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The Checkers

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Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
+44 1686 669822
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Sunday
Closed
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here last Thursday as part of special birthday celebrations for my wife, so expectations were high and I am delighted to say that if any thing they were exceeded. We're not ones for needlessly fussy food, deconstructed this and that, foams and spumes, measly decorative smears, or skyscraper vertical arrangements etc. Nor do we like snooty and/or overly formal... More 

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Crewe
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed following a days walking precipitated by those reviews extolling Chequers virtues. Staff were charming from the initial greetings right through to farewells. The restaurant and public rooms were well decorated and light and airy not something often found in such an old building Similarly the bedrooms with modern "ensuite" facilities - wet room shower etc. Only slight quibble common... More 

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Thank DonR213
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were treated to the taster menu at The Checkers on Saturday 29 April and we were not disappointed. The evening began with canapés and a glass of bubbles before the meal. We were then shown to our table overlooking the square in Montgomery. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the halibut with pea purée and the... More 

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Thank Rhiannon K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been recommended to visit The Checkers for a meal and weren't at all disappointed. The six course menu was excellent with each course beautifully put together. From the parsley velouté to the halibut; the three pork dish to the Grand Marnier soufflé, it all looked great and was an very well constructed meal. Add to that there was... More 

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Thank Paul D
UK
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time to The Checkers and yet again we were not disapointed. This time our son Dan was in London so missed the experience. We told him we would have a "Ben's back" party when he is home again! Each course was explained with care and the flight of wine that accompanied each course was equally delicious. Almost certianly... More 

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Thank tankhillmax
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Checkers again last night and were once again blown away by the quality of the food. It really is superb French cuisine and the welcome is as warm, friendly and informal as ever. As long as you accept that you are visiting a small provincial restaurant you will not be disappointed by the service either. The wine... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have wanted to try this restaurant for ages and were not disappointed. We have recently tried another establishment with taster menu and wine flight and comparing the two The Checkers definitely came out on top for the dining we prefer! The relaxed environment, and timely service allowed appreciation of each dish, which were exquisite. The wine flight was a... More 

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Thank TheHaughmond
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband surprised me for my birthday - and he earned a lot of brownie points - it was the best ! The food is simply delicious - not pompous - but tasty and beautifully presented - I guess 1* Michelin star says it all - we have eaten in other Michelin restaurants but I do have to say THIS... More 

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Thank Susan R
Hong Kong, China
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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

In this restaurant everyone is seated at once, which does lead to a bit of a crush in the waiting area on arrival. The amuse bouches were excellent, with a little Asian twist. A pea veloute was very good, possibly the best dish of the evening. Halibut was nicely cooked but not wow. Beef was nice with good mashed potato.... More 

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Thank Domirwin
Poole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a fresh and modern look but still warm and cosy - albeit the temperature inside was anything but warm upon arrival. As far as Michelin starred restaurants go we were not convinced. Don't get me wrong the food was good but there were little mistakes everywhere. I had a slight variation on the usual tasting menu due... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, European, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +44 1686 669822

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