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The Chequers

50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went there with my boyfriend and his mum a couple of days ago, and the meal was outstanding. We had the pork rilletes (really nice, but probably our least favourite of everything we had) and the beetroot with goat cheese, which was delicious. Then...More

Thank Pilar A
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! We love your review and are so grateful for all that lovely feedback, it's great to know when we've ticked all the boxes. Thank you so much for your kind comments and we'll look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely atmosphere, good food, wine and beer and service with a smile! With so many good eatery's in Bath it is often difficult to pick just one. However, if you are looking for good food and a relaxed atmosphere here is the place. It is...More

Thank Tim C
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tim, we love the thought that a visit to us is an adventure! Thank you very much for your lovely comments regarding our food, drink and service, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge helpings, lovely food, attentive staff. Possibly one of the best roast dinners that I’ve ever had!

Thank Melissa R
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Melissa, wow! We couldn't ask for any better feedback than that! Thank you very much, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in Bath for most of my life I have never been to Chequers - I’ve been missing out ! What fabulous food , amazing service and cosy surroundings . We were lucky enough to have a table tucked away in a corner of...More

Thank kirstybutton40
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're just as thrilled you found us as you were! We'll look forward to your next visit to us, maybe you should try our Tasting Menu that features 7 dishes from the a la carte menu- it;s...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly excellent lunch - very high quality cooking - served by friendly efficient staff at a very reasonable price. Tremendous value for money. Lovely pub, nice ambience.More

Thank Barry K
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi BarryK, we were all so thrilled to receive your comments, it's a fab review that couldn't be any better in our book! It's great to know our new set lunch menu is clearly going down a storm with guests,We offer even more choices on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Chequers. Lovely old building, and really great food. Have been for fancy meals before, which have been excellent, but this latest visit was for the bar classics: delicious homemade burgers. We swapped our fries for the triple-cooked chips, which were amazing! Good wine...More

Thank SarahBTravel
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah, thank you for your wonderful review, it's so great to hear that with both our a la carte and "classics" menus we appear to have all bases covered! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Chequers, Lianne

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we have had very nice experience here before we visited on Friday lunchtime and food was as good as ever. Two of us had Ox cheek which was delicious but meal could of been larger. Our companion had the haddock and chips which looked...More

Thank GloucestershireGirl
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this great review and for your feedback. Its true, the ox cheek appears slightly more conservatively portioned than the fish and chips...this is because it's part of the 2/3 course set menu so we have to be a little careful not to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't typical fare, but if you're looking for attention to detail and quality with a bit of English wonderfulness - this is a great location for dinner.More

Thank Brigitte B
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for these comments, we reckon this summons us up! We do still always offer more typical pub favourites like fish and chips and burgers...but our a la carte menu often surprises guests with it's finer, more restaurant-style dishes. Thank you for recommending us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local who lives just around the corner, it would appear from my visit yesterday evening that the Chequers is not what it used to be. There are magical morsels on the a la carte menu, but the portion sizes might be best suited...More

Thank Jill D
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We always appreciate hearing from locals, it's really important to our reputation as an independent business that we have the support of Bath people. It was great to see that there were definite positives about your last visit and that the service certainly lived-up to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a bad evening. Missed out on their signature meal of rack of lamb as they had run out. Noisy. Full bodied wine not full bodied. Fish and chips not great. Gravy with roast not tasty. Good chicken and sticky toffee pudding. Not impressed.More

Thank carolinebooth1
Lianne C, Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very surprised and disappointed to read you did not enjoy your evening with us. Unfortunately due to the large volume of bookings we serve though the day, popular items are prone to sell out. We are disappointed you found the atmosphere noisy, even...More

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sarahBath
7 January 2018|
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Response from Lianne C | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your question. All of our food is prepared on the premises. Most of our meat dishes are cooked sous vide and the finished in a pan to order.This means that dishes such as the venison cannot be served as... More
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Lamelia1992
30 October 2017|
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I have seen dogs in the pub I believe, best to telephone first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 360017
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Description
A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.
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