The Chequers has been in the watchful care of Charles and Tracey Leaver for 23 years now, and they certainly know how to run a good pub – they’ve received plenty of awards over the years proving just that. You won’t find any gimmicks or pretentious food here – instead they offer a great atmosphere, tasty traditional food and fine real ale in a beautiful country inn setting.
The pub has been consistently listed in CAMRA’s Good Pub Guide, so you’re sure to find a tipple to tickle your fancy before pulling up a pew beside the cosy fire and browsing the extensive menu. Whether you visit for a lunchtime snack or an evening meal, the array of options will soon have your mouth watering. Sharing boards are great to nibble with friends over a sociable drink, or you could visit for Sausage Thursday, when six sausages (including vegetarian versions) can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. If you’ve a hearty appetite, perhaps plump for a huge Yorkshire pudding filled with sausages, gravy, creamy potato and onions. You can even get your sausage of choice in a sandwich, served with chips. Classic favourites are always available on the main menu, which is supplemented by a specials board and delicious roast dinners on Sundays. Outside, you’ll find a large garden that’s perfect for the summer – the Shetland ponies, guinea pigs and play area will certainly keep the children entertained, and additional seating can be found by the beautiful hanging baskets at the front of the building. The Chequers is one of the Kent countryside’s hidden gems.