Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
1 Town Lane, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3ER
At The Chequers, service is paramount. This community-orientated and customer-driven pub provides a space where locals and their pooches want to be and newbies fit right in. Listening to what customers want is what drives the friendly team to strive for more. Dating back to 1528 and cosy in every sense, the pub’s low ceilings, traditional wooden furniture and reclaimed church pews establish a homely atmosphere. Feast on dishes like grilled goat’s cheese tart with homemade marmalade, followed by roast chicken in white wine sauce and a choice of potatoes, or the steak and ale pie made with shortcrust pastry – it’s a real highlight. Round things off with the likes of sticky toffee pudding and the indulgent chocolate brownie, which are both worth saving room for. Many of the ingredients used by the kitchen are sourced as close to home as can be; as such, the menu and specials board are concise. Meat comes from the local butcher, all sauces are made in-house, and fresh fish is sourced nearby. The Sunday carvery causes quite a stir thanks to the local meat and seasonal veg available. If you don’t want to miss out, booking ahead is advised. An extensive wine list, real ale and cider complement the fare. Regular events, such as wine tasting, music, quizzes and casino nights, draw guests in further, providing a community hub where everyone is made to feel most welcome.