Steeped in history, the Chequers Inn traces its origins back to 1137 when it was a manor house and has been a pub since 1414. It also served a coaching inn, with stabling for 58 horses, until 1913. Today it continues to provide a friendly welcome to both locals and visitors alike.
Inside, the pub has two spacious bars, one of which is dog friendly, and there is also a separate restaurant area.
Outside you will find an attractive English country garden, with patio area, and terraced lawn leading down to the river.
On the lunch and evening menu, you will find a range of pub classics, as well as chef’s specials, and a delicious homemade roast on Sundays. There is also an adjacent tea room.
There are four en-suite rooms available, all decorated in a manner sympathetic to the age and history of the pub. Jane Austen is said to have stayed here on more than one occasion, so you are in good company!
The Chequers host a variety of activities, with a ‘turn up and play’ jam session on Wednesdays, acoustic nights every other Thursday, and a quiz on the third Friday of every month.
Combine a visit to the Chequers with a trip to nearby Bedgebury Pinetum.