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The Chequered Skipper

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, British,
The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (36 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“belly pork” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Have not been to The Chequered Skipper for many years so was looking forward to seeing what had changed. Was made very welcome upon arrival. My friend wanted a particular type of Gin and the staff went to hunt it down in the function room...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, venison, pigeon, ridiculously well cooked. Nice staff. Overall just very very happy! Thanks for the brilliant food last night! We’ve been a few times and it’s just getting betterMore

1  Thank Réka S
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for such a positive review. We haven’t thought of going for a Rosette or Mitchelin so your feedback is tremendously encouraging. Since taking on the business in March our Chefs are going from strength to strength and I think our Head...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a bit late for lunch but looked so hungry they took pity on us, I think. Sabrina was in the kitchen and kindly agreed to feed us. She did a wonderful job! We had nachos whilst we waited for the pizza oven to...More

Thank whatdoyouknowjo
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Sabrina will be delighted. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after completing one of many circular walks in the area which start from the village. Good beer and a wide choice of meals from bar snacks to full meals. Food was well prepared, tasty and good value for money. Good choice of beers too...More

Thank kempdj
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I’m pleased that you enjoyed your meal and the beautiful setting. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the Skipper regularly and were there once again last night. The atmosphere and staff are always great, but the food has now gone to another level. On recommendation from the owner we had the pigeon to start (this is certainly not a normal...More

Thank josephh126
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. The Pigeon starter is indeed a wonderful dish so I’m glad you enjoyed it. The Chilli is made from really good quality beef which we source from local suppliers. And thank you for your regular custom which we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a Google search for a dog friendly pub about half way home from North Norfolk. The service was excellent, the food freshly cooked using good quality ingredients and the service from the staff first class. We chose to sit...More

Thank Peter S
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We're delighted to hear that you were well looked after and you had an enjoyable lunch. We do hope so see you and your lovely dogs again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2018

We chose this restaurant because of it`s dietary credentials and the fact that it served meals on a Sunday until later than most other restaurants. We had planned to go walking in the Oundle area, hence the reason we wanted a relatively "late" meal. Situated...More

Thank Grant C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful thatched building on a quintessentially English green. The dinner menu has everything you would expect from a country pub but lacks creativity and I personally like a bit more choice particularly as it's a little on the pricey side. There was a tapas menu...More

Thank Diana D
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review. Over the summer we ran a simpler A La Carte Menu in order to strike a reasonable balance through the holiday period with many staff taking holidays during this time. However, we have recently launched an Autumn...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Varied menu, excellent food and fabulous staff, that we found to be super informed about alcohol and how it's all made. I'm sure we'll be back.

1  Thank Yvette C
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you so much for your 5 star review - we are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Dropped in on the off chance of a table after leaving a nearby restaurant as the prices were science fiction. It has been renovated since our last visit all very nice. Staff welcoming and friendly. Food was fine and sensibly priced. Would recommend it.

1  Thank 4figgis
Kay H, Owner at The Chequered Skipper, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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jeff t
26 September 2017|
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Response from Jayne M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I've never had Sunday lunch but I should imagine so. They are always well booked up for Sunday lunches so they must be good!!
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Rebecca I
21 February 2015|
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Response from Ian C | Property representative |
HI Rebecca we are dog friendly in certain areas of the pub, booking is advisiible at weekends to ensure these tables are not all taken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle  >  Ashton
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 273494
  • E-mail
Description
The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and Restaurant with Function Room, The pub is located at the heart of the Rothschild Estate village of Ashton which is also designated as a European Conservation Village. Traditional Limestone Exterior with a contemporary interior which boasts a stone bar, flagstone floor and light oak beamsThe business has been operated by Local Chef/Owner Ian Campbell since 1997 and uses local suppliers and producers where possible. The menu is a mix of bar items, homemade pizza and changing a la carte specials and is suitable for a light lunches, dinner or family meal, we are listed in the AA Good pub food guideThe bar also stocks a minimum of 3 real ales and has been listed in the good beer guide for 14 consectitive years. In 2008 the Green Room function room was opened and we now cater for upwards of 20 wedding receptions per year
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