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The Chequers

#23 of 403 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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306 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Less than three hours after getting off our trans-Atlantic flight into Heathrow, we were stopping here for lunch on our way to our holiday in Wales. Could not have been more happy with our experience! It was the warm haven you expect on a chilly English day with a great host at the bar, delicious food on the table and... More 

Thank WineTraveller
Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent find. A bit out of the way but worth it. Food yummy and a good atmosphere. I'd recommend this highly

Thank lindseyknight
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today for Sunday roast. As a vegetarian who really doesn't like goats cheese I was excited to try the nut roast which (from the sample menu online) didn't state any goats cheese would include in the veggie option. Unfortunately when we arrived the menu we were given stated otherwise. I asked if the roast could be made without to... More 

Thank Mullaodin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last evening of our stay in Bath we visited the Chequers. A lively gastro-pub with some lovely food. Knowing it was our honeymoon they offered us complimentary prosecco on arrival. However, my wife is allergic to wine. Unfortunately no alternative option was suggested or given. The food was lovely, albeit the service a little on the slow side. The... More 

Thank DocColgate732
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite pre-booking well in advance we were allocated insufficient tables on arrival and were then advised that we would have to leave by a certain time. Not exactly a friendly welcome. We had also pre-ordered our food and yet several of our party were served the incorrect orders which was baffling. If the food was good it wouldn't matter but... More 

Thank emotler
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the prices were a little steep when I saw them at first but after eating there I can say it's definitely worth it. The food was amazing and the staff were super friendly.

1 Thank Becks O
Kent, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned here again after a couple of years and must say that the food was excellent The only downside this time around was we ere seating in the bar area rather than upstairs in a more restaurant setting so it was a draft when people were in and out of the bar. But you can't fault fine food.

Thank Malcolm D
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, much better to sit downstairs, more of an atmosphere than upstairs. Great starters unsure of desserts nice wine

Thank simon t
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely menu. I ordered the mackerel as a starter and it was delicious but a small portion. However the whole meal was beautifully balanced and by the time I had enjoyed my rabbit Wellington and the cheeses I was comfortably full without being "stuffed" and I was nowhere near hungry. The service was slick and watching those in the kitchen... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Radlett, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The main menu was a bit high brow for a pub. But the classic menu was good and had a good variety. The fish and chips my wife and daughter had were very good as was my steak. Maybe they should stick to what they do best. However the table next to us had the 7 course taster menu with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 360017
A landmark dining destination in the historic town of Bath, The Chequers is a beautifully restored gastropub on Rivers Street that has been serving customers since 1776. Offering a slice of local living to visitors from out of town, The Chequers is an elegant escape from the city’s bustling boutiques and is only a short walk from the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Serving a menu of home cooked, local & seasonal food alongside a premium selection of wines, local ciders and real ales, this is a fantastic place to spend an evening over a bottle or two with friends and family. On the menu you’ll find gastropub fare unrivalled in Bath with old pub favourites including their award winning Sunday lunch given a classy makeover. The Chequers restaurant also caters for business meetings and private parties.

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