The Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn, Berrick Salome, Wallingford, United Kingdom, OX106JN
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Pub Opening Times
Mon 12-3/6-11pm
Tuesday Closed all day
Wednesday & Thursday 12-3pm/6-11pm
Friday 11.30am - 11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm

Food service times
Mon, Wed, Thurs 12-3pm/6-9.00pm
Fri & Sat 12-3pm/6-9.30pm
Sunday 12-3.45pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn is situated in the picturesque village of Berrick Salome in Oxfordshire, close to the market town of Wallingford and RAF Benson and only a 15 minute drive to Reading, Oxford and Henley on Thames alike. Since taking it over as their second pub venture is September 2014 Mark and Sandra have breathed new life back into the pub which had become disregarded with a inconsistent reputation after the previous landlord. The pub, similar to its sister site; The Three Tuns, offers a fabulous fresh food menu, combining pub classics such as Brakspear battered cod and chips, pie of the day with homemade rough puff pastry lid as well as interesting seasonal dishes such as goats cheese soufflé with wild garlic pesto. All are produced using modern cooking techniques with skilled chefs which give the food the edge on flavour! The Chequers has earned a recommendation in the Michelin Guide in just its first year! Menus change with the seasons to reflect the best of what is available from our local suppliers or from our own garden and neighbours allotments (please note the pub is closed on Tuesdays). Its well renowned Sunday lunch menu, with melt in the mouth rare roast beef and Watlington Free Range Pork Loin; described by many as the best pork they have ever eaten should not be missed - ensure you book on Sundays or you may not get a seat.
As well as fabulous food a warm and friendly welcome awaits from the team, inside the pub has rustic charm with plenty of beams and open fires and a room with a stunning vaulted ceiling, named The Granary is the perfect space for private dining. There is also a huge garden, with enclosed children's play area, table tennis and giant Jenga. There is ample space for al fresco dining as well as a reasonable sized car park. The pub can cater for private functions where you can hire out part or all of the pub and there is also the possibility to have a marquee for weddings, for more information please visit our website

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Always great food, helpful and friendly service

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Great food!!

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Very good service and excellent food. Staff were attentive and the overall meal was very good. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Another fantastic visit for a birthday celebration 🥳 the beef pie was amazing and service was as always fantastic!!!! We love the chequers..... x

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

The beef was melt in the mouth delicious - easily comparable to top notch restaurants, the roast potatoes were the best we've tasted for a long while, our only negative comment was the cabbage was a bit chewy just needed a couple more of minutes of cooking. Overall excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Lovely pub with great food and very relaxed local atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Excellent food and service as always

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Excellent food,service

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Your young servers are always extremely attentive and friendly. Great team work. Well done.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Great atmosphere, gorgeous food and friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

The menu could do with a refresh. Keep a few classics but needs more variety if we are to remain regulars. The roasts are fab though!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

We had a delicious and relaxed sunday lunch - accompanied by our two dogs! The atmosphere was warm and lively, without being frenetic. Staff were delightful and food really very tasty.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Fabulous food and service as always!!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Thanks for having a slightly different menu - made all the difference

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Lovely pub. Food of good quality. Dogs are allowed which makes a nice trip out.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great food and service. Really worth a visit and will be returning. We missed the specials board which was a shame as some great stuff on there.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Superb as usual

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Great food as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Not the fault of the restaurant but it was very busy and some of the other guests were particularly loud and at times we couldn’t hear ourselves speak

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Top Sunday lunch with excellent roast potatoes! Great service from the young ones 😀 really chatty and friendly. A bit over noisy from one table near us but it calmed down when they left. Highly recommended

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Great food as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

The interior required some updating.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

We had a lovely time - it was a large booking and everything went smoothly. Because we are a work group it would be good to have some lighter lunch options (e.g. sandwiches) for casual meals, but we'd definitely be back for special occasions.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, food - wide choice, good quality and in very pleasant surroundings.

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Visited On Monday, 26 August 2019

I'm so very sorry to say that my visit to your pub was disappointing to say the least. This was mainly due to the unruly children allowed to run riot and scream about the place (pub and garden) - one young (maybe 3 year-old) girl was allowed by her couldn't-care-less parents to go (unattended) into the gents' toilet in search of her grandfather. Any poor man could have been in there to be confronted by an innocent - how would he/she have felt/reacted? That could amount to indecent exposure as far as the undisciplined child is concerned and an absolutely ridiculous and untenable situation to be allowed to continue. My friend and I were offered a seat in the garden if we disapproved of the horrendous noise the children were creating but, once out there, we were attacked by wasps. Eventually we agreed to eat as far away from the "mob" as we could (ie. outside the toilets). The food was adequate but the whole thing left a nasty taste in one's mouth and, very sadly, I shall not be returning or recommending your pub to any friends. I think you need to seriously consider who you want your regular clients to be - adults (this is a damned pub after all) or irresponsible families with anarchic children allowed to ruin everyone else's meals out. I would add, we were spoken to by others who were lunching at the time whose feelings mirrored our own so, I'm afraid to say, you may be losing clients hand over fist if your current policy continues. Apologies to have to say this once again. Anne O'Brien-White

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