Surrounded on three out of four sides by the serene North Wessex Downs, the historic town of Newbury is a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the nearby Cotswolds and Berkshire’s impressive Highclere Castle. The Chequers Hotel is an old coaching inn in the centre of town that provides comfort, relaxation, friendly hospitality and a supreme offering of British cuisine inside JP’s Bar and Lounge.
JP’s Bar's chefs work hard to ensure the food served inside JP’s Bar is prepared using the freshest ingredients, which are locally sourced wherever possible. Sample the rustic handmade bread board with added pesto and olives, or the JP’s Platter, loaded with battered onion rings, garlic bread, hand cut chips and BBQ chicken as either a light snack or a starter before a something form the lush selection of main courses. These include beef, cheese and bacon and piri piri chicken burgers, beer battered fish served with hand cut chips, Cumberland sausage and mash, rump steak, and a beef and ale pie with buttered vegetables: a perfect winter warmer.
Anyone seeking a snack or light lunch can enjoy one of JP’s Bar and Lounge sandwiches. All are served on a white or brown bloomer with a salad. Then, of course, there's the well-stocked bar ready and waiting for afterwards.
There’s plenty of parking available, 56 great value en-suite rooms and wifi throughout Chequers Hotel. JP’s Bistro, which sits in an adjoining part of the hotel, serves a slightly heartier menu of dishes more suitable for a special occasion: also at discounted prices for tastecard members. What's more, the popular hotel is located five minutes from the M4’s junction 13, making it easily accessible for long-distance travellers keen for a stop-off for refreshments.