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41 High Street, Steyning, England
+44 1903 814437
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a lovely couple of hours over an excellent lunch with a couple of friends from South Africa who were fascinated with the premises as there are not many pubs even remotely similar in age or design where they come from. The food was excellently priced and beautifully prepared.

Thank tilly_ken01
West Sussex UK
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Have visited this historic pub in the past and enjoyed good food and beer. On this visit, it was noticeable that some areas are looking tired, and there were many tables with uncollected glasses etc. The menu is good, although there was nothing on the specials board. We had a table reserved for 8pm, and ordered the first two courses... More 

Thank Sunman239
ChequerInn, Head Chef at The Chequer Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sunman239, I am the chef and remember exactly what had happened, as I was running the service on Friday evening. I would like to point out that we were showing the England vs Scotland game on Friday night in the public bar, so we were exceptionally busy, even more so than usual, and there would almost certainly been glasses... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A superb range of beers. But what made my evening was the really excellent chili con carne. Superbly cooked, with just the right amont of spice. Apparently, the chef is South American.

1 Thank JCCMLondon
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in on the off chance they had a table and were so glad we did. Nice burgers and lamb pie, decent portion sizes, friendly waitress and we didn't have a long wait for food. All in all a really good experience and I'll go back if I'm in the area again.

3 Thank Niki W
Malaga, Spain
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Service wasn't great we waited over half an hour for our dinner. I ordered drinks at the bar but wasn't told then that I had to order food at the bar, the waiter I asked didn't know. I had the small roast beef dinner adequate for me and my guest had the roast ham followed by two Chequers Mess. Unfortunately... More 

Thank sammisandwich
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

A great friendly pub. My Local. great food, music, friendly staff. I recommend breakfast. A much better pub than the White Horse - and much cheaper.

11 Thank Tracey P
Worthing, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Chequers is an ancient building in the heart of the populat High Street. There are two main bars with a couple of nooks and crannies. The establishment has plenty of atmosphere with beams a-plenty. There is a good choice of real ale available, which is just a few pence below current market norm (which is far too high nationally!).... More 

5 Thank MojaveJoe
Merseyside, UK
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights to attend a local festival. We couldnt have asked for better service from the moment we walked in, everyone was so friendly, helpful and went the extra mile to help us with directions, storage of our bikes etc. Breakfast on both mornings definitley was one of the best we have had - good quality... More 

6 Thank Bunny_Bee35
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We booked a table for four at short notice, not expecting the food to be so good. We were very impressed with the service and also the food was exceptionally good. Two of us had the "Large Tiger Prawns" as a starter, glad we only had 6 as the alternative 10 would have filled us up before the main course.... More 

7 Thank Worthing_Southerner
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I like Steyning, but had never tried this pub. Popped in on a Sunday evening with a friend. Met with a wall of noise from a group of men chanting/shouting. (No football on the TV as an excuse/reason for this). We went into the snug with our drinks, but could still hear the noise. I think we were the only... More 

6 Thank Hogarth1697
ChequerInn, Owner at The Chequer Inn, responded to this review

This 'wall of noise' you refer to was due to the Golf Masters being shown, as you are correct, there was no football, this is the 'reason' We can only apologise for the 'noise' but we are the only pub in steyning to show live and exclusive sports. Our Snug does have a door that can be closed to ensure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 High Street, Steyning, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Steyning
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 814437
Welcome to the Chequer Inn which has been a landmark for nearly six hundred years and still acts as a very popular meeting place today.This attractive and historic inn offers today's traveller a warm welcome, delicious homemade food, fine wines and an award winning cellar. Indeed, we are proud to offer the finest ales, and we support local breweries, a fact that brings enthusiasts from miles around.We are open Sunday to Thursday: 10am - 11pm. Friday & Saturday: 10am - 12 midnight....

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?