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The Chequers

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Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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. The bar is most impressive with the selection of wines from all ranges and likewise... More 

Thank Thomas D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 good value. The service was excellent and the decor and surroundings beautiful. The gardens are... More 

Thank Sally R
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229 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was excellent tonight It's a very busy place but so organised Everything is run like clockwork I had the pâté and Rissotto which was lovely followed by the rhubarb and apple crumble All so delicious Couldn't fault it at all Lovely place by the cricket green and lovely to sit outside on warm summer nights Superb

Thank Anita E
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Lunch today at the Chequers . Super Country location , the Chequers caters for everything and everyone . Outside pub food , outside country afternoon shady , coffee and tea , and high end dining.We eat from the 2 courses for £13-50 menu . The food was fantastic . We will certainly return here for a evening meal.... More 

1 Thank KcTc1500
West Lulworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

On our way home to Dorset from a family celebration in Norfolk we decided to look for a country pub for lunch. We struck off the M11 after the Stansted turn, and shortly saw a sign to The Dove and Rainbow. It was a promising name, and looked delightful, but we hadn't booked, it was Sunday, and it was full.... More 

1 Thank Gay C
Witham, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with two work colleagues. Beautiful pub restaurant. Service a little slow for lunch time but nonetheless excellent when it arrived, thoroughly recommended

1 Thank Graham P
Loughton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Last Thursday we enjoyed a lovely family lunch for 12 following the funeral of my dear father-in-law. We found the table set in an area we could call our own, with a view - for the ones nearest the window - out onto the green. The food and service were both excellent, and we were allowed to linger as long... More 

1 Thank BryonyMoira
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Visited for the first time on a party night (which we hadn't expected as it had been booked by my daughter) for a birthday celebration dinner. for a fixed price of £60 per person we received a glass of bubbly on entry and a three course meal followed by a live cabaret show with a very entertaining singer. The food... More 

1 Thank Robert P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $51
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 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
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Matching Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 731276
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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?