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The Chequers

#15 of 439 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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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is...
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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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 19
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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
Great food and service

We went there for a birthday meal, the guys were really friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We had a variety of starters and my main was the pork. Absolutely loved it! Prices are great for the quality we got, my friend said the pheasant was one of the best dishes she ever had. As for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vi D
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there for a birthday meal, the guys were really friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We had a variety of starters and my main was the pork. Absolutely loved it! Prices are great for the quality we got, my friend said the pheasant was one of the best dishes she ever had. As for the portions, definitely... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vi D
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Vi D that you so much! We love birthday diners, not only for the dreaded birthday girl/boy Happy Birthday sing a long, but always for the great atmosphere you all bring! Were so glad you enjoyed our venue here at The Chequers we try to keep a varied menu to keep all happy and I'm glad to hear your friend... More 

London
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food. I had the pheasant followed by the lemon variants. Service good too with good wine list and two good real ales on draft (the Bath brewery was better!). Bit high priced for a gastro pub, but I would go again.

Helpful?
Thank BritishWonder
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you BritishWonder (great name!) We try to keep a balance between Gastro Pub and fine dining and were so glad to hear our service and food were up to scratch! Thanks again! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was realy fun and I came hear with my friend we had fish and chips they were so lovely and it realy set the mood.

Helpful?
Thank Mm201516
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Mm201516 Who doesn't love a good Fish & Chip day! Thank you so much for your review it always means a lot. Hope to see you again! More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were thirteen of us dining and so we pre-ordered, we were given time for a drink first and whilst the service was very quick we were not rushed. The food was excellent, so good that most people had dessert too as we couldn't resist. Leanne, looked after us brilliantly! Great night!

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1 Thank Stic T
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you Stic T! We love our diners from the small parties to the larger and were so grateful you took the time to write this lovely review. Our front of house and back of house team keep up to date with TripAdvisor and it gives us all such a morale boost to hear such great things. Thanks again! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very enjoyable weekend in Bath sightseeing and dining. The Chequers is a very friendly and welcoming restaurant with very friendly staff. The food was delicious and we managed to find a lovely bottle of wine from their Fine Wine selection. A great evening, thank you.

Helpful?
Thank Julia B
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you Julia B! So glad you chose us to dine in during your short stay here in lovely little Bath. We pride ourselves on having not only a wine to pair to all of our great dishes but enough to tickle the fancy of even the most acquired tastes. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tempting and varied gastropub menu, Food surpassed expectations, presentation especially strong. Good atmosphere. Service okay.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin19812013
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin19812013, So glad you dined with us and that we surpassed your expectations, our chefs work hard to provide not just beautiful tasting food, but also beautifully presented food. Thanks again! More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting this restaurant I almost felt bad for the owners; the website and the menu, even the location... it al doesn't look that mind blowing. But, once you have set down and ordered.. WOW. The menu is written as ingredient listing, not a description of the dish. I thought I would let the chef surprise me and go with... More 

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Thank Michael R
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Michael R thank you so much! Such great and detailed words here, were all so pleased to hear such great things. It gives both the front of house and back of house staff such a boost to hear were all doing so well. We can be a little bit of a hidden Gem but I'm glad you see what we... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcome .. Warm and friendly waitress .. Excellent food .. Absolutely highly recommend a visit ... So pleased we have booked again tomorrow night ..

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1 Thank Bernardine C
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Bernardine C! So glad you decided to spend your birthday with us and then came in to us again. Such great words, thank you! Hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the traditional roast at this Gastropub. The portion size was more than adequate and variety of veg provided. The desserts were especially impressive! Would definitely visit again. The waiter had a good sense of humour too.

Helpful?
Thank Danielle G
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you so much Danielle G! It's always great to hear such great feedback so thank you for taking the time to write such nice words. Love to hear our waiters and waitresses still keep that up beat sense of humour were all so fond of. Hope to have you back soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for Sunday lunch as a couple; we arrived promptly at noon to find fires being lit and were warmly welcomed and settled with a drink quickly. The menu was classic Sunday lunch and was really well done. We shared a starter of chilli squid which was beautifully presented and made for a good opening for a full roast... More 

Helpful?
Thank the_hearty_eater
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you the_hearty_eater! (great name by the way!) Love to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us on Sunday. We all love a good Sunday roast and we pride ourselves on keeping our menu classic with the subtle differences of adding our A la carte options. The staff we have here love to bring a source of entertainment to... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, 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 - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?