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, 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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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Very friendly staff as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Not sure if this place has changed hands again or not, but the food was below par and not good value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Lovely food and quick service

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

This meal was booked way in advance for my mums 50th Birthday. Got there and put a few decorations around the table. Not sure who he was a man with glasses, I assume manager? Came to our table to take our order and saw a few table confetti on the table. He then huffed and puffed oh they are banned in most pubs this is going to ruin my tables and had a real moan at us for something I didn’t realise I wasn’t allowed to do! When booking I suggest you tell people they are banned before being really rude at what was my mums birthday celebrations. I cleared them off immediately for him to say they wasn’t a problem? If it wasn’t a problem then why say anything at all? There was a much better approach that could of been had. However I then heard him be rude to other customers too so maybe that’s how he is. On a much more positive note the food was great the waitresses were polite and friendly too.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

The garden and play area are amazing and made it a brilliant afternoon for the children. The meal was overall very good but I was a bit disappointed with the beetroot burger and my husbands steak was gristly. Overall service was good but one of our drinks orders went missing and there was no apology for it and drinks service to the table was a little slow. Overall we had an enjoyable afternoon and would definitely come back

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Very relaxed and chilled informal place to eat. Great welcoming atmosphere and fabulous food. We will definitely be visiting again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Another great meal with friends, good buzzy atmosphere, friendly service

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Friendly greeting when we arrived, we arrived half an hour earlier than our booking however staff were very helpful and quick to have us seated despite this. Menu had plenty to choose from and drinks also. We were not rushed and had a pleasant, enjoyable lunch. I’ve been many times and each time equally as satisfied - shall be back again.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Fabulous food and great service. Will definitely return!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

This is our fourth visit and we have enjoyed it every time. We have recommended the Chequers to friends and family.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Stunning food, as always. Great service with very friendly, helpful and attentive staff. Couldn't recommend enough! Kids love the new play area and lovely touch asking if they would help get all the balls back into the ball pit in return for a desert! Never seen them move so quick! Thank you Alan and the Team for another fantastic evening

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Very enjoyable afternoon, great food, good sized portions and excellent value

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Expensive for portion size burger was small and tasteless. No side garnish. Scampi was good. Didnt stay for pud as other diners looked small for price.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Great food, as usual, in company of friends - even though very busy staff provided great service

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Fantastic food by as always helpful, cheerful staff. A regular haunt for our company lunchtime outings

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Really nice pub, great for lunch or dinner. Service impeccable!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Our first visit for many years, we were very impressed. Will be returning soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Another great meal with friends, friendly efficient service, good menu

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We had a lovely meal, the staff were very friendly and the food was very good.

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