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The Chequers

Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 10 of us and we were a bit squashed round a table. We waited a long time for the food although it was very good when it was served. It wasn't that busy and the staff were very nice but it did take...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very nice, helpful and friendly, pleasant and comfortable surroundings but mediocre food, over priced, over- rated. Starter not as described, no mango in the prawn and mango cocktail, 4 of us commented on this only to be told it had mango purée in it??...More

Thank Jacqueline O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been led to believe that this was a very good place but I was disappointed: the food is expensive - most starters are generally £8 upwards, many mains are close to £20 - and not exactly inventive or inspiring. The sharing platters were...More

1  Thank chrisbaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chequers in in a charming village steeped in history. The pub has a lovely dining extension and very good food. Only comment is there was not much choice for a vegetarian. Good wine selection.

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this venue, and I must say a pleasant time was had by all. The food, service, and atmosphere was of a good standard. Would certainly make a return visit!

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must foods fabulous staffs helpful and the boss mans always there to greet you we go lunchtime and evening and we are never disappointed

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here as a friend had moved to the area and rated this venue. I was most surprised after driving down the windy country lanes to discover the beautiful scenes, your classic village green (triangle) with surrounding pretty homes overlooking the green and country pub....More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Had an amazing Easter lunch here: buzzing with locals, friendly and welcoming staff, delicious nut roast (nothing bought in or dry here) and bolognaise from kids' menu scraped clean. A truly lucky find, as we had no prior knowledge of the area...

Thank Yourrani
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Met here with some colleagues, the drinks were lovely, the staff were helpful and the surroundings and beer gardens are lovely!! The portions of sides are small so be mindful

Thank Tom B
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We opted for the the set lunch menu 2 courses for £13.50 3 for £16.50. We had salt and pepper prawns to start, cod loin and Romano flat bread ( pizza) mains and Belgian chocolate tart and caramel parfait for dessert. Absolutely faultless! and very...More

Thank Sally R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs in the bar area at lunchtime?
February 18, 2016|
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Response from teddyLondonUK | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are definitely allowed In the bar area both at lunchtimes and in the evening. We are locals and regulars and often see well behaved dogs sitting under the tables. The waiting staff are also very dog friendly... More
Is there a strict dress code? We are planning to cycle for lunch in a couple of weeks so would be wearing shorts and t-shirt
July 12, 2015|
Response from Roberto Z | Property representative |
Hi Shorts and T shirts are fine. We have the lounge and bar and also 28 benches for you to use. Dining room will need to pre booked. See you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Matching Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 731276
  • E-mail
A country pub & restaurant overlooking the Green offering modern British cruisine with Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients. Homemade and where possible sourced locally including vegetables from their local allotment and fresh herbs grown in the Restaurant's herb garden.

The Chequers is located in the heart of the delightful village of Matching Green on the Herts / Essex border not far from the M11. It is very much part of local the community.