On Wooltsthorpe’s Main Street, The Chequers Inn stands as a portal to the past, a place where country cooking, delicious ales and a community feeling combine for a truly classic dining experience. A friendly pub in the evening an ideal family dining spot in the day, this stylish local favourite is a neighbourhood hangout for many a local and a magnet for visitors from nearby Grantham and Nottingham. Serving up seasonal dishes in their four different restaurant areas, the restaurant is the perfect spot for classic English dining in the town centre.
The comfortable premises at The Chequers Inn evoke the feelings of living in a simpler time. Featuring four different restaurant areas – The Bakehouse, The Snug, The Drawing Room and The Garden Room – and an outdoor garden for the warmer months, this pub and restaurant in Woolsthorpe’s town centre is the perfect setting for a dinner with friends and relatives or one-of-a-kind private function. With opening hours seven days a week, there’s never a bad day to stop by The Chequers Inn in Main Street for an after-work pint with friends or a hearty English meal that comforts the soul.
Head chef Andrew Lincoln and sous chef Keith Martin lead the way in the restaurant’s kitchen, bringing years of expertise and an intimate knowledge of British cooking to the forefront. By offering seasonal menus, The Chequers Inn ensures that diners are treated to farm-fresh vegetables which are newly picked and bursting with flavour. The menu includes a wide range of main courses like char-grilled rib-eye steak with hand-cut chips, garlic mushrooms and bearnaise sauce and the pan-fried pheasant breast with pearl barley risotto, as well as pub classics like The Chequers Gourmet Burger, beer-battered cod with hand-cut chips and BBQ pork ribs served with red cabbage slaw and peri peri chips. Make sure to stop by for the weekly Sunday lunch and tuck in to some roast beef, roasted chicken breast of pan-fried sea bass and take advantage of the restaurant’s beautiful outdoor seating, but do reserve ