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About Chequers Inn

Like a pub you might imagine in an idyllic fairytale world, Chequers Inn is a cosy fixture situated in rural north Yorkshire’s charming village of Bilton-in-Ainsty of the Borough of Harrogate . Serving up delicious British pub fare, plus some gourmet specialties, this lovely pub and inn on Church Street delights visitors with its charming atmosphere, its outdoor seating for warm summer days, and of course, its ample selection of flavourful ales and delicious eats.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Chequers Inn
1 Church Street, Walton
Wetherby YO26 7NN

Menu Highlights



Classic Bruschetta

Marinated olives, tomatoes and red onions with basil pesto, on toasted ciabatta bread (v)

Warm Figs, Parma Ham and Goats Cheese

On toast with walnut dressing (gf*)

Seared Seabass Fillet

On celeriac, mustard, carrot and lime slaw’ with lime wedges and fresh chives


Thick Cut Yorkshire Gammon Steak

With spiced pineapple chutney, a soft fried egg, chips and salad (gf)

The Chequers Inn Beef Burger


Yorkshire 10oz Ribeye Steak

Chunky chips, roasted cherry tomatoes and shallots and Béarnaise sauce (gf)

More about Chequers Inn, Wetherby

From traditional Sunday lunch, with entrees such as honey roast ham and roasted pork belly, to light bites such as the salt and pepper squid rings, Chequers Inn on Church Road in Bilton-in-Ainsty has a bounty of flavourful British specialties on offer for the pub’s hungry guests. And it’s not just restaurant guests you’ll find at this rural Harrogate restaurant and pub – Chequers Inn has its very own accommodation, with three different rooms available to book. Additionally, this classic North Yorkshire pub has numerous events going on, from its very own beer festival to classy wine and seafood dinners, drawing in visitors from all over Yorkshire and beyond.

Open every day of the week, Chequers Inn is always bustling and teeming with excitement, no matter what the hour. Take a gander at the evening menu and choose between entrees like fresh east coast haddock, the Yorkshire 10oz ribeye steak, and the pub’s very own steak and guinness pie – a hearty, filling selection complete with your choice of roasted vegetables, chunky chips or creamy mash. Indeed, the English cuisine at Chequers Inn is hefty and satisfying, just like pub fare should be. Book your table now for an evening at this traditional tavern in Bilton-in-Ainsty, west of York in rural Harrogate.

131 Chequers Inn Reviews

131 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
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Dawn L.5 months ago · 3 reviews

Service, food and ambience all great . Sunday lunch was an impromptu visit but was pleasantly surprised by how good it was . Very reasonable prices

Sharon H.10 months ago · 2 reviews

The booking facility was efficient, The restaurant was very welcoming and the food was fantastic we had a great evening. We will be back again

Edward T.10 months ago · 5 reviews

excellent Sunday roast, the beef was beautifully pink, good service and comfortable surroundings - what more could you ask for - well it was also good value. Overall a first class dining experience.

philippa t.a year ago · 1 review

We have dined at many restaurants in this area but yesterdays meal at The Chequers was superb. A total birthday treat - compliments to the Chef

Ray W.3 years ago · 4 reviews

Our group of four travelled to The Chequers Inn on Bank Holiday Monday for an early evening meal. They apparently had a very busy lunch time session and two of our original choices were not available from the menu, fish and chips and "not so famous" steak and ale pie. Must have been good to run out by 5.30. Nevertheless, all of our new choices were excellent and more than met our needs. Good team of staff were on hand at the bar and in the restaurant

Gill A.3 years ago · 3 reviews

Great food and service. This is a lovely country pub, where you are made to feel very welcome. The food is varied, interesting and good value. The ambience is lovely. We chose from the special menu and the regular one and we weren't disappointed. The pork and haggis fritters was delicious and the sweet potatoes that accompanied it were very tasty. The roast Guinea fowl was excellent too. The burger, chips and onion rings was very tasty indeed - lots of beautifully cooked chips and a choice of cheese with the burger. We were too full to have dessert, so we will have to return and sample those.

Beverley T.2 years ago · 14 reviews

We visited the Chequers on Sunday for lunch after reading excellent recommendations - it certainly was one of the best Sunday lunch meals we have ever had ..... the menu was versatile and the food divine .... so much so that on settling the bill - I booked for this Sunday coming too. The staff were so lovely - friendly and efficient - the service was fast. The venue is a super country village style inn which is welcoming and warm - please give this place a try - we will be frequenting for sure.

Ian W.a year ago · 1 review

Chequers Inn was excellent - the two of us had pre-booked and enjoyed a cosy and delicious dining experience with generous portions of excellently cooked sunday food (we didn't have a dessert). There was a mix of families and couples in when we went and everybody seemed able to dine happily. Service was attentive too. Thanks!

Gill A.3 years ago · 3 reviews

Another lovely meal at The Chequers. The quality of the food was excellent. I had salmon on a pea and mint risotto, which was delicious. The warm mushroom, cheese and crouton salad to start was excellent, too. The menu choice is great here and there were several dishes we all decided sounded tempting. I couldn't resist the salted caramel tart for dessert and would highly recommend it. Great service too and all at a reasonable price. We will come here again.

Andy B.3 years ago · 4 reviews

First time at this restaurant and was very pleased. I went with my wife and 2 children and the setting was lovely. The food was very good and the portion sizes were very generous and reasonably priced. I went on a Sunday evening and they only do a Sunday lunch menu mainly of a roast type for mains but various starter options. I will definitely be going back to try out the full menu at some point in the near future.