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The Chequered Skipper

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Pizza, British, Pub, Pasta, Gastropub
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The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
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Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and...
The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and Restaurant with Function Room, The pub is located at the heart of the Rothschild Estate village of Ashton which is also designated as a European Conservation Village. Traditional Limestone Exterior with a contemporary interior which boasts a stone bar, flagstone floor and light oak beamsThe business has been operated by Local Chef/Owner Ian Campbell since 1997 and uses local suppliers and producers where possible. The menu is a mix of bar items, homemade pizza and changing a la carte specials and is suitable for a light lunches, dinner or family meal, we are listed in the AA Good pub food guideThe bar also stocks a minimum of 3 real ales and has been listed in the good beer guide for 14 consectitive years. In 2008 the Green Room function room was opened and we now cater for upwards of 20 wedding receptions per year
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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 of 5 stars
Great food

Such a lovely dinner in a wonderful place. The food was simple but beautifully executed, I couldn't choose what to eat at first, the menu offers great choice. The service is top notch too. Can't wait to return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely dinner in a wonderful place. The food was simple but beautifully executed, I couldn't choose what to eat at first, the menu offers great choice. The service is top notch too. Can't wait to return!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Thank you Ian and the staff at The Chequered Skipper for making our son and new daughter-in-law's wedding a great event. The food,attention to detail and ambience was brilliant! This was just what we had hoped for. Even the heavy rain when we arrived didn't dampen our spirits and as the sun emerged late afternoon we enjoyed the informality of... More 

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Lincs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a star you are Ian . All I've heard today is of course about the wedding but also how fantastic the food was also the venue . I want to Thankyou so very much for making the day SO wonderful . You worked so hard . I would truly recommend The Chequred Skipoer for a lunch or dinner Wedding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just back from ANOTHER fantastic sunday lunch, Rib of beef cooked to perfection, all the trimmings and the best vegetables and gravy around. The staff are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, a real gem!! Thanks.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We found the Chequered Skipper pub in Ashton online after searching for country pubs in Northamptonshire. The pub looked beautiful from the pics online and we were not disappointed. Beautiful thatched building overlooking a huge green where you can drink/eat if you wish. Not huge inside but still plenty of room to eat from the bar menu or in the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I ate here on two days running: in the bar on a Friday evening and then during a wedding the following day. The evening meal was fine - good pub food and, although nothing remarkable, it was served by friendly staff and accompanied by tasty beer! The next day, the CS came into its own ... its beautiful village setting... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We were on a boating holiday and the chequered skipper was recommended by others who had hired the canal boat before us. We were not disappointed, the setting is gorgeous, the staff were friendly and attentive and the food tasted lovely, we had a salmon and a burger, both were presented well and the food tasted freshly prepared. We sat... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This old pub has the most wonderful location in a small village close to Oundle. Directly outside the pub is the large village green where once the World Conker Championships were held. Staff at the pub are happy to bring your drinks and meals out onto the green for you to eat at the picnic tables there. On a hot... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went with two of my friend for Sunday lunch before doing the recommended walk on their website. Absolutely delicious rib of beef we all enjoyed. Service attentive and very friendly staff. If you do the walk quite a bit of it was through very narrow paths with stinging nettles at sides etc so wear long trousers would not recommend shorts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

So this week we planned to visit the villages on the south side of the A605, and we decided to have a drink at Ashton and then move on to Polebrook for supper. We drove into Ashton and were so charmed by the beautiful village, that we completely forgot about moving any further. As we got out of the car,... More 

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Additional Information about The Chequered Skipper

Address: The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
Phone Number: +44 1832 273494
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle  >  Ashton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
Cuisine: Pizza, British, Pub, Pasta, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle  >  Ashton
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 273494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Pizza, British, Pub, Pasta, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and Restaurant with Function Room, The pub is located at the heart of the Rothschild Estate village of Ashton which is also designated as a European Conservation Village. Traditional Limestone Exterior with a contemporary interior which boasts a stone bar, flagstone floor and light oak beamsThe business has been operated by Local Chef/Owner Ian Campbell since 1997 and uses local suppliers and producers where possible. The menu is a mix of bar items, homemade pizza and changing a la carte specials and is suitable for a light lunches, dinner or family meal, we are listed in the AA Good pub food guideThe bar also stocks a minimum of 3 real ales and has been listed in the good beer guide for 14 consectitive years. In 2008 the Green Room function room was opened and we now cater for upwards of 20 wedding receptions per year
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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