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The Chequers

Darenth Road South | Darenth, Dartford DA2 7QT, England
+44 1322 224037
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“spotted dick” (2 reviews)
“pudding” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Darenth Road South | Darenth, Dartford DA2 7QT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited many times since first reviewing in 2014 and have never been disappointed. Booked for Sunday lunch to celebrate another birthday and enjoyed the best pub roast dinner ever! Huge portions - seven, yes seven vegetables plus crispy roasties, heaps of meat with...More

Thank 207Wendy552013
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took friends to The Chequers for a mid-day meal and they were really impressed. Two of us had sausage and mash (3 large tasty sausages, mash and 4 different veg) one had steak pie the other lamb shank. None of us had room for...More

Thank kentishmaid2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely quiet little pub. Nice beer garden. Good beer. And the food is fantastic. Staff were of a great help as well

1  Thank Grumble69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for birthday lunch. Staff were very accommodating, especially as we asked to move tables during a very busy time. Food was plentiful, hot and very tasty. Puddings were scrumptious - syrup sponge especially. Best Sunday lunch out. Gardens nice as well.. Will definitely be...More

1  Thank elainepamela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live in London so don't often get to visit now but whenever I do there's always a good welcome and a warm atmosphere waiting. Great pub!

1  Thank JennieandStuart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking for us so was very pleased when I called to see if there was a table available. Lovely old pub and restaurant very friendly staff the food was plentiful we had the roast lamb was very good. Clean pub and spacious will...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little pub with a fantastic garden for the children / grandchildren. Been there quite a few times over the years but not recently yet I would not hesitate to recommend this pub. Food has always be good value. Bar staff friendly and you can...More

2  Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Visited following a recommendation from friends - so glad we did! The most amazing roast dinner, biggest we've seen, all fresh and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back! Thank you.

1  Thank Liz W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited this pub/restaurant before our away match against Dartford FC. The pub is set down the end of a country lane, which could almost be in the Cornish countryside if it was not for the glimpse of the busy M25 through the trees. First...More

Thank M G
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have read about 15 reviews on this place and everyone gives it a great review,so I'm not sure why I found the place poor to average, we went there over the Easter holiday in the evening with a party of 8 the food was...More

2  Thank Neil P
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Stephanie F
Is it wheelchair friendly please
26 May 2017|
Response from elwick11 | Reviewed this property |
Not from the front entrance, but there may be a way in from the back or side car park. The telephone number is 01322 224037, give them a call, we have always found them most helpful.
Are you child friendly and do you have highchairs?
2 March 2017|
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Response from ChequersManagement | Property representative |
Very Child Friendly and yes we have high chairs for you.
Arthur F
How much is steak and kidney pie …
26 November 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from onetowatchKent | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure as didn't order it on my visit have a look on there website I'm sure that would answer your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darenth Road South | Darenth, Dartford DA2 7QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1322 224037
Welcome to The Chequers Inn Pub. The emphasis at The Chequers Inn Darenth is on relaxation. Great food, well-kept Beers, a super wine list and a friendly welcome always awaits our guests! Dil and Dave extend a warm welcome to all who visit The Chequers. Set in a pleasing countryside location close to the villages of Darenth and Hawley, this charming 16th-Century inn boasts two restaurants offering delicious lunchtime and bar menus, complemented by an excellent wine list and a comprehensive specials board. The Chequers' warm, friendly atmosphere attracts many visitors.