.90p for the privilege! Went to use the Gents toilet but was knocked back by the smell! Also the liquid soap had been watered down so much it didn't even lather. Not good for such a otherwise... More

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Jim H, Owner at The Chequers, Chipping Norton, responded to this review

So sorry. Looks like we let you down here. I can't do much with the prices but the beer should have been better. The toilets are better now. That may have been during the time we were having trouble with some drainage. Please come again More

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