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The Chequers

$$ - $$$Deli, ,
The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
+44 1892 890260
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“focaccia” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Deli, Pub, Gastropub, Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in for supper on a Thursday night, with two of our party being vegetarians. This pub has only recently morphed into an Italian specialist. The cooked menu is very good, with staples such as Melanzane, various pasta and risotto. However, the star attraction...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a warm welcoming place! After spending an afternoon around Scotney castle it was lovely to stumble across this quaint Italian market with fresh produce fine Italian wines and cheeses a tasting option a vibrant pub with a relaxing restaurant all served by attentive...More

Thank MarkS88888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this delightful little bit of Italy in Lamberhurst twice. Very warm and welcoming. Divine deli, good wholesome authentic Italian food - will definitely go again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had "lunch" at The Chequers Lamberhurst. Everything Italian and disappointing Very small portion on a shared plate for two, salamis/ olives etc and a bit pricey £18.00 which amounted to four pieces of what they describes as bruchetta (it was not) and cold meats....More

Thank bexhar1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A gloomy, wet Friday night a friend and I found ourselves looking for somewhere to eat in Lamberhurst. We asked at The George and Dragon where they were not serving food and someone said "there's Chequers next door, it's not great but the anti pasti...More

Thank Salzy15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Evidently the new owners have only taken over this lovely pub in Lamberhurst since 13th November 2018. But what a transformation - not an English pub as we knew it but a delicious slice of Italy: ambience, Italian opera music and a wonderful Italian menu....More

Thank Sussextourists
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Oh dear, this started so well. We have known this place for 50 odd years and is has been a traditional British pub and had varieties of food on offer. Its most recent transformation has been to an Italian restaurant. Now Italian food can be...More

Thank DavidP26
Giandonato R, Owner at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear David, Even though I remember asking you repeatedly wether everything was good with the food and tried to sort the “potato situation” out as well as I could and you did assure me everything was fine, I am extremely and truly sorry to read...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Having heard of the change at The Chequers needed to try it out with friends for a Friday night dinner. Started with the signature deli plate of meats, cheese olives & sundried tomato with foccacia. Delicious & one of our group could have done without...More

Thank tixielix
Reviewed 21 February 2018

You could be in Italy in this place - Apart from the weather! Which is made up for with a roaring fire. Delicious authentic food and deli with obliging friendly staff. Although it hasn't been open long it is a great addition to our local...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Valentine's was a wonderful evening of unexpected delights. We hadn't been here since the Italian family had taken it over, so we thought we'd give it a try. Things got off to a great start with a very friendly reception from the padrone. The food...More

Thank Meg B
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Response from June B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs there usually they sit under their owners table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Broadway, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890260
  • E-mail
Your A-typical Italian Gastropub! A beautiful riverside Gastropub and B&B in the pretty village of Lamberhurst, The Chequers is an Italian oasis in the midst of the Garden of England. This gorgeous Kentish gem has five guest bedrooms where you can relax and unwind, but whether you’re staying the night or not, there’s lots to love about The Chequers: two spacious bars (one of which is dog friendly) are well stocked with exceptional local ales, lagers and the finest Italian wines; a lovely coffee shop provides the best Italian coffee; a beautiful restaurant serves classic favourites and lesser known delicacies from different Italian regions for lunch and dinner; and then, our biggest attraction, our Italian Deli! Dozens of authentic, fresh, Italian cheeses, meats, olives, vegetables and breads to taste in one of our famous platters or to take home with you. And all of this accompanied by some of the best live music Kent (and London!) has to offer. Benvenuti!
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