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The Chequers

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Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Churchill, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the chequers is a typical pub with a restaurant at the back. the food is generally good but not outstanding. traditional fayre

Thank Andrew G
Coventry, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this pub for lunch when meeting up with friends, it's a good halfway point. The food is reasonably priced, not cheap but not overly expensive. The service was lovely and all four meals were good and plentiful. The area we sat in was lovely and light with bug wooden tables. When we came to pay my friend was working... More 

Thank Christine M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pub is very close to Chipping Norton Theatre. It has a nice little restaurant. They serve good food and have a good range of beers. They have always been very accommodating and unfazed by our vegan family member.

Thank Paul H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this lovely pub for a meal with some trepidation having seen the previous reviews...but we were very pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, the salmon was fresh and beautifully cooked, and the scampi was equally tasty and both meals were plentiful. The service was excellent - we were made to feel welcome and were well looked... More 

Thank Benski21
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really love this place, first time I've been and whenever I'm in Chipping Norton I'll come back. My kind of place, non-pretentious, friendly, quaint. Me and her had a classic burger, superb stuff! Homemade patty served medium rare, none of this pre-packaged crap! Staff were brill, they let you vape if you want too which was a massive bonus for... More 

Thank duncansmith2014
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314 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I loved this place with its vine covered little seating area at the front and it's quaint bar area serving real ales and lagers. A good local crowd was in when we were there and made us feel very welcome.

Thank PrimalSteve
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Our friends booked a table here because our favourite pub (the Blue Boar) was closed for renovation. We had a table in the restaurant which was pleasant enough. Only one other table was occupied during our visit. All four of us had different items from the menu. I had fish and chips because nothing else on the menu attracted me... More 

Thank alex f
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were guided to a table in the restaurant by the waitress who then went around the other tables asking which people had booked (Saturday). A good waitress would have been aware of any reservations, as it was no-one had booked. We got our drinks and ordered our meals. There weren't that many people in as it was still relatively... More 

Thank Brian J
West Molesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had a delicious meal and excellent service here. All four of us enjoyed the food, and the atmosphere. If we visit the area again we would definitely eat here again. It was excellent value for money and the friendly and accommodating staff made for a really pleasant experience.

Thank fruityanne
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We visited this pub whilst holidaying in chipping Norton but were a little disappointed. The staff were helpful enough but on being shown to our table in the restaurant we could see the kitchen staff throwing bread rolls across the kitchen - not a good start !! The restaurant area itself looked a bit dull and lacked character . The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $23
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Chipping Norton
  • Phone Number: 01608644717
We are a Classic English pub in the centre of Chipping Norton. We sell 6 real ales and locally sourced home-cooked food. We are well known for our fantastic pies and Sunday roasts. Next to the theatre, we are the perfect place to enjoy a bite and a drink before or after a show.

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