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5.3 /6 Excellent 125 Reviews

Chequers Inn

Walton European, British £££ +100
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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 Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
Chequers Inn, 1 Church Street, YO26 7NN Wetherby

Further Information

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.


125 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 125 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Noise: mute
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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2 reviews so far 6
21.08.2017 13:53

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

4 reviews so far 6
10.08.2017 11:19

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.

1 review so far 6
15.07.2017 15:11

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

12 reviews so far 6
08.07.2017 07:39

The food was exceptional To say the portions were plentiful is an understatement but yet the cuisine leans more to gastro than pub grub. I would highly recommend you try the Chequers for something other than Sunday lunch which is mightily impressive Well run with polite but friendly staff. Go there you will not be disappointed!!

3 reviews so far 5
31.08.2015 23:14

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

3 reviews so far 6
19.09.2015 21:56

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.

12 reviews so far 6
13.12.2016 11:19

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.

1 review so far 5
28.01.2017 10:29

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!

3 reviews so far 6
01.11.2015 12:30

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.

4 reviews so far 5
07.09.2015 08:04

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.

1 review so far 5
10.09.2015 09:19

Excellent choice of food and also Italian menu.Could not manage a starter as the main meals were large. Had to wait a little while for the meals as there was a large number of people in the restaurant and only 2 serving.Good choice of meals that could be adapted to make them gluten free. The men said the beer was on form and the ladies could recommend the large choice of gins. Tom was delightful as always.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 15:26

Lovely friendly welcome when we arrived. Quick efficient service at the bar. Our order was taken from a table we were sat at in the bar and then shown to our table when our starters were ready. Food was well presented and of excellent quality. Service staff were very good and helpful with any requests we had. We will most certainly return.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2017 23:18

Visited for a 50th birthday treat. It was a Thursday night, so relatively quiet, but the food was absolutely excellent. Considering I only saw one person doing the hostess service, her attention to detail and politeness was remarkable given how difficult it must have been to serve that number of people single-handedly. Always consistently good food and service &would highly recommend

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 21:36

Lovely food and attentive service. The menu offered a nice variety and some wonderful additions were available on the specials board. The Chequers Inn is to be thoroughly recommended.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 19:11

Really good atmosphere in the pub, good attentive staff. The chef catered very well for my wife's food intolerances. Our friends said they really enjoyed the evening. One of our guests rated her goats cheese salad as the best salad she had ever had,so that says a great deal. Thanks for a great evening. Jim B.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2015 15:01

It is worth making the 70-mile round trip for the excellent food and service at Chequers Inn. Always good, they haven't failed us yet. Good beer too!

1 review so far 6
22.12.2015 15:52

Went to the Chequers for a business Christmas lunch, 3 of us had the Christmas menu (duck, gorgeous) the other ten had either the burger or the sausage and mash. All of us commented on how beautiful the food was, the staff were excellent and we will be back!

1 review so far 5
08.10.2015 13:06

An enjoyable meal with plenty of choice for Coeliacs (i.e. me). My wife and I had different dishes and we both found each course well prepared and presented and tasted delicious. I believe ingredients are locally sourced where possible. Service was friendly and relaxed. Price about right for the quality.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 14:55

Excellent food and service as always. A few of our party had the steak pie which is famous (not nearly famous) as the menu states as it is the best pie available. The Beer was also on top form. Cheers

1 review so far 6
25.06.2016 08:16

Very good food - from the fine side of cooking e.g. Twice cooked cheese soufflés - to more standard fare done very well and with finesse e.g. Lamb chops, gammon God choice of wine, good draught ale and good service.