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The Chequers

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Darenth Road South | Darenth, Dartford DA2 7QT, England
+44 1322 224037
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited following a recommendation from friends - so glad we did! The most amazing roast dinner, biggest we've seen, all fresh and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back! Thank you.

Thank Liz W
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this pub/restaurant before our away match against Dartford FC. The pub is set down the end of a country lane, which could almost be in the Cornish countryside if it was not for the glimpse of the busy M25 through the trees. First impressions from the outside was of a typical country pub and it looked very inviting.... More 

Thank M G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have read about 15 reviews on this place and everyone gives it a great review,so I'm not sure why I found the place poor to average, we went there over the Easter holiday in the evening with a party of 8 the food was nice but didn't stand out.I had a prawn cocktail it was nice but nothing special... More 

2 Thank Neil P
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked table couple of days before visit, sat in restaurant area.... great food served hot & service very good, did not disappoint. Recommend the Apple & Cinnamon cheesecake, amazing!! Definitely will be returning.

Thank lisamia106
Kent, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to use this pub back in the late eighties, and not been here for years, we decided to book a meal as we had heard that food was good. Booked for Saturday around 7pm, arrived the car park was full apart from 2 spaces, so we grabbed one. went in to a lovely welcome, and was taken to... More 

Thank GeezaKentEngland
Dartford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked down a narrow line this old pub is well worth finding if you want a good value home cooked meal. There is nothing fancy about its menu but the quality is excellent and the portions generous. Went with friends and our only problem was a lack of room for dessert.

Thank kentishmaid2016
Dartford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend booked the Chequers to cater for the wake held after her husbands funeral. Although only a few family and friends were there the food laid on by Dil was very good and well presented. The staff were very attentive to any needs and it all made this sad occasion as bearable as it can be in those circumstances.

Thank roytea
Swanley, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a separate room and lunchtime buffet following a family funeral. The owners and staff took care of every little detail for us prior to and on the day. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The buffet meal provided was wonderful and so appreciated by everyone attending. The pub is lovely and although my first... More 

Thank John K
Braintree, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to find a pub that has a good restaurant but with a bar where you can walk in for a pint. Shame it is so far away from where we live or I would be in there almost every evening. We booked for Sunday lunch with some friends. A pub that was half way between us. We walked in... More 

Thank norman1366
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have visited this pub many times for lunch. Always had a fantastic lunch and reasonably priced and always thoroughly enjoy! Very pretty in the summer with a lovely rustic garden. Staff always welcoming and friendly, not got a bad word to say about this pub.

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ChequersManagement, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to share this on TA. We welcome you back anytime but be sure to come and say hi and enjoy the garden in the summer, we just cant guarantee the weather. Thanks again The Chequers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darenth Road South | Darenth, Dartford DA2 7QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1322 224037
Welcome to The Chequers Inn Pub. The emphasis at The Chequers Inn Darenth is on relaxation. Great food, well-kept Beers, a super wine list and a friendly welcome always awaits our guests! Dil and Dave extend a warm welcome to all who visit The Chequers. Set in a pleasing countryside location close to the villages of Darenth and Hawley, this charming 16th-Century inn boasts two restaurants offering delicious lunchtime and bar menus, complemented by an excellent wine list and a comprehensive specials board. The Chequers' warm, friendly atmosphere attracts many visitors.

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