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The Chequers Inn

Town centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Chequers Inn

On Wooltsthorpe’s Main Street, The Chequers Inn stands as a portal to the past, a place where country cooking, delicious ales and a community feeling combine for a truly classic dining experience. A friendly pub in the evening an ideal family dining spot in the day, this stylish local favourite is a neighbourhood hangout for many a local and a magnet for visitors from nearby Grantham and Nottingham. Serving up seasonal dishes in their four different restaurant areas, the restaurant is the perfect spot for classic English dining in the town centre.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
The Chequers Inn, Main Street, NG32 1LU Woolsthorpe

Further Information

The comfortable premises at The Chequers Inn evoke the feelings of living in a simpler time. Featuring four different restaurant areas – The Bakehouse, The Snug, The Drawing Room and The Garden Room – and an outdoor garden for the warmer months, this pub and restaurant in Woolsthorpe’s town centre is the perfect setting for a dinner with friends and relatives or one-of-a-kind private function. With opening hours seven days a week, there’s never a bad day to stop by The Chequers Inn in Main Street for an after-work pint with friends or a hearty English meal that comforts the soul.

Head chef Andrew Lincoln and sous chef Keith Martin lead the way in the restaurant’s kitchen, bringing years of expertise and an intimate knowledge of British cooking to the forefront. By offering seasonal menus, The Chequers Inn ensures that diners are treated to farm-fresh vegetables which are newly picked and bursting with flavour. The menu includes a wide range of main courses like char-grilled rib-eye steak with hand-cut chips, garlic mushrooms and bearnaise sauce and the pan-fried pheasant breast with pearl barley risotto, as well as pub classics like The Chequers Gourmet Burger, beer-battered cod with hand-cut chips and BBQ pork ribs served with red cabbage slaw and peri peri chips. Make sure to stop by for the weekly Sunday lunch and tuck in to some roast beef, roasted chicken breast of pan-fried sea bass and take advantage of the restaurant’s beautiful outdoor seating, but do reserve ahead to guarantee a seat at this town centre restaurant.

CHEF'S CHOICE

50 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 50 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
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Laura H.
1 review so far 6
12.01.2017 02:09

Perfect service received and perfect food and atmosphere as always! Often go for celebrations worth the travel would recommend to all family and friends. Will be there again soon!

David H.
1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 19:26

Had a party of 6 from various countries in Europe on a Monday night works dinner and the service and food were excellent. Well done to the team!

Gail M.
1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 17:47

So worth the 45 minute drive from Nottingham to visit the Chequers, warm welcome, attentive service throughout. Lovely atmosphere, raging log fire, perfect for a January day. Sunday lunch, excellent produce, well prepared, will visit again in Spring the surrounding countryside will be a picture. Thanks

Annie E.
1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 04:28

The chequers is a wonderful restaurant in a picturesque location. Welcoming, attentive staff and excellent food served in a cosy environment. Will be returning soon!

Yvonne M.
1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 14:43

The Chequers Inn is one of Belviors gems. A wonderful ambience with a roaring fire - which is in the bar area. We ate in the Bake House which is lovely. The staff were extremely friendly and very attentive during our stay. We were there on a Sunday so opted forthe Roast Sirloin, which was served with all the trimming. Delicious! I would recommend this.

David F.
1 review so far 3
09.08.2016 08:24

For a start we were greeted like two headless corpses had just walked in the room! no smile, no Hi or welcome just nothing! we were sat at a table, table 25 to be exact, no drinks service for a good 15 minutes, no bread offered before our meal!? we ordered starters which were OK, nothing special, risotto and mushrooms on toast, main course we had a gourmet (?) burger and monk fish again nothing special i left half of the burger just because it was so average!, deserts were good and we had the dessert wines which accompanied nicely, but all in all after forking out 92 quid for two of us on a very very average meal it was disappointing to say the least. Not sure we will return to this one again which is a shame as the chequers could be really good, a smile and a welcome costs nothing and goes a long way too.

gary H.
1 review so far 6
23.07.2016 18:09

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The food was top quality and the pub is stylish comfortable and beautifully decorated. You felt like you are at home. The service was attentive and while we were not hurried, at the same time we were not waiting. The staff were all uniformed and smart and very friendly. I would highly recommend this place it's adorable and relaxing.

