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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” (28 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
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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
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....More

1  Thank BryonyMoira
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...More

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Been here before and really enjoyed it but this second time was very disappointed with our meal. We had lamb cutlets which was mostly fat and hardly meat. Said served with vegetables but nothing much came. Was v small portion and we were hungry afterwards....More

Thank jsg103
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I've been here a few times and I must say I always enjoy it. The place has a good level of staffing so you never have to wait, and they're very attentive. The food is lovely, looks good, tastes even better. The decor is good,...More

Thank Snickerbar
Reviewed February 5, 2017

After a disappointing Afternoon Tea experience at the Down Hall Country House the 11 girls decided to find somewhere friendly to have a drink and something proper to eat!! When we arrived the staff were so friendly and helpful and they moved all tables about...More

1  Thank HeidiOliver
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant wasn't full and the staff were so much more user friendly and edible than the steaks! Our starters of Moules and Tiger prawns were very good but thence, all went downhill. The steaks, both ribeye and sirloin were tough and sinewy and we...More

Thank Pete K
Reviewed January 30, 2017

The Hot seafood platter to share was huge and absolutely delicious with the lobster & the kind prawns being particularly tasty. The Turkey roast was almost excellent & my daughter really enjoyed her fish and chips . The desert menu was a little limited but...More

2  Thank Bytsea
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Went here for my sons 21st birthday, really disappointed. Poor service had to ask for plates for the platter starters. A few of the group had steak, it was like old shoe leather. Very over priced for the quality of the food. Real shame as...More

2  Thank Martin M
Reviewed January 18, 2017

My favourite pub in Essex, the theme nights are brilliant, especially Fill Straughan and is a must at Christmas time. I often take my mum here for a Saturday lunch, the Sunday roasts are also very good. Food is fantastic and portion sizes are quite...More

Thank danielle_butterfield
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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
$27 - $53
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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.
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