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The Chequered Skipper

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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (35 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“belly pork” (4 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
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Reviewed 5 days 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 Joseph H
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 16 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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We have visited here a couple of times over the last few years but on a recent visit, we felt it was very expensive based on the food ordered. What we ate (pizza and roast) was fine but nothing amazing that would warrant such a...More

3  Thank NCTravel9
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant itself is beautifully situated and you can't fault it's appearance Really good gin selection. The starter of calamari was beautiful however my main course of belly pork was a little under seasoned and a bit disappointing for the cost. Incredibly friendly staff however...More

1  Thank NAHanna2014
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Ate here tonight Great food and choice Service was slow by hey it’s a damn hot night Wine expensive by the glass

Thank Droopydrawrs52
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I was on a days walk to Oundle, when I literally stumbled upon The Chequered Skipper in Ashton. A great find and great lunch was had.

Thank saf7670
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Questions & Answers
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!!
Rebecca I
21 February 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 53
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
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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