Sharon G.
1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 17:34

Lovely food, friendly staff, nice cosy atmosphere. Well run pub,we love it here. We are local to the area, so appreciate its close proximity to Belvoir Castle. If your travelling I would suggest staying over to enjoy the rest of what the Vale of Belvoir has to offer in terms of beautiful walks & pretty villages.

Mark W.
1 review so far 6
25.04.2016 00:39

Our first visit, on this occasion the excellent Sunday lunch was the order of the day, Very good it was too, good choice on the menu with something to suit everyone. The restaurant was very busy with clearly a strong repeat trade. Good food, good service and good value !

Simon I.
1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 00:41

We had a very enjoyable lunch and dinner as well as staying the night which was followed by a hearty breakfast. The food and rooms were excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was an experience which I would recommend.

Roberto F.
1 review so far 6
07.07.2016 17:45

Excellent food as always...they make even the simplest of dishes extraordinary and real value for money. I had pork, Apple and black pudding pie and I can honestly say it was the best pie I have ever had. Will definitely be having that again.

David S.
1 review so far 6
30.11.2016 04:28

Beautiful surroundings bar had nice open fire going. Great range of beers to choose from. Waitress very attentive helping my wife sort out gluten free options. Meals came out quickly the pie of the day was fantastic. Will certainly use the Chequers again. Dave-Jeanie

Debbie M.
1 review so far 4
06.06.2016 03:36

Quick and attentive service. Menu 2 courses for £13.95 (starter and main only) but still £13.95 if you don't want a starter! Plus an extra £3.95 supplement for beef. So my husband had roast beef with one Yorkshire pudding 3 roast potatoes and shared veg with my friend and I and it cost an extortionate £17.90! We won't be going back in a hurry!

Sues J.
1 review so far 5
28.09.2016 19:39

Again another lovely meal, friendly and polite staff, relaxing atmosphere. We would have given 6 if we had just been asked if we'd like to try the wine or asked if we would like it poured. Our second bottle we didn't even know it had arrived as no one said anything.

Sue B.
1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 02:23

Girly lunch today. Food was excellent . Highlights - Fresh Lemon Sole and Sticky toffee pudding. Service very good- attentive without being intrusive. Wedding party happening at the same time but did not intrude on the dining experience. Thoroughly recommend!.

Chris M.
1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 09:03

A great Sunday lunch! A warm and friendly greeting and a surprising choice of beers and other drinks. Service with a smile at the table and great food. Nothing rushed and nothing seemed too much trouble. We will be back

Carole S.
1 review so far 5
30.04.2016 05:55

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff who welcomed us as a party of four walkers. Great location and well appointed. Best burger I have had outside of NYC and I am not a burger person normally. Would definitely return and thoroughly recommend. Thanks for your contribution to our lovely day.

Teresa G.
1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 16:34

Fantastic as always. Consistently good food and service, with a very warm welcome. Bloody Marys are to be recommended, and the wine list is varied and interesting. A real gem in the Vale of Belvoir and worth a detour!

Lisa H.
1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 01:38

Chequers never fails to impress me. A quintessential English country pub in an idyllic location. The food was fantastic and there was a superb atmosphere. Wish this place was on my doorstep but worth driving out to every time!!

Gary H.
1 review so far 6
08.10.2016 19:00

Very cosy atmosphere, friendly welcome, nice menu with good options with the specials and monthly menu. The Bakehouse was a nice dining experience and the service from start to finish was great along with the food.

Helen J.
1 review so far 4
19.05.2016 17:04

Good atmosphere & environment. The staff were friendly & welcoming, & the service good. A lovely place to visit for a Sunday lunch. The food was no more than average, hence the score, but if you're not a foodie & want a nice place to meet up, The Chequers is to be recommended.

Cathrine D.
1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 01:58

Very friendly efficient service, tasty lunch and lovely venue. Very much liked the alterations that had taken place since my last visit a couple of years ago! 😀 Fun venue highly recommended

Lindsey G.
1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 19:27

Wonderful evening, all of the staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was lovely. Did not feel rushed at any point - really relaxed time. Will definitely return

Mike M.
1 review so far 6
13.05.2016 00:10

Country Inn with excellent food and service, would highly recommend, good choice of food nothing too much trouble if required, excellent value for money, you wouldn't be disappointed.

Paul W.
1 review so far 6
01.11.2016 05:52

Excellent service and venue. The staff were very attentive throughout our meal. We would recommend this place to friends and family and we will be back soon

Amanda M.
1 review so far 6
26.09.2016 04:12

After reading some negative comments on TripAdvisor, I was a little worried but all was well - plenty of friendly helpful staff. Food great. Great day out.

