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“good pub grub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Chequers

The Chequers
297 High Street | Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8QP, England
+44 1954 488201
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Ranked #47 of 512 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Chequers Public House situated in the centre of the village of Cottenham six miles north of Cambridge. Recently renovated, The Chequers is a traditional free house pub with a bar and restaurant. In the bar we have a variety of cask ales including Adnams, locally brewed Fellows, plus guest ales together with a varied wine list to suit all pallets and pockets! We also feature Aspall cider, a range of lagers, spirits and soft drinks. The menu offers traditional favourites at an affordable price and roasts on Sundays.
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“good pub grub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

we decided to venture out from our hotel in Cambridge, after along drive up. didn't want to go too far, but far enough to get out of Cambridge.
I'd heard about the chequers from a friend, and decided to give it a try.
there was a good selection of traditional pub grub on the menu.
it was nicely prepared, and arrived reasonably quickly. really tasty and filling.
Nice to try somewhere different, and was pleasantly surprised, thanks!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Jolly good pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Excellent quality pizza (thin and crispy, made by an Italian chef in a newly built wood fired pizza oven), well kept real ale and friendly staff. Do note that the sign said that the pizza menu is only available Thursday–Saturday plus Monday. They had a pub food menu as well (not reviewed here).

Visited May 2014
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“Lovely Drinks Menu, Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited the chequers pub recently and I have to say that the staff are really personable and lovely, the drinks on offer are varied and different. I had a lovely red ale from adnams which I hadn't seen before and my dad had a nice black lager, again something different.

Despite is, where the lovely ambiance of a country pub is strong, there seems to be someone distinctly ordinary about the food. I really don't think it would take much to significantly improve the food here, I don't think that the menu necessarily needs improving but e quality of the presentation and flavours need raising to bring the punters in to this pub as it was almost completely empty!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely evening in a friendly local pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were really impressed by the service from the friendly staff at the Chequers. The beer and wine were both excellent and the atmosphere was brilliant. For a Friday night it seemed a bit quiet at first but by about 8pm it was filling up nicely with some people just enjoying a drink and others their for an evening meal.
There was a large selection of food on the menu from standard pub food to something a bit posher. We really enjoyed our starters, and the mains were pretty good too, although possibly slightly under-seasoned. We couldn't fit in a dessert sadly, but there was a lot of choice and they seemed very reasonable at around £5, which included a tea or coffee. We will definitely return as it was a really lovely evening and there are many more meals on the menu we want to try!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprisingly awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Having heard good things about this pub I was shocked to be served a greasy, dry mess this evening. I have rarely experienced food so horrible..was the chef off sick?

Visited March 2014
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