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The Chequers

Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (27 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a friend visited here last evening, and just as well we booked in advance, and then we could only book for 9pm, the place is very popular and very busy...again and a common request, a little more room between the tables would be...More

Thank LenHowarth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit for special occasions as the prices are not cheap but it is so worth it. Exquisite food, fantastic service, lovely setting. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. Never disappoints.

Thank bevj123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came on recommendation ~ lovely spot on the village green. Lots of seating inside & out. We had a superb late lunch on beautiful summer's afternoon. I started with Bruchetta full of really sweet tomato & chopped garlic served with a small salad ~ other...More

Thank ET05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food absolutely superb and service excellent, friendly and attentive.. Our first visit here and definitely not our last - a faultless experience.

Thank jep72
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Not that I'm in Matching Green that often but last time I visited this place I was too late for lunch. I'm glad I was early enough this time. This place definitely does superior to the usual pub food. In the mood for something light,...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed July 19, 2017

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 July 19, 2017

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 July 2, 2017 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 July 2, 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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
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
$27 - $54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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