The Chequers Inn
The overall appearance and first impressions of the carvery area was poor. Although some of the meat was plentiful, the veg was very poor. The broccoli dish was empty, the carrots looked as though they had been there overnight (shrivelled and dry) and nobody was touching them, and there was a little bit of red cabbage (I think that's what it was) right at the bottom of a dish, but that looked very unappetising, and finally there was only just enough gravy in the bowl for my husband and I. The tongs were so hot that we couldn't touch them and had to ask for them to be replaced. It seems that the whole restaurant was being run by young teenagers, who were not experienced enough to know about first impressions and making sure that the dishes were topped up and looking appetising. There was a table of about 12 that came in just after us and it was only then they took to putting out more food. It is not somewhere I would go again.
There were five of us we ordered 5 starters which were lovely. Only four main courses arrived after a few minutes I asked where mine was and the waiter said “on its way”. After another 5 minutes “on its way” eventually the waiter asked what I had ordered I said sea bass and he said so sorry it will 10 minutes. By this time my family were at least halfway through their meals so I cancelled my main course. The waiter then said how wonderful they were to be taking my main course off the bill!!!! Of course it would be taken off I hadn't received it!!!! This ruined a nice birthday celebration.
It was very busy but was a Sunday lunch. Booked table for 2pm and was seated about 2.10 and then told we would have to be gone by 3pm but we refused and nothing else was said to us about leaving early. The service was good and food enjoyable. Enjoyable afternoon but I have also been there midweek and found the food and whole experience a lot better. I would recommend this place but also think they need more options for vegetarians
4 of us had the Sunday car very, food was so good. Best roast I had in a long time.
Great pub, friendly atmosphere and staff were enthusiastic and helpful. Food was very nice and reasonably priced. The only negative was the table we were sat at was sticky, needed a better wipe but it won’t put us off....we’ll be going back again soon.
Was quite disappointed at being charged £10.50 for a very small camembert starter. It was a special so didnt ask the price. And the steak baguette was inedible as the steak was far too tough. I admit they asked if all was ok and I didnt speak up so didnt give them a chance to rectify - my friend had the same and struggled to eat hers as well.
Such a shame ad the waiting staff are great and the ambience lovely
we arrive got put on a table right next to a big group so was ask to move had a cavary which was not very nice the veg look like it had been out for a long time the broccoli could be thrown away would not go back at all
It was Christmas week and we went for a roast it was busy nobody came to tell us to go up for the Roast.
The guy who was carving was cutting very thick slices so ended with one and abit slices the cauliflower cheese was lovely .Carrots were hard .It was a Birthday meal and have dined there before abit disappointing
Great carvery on a Sunday
When we arrived they didn’t have our reservation although I’d had an email from opentable the day before asking me to confirm my booking which i did. Luckily they fitted us in! So not sure what happened there perhaps that should be looked into. Were seated by the gents toilet which wasnt a good start but then managed to get moved which they were happy to do. I do realise space is limited but as we were taking friends who had never been there before wasn’t perhaps a good first impression. Once we were moved the food was delicious along with the service.
Had a lovely Sunday lunch, food was good but not all items were out meaning half my party was unable to have roast potatoes with their roast. Service was a little slow. Instead of checking if the whole table needed drinks one was taken at a time meaning several trips for them. Not a lot of attention took many attempts to get the bill, we then said we were splitting it and they automatically spilt it their way even though we had explained we knew how much each wanted to pay.
We arrived for our pre booked table with two friends and were looking forward to our festive meal. 40 minutes later we were still waiting for our table....half of the restaurant was filled with people watching football! Finally they said our table was ready. However, they had just put two tiny round tables together next to where the football was being shown! We gave up and went home and got a takeaway! Don't know what went wrong as we usually don't have any problems there. Another group who had managed to get their food were not happy and were refusing to pay as the food had been terrible. Still, our takeaway was great 😁
We attended for the Monday burger night absolutely delicious and well worth the two for £15.00 would return again
Lovely Sunday Carvery, but was ver salty, which left 2 of the party unable to eat it, the only thing that let it down was the service , waited 45 minutes for our pre booked table, very long wait for starter had to go to the bar to get drinks that had been ordered with the waitress, and had to get up to find the desert menu, as waitress never came back with it, staff very young and appeared like they really didn’t want to be there, the bar man was very helpful, having said that we would return hoping that things may be better and not so salty, maybe let diners season their own meals to prevent over seasoning
Have been looking to come here for a number of years and finally made it, well, we were not disappointed, from our arrival to departure, everything was perfect. The service was super attentive and we were well looked after. We had the Carvery and a dessert and it was absolutely fantastic, very tasteful and plentiful. We will definetly be returning again to sample your daily menu and I will recommend you to others for a visit.
