We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Chequers

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
Website
Today
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 245: English reviews
West Lulworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home to Dorset from a family celebration in Norfolk we decided to look for a country pub for lunch. We struck off the M11 after the Stansted turn, and shortly saw a sign to The Dove and Rainbow. It was a promising name, and looked delightful, but we hadn't booked, it was Sunday, and it was full.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gay C
Witham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
469 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch with two work colleagues. Beautiful pub restaurant. Service a little slow for lunch time but nonetheless excellent when it arrived, thoroughly recommended

Helpful?
1 Thank Graham P
Loughton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Thursday we enjoyed a lovely family lunch for 12 following the funeral of my dear father-in-law. We found the table set in an area we could call our own, with a view - for the ones nearest the window - out onto the green. The food and service were both excellent, and we were allowed to linger as long... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BryonyMoira
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the first time on a party night (which we hadn't expected as it had been booked by my daughter) for a birthday celebration dinner. for a fixed price of £60 per person we received a glass of bubbly on entry and a three course meal followed by a live cabaret show with a very entertaining singer. The food... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Robert P
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before and really enjoyed it but this second time was very disappointed with our meal. We had lamb cutlets which was mostly fat and hardly meat. Said served with vegetables but nothing much came. Was v small portion and we were hungry afterwards. We told the male waiter who didn't even say sorry and we felt this was... More 

Helpful?
Thank jsg103
London, England
Level Contributor
79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been here a few times and I must say I always enjoy it. The place has a good level of staffing so you never have to wait, and they're very attentive. The food is lovely, looks good, tastes even better. The decor is good, quite classy and the location is great, especially when there's a cricket match on! I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Snickerbar
Loughton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

After a disappointing Afternoon Tea experience at the Down Hall Country House the 11 girls decided to find somewhere friendly to have a drink and something proper to eat!! When we arrived the staff were so friendly and helpful and they moved all tables about so we could sit together comfortably. They were so nice and made us feel very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank HeidiOliver
Tetbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant wasn't full and the staff were so much more user friendly and edible than the steaks! Our starters of Moules and Tiger prawns were very good but thence, all went downhill. The steaks, both ribeye and sirloin were tough and sinewy and we were charged extra for chips and veggies - why? That was another six pounds. With... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pete K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Hot seafood platter to share was huge and absolutely delicious with the lobster & the kind prawns being particularly tasty. The Turkey roast was almost excellent & my daughter really enjoyed her fish and chips . The desert menu was a little limited but once again very tasty. We came for a birthday celebration and everyone throughly enjoyed their... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Bytsea
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went here for my sons 21st birthday, really disappointed. Poor service had to ask for plates for the platter starters. A few of the group had steak, it was like old shoe leather. Very over priced for the quality of the food. Real shame as the setting for this restaurant is fantastic. Small time restaurant thinking it is bigger and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Martin M

Travellers who viewed The Chequers also viewed

Nazeing, Essex
Hertford, Hertfordshire
 
Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire
 
Matching Tye, Essex
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
 

Been to The Chequers? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Matching Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 731276
Description
A village pub / restaurant overlooking the Green offering modern British cruisine with Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients. Homemade and where possible sourced locally including vegetables from their local allotment and fresh herbs grown in the Restaurant's herb garden.

The Chequers is located in the heart of the delightful village of Matching Green on the Herts / Essex border not far from the M11. It is very much part of local the community.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Chequers and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Chequers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?