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The Checkers

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Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
+44 1686 669822
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First Impressions Checkers is a historic former coaching inn run by a great family team who hold a prestigious Michelin star. They offer classic French fine dining and luxury accommodation in the Welsh village of Montgomery. On arrival we were greeted by Sarah who was very welcoming and took us to our room. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and... More 

Thank thehungrybutcher
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This was our third stay. The menu is now a tasting menu only which I guess may put some diners off. This would be a great shame because the food is stunning. Pair that with friendly and efficient service and a relaxed and convivial dining room and you have a virtually perfect dining experience. The rooms are as good as... More 

Thank Adrian B
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Very quickly - the food was unreproachable. flavours disciplined and very labour intensive. Cleverly used both seasoned front of house with locals to great effect all well trained attentive and confident. Very comfortable though busy. I loved the restaurant and the commitment to aiming for perfection. I would be looking for a second Michelin star!

Thank Normanswallow
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Went for a one-night stay and had 6 course taster menu but with our own wine selection. It was a wonderful experience and the food was just superb. Room was clean and well provisioned; staff extremely pleasant and the whole place has a good ambience, very pleased that they do not feel the need to play canned music when people... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We attended The Frenchman & the Farmers Daughters book launch last night. All the dishes on our tasting menu were featured in the book, each course had a corresponding page number, so it was amazing to be able to read about the ingredients and the method of creating the food as you are eating it! All the courses were delicious... More 

Thank WigglesandFlorence
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132 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant really is a hidden gem and well worth a visit! They do accommodation so no excuse not to enjoy the amazing food and surrounding country side!! If you are stuck for a Christmas prezzie for a foody be stuck no more!! This is not just a cook book full of recipes, it's a novel a history book a... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

stayed here for an overnight mini moon stop off during our whirlwind tour of Wales. Check in was smooth and the room we had was lovely , spacious, and clean. There was a good selection of teas and home made cookies and a fridge with milk in the room. We had a nine course taster menu and wine flight -... More 

Thank Jannon01
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We went for a special occasion (our 20th wedding anniversary) and stayed overnight too. Our room was large and really nicely done, just what you'd expect for a classy "restaurant with rooms". The food is classic French and the clearly very talented chefs don't hold back on the cream or butter! In fact, that's probably my only (tiny) criticism of... More 

Thank RobinBennett
Chirk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Why have we not been here before? Less than 40 miles away a hidden gem.It was a foodie delightful experience staff pleasant 5 star attention to detail. We will return.congratulations to All..

Thank 189Terry
Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you like French culinary excellence of Michelin Star standard then you should give The Checkers in Montgomery a visit. The restaurant seats 20 to 30 and the 3 nearest couples to our table had driven :- A 200 miles from Hertford to eat there; B two and a half hours from Porthcawl ; and C all the way down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +44 1686 669822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?