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The Chequered Skipper

The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (34 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there this evening and had a delicious meal. Service very good as usual. We all enjoyed our visit as usual.

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on Tuesday night accompanied by our foreign guests. We were quite a big group and only booked half an hour before arriving. Staff was very welcoming and accommodating. One of us had halibut and asked for a Grenoble sauce although the fish came...More

Thank Sarpe C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to CS for many years and thought about time I left a review. It’s a great spot for food and beer and I’ve always enjoyed visiting. Sunday lunch is good too. In summer the green is great for hanging out and enjoying a...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch with a group to this pub & ended up seated by the bar, which didn't leave much room for passing traffic & there was quite a draft from the door . My wife ordered ham.eggs & chips & I the fish...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After letting the Labrador swim himself to exhaustion in the icy lakes at Barnwell Country Park, we searched online for a nice, local dog-friendly pub. The Chequered Skipper was recommended and we gave them a quick call to see if they could accommodate 4 of...More

Thank AndyHillier1
Reviewed December 12, 2017

An impromptu meal out, it happened to be their Thursday steak special with a discount. This is a lovely venue in a nice location, the ambience , food and service are first class, it rapidly becoming our favourite restaurant. The steaks are excellent, the starters...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Food here is well prepared and there is plenty of Choice. Steaks were much enjoyed. Service is friendly

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Called up and asked if there was a table available, they says they would squeeze us in. When we got there there were only two tables occupied the rest were empty Regrettably the portions were small and over priced £105 for 4 people 4 mains...More

Thank Nick J
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Just had another fantastic meal at The Chequered Skipper. We started with soup and pate then I had the salmon and my husband had the ham egg and chips. All very good and so tasty. The staff and service could not be faulted. Will always...More

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Three starters all very good, including the previously maligned (not by me) Mackerel salad which I have had on every visit; and an asparagus dish Four mains which were all excellent, including small piece of steak ( probably not at the weight they claim to...More

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jeff t
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Jayne M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I've never had Sunday lunch but I should imagine so. They are always well booked up for Sunday lunches so they must be good!!
Rebecca I
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
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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