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The Chequers Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Chequers Inn Stone Street, Petham, Canterbury CT4 5PW, England
+44 1227 700734
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“whitebait” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chequers Inn Stone Street, Petham, Canterbury CT4 5PW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t think it was wow. Limited menu try the rose and crown up the road 3 miles away. Food was wonderful

Thank Ferguson19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, polite and helpful staff. The food was excellent with the cheesecake the size of a mountain. A must visit if you are in the area.

Thank 220,777,777
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Lovely pub, dog friendly too. We ate here on our first night staying in Canterbury Lodges and the food was really lovely. Quite a large range of dishes, all cooked to perfection. We would have eaten here again but the cold I had got much...More

Thank greenday_keli
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I loved this pub - it was so peaceful and charming. The gentleman who looked after us (22.03.18) in the evening was extremely polite and helpful. We both had the steak dinner which was divine. All in all a great experience and...More

1  Thank lovetravel1092
Reviewed 6 March 2018

What a lovely atmosphere in this pub, Food was excellent but a bit of a shortage of beers. No Whitbread bitter and only cans of Guiness

Thank deniseandcolined2016
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Not sure what the gentleman was on about with the review he wrote as this is not the pub I know and have been using for many years. I have taken numerous friends here for their excellent Sunday Lunch which is great value and all...More

1  Thank sussextriper
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Canterbury reach lodge retreat and this pub is a 5 minute walk from there. Lovely landlord Brian, who made an effort to talk to us and let us sample some ales. Delicious home cooked food, the best...More

1  Thank KerryD8686
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My partner and I took our children for lunch. We booked for half 1 but waited 20 minutes to be seated. The atmosphere was so unwelcoming and the staff were so slow the locals went behind the bar to get their own drinks after waiting...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

A traditional English pub, traditional English food, and none the worse for that! Slow service but friendly helpful staff. Generous portions at the carvery and good quality meat and veg. Some carvery's can be a bit hit and miss with dried out food and chewy...More

1  Thank James T
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Fantastic food , fantastic service. Always book as it can get busy but lovely friendly "proper pub". The service and food are always good lunch time or evening but Sunday Lunch is special.

Thank Christine M
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
Response from Jessica D | Property representative |
Hi, no sorry, we don’t offer food on Christmas Day. We normally open the bar for a few hours 12-2pm though if you’d like to join us for a drink. Check back with us in the coming weeks for our Christmas menu. Please give us... More
Emma P
24 July 2017|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they lots of dogs inside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chequers Inn Stone Street, Petham, Canterbury CT4 5PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Petham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 700734
Located in a picturesque, rural position high on the North Downs at Petham, we are a family (and dog) friendly pub/restaurant who welcome all.
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