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The Chequered Skipper

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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
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18:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful venue, A lovely terrace and patio reserved for wedding guests, A choice of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks on arrival. Wonderful canapés in abundance from little sausages, meatballs, bruschetta topped with tomatoes or salted cod, all beautifully hand made and delicious. The Wedding...More

Thank surciuoli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited this pub several times and their food and service has always been excellent. One dish I would highly recommend is their Pizza (yes you would never think you could get good pizza from a pub).

Thank TomVZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful village with an amazing pub... The village was built by one of the Rothschilds: it's stunning! The village and pub are all thatched and look a little like something from middle earth, very small with little Windows and a very oldie...More

Thank Tricia b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and facilities for a Wedding. The patio area was reserved for wedding function. This was ideal as a hot sunny day. Welcome drinks were served on the patio alcoholic / or non alcoholic. The staff were excellent and ensured everyone was looked after....More

Thank stevehan92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 for lunch. I think we tried a good variety of the menu. Steaks from local farms. Bangers and mash outstanding. Loved the pizzas. Fresh local vegetables.

Thank Michael U
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The food here was sublime. We both ordered the burger & chocolate brownie for dessert. The bacon was crispy & favour filled, cheese was gorgeous & The burger itself again full of flavour. Special mention of the chips though. Heavenly taste. The pudding was great...More

Thank Jimmy T
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday evening. The staff were friendly but it felt rushed. The waitress taking our order kept stressing there were several parties due in and she needed to take our order. We got our first course very quickly. The main...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Went last night and had a really good meal we all had steak - two with the Stilton sauce and two with the peppercorn sauces. All cooked to perfection. All the sweets were also very good. Service was spot on very efficient. One of our...More

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We meet up with friends for lunch a few times a year and like to try different places. I 'found' The Chequered Skipper on line and it looked quite good. We had a warm welcome and were shown to a nice table in the window...More

1  Thank Tomelchas03
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an evening meal, we had not booked and they were very busy but we were made feel welcome by the fantastic staff working this evening. They explained we would have to wait so we had a drink on the green and they came...More

Thank waggers100
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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$ 8 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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