Good food, timed the vegetables wrong as not much left when I went to the counter. But tasty food anyway
Great food, reasonably priced. Would recommend, great family pub.
Lovely carvery roast and home made trifle will be back 👍
Not particularly busy as we were early. Great service fantastic food even had the opportunity to speak with the chef who was absolutely lovely as was the barman/waiter.
Lovely evening no loud drinkers great
Very poor slow service for the 2nd time eating in this pub. 1st time we arrived at 7.30pm and got our main course at 9.30pm.
On Sunday we were seated on a small round table in front of the servery which was actually the walkway to the carvery. We were constantly nudged by patrons going to get their lunch. It became very embarrassing as many remarks and apologies were made by the customers.
We were unable to stay for a 2nd drink or a pudding. The response upon complaining was that a manager was unavailable and a message would be left for him to call us back. As yet 3 days later, no phone call.
On both occasions we booked a table in advance so no excuse!
Very disappointing, we will not return again.
Lovely Sunday roast cavery really enjoyed meal but thought £10 for a large glass of wine was a bit steep
Excellent service, well presented and flavoursome food, lovely evening out
Had a family lunch here and was very pleased with the whole experience and so were all our party. Great friendly service and lovely surroundings. Lovely out on the terrace for a look at the old Aylesford bridge, although not brave enough to eat out there in October. Food was superb and good value. Nice selection of beers and wine. Would definitely recommend this olde worlde pub in a lovely historic village setting. You can park in the high street if you are lucky but there are 2 car parks at the end of the high street, just a few minutes walk away.
Funny smell inside. Ate outside instead - nice view of river. Food slow coming (45 mins). Had fish and chips - fish okay but chips had funny aftertaste. Service was friendly and helpful. Menu not over-priced.
Waited over an hour, for main courses, service was not great and neither was the food when it finally arrived. Would’ return.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Showed me the Vegan menu and full menu even though it was not on as they had ab festival menu. Just check they have the full menu before booking.
Unfortunately my meal was extremely over cooked or had been reheated a number of times. It really shouldn’t have got to the table. A waiter asked how the meals were to which I replied OK to mine and explained. He suggested getting another but I had lost faith the younger waiter appeared and dealt with the issue very well I obviously left the meal and was not charged for it. Other meals were better but still over cooked. Very disappointed as we had taken someone there because of previous positive experiences this was our first negative experience with food and hopefully our last.
Booked for the Sunday carvery after a recommendation and wasn’t disappointed. Food was really good and fantastic value. The staff made you very welcome, so I will be going back. If you haven’t been, book yourself in!
The steak was amazing the duck spring roll was lovely, just wish the table had been bigger for the steak which comes in hot stone. Not comfortable with limited space.
Lovely food My husband had Monk fish
I had a burger good service will go there again
Great food, great atmosphere would definitely recommend
Having booked the table via your site and received two reminders, I was surprised to find no table for four either laid up or available when we arrived on time.
We were offered two “bistro” round tables side by side.
The server was rushed off his feet and it was necessary to go to the bar ourselves for drinks.
It was a pity that there was not more rice with the thai green curry, rather than naan bread since my husband is gluten free so could not eat it anyway. One of our party said his curry was cold as it had been put out on another table we were eventually offered before the rest of the guests were served.
This was our second visit. The first time it was much nicer which is why we returned.
Visited this pub a few weeks ago
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OpenTable ダイナー33名によるThe Chequers Innの評価は3.8☆です。