At The Chequers Inn, Ian and his wife Jacquie endeavour to bring the very best to their patrons. It’s an approach that is obviously working, as The Chequers has since gathered quite the loyal following, in addition to receiving critical recognition from a number of local and national magazines. Consistently glowing online reviews from locals and visitors alike are a testament to the outstanding food and hospitality The Chequers prides itself on.
Dating back to the early 19th century, The Chequers’ attractive exterior matches its pretty countryside surroundings, with plenty of colourful flowers to entice you inside. The interior is no less charming, with vintage oak beams and an open fire for those chillier months.
The team at The Chequers Inn is both passionate and knowledgeable. Ian’s expertise as a butcher means the pub uses only the finest cuts of meat. All cut to order, you can always find a selection of fillet, sirloin, rib-eye, and T-bone steaks on the menu. The chef ensures this meat – along with all of the ingredients on the ever-changing menu – is treated with respect. From autumn right through to the end of summer, the menus shine with the seasonal produce that Oxford is so renowned for. In addition to championing slow food, the menu also showcases locally caught game to excellent effect. Vegetarians are well catered for too, thanks to a combination of Oxford’s agricultural heritage and the team’s creative flair.
The outdoor terrace allows for pleasant al fresco dining if the weather allows, so whether you’re visiting for a special occasion or a relaxed catch up with friends or family, the pub’s surroundings make for a serene backdrop to a foodie experience. Three bright and well-appointed en-suite rooms are also available to turn your visit into a blissful countryside escape – you’re guaranteed a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area.
Add all of this to the idyllic greens of Charney Bassett, the great range of real ale on offer, and the inviting atmosphere of The Chequers Inn, and you’ll find yourself returning week after week to see what’s on offer. We certainly have done.