Chequers Inn - Lamberhurst - External
Chequers Inn - Lamberhurst - Internal
Chequers Inn - Lamberhurst - Exterior - Garden

Benenuti to The Chequers, Lamberhurst

A family friendly, Italian Gastropub in the heart of the Kent countryside


A beautiful riverside pub in the pretty village of Lamberhurst, The Chequers Inn is a relaxing Kentish retreat in which to dine, drink and stay.

It’s a picturesque pub steeped in history, having catered to Lamberhurst locals since 1414 and served as a coaching inn until 1913, when it offered stabling for 58 horses.

The pub now has four beautiful guest bedrooms, but whether you’re staying the night or not, there’s lots to love about The Chequers Inn. Two spacious bars (one of which is dog friendly) are well stocked with exceptional local ales, lagers and fine wines, and the restaurant serves classic pub favourites for lunch and dinner. 

A separate tea room promises cream teas and other tempting refreshments in summer, while outside, an attractive English country garden invites you to enjoy dinner and drinks by the river.

  • Chequers Inn - Lamberhurst - Internal

    Food & Drink

    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.

  • Chequers Inn - Lamberhurst - Exterior

    Stay with Us

    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! 

What's On?

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.

Local area

Combine a visit to the Chequers with a trip to nearby Scotney Castle, a beautiful Victorian mansion house and gardens. The inn is also just a few minutes drive from Bewl Water country park, and Bedgebury Pinetum.