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The Chequers

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Matching Green $$ - $$$ , British,
Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
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  • Excellent50%
  • 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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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and i took advantage of the lovely weather to enjoy the Bench Menu at the Chequers. Atmosphere was good and waitress very attentive and efficient. Nice and relaxing to go on a Tuesday evening as not so much hustle bustle which was just...More

Thank 481Garbutt
Reviewed 5 days ago

My first visit to the Chequers in Matching Green with friends and family. the Chequers is a lovely old pub and restaurant with a great view over the local cricket green. It is approximately ten minutes drive from the M11, via some country lanes. the...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch, set menu midweek is extremely good value. Saying that I opted for the specials, Tuna, which was very fresh. My wife and her mother went for the £16 set menu, 1 whitebait and 1 risotto, starters..both had the salmon for main and then...More

1  Thank Davidbh666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the set menu as there was a big party for a 70th birthday but the sharing starter didn't have much gluten free so they made me a separate dish from the starters on the al a carte. They were very friendly and took...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is the first time we had visited The Chequers. The decor is attractive and we thought the food very good, even though we had a very long wait for it. Although we did think that it was a bit on the expensive side. We...More

1  Thank Birdwatcherhampshire
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We were a party of twelve and had a brilliant evening. The food, drinks and service were all excellent. Our waitress in particular was extremely attentive and welcoming, and the sharing platters are outstanding.

1  Thank rustsk
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Not sure why there are some people giving bad reviews on here - first time visit and we found the place, food and service wonderful. Tasty (and plentiful) Oriental Platter to share followed by a superbly cooked grilled swordfish and Black Garlic Fettuccini with Squid...More

1  Thank 600Kayjay
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We came here today for lunch and we are so glad we did. The service was faultless, the staff were all genuinely attentive without being over the top. I had pasta with braised beef ragu and it was lovely. I would highly recommend the salted...More

1  Thank StarHerts
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We were staying at local hotel and looking for somewhere fotr evening meal, local couple said this was their favourite restaurant. 2 menus bench menu which was so cheaper but you had to eat on bench outside as it was going bit chilly ate from...More

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Nice pub - lots of on street parking Food served pretty much all day Large sunny beer garden with nice view Dogs were welcome in the beer garden and there was water for them in a bowl. I also saw dogs inside the bar area...More

Thank John W
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Questions & Answers
February 18, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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.
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