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All 1 Ashton Restaurants

The Chequered Skipper

The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
01832 273494
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Ashton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: British, Pizza & Pasta, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We've been here plenty of times. Great service, great food. Large portions. Pizzas are great. Local steak too. You normally have to book. We arrived here having been disappointed with the Tap and Kitchen in Oundle where they had severely reduced their menu choice. The staff at the Chequered Skipper were very welcoming and they had a full menu with... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

A big thank you to Ian and his team for a great Christmas lunch. The starters were good but when the turkey and beef arrived it lifted the meal to another level. You could tell that this was good quality meat and no expense had been spared, it has to go down as one of the best Christmas lunches ever!... More 

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Weldon, Corby
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Eighteen of us had our annual group dinner here a few weeks ago. We preordered the food, and Ian helped us choose a menu with choices for all. When we arrived we were shown into a separate room, well presented, with our own bar and two staff. All the food was very good and well presented. It arrived promptly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Walked across the feilds from oundle, and a fantastic little walk. Gives you a thirst and the Chequered Skipper doesn't disappoint. Great staff, great service, great range of drinks. Well worth a visit

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere . Very friendly and helpful staff. I would highly recommend .. Try the sticky toffee pudding, it's so, so good!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Yesterday went for a circular walk with friends, starting and ending in Ashton Village. Went into The Chequered Skipper for lunch, on entering met with a very friendly greeting by several members of staff. Ordered our food from the lunchtime menu, 2 courses for £12, expecting small portions we were amazed by the size of the dishes when they arrived.... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant is set in a lovely thatched village, when we went it was quite and we got there just at the right time as a wedding party turned up later that day. The food was fresh and very well cooked and the waiting time was just right. We would love to come back.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We've eaten here many times and always enjoyed the food, great location and atmosphere. So a clear choice for our wedding...75 guests and we took over the venue at the back. Under £3k all in, including wine on the tables, toasts & welcome drinks, and a delicious barbecue dinner with desert. Also a cake made of cheese as we hate... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The place nearly has it all, great decor, lovely building, the food we had was really good, no complaints, the whole family had empty plates. Lovely food at reasonable price, not cheap but not expensive. But.. the service is terrible, the chap who seemed to be in charge was very pleasant but rarely have I experienced just a surly and... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had the shared Antipasti to start with, Steak with peppercorn sauce followed by Eton Mess which was all delicious

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Additional Information about The Chequered Skipper

Address: The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
Phone Number: 01832 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: British, Pizza & Pasta, Gastropub

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