A colleague of mine recommended this place as a possible option for our Christmas Party this year, it was a bit different to our usual plan but I thought we should give it a go!
Emails went back and forward and we got everything sorted, booking up all 5 rooms for some overnight stayers and a total of 24 guests to attend the evening.
I visited with colleagues about two months before the party and it was a very pleasant visit that left me with no concerns.
So we arrived at Chequers at the party night to find no spaces, all the spaces out front were taken, there were cars all over the road and in the church car park opposite and we were only the second car from our group to arrive, turns out the large house next door were having a Christmas party so were using most of the village as their car park.
I warned everyone else and there was a lot of creative parking but everything managed to get parked, panic over there, it is very rural so it's not like there are lots of streets to choose from but on a normal day/night I don't think this would be an issue.
We had the conservatory out the back allocated to us which was great, we had our own area, which is particularly good for the quiz we ran as party of the party.
The food was of excellent quality, the only complain we had which was common to everything who had it was the cranberry cheesecake which had a burnt sugar topping that was very burnt and it had a slightly sloppy consistency through it, everything else was excellent though....I had the Chestnut and Butternut Curry which was gorgeous.
Drinks prices were ok, we were able to have a tab setup which made getting drinks very simple and orderly. The girls behind the bar and waiting on our tables were friendly and efficient.
Simon the manager handled everything and he was brilliant, very friendly and very hard working.....up with us till nearly 2 and then cooking us breakfast in the morning...fantastic......as was the breakfast.
The rooms were all very nice, very homely and quant, Simon said my room was the best one, it had a bay window, large bed, sofa etc, very spacious and good value.
I would definitely visit here again and felt that Simon did everything he could to make it a Christmas party to remember.
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