Sandra T.
1 review so far 2
12.08.2016 17:09

Poor service, people were not greeted with a smile, staff looked really unhappy, we sat at our table for half a hour not one person came to see if we needed drinks or ready to order, even though we was not given menus, we had to get our own menus. Food was not up to much, our steaks were very fatty and food was very greasy. I was very disappointed was expecting more after the great reviews and recommendations.

Katherine R.
1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 05:42

Excellent as ever. Great pub, lovely staff, superb food. Very attentive and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and a great way to end the year

Katherine C.
1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 06:38

Fabulous lunch- great quality food. Having moved out of the area 10 years ago I was hoping that the food would be as good as I remembered and I wasn't disappointed.

Katie T.
1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 03:58

Very relaxed experience. Table ready for us at specified time. Food delicious as always and staff helpful and friendly. We will be back again soon!

marijked d.
1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 03:17

Very nice pub in the front. The restaurant is cosy and the service smooth. I always enjoy the food a lot, a five star experience!

Paul B.
1 review so far 6
11.05.2016 16:58

Great food & service. The place was busy with a wedding but this was not effected by their service. Would definitely recommend! Especially the steak!

David B.
1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 18:58

As usual the food and the dining experience was fantastic, seasonal and local produce on the menu. We will be going back again there soon.

Nikki W.
1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 17:24

Absolutely love going here, the food is amazing and I always receive really good service from all the staff that work at the chequers in

Kerry R.
1 review so far 6
08.05.2016 17:37

Great food and atmosphere. Enjoyed the pie and great wine alongside it. Relaxing evening with some special friends. A great place for a special meal.

Lisa S.
1 review so far 4
13.10.2016 21:43

Great food, reasonably priced. Room was a little cold and lacked a bit of atmosphere as it was tucked out of the way. Will definitely visit again but ask for a table in the bar area.

Leigh D.
1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 09:54

Never a bad meal! 7 for 7 great value , can't wait to go back! Wish we were local. Best to book even mid week to avoid disappointment

Rob W.
2 reviews so far 5
18.07.2016 06:01

We went there for Sunday lunch, lovely setting and sat outside. Food was very good and so was the atentive staff which made for a pleasant afternoon.

Richard B.
1 review so far 5
23.05.2016 02:08

high quality Sunday lunch excellent service great value we have eaten here before and returned with friends. The standard remains high and we will be returning soon.

Morwenna S.
1 review so far 5
02.08.2016 19:58

Great food and good children's menu at reasonable value. Lovely garden and setting. We have eaten here twice before and would choose to do so again.

SUSAN S.
2 reviews so far 5
22.09.2016 16:47

Menu choice extremely good and food excellent (though why there is a supplement for Road Beef is unclear), staff extremely friendly and helpful. Would visit again

Claire B.
1 review so far 3
20.06.2016 06:24

Great food but service was poor. We were in a room which echoed so a large party of eight drowned out our conversation. It was also very hot. The food was excellent but sadly the staff were not of the same standard.

Wendy L.
1 review so far 5
17.06.2016 16:53

Great food & a Di e selection of alesin good atmosphere, only critisism, I had the beetroot cured salmon which was tiny. Very friendly service.

Bridget S.
1 review so far 5
27.08.2016 03:06

Really nice food. Service was a little slow but it was busy with a wedding on as well as Friday pre bank holiday lunch trade.

David P.
1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 00:47

Excellent service. More sophiscated menu compared to standard local pubs. Great ambience, loved the log fires in the bar and restaurant areas. Would go again.

Laura Y.
1 review so far 3
29.07.2016 16:07

Service was poor and food mediocre for the price. Offered dessert menu at end to the meal which was accepted but after over 10minutes waiting we got up and paid. Disappointing for a previously good choice for an evening meal.

Rob W.
2 reviews so far 4
01.08.2016 05:37

We arrived at 5pm and was welcomed with the seven before seven menu. Service was a bit rushed, but the food and wine was of course, excellent.

Brian A.
1 review so far 6
03.10.2016 20:35

Great service and excellent food! This is now our Sunday lunch venue of choice!

Phil M.
1 review so far 3
27.05.2016 19:20

Food was fine but service was slow. The pub itself is kept very well and the area around is lovely. It seems to have a steady trade.

Charli B.
1 review so far 6
16.08.2016 20:10

Food and service brilliant as usual. Lovely meal for a birthday