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The Chequered Skipper

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Pizza & Pasta, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 range of gluten free food

We went early for lunch on a Saturday and the staff were acting ?disinterested or ?distracted by a large group or gormless however this was outweighed by the location, the beers and the food. Set in a picturesque village, the pub adjoins the village green where you can use the tables and kids have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Tumbi Umbi, Australia
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Tumbi Umbi, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went early for lunch on a Saturday and the staff were acting ?disinterested or ?distracted by a large group or gormless however this was outweighed by the location, the beers and the food. Set in a picturesque village, the pub adjoins the village green where you can use the tables and kids have room for playing. The pub also... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I attended my friends wedding reception at the Chequered Skipper on 27th June 2015. We arrived the day before to set the room up and the staff couldnt of been more helpful or attentive. The setting is beautiful and everyone adored the fact that peacocks were roaming freely around the grounds. The wedding went off perfectly. Thank you so much... More 

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kettering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on a weds night, it was very warm so we chose to sit outside. We took advantage of the two courses for £14 offer, I had the garlic chicken followed by Eton mess, both of which were delicious. It was pretty busy for a week night but we were well attended to and the atmosphere was nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This lovely place has not one, not two, but three places to sit outside. There is a very friendly peacock who likes to help with the crumbs. The village itself it adorable. Finally, the food is very yummy. You must go! : )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had our wedding reception here and had the most fantastic day. Throughout the organisation process Ian was friendly, helpful, organised and flexible. We were able to plan the day exactly how we wanted it with the help of an experienced team who could help with timings and provide suggestions. On the day Ian was a discreet presence, helping to... More 

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Came here with our family for an informal lunch. We sat outside and the children had a great time playing on the beautifull green. We ordered a string platter and a selection of starters, snacks and children's food. We did not have to wait too long for our food even though we were sat outside and they were clearly busy.... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very pretty pub in very pretty village, even had Peacocks on the pub roof and several local houses, amazing sight. Friendly staff, some nice beers, including hopped lager and food was excellent, looked & tasted great and good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We met with friends and enjoyed a walk before having pre dinner drinks on the village green. We had a vegetarian sharing platter, cheesy garlic bread and a carnivores sharing platter for starters - all were excellent. We all chose different main courses and again they were very good. Large portions meant we had no room for desserts. Courteous service,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very good locally sourced food and it is positioned in an unusual village environment. I gather the world conker championships are held on the green just outside the pub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Atmosphere was ok, waiting staff we felt were perhaps new, red wine choices were not to our taste so ordered from the more appealing white wine choices. However in saying all that, (which wasn't a negative) the food was amazing. We ordered steaks, a rib eye and a rump - they were cooked, in our view, to perfection, tender and... 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 & Pasta, British, Pub, 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 & Pasta, British, Pub, 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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