Recommended by a local hotelier friend we called in Saturday lunch time. We were not disappointed. An authentic country pub with a unique combination of local village atmosphere coupled with superb food and service. The food is indeed exceptional - well above the norm. My wife and I had Chicken, Mushroom and Tarragon pie (proper pastry topping), mash and vegetables. Without asking, two bottles of water arrived at our table (still and sparkling). It is impossible to find any fault with The Chequers, but we would like to make a couple of suggestions ? Firstly, side plates and a bread basket left on the table would have been nice (although the bread offered was superb, fresh and warm) and it would have been a nice touch to have olives and a dip on the table whilst waiting for our food. Overall, a wonderful dining experience, so much so we have booked again to return in two weeks time for Sunday Lunch.