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The Chequers

50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
+44 1225 360017
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (75 reviews)
“beef” (53 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Rivers Street, Bath BA1 2QA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for a quick drink and found the staff amazing so booked in for dinner the next night. The roast dinners that were being served looked gorgeous. It's a lovely quaint pub with rustic wooden tables, wooden floor and a lovely bar. The food was...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect venue for Sunday lunch - really superb roasts, when they say pink beef they actually mean pink and tender which is just so rare for Sunday roasts! The sides were fabulous as well, the shared Sunday roast for 2 which included...More

Thank susanne1mj
Susannah R, Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear this! Thank you! We believe that this is how you'd like to spend a Sunday afternoon, here at The Chequers with beautifully cooked roast and pleasant atmosphere... Looking forward seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at this tastefully furnished pub a short walk from Bath's main tourist attractions are friendly and attentive. The wine list is impressive, with 30 wines available by the glass and a choice of wines from around the world to suit every pocket and...More

1  Thank James G
Susannah R, Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review! We are glad you found Sunday afternoon at The Chequers enjoyable as well as our roast and selection of wine. We're trying to deliver best wines best wines from all over the world to compliment the menu...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is closer to a restaurant than a pub, although it does have a pinch of pub in its layout. They have an excellent selection of wines to compliment their range of meals from fine dining to slightly cheaper options. The staff are friendly,...More

Thank hyltonandamanda
Susannah R, Supervisor at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a great review! We are always trying to meet our guests expectations and your glowing comments shows we are on the right path! Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fab and atmosphere great. If I have to find fault my goddaughter and I weren’t a fan of the music not everyone likes jazz! We got caught up in the Visa furore so after eight tries an alternative payment was taken. Staff very...More

Thank Cazzy8881
Susannah R, Supervisor at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your great feedback. We will be looking at adding more variety of music in future, so it's not just jazz! Once again, thank you for finding our service and food enjoyable! We are looking forward seeing you again at The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever in Bath, always book a Roast. Food as ever superb. Chequers still deserve's the praise. Roast Beef, cooked perfectly. Interesting to see the preparation this time, through the glass to the kitchen. Kitchen is well run and the team seem to be having fun...More

Thank S360D
Susannah R, Supervisor at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit as well as seeing the kitchen in action! We hope to welcome you back very soon, Susie & The Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant for a Birthday meal and everything was perfect. The warm bread melted in our mouths, the meat and fish were cooked to perfection, can't praise the food enough. There were two large groups dining at the same time as us but...More

Thank Pea-person
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review! It's so wonderful for us all to hear when our guests are so happy with their experience. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable evening, had a fantastic time with high end pub food. Drinks were also fab and we had a good few hours here. Would have been a 5 but sometimes the food lacked a bit of salt. Otherwise it would have been 5 central!More

Thank Amy B
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ahh,so close! Thank you for your comments, we appreciate different guests enjoy differing levels of seasoning and it's far better from our perspective to lack a little salt rather than over-use...still, you can;t beat a well-seasoned, perfectly cooked dish so we hope we get it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with two other friends on a recent girly break to Bath.......we were due to eat at another restaurant but didn’t fancy anything on the menu, we popped into The Chequers late in the afternoon to see if they had any availability for that...More

Thank Kristywhite
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are all so thrilled to hear that we made your visit to Bath that bit more memorable! Thank you so much for your comments regarding how much you enjoyed your meal and the service provided by the team. See you next time you're in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this establishment last Sunday (20th) where we planned lunch to celebrate our sons Birthday . I do not usually make comments like this but on this occasion was inspired to by the fantastic experience we enjoyed. From our welcome, service and excellent quality...More

Thank Viv1808
Lianne C, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased your visit inspired such positive feedback and that we were able to make your special occasion that bit more memorable. Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments,. we hope we'll be seeing you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
7 January 2018|
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Response from Lianne C | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your question. All of our food is prepared on the premises. Most of our meat dishes are cooked sous vide and the finished in a pan to order.This means that dishes such as the venison cannot be served as... More
30 October 2017|
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Response from rkyme | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs in the pub I believe, best to telephone first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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