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Old Chequers Pub

Aldeburgh Road | Friston, Saxmundham IP17 1NP, England
+44 1728 688039
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (6 reviews)
“bream” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
Aldeburgh Road | Friston, Saxmundham IP17 1NP, England
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great pub, very friendly welcome, good choice of drinks, great food and dog friendly... one of the main reasons we return to the area for holidays!

Thank Ian F
Carol W, Manager at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this review, we really do appreciate you taking the time. Best wishes, Andy & Carol

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Easter break took us to Friston Suffolk just 4 miles from Aldeburgh. This pub in the village was above our expectations. Greeted by both the Landlord and Landlady who where both very friendly and efficient. This pub seemed to have had an in and...More

Thank macbromley
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello & many thanks for reviewing our dining pub. Really pleased that you enjoyed your Suffolk visit & that the Old Chequers pub was part of your experience. We will look forward to welcoming you another time! Carol & Andy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited three times in our week staying in a cottage close by,we were very satisfied with all aspects each time,all six meals were excellent and service very pleasant.

Thank traveller293
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our pub, we are really happy that you enjoyed it so much you visited three times in your one week stay! Hope to see you again next time you visit! Many thanks, Carol & Andy

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We visited last June and were very impressed-we hoped this visit would be as good-it was! Welcoming,friendly,great food and good wine list-can highly recommend. The other bonus for us is that they are extremely dog friendly-a table by the wood burner suited our thin skinned...More

Thank Moiracarson
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for revisiting us from last year & we are really happy that you enjoyed your second visit as much as the first! We have within the last 6 months upgraded our wine list and like to think there is something for everyone on...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Good food, nice welcoming owners. Recommend dropping in and having a meal. The pub is really well presented and a credit to the village

Thank Supahoopsa
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing us & we are glad you enjoyed the visit! Kind regards, Carol & Andy

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely pub, great selection of food. Staff very friendly and very happy to have dogs. Kids enjoyed it too and were very welcome. Food was very nice, freshly cooked. Puddings were great too. Thank you. I highly recommend this pub.

Thank Kirsty H
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you for this review. Yes, we are dog& child friendly & do serve excellent food. It is much appreciated for you to take the time to review us. Andy & Carol

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I went to this restaurant a few times when I first moved to Suffolk. The food is good, the pub is nicely decorated and the prices are fair. I took my dog each time as it's advertised as a dog friendly establishment. My last visit...More

1  Thank kriskallaroo
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

This really isn't worthy of a response. You haven't visited us for over 4 months & just because your dog is a nuisance & yaps all the time & I have asked you not to bring the dog in again out of respect to other...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch here today for her birthday as she has recently moved to the village. Wasn’t sure what to expect but wow what a little gem. The inside of the pub is beautifully decorated and very spacious. The landlady was super friendly...More

Thank lou340
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Wow! Thank you for this wonderful review. Please come & visit your friend more often! Thank you for taking the time to do this as it means a lot to us as a small village pub. And we do feel that our Sunday roast is...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

A weekday lunch was a very good experience at the Old Chequers. The hosts were most welcoming and the food fresh and delicious. My plaice was especially good.

Thank johnofthefarm
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you very much for reviewing our pub. We are really happy that you had a great meal & experience. Thank you again. Carol & Andy

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Went to The Old Chequers for Sunday dinner, having driven past this place many times and not going in I now realize how silly I was lol. Food here was amazing, everything cooked perfect, my wife had beef I had pork, both cooked perfect, very...More

Thank choppy67
Carol W, Owner at Old Chequers Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you so much for this brilliant review of our Sunday lunch. Chef really enjoys doing the traditional roast bit! Please accept my apologies for not responding earlier... technical error on my part - thought I'd sent it :( We are so glad you decided...More

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robynhannahsmith
26 October 2017|
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Response from Carol W | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are both dog & child friendly if well behaved! We do ask you to let us know when booking if bringing a dog as not all diners like dogs. We do have highchairs available for younger children, and just so that you... More
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mjz2325
8 August 2017|
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Response from Carol W | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. Our kitchen is open 12-2.30pm Wed to Sat lunchtimes, we then close 3-5pm & serve food in the evenings from 6- 8.30pm. If you wanted to get here for 5.45 we could put an order through ready if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldeburgh Road | Friston, Saxmundham IP17 1NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Saxmundham
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 688039
  • E-mail
Description
We are a country pub with dining. We are child & dog friendly. Closed all day Monday and Tuesday. Food served Wednesday to Sunday, Wed to Sat 12.00-2.00pm & Evenings 6.00pm-8.30pm. Long Sunday lunch served 12.00 to 3.30pm. Booking recommended at weekends. Usually open on Bank Holiday Monday lunchtimes 12.00-3.00pm
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