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The Chequers

#28 of 464 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Pub, Gastropub
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50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers...
A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.
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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 375
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Completely overwhelmed...

Often visit the Chequers' sister pubs, and could not believe how good it was in comparison. By far the favourite, a real hidden gem. Food was exquisite, and for the quality very well priced. The service friendly. Nice wine choices, decor a little tatty but I will not stop recommending chequers from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
charamy2006
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Often visit the Chequers' sister pubs, and could not believe how good it was in comparison. By far the favourite, a real hidden gem. Food was exquisite, and for the quality very well priced. The service friendly. Nice wine choices, decor a little tatty but I will not stop recommending chequers from now on. Fabulous!

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I can't recomend the restaurant enough. The food is out of this world. The passion from the chef comes accross on the plate with amazing flavours and food so beautifully presented. We had a table on the second floor and could watch the chefs at work which was facinating. We can't wait to go back. The service and atmosphere were... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here with friends for an evening meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. They had a great selection with 2 menus, a more complicated restaurant menu which we ate from and a classic pub menu with things like burgers and fish and chips. I enjoyed my scallops to start and duck pie for main course. Presentation of all our meals was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Chequers was a fantastic place for us to visit on our trip to bath. The atmosphere was chilled, venue contemporary, food incredible and the team there first class! Can't recommend it enough!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful presentation and the food tasted good. The while evening was a success with a very good balance of food and pleasant staff

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We liked this pub so much that we went back twice in the one weekend! Most of the food is of michelin quality and the desserts are to die for! If there's anything to improve on, the service was a bit slow (although very friendly) but it's annoying when you can't get their attention. Also a couple of sides on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife booked the Chequers for a midweek birthday treat for me; we had our 8 year old son with us. I've lived in Bath for nearly 20 years but never been to The Chequers before - it's on the other side of town, so we don't usually walk past. We both ordered the same starter and main course -... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A very enjoyable dinner in a nice atmosphere. Slightly fussy menu but the cooking justified it. A good wine list and reasonable service.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Chequers is a gorgeous pub that serves delicious food. The Sunday lunch that my partner and I had was fantastic. The portion sizes are very generous and the food delicious. I would happily recommend this pub to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really enjoyed the meal, food was fantastic, service was brilliant. Although there were limited veggie options the staff were very accomodating. Highly recomemnded.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 360017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?