The Chequers

The Chequers, Ampthill Road, Houghton Conquest, United Kingdom, MK453JP
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Opening Information

Bar open;

Monday - Friday
12pm - 11pm

Saturday - Sunday
9am – 11pm

Food served;

Monday – Thursday
Food Served
12pm – 9pm

Friday
12pm – 10pm

Saturday
Breakfast 9am – 11am/ 12pm – 10pm

Sunday
Breakfast 9am - 11am/ 12pm - 8pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Chequers

We’re a family friendly, traditional pub and restaurant with a huge beer garden, heated terrace (great for those lazy summer days) and a variety of play areas for the little ones (giving you a well-deserved minute’s peace or two!) We’re situated just a stone’s throw from Ampthill, Bedford, and local villages, surrounded by the fields of Houghton Conquest.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, British, Brunch, Child Friendly, Dessert, Fresh Salads, Pizza, Salads, Steak, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

We booked yesterday for 12.45. Our starters and drinks arrived quickly, however at 2.05 we asked where our mains were, they arrived at 2.15 ! The food was outstanding as normal but the service was dreadful. Our second drinks were a long time coming and we were not asked if we wanted coffee. We were thinking of booking for Christmas lunch but will have to re-think this.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

We recently moved into the area and some friends suggested that we try this pub restaurant. Unfortunately, the food wasn't great but the waitresses did their best to make the evening a pleasant one. I asked for a rump steak medium rare. When it came out it initially looked good. However, after cutting into it the steak was massive undercooked. I'm usually OK with rare steak but this cut of meat had simply been sealed and was served "blue". Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish it and at £20 I was expecting a lot more.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Had a great meal, as usual, with friends - efficient, friendly service

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Great food, excellent service, friendly staff, really enjoy eating here, would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Good food,friendly service with a smile .

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Fish and chips were superb!!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

The food is always good and the service is always delivered with a smile 😃

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

I use the pub very often for business and pleasure. The staff are lovely and always polite. The food never disappoints me or my clients /friends. It's a lively pub and very popular. If recommend you book a table at busy times.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Food was excellent

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Last time we visited the staff were grumpy and the food was average and not very hot. However tried again last night (had a voucher!) and are pleased we did. Staff were friendly and helpful, both mains and starters were delicious and served hot so hopefully they've sorted out any previous problems.

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Really lovely meal. Very attentive service. Perfect way to celebrate my birthday 🎁

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Nice evening and attended to very well, good service pleasant syaff

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Visited On Thursday, 03 October 2019

Food was really nice and the service very good and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Great customer service - felt valued. Food a wide variety and mix of popular and more creative dishes. Enjoyed the experience

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

I love coming to chequers as staff are so helpful and friendly food is amazing I bring all my friends and family to this restaurant so if your never tryed it please do and when I take my grand children it’s brilliant as they play out side on there garden climbing frames and my grand son plays football in field which he loves best pub ever

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

We went for a birthday meal, the food was ok for the money however some could have been a bit hotter. We were not offered any days specials which was a bit disappointing. I did like the fact that we had a bit of space around us so people did not keep knocking your chair when they passed and we could have a conversation without being overheard. The service was as good as it could have been for such a young group of people but practice makes perfect. I will return. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Lovely food, and lovely staff

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Must of been a bad Evening as it usually better than that

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Great meal as usual, very busy but service still good. Sad to hear Alan has gone to pastures new but look forward to meeting new staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

great meal and service was well looked after and food was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

We arrived for a 5.45 booking There were 7 of us. Unfortunately there was only 1 Beef and no lamb left, and , we were all looking forward to a Sunday dinner, so we were disappointed. There was also no whitebait.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Wait time was way too long! Hour and half isn't acceptable.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

First time we've visited you. Absolutely delicious lunch. We're coming back on Christmas Day.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Met up with some friends as they were holidaying in the area so i suggested the chequers as local and having never eaten there. The menu choice was great. The food was nice. My only critic is the portion size of my partners Cajun chicken (being her favourite) was inadequate. She is not a big eater in anyway but this was only the size of 1 mini fillet alone & for the 1st time ever was still hungry. Did have to wait 10 mins for drinks at one point.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Thank you for looking after us at my Dads birthday lunch yesterday. Lovely food as always.

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