Having been built in the medieval times and dating all the way back to the 1500’s as a pub, history oozes out of Chipping Norton’s Chequers Inn.
The old country bar has stayed true to the traditional pub style of yesteryear, where bare brick walls surround a dining room of oak wood furniture and flooring, and a roaring log fire serves to provide the utmost warmth and comfort. Add this to a wonderful service standard and a sumptuous food offering, and a fabulous casual dining experience is to be had by all.
Perfect to eat as a starter or as a light snack for the gourmet on the go, the appetisers at the Chequers Inn are nothing short of exquisite. Have a try of the home-cured salmon Gravladax, a raw salmon number that is served with a sweet dill and mustard dressing, or the devilled lamb kidneys, which come with Cotswold Crunch crusty bread.
As for the main course, there is enough available to satisfy meat, fish and veggie lovers alike – each as hearty as the next. Traditional dishes come in the classic London pride beer battered haddock fillet and the Chequers special recipe homemade sausages, while the Chequers chilli cheeseburger and the local asparagus and pea risotto make for two options that fall a little bit more outside the box. As for those just looking for a big slab of beef, the succulent steaks leave nothing to be desired.
The sweet tooth will rejoice at the fabulous selection of desserts at the Chequers Inn, such as the sublimely sweet sticky toffee pudding and caramel sauce, the rich dark chocolate brownie with Chantilly cream, and the savoury option in the home counties cheese platter.
Sat on the doorstep of the famous Chipping Norton Theatre, the Bar at Chequers Inn is the ideal setting from which to discuss the upcoming show with the nearest and dearest whilst tucking into a superb meal of the most delightful fare.