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The Chequers

#22 of 422 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
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Today
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

When we arrived at our hotel, we asked for restaurant recommendations. The consierge recommended The Chequers. Turned out he had an interest of some kind in it!! However, not knowing this yet we booked a table for Sunday night and arrived to a full restaurant, and thought it looked promising. Given a limited menu, and told no beef roast left,... More 

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1 Thank number0nefan
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

NumberOnefan, whilst we completely acknowledge that our food was obviously not up to the high standard enjoyed by so many and that we are usually so proud to uphold, we feel most strongly about your accusation regarding your concierge being somehow connected to our business. I must state here that no such "interest" exists between our business and any external... More 

United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

My husband and I cam here for Sunday lunch on a recent weekend in Bath and I am certainly glad we did, it was very busy so I would recommend booking a table, the staff were friendly and attentive a French chap served us and he was very nice and really amusing, he recommended menus choices and suggested additional items... More 

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2 Thank Lauren H
Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We've just had a second annual festive gathering at this lovely friendly venue, and even with a change of chef we were not disappointed. We had the use of the private room upstairs and the fixed price Christmas / New Year menu. Every part of the 5 courses was beautifully prepared and served, Full of wonderful flavours and textures, as... More 

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Thank MAM19512013
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you MAM19512013! Your party and yourself were such great sports and really made the team excited to be there to serve you what you clearly thought was great food! Thank you so much for returning to us time after time and like you said I can only hope it becomes more frequent. Hopefully without the hiccup of the bill... More 

Martley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

slightly backstreet location, but in a very pretty area, interesting room, very good food, - venison excellent, scallops looked really good, if a little small, well done to who ever was in the kitchen on Tuesday

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Thank Jean B
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

We agree! The area we are located, although may be a hidden gem, is very very pretty! Lovely locals and great feedback from our lovely diners! Thank you again for your kind words and all of our staff will see this and get the morale boost that comes with kind words such as these. Thanks again Jean W. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is called a gastro pub, but in fact I would call it a first class restaurant. Fantastic food, excellent service and a real must if you are staying in Bath, but book early. Try the upstairs room where you can see the pass, great entertainment......

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1 Thank Jonathan W
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Jonathan W! Really nice words here, we've had some great feedback from our diners upstairs and this shows that we still have it! Like you said it does provide a bit of entertainment whilst you enjoy our food. Thanks again and hope to see you soon! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We went for the first time for our anniversary we welcomed by 2 glasses of complementary bubbles. We had 3 courses meal, fantastic, I cannt even find the good word to describe the food, loved it and I wanna say a big thanks to head chef and kitchen staff plus waiting staff.. We will definitely back, on regular basic.

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Thank cooltravellers99
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

cooltravellers99 thank you so much! It's always a pleasure to have customers come in on special occasions and allow us to be apart of your special night. We always try to do a little something to help make the night that little more special! We will see you soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We love this place! It is not very big, but the atmosphere is so good. It is low key, relaxed, but the service is super and the food is as good as any where I have ever eaten. It is not the cheapest place, but you can tell from the quality of the ingredients you are getting what you pay... More 

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Thank Heidi T
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Such great feedback Heidi T thank you! We pride ourselves on providing excellent quality of food and service and by the sound of your fantastic words were doing great! We hope to see more of you very soon! More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Food excellent and interesting. We loved being able to see the kitchen busy at work through the window. Cosy and relaxed with superb food.

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Thank sarah16052016
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks sarah16052016! We've had some great feedback from our upstairs restaurant, it seems to add a bit of entertainment to ones meal which is fantastic! Can't wait to have you back! More 

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We emailed in advance to advise we wished to bring our dogs in, a secluded table was allocated and service was superb. Despite restaurant being busy and us being 15 mins late, we were served very promptly when we said our time was short due to an appointment. Will definitely go again and make sure our appointment is before lunch... More 

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Thank Zara M
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Zara M! We always try to make sure we keep our food and service up to a great quality, and always try to keep waiting times down to the bare minimum. I'm glad to hear you say you'll be back again and can't wait for you to do so! More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Husband and myself visited here a few weeks ago, we have now visited the trio of restaurants, this one has got to be the best, our waiter was great, food was amazing, and atmosphere as great, I would recommend this place.to anyone, and can't wait to go again, thanks for a great night.

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Thank Erica H
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Eric H! Fantastic to hear we helped make your date night a great one! Also fantastic to hear you've been to our two other sites! We love the diversity between our other restaurants but always find it great to hear that we've kept people in our little family! We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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