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The Chequers

#24 of 420 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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494 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Great, attentive and knowledgable staff, consistently good food with a very well served beer, they manage to make the customer comfortable and welcome, this really is a great venue for casual meeting eating and drinking.....

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

Thank you Seayeaitch! We try our hardest to ensure all of our floor staff have every bit of knowledge they'll need to appropriately and successfully describe and sell our dishes. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had a midweek meal here for my wife's birthday and were very much looking forward to it. Upon arrival we were greeted by a somewhat gloomy male waiter which didn't improve for the rest of the evening. My wife and I continually felt as if we were troubling him when asking for another drink etc, and found his overall... More 

Thank tomo57243
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thank you tomo57243, We were so sorry to hear that your server on the day wasn't up to scratch. It's definitely not something we take lightly and I thank you for taking the time to write up this review. It will be dealt with accordingly and we hope you do come back and give us another try. Kindest regards. More 

Rancho Santa Fe, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you want a fun and cozy English atmosphere this is the place! We enjoyed a fabulous meal in the bar. An ideal location in Bath.

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

Thank you Patricia B! We try to keep a good balance between pub gastro and fine dining, being able to serve the fresh locally sourced ingredients we get in goes a long way in how proud we feel to serve it to you. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We got a sneak peak of the 8 course taster menu last night and it was fantastic. Some amazing combinations and inspired dishes from beetroot 3 ways with goats cheese topped with hazelnuts and pork from head to toe. We had seared queen scallops with crispy chicken skin and artichoke puree and the blood orange sorbet to finish was amazing!!... More 

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

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! Head Chef Tony Casey has revolutionised our menu here and we're always in awe with his new creations. The team we have here always love to hear when they're doing so well and we hope to see you at the next tasting night! More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I revisited this gem of a place last Sunday with my girlfriend. We both agree that you will not find a better Sunday roast anywhere in the South West. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere and very clean establishment. Yes, it is a little bit more expensive than your average carvery but you get what you pay for.... More 

2 Thank jg2029
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

jg2029 thank you so much! A fantastic review here, thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words. Who doesn't love a good old Sunday roast!? We try to keep our food to a great fresh standard and give our front of house team the confidence to be themselves as servers. We hope to see you next Sunday! More 

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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We went there for a birthday meal, the guys were really friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We had a variety of starters and my main was the pork. Absolutely loved it! Prices are great for the quality we got, my friend said the pheasant was one of the best dishes she ever had. As for the portions, definitely... More 

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

Vi D that you so much! We love birthday diners, not only for the dreaded birthday girl/boy Happy Birthday sing a long, but always for the great atmosphere you all bring! Were so glad you enjoyed our venue here at The Chequers we try to keep a varied menu to keep all happy and I'm glad to hear your friend... More 

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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very good food. I had the pheasant followed by the lemon variants. Service good too with good wine list and two good real ales on draft (the Bath brewery was better!). Bit high priced for a gastro pub, but I would go again.

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

Fantastic! Thank you BritishWonder (great name!) We try to keep a balance between Gastro Pub and fine dining and were so glad to hear our service and food were up to scratch! Thanks again! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016

It was realy fun and I came hear with my friend we had fish and chips they were so lovely and it realy set the mood.

Thank Mm201516
Lianne C, Front Office Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

Thanks Mm201516 Who doesn't love a good Fish & Chip day! Thank you so much for your review it always means a lot. Hope to see you again! More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

There were thirteen of us dining and so we pre-ordered, we were given time for a drink first and whilst the service was very quick we were not rushed. The food was excellent, so good that most people had dessert too as we couldn't resist. Leanne, looked after us brilliantly! Great night!

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

Thank you Stic T! We love our diners from the small parties to the larger and were so grateful you took the time to write this lovely review. Our front of house and back of house team keep up to date with TripAdvisor and it gives us all such a morale boost to hear such great things. Thanks again! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We spent a very enjoyable weekend in Bath sightseeing and dining. The Chequers is a very friendly and welcoming restaurant with very friendly staff. The food was delicious and we managed to find a lovely bottle of wine from their Fine Wine selection. A great evening, thank you.

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

Thank you Julia B! So glad you chose us to dine in during your short stay here in lovely little Bath. We pride ourselves on having not only a wine to pair to all of our great dishes but enough to tickle the fancy of even the most acquired tastes. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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