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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (35 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:30 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 2 days ago

Check it out as it is one special place, with such good country vibes. We ate cod and sole last night which was awesome after a book launch of Ashton and the Chequered Skipper. Great hospitality and so peaceful.

Thank MARTIN12014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great pub/restaurant,I know Scott from his previous pub in Essex. The Chequered Skipper is set in a beautiful village serving great beers and excellent food. It was Father’s Day and the Fathers Day roast dinner beef, pork, chicken with all the traditional...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great country pub in an all thatch and stone village. Easily accommodated a group of 17 for a midweek 3 course lunch. Great service and well prepared food. A couple of dietary restrictions received modified meals.

Thank PaulH-nova
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had tried another nearby pub which was closed for lunch so ended up at the Chequered Skipper were we received a warm welcome. We had a sharing platter of Nachos with added chilli beef which was whole shredded beef not mince and I can...More

Thank chrissymoody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here for the first time today. We were really impressed by the stunning location of this impressive pub. The welcome was warm and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We couldn't fault the service, even though they were busy, our food was...More

Thank cazzy180
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called in to this lovely pub for a light lunch when meeting a friend on a day off during the week. We had a nice glass of wine and a main course. The inside is nice and clean and the staff very welcoming. Would...More

Thank Alison121269
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and lovely service . New owners really made us welcome. Service a little slow but no real issue. Will be back again soon

Thank Michael99aa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times over the past two years and this is without doubt the worst meal we have eaten here. It is now under new management. They have changed a few things but it is mostly the same. Apparently most of the...More

1  Thank Manofmarch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Management very unhelpful and rude.. waitresses very accommodating when they realised we were in need of help... lovely setting but wouldn’t come back due to rudeness.. were told we couldn’t eat outside.. then whilst sitting outside locals were eating outside... very much if your face...More

1  Thank Mandamcd
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner the night before a funeral Excellent food friendly new management make this a good watering hole. We have previously eaten here never been disappointed and the new team seem to be carrying on that legacy. A beautiful village with entertainment...More

Thank djinbury
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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!!
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 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 - 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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