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The Chequers

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Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 10 of us and we were a bit squashed round a table. We waited a long time for the food although it was very good when it was served. It wasn't that busy and the staff were very nice but it did take a long time for the food to arrive and to get the bill at the... More 

Thank Barbara F
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very nice, helpful and friendly, pleasant and comfortable surroundings but mediocre food, over priced, over- rated. Starter not as described, no mango in the prawn and mango cocktail, 4 of us commented on this only to be told it had mango purée in it?? Didn't taste like it., fish was nice, saute potatoes swimming in oil and dessert sent... More 

Thank Jacqueline O
Greater London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been led to believe that this was a very good place but I was disappointed: the food is expensive - most starters are generally £8 upwards, many mains are close to £20 - and not exactly inventive or inspiring. The sharing platters were meagre and not that well cooked while it's difficult to believe the 'serrano' ham had... More 

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Alethriko, Cyprus
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chequers in in a charming village steeped in history. The pub has a lovely dining extension and very good food. Only comment is there was not much choice for a vegetarian. Good wine selection.

Thank Claire D
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this venue, and I must say a pleasant time was had by all. The food, service, and atmosphere was of a good standard. Would certainly make a return visit!

Thank John M
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must foods fabulous staffs helpful and the boss mans always there to greet you we go lunchtime and evening and we are never disappointed

Thank Debbie S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here as a friend had moved to the area and rated this venue. I was most surprised after driving down the windy country lanes to discover the beautiful scenes, your classic village green (triangle) with surrounding pretty homes overlooking the green and country pub. The bar is most impressive with the selection of wines from all ranges and likewise... More 

Thank Thomas D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had an amazing Easter lunch here: buzzing with locals, friendly and welcoming staff, delicious nut roast (nothing bought in or dry here) and bolognaise from kids' menu scraped clean. A truly lucky find, as we had no prior knowledge of the area...

Thank Yourrani
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Met here with some colleagues, the drinks were lovely, the staff were helpful and the surroundings and beer gardens are lovely!! The portions of sides are small so be mindful

Thank Tom B
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We opted for the the set lunch menu 2 courses for £13.50 3 for £16.50. We had salt and pepper prawns to start, cod loin and Romano flat bread ( pizza) mains and Belgian chocolate tart and caramel parfait for dessert. Absolutely faultless! and very good value. The service was excellent and the decor and surroundings beautiful. The gardens are... More 

Thank Sally R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matching Green, Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Matching Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 731276
A country pub & restaurant overlooking the Green offering modern British cruisine with Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients. Homemade and where possible sourced locally including vegetables from their local allotment and fresh herbs grown in the Restaurant's herb garden.

The Chequers is located in the heart of the delightful village of Matching Green on the Herts / Essex border not far from the M11. It is very much part of local the community.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?