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“Gone Down Hill”
Review of The Chequers

The Chequers
Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Stotfold
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a local country pub offering fresh local food all day a warm and friendly atmosphere and staff, along with our newly opened tea room.
Stotfold
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gone Down Hill”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Chequers
33 Queen Street, Stotfold SG5 4NX, England

Not sure if the owners are aware or have concerns about the general word in Stotfold about the Chequers pub, “But here goes” first this was a lovely pub in the correct settings a stone’s throw from The Mill and is steeped in history, but after some investment by its present owners nearly all of its heart has been ripped out of this old pub, the inside is clean and clinical beige everywhere, the furniture is of good quality, So you’re asking yourself what’s the problem, well Sunday we decided to go and have some lunch we walked in and was greeted by the manager so a good start, but please remember one thing this should be a family pub warm and welcoming with good pub food, and the sign of a good pub is seeing family’s eating in it, apart from us there was one other table with people eating, we looked at the menu it was very clear to see it was a Pub trying to be a four star restaurant we ordered one fish pie, one Sunday roast a beer and one glass of wine £28.00 this arrived at the table in 3 minutes flat, so ask yourself it must have been (Microwave) then looking at the Main menu if we had gone with the full menu we would have been looking at £45 plus for two, then the cheapest bottle of wine on its list was £15 on top. The menu overall was not interesting and very very basic and overpriced, we have lived in Stotfold for over five years and I would have to say if you are looking for a pint only “go for it” if you are looking for good food try Baldock area plenty of Pubs and all of easy walking between them.
My last word for the owners please looks at your prices keep it simply but good quality or try visiting other good pubs outside of the area i-e Clophill A507 to get inspiration or get Gordon Ramsey you need help.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Stotfold, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“going down hill fast”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

I moved to Stotfold a year ago and have eaten in The Chequers 6 times over that year, what seemed like quality food at first has since changed, the quality has dropped. Last week I ordered ribs and chicken which arrived within 10 minutes, straight out of the mircowave! disappointing! The pub used to stock guest ales but in the last 3 visits I've made only had IPA on tap!
In January as a family we ate the Sunday roast which was awful, no where near the standard we'd had last year! Somehow they can still turn out a semi decent rump stake, although it's over priced! Wont be rushing back any time soon!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank lloydo33
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“Golden wedding dinner”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

After having to change our plans we decided to have a dinner to celibrate our Golden Wedding with friends and family, the manager of the Chequers was able to fit us in at short notice after some juggling around. we could not have made a better choice of venue the Chequers is such an attractive pub/resturant in the village of Stotfold. Our food was of the highest quality at very reasonable cost served by very pleasent staff who done everything they could to make you welcome, all of our party had only praise for their food which is unusual for a large party. We have visited the Chequers on previous occations and will definatly continue to do so. a big thank you to the staff for making our visit so enjoyable.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank stokesrob
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Great Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We attended The Chequers in Stotfold on Sunday 17th February 2013 to gather with family to celebrate my Brothers birthday. We were able to get a drink from the well stocked bar and relax for a bit of a chat in the bar area. When we were ready we were shown through into the restaurant area where our table for 10 was set and waiting.
Despite being a large group, our order was promptly taken and the food arrived soon after. The Sunday Roast was very well cooked. The vegetables were fresh and tasty. My family told me that the roast turkey was good and as vegetarians we were offered a dish from the vegetarian menu to go with our roast dinner. This was very tasty and done with no fuss or bother.
They do childrens meals and childrens Sunday Roast portions and even allowed my father to have a childs roast as he doesn't have a big appetite.
The sweets were all prepared on the premises and were of the old English variety, Apple Crumble, Bread & Butter Pudding, Jam Sponge etc.
All in all, we had a great lunch in unhurried and relaxed surroundings. The staff were excellent and the food great.
Highly recommended for a celebration meal, a family get together or just a quiet meal.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jacontheroad
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Bedfordshire
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18 reviews
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“Good wholesome pub food”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is a very old pub set in the Bedfordshire village of Stotfold off the high street. It has a large garden with play areas for children and open fires. It serves a guest real ale as well as Greene King IPA

We went with friends on a Sunday for lunch but did not have the roast which was available. The food was very hot with freshly cooked vegetables and excellent large cut chips. The portions were large and very tasty with a reasonable selection of starters and puds at an average price. We would definitely go there again. We were able to sit at our table well after all the other diners had left and were not hurried.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank ACalpevillaowner
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