We booked a table here on hearing recommendations from a few people who'd eaten here, so we booked for our wedding anniversary on a Monday night. The Chequers is a lovely traditional inn, with low beamed bar with a fireplace, the tabled lounge to the left and restaurant to the right. We found out on arrival we were the only people booked for the restaurant that evening, but it did not dent the enjoyment one bit. The restaurant is light in touch (could perhaps need some cosyness of colour on the ceiling? Pick out the beams in an off-white perhaps?) but nicely furnished in mixed furniture, game bird plates, etc on the walls. The menu is varied and interesting, with a few twists that lure you in (scallops on a bed of parsnip and vanilla purée!). The wine list is varied and good value. Everything we ordered arrived well presented and everything delivered in taste - good ingredients carefully cooked to get the best out of them. Every plate was taken away empty. Desserts were very good too, no blips at all through the courses in terms of expectation or delivery. Deserves at the very least an AA rosette, probably two as we've seen some long-term two rosette establishments not even coming up to this standard. Will be returning and passing on our recommendations to our friends.