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The Chequered Skipper

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Ashton $$ - $$$ , British,
The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (31 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“custard” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an election day lunch. One starter, the smoked mackerel nicoise was very nice but not "nicoise" First main an 8 Oz sirloin steak, ordered medium-rare and it was just that...beautifully cooked with tomato and mushrooms to go with it. Any of the...More

2  Thank YeOldOne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just in time for our table on what was to be a busy night as there was a private function in progress. All of the staff coped admirably under the circumstances and were very attentive. Our drinks arrived promptly and so did the menus....More

Thank Flotom49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a meal that was truly delicious. I had melt in your mouth Moroccan lamb skewers with pea, baby broad beans (shelled),fresh herb quinoa, pea shoots and mint yoghurt dressing, feeling hungry I asked for a portion of chips, and for...More

Thank Jap395
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were greeted immediately by a friendly member of staff, asked what we would like to drink and shown to a table. Our orders were taken quickly and efficiently and we did not need to wait too long for our food to...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in on way back from weekend away on a bank holiday.They were fully booked but manged to squeeze us in before the rush.The food was lovely and staff friendly will def return

Thank karenandkids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good here but not stellar-- the sausages and mash are a bit ordinary, and the two-course menu is confusing-- I'm still waiting for my appetizer. However, my wife enjoyed her chorizo and blood pudding appetizer immensely, and enjoyed her mushroom burger as...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here a few months back. Menu and service seems to have completely changed. Service seems to tower over you while you try to order, rushing you. Chicken burger was a very small portion or chicken, maybe just a thigh. Too small really? Tasty thou....More

Thank mich202
Ian C, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mich202 I am sorry that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us, with the weather changing,long bank holiday weekend, staff sickness and shortage of staff until next week it has been a tough time and all the staff have worked very hard,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did not know this place even existed. I live near Wellingborough and got taken here on a date and no word of a lie, I was not disappointed. Service was reasonable, staff were very friendly and welcoming and meals were what could only be...More

Thank lol015
Ian C, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear lol015 thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I rolled up here Monday for a quick bite to eat after he told me they make stone baked pizzas. We arrived around 6ish placed our orders and our food arrived around 7.15pm. My friend had ordered the pasta with prawns which...More

Thank Ivan P
Ian C, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ivan P I am you sorry the pasta was a little bland and that we confused artichokes with anchovies the annotation of the order was not clear enough which resulted in the error, we did offer to replace and alter the cost which is...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Lots of great gluten free options!! Food is good, service is great too. Beautiful on a summers evening to sit in the garden.

Thank marrison23
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Rebecca I
Is The Chequered Skipper dog friendly?
February 21, 2015|
Response from Ian C | Property representative |
HI Rebecca we are dog friendly in certain areas of the pub, booking is advisiible at weekends to ensure these tables are not all taken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle  >  Ashton
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 273494
  • E-mail
The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and Restaurant with Function Room, The pub is located at the heart of the Rothschild Estate village of Ashton which is also designated as a European Conservation Village. Traditional Limestone Exterior with a contemporary interior which boasts a stone bar, flagstone floor and light oak beamsThe business has been operated by Local Chef/Owner Ian Campbell since 1997 and uses local suppliers and producers where possible. The menu is a mix of bar items, homemade pizza and changing a la carte specials and is suitable for a light lunches, dinner or family meal, we are listed in the AA Good pub food guideThe bar also stocks a minimum of 3 real ales and has been listed in the good beer guide for 14 consectitive years. In 2008 the Green Room function room was opened and we now cater for upwards of 20 wedding receptions per year
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