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The Chequers Inn

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British, Bar, Pub
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The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into The Chequers after a local walk on a sunny Friday lunchtime. The garden where we ate was lovely. Food was good and staff friendly. Just what you want from a traditional English pub.

Thank Roger H
Dartford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and can't fault the food. The Chequers Inn is a traditional country pub, no airs and graces, there are tables in the bar, a dining area and large garden with ample tables close to the river. Food is simple but ample in portions and well cooked and presented. I have to say their... More 

Thank NerakR
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Visited for lunch after a visit to nearby Scotney Castle. Food was very good typical pub food and excellent value.. It may have been an off day but the beer had all the hallmarks of being not very well kept unfortunately. We ate in the restaurant, but on another occasion would have stayed in the more atmospheric bar or the... More 

Thank Trev1947
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

When it comes to country pubs, The Chequers has got it all! Situated alongside the river in the middle of the picturesque village of Lamberhurst, this pub really is the heart of the community. The inside dates back before the 16th century and has all the character you need. The outside has a charming riverside garden, and for the kids... More 

3 Thank johnm012015
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Great location for where we needed to be. Very friendly service / staff. Lovely breakfast. Ok for an overnight stay BUT in need to updating and cleaning. There are some tremendous features to the building that could really do with some TLC.

Thank Jayne F
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We called in on the off chance for lunch and as the British weather was being unusually kind we sat in the pub garden next to the river. Although a Saturday it wasn't too busy and we had attentive service from the friendly staff who brought out meals out promptly. The food was excellent, all three of thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

Thank PerrenialPear71
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Was there for the day good service good drink and great food kids loved it. Was really busy but was kept informed by staff when we would get to sit and eat. Really good family environment. Kids loved playing pool

Thank Glenn1206
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We were a group of 9 people having lunch the day after my son's wedding. It was very accommodating and the waitress was excellent. She provided good service and she had a lovely cheerie disposition. Food was good and the ice cream excellent.

1 Thank Ivyplant360
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Good value for money tasty meals. Especially the special senior two course served Monday to Saturday.

1 Thank SiJaJa
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

After a lovely day at Scotney Castle we stumbled upon this lovely old pub which has charm, character and a well needed roaring fire. We had some lunch - I had a lovely vegetable soup (home made) with warm bread and butter (That wasn't frozen solid so easy to spread) My partner had marinated chicken salad - both on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $24
British, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: 441892890260
The Chequers Inn is a 14th century inn with bed and breakfast facilities situated beside the the river Teise in the charming village of Lamberhurst in the heart of Kent. It has a delightful tearooms within also serving breakfasts and a selection of cakes and cream teas. It serves a full lunch and dinner menu with a wide variety of English dishes. It also has a full bar with a fine selection of local ales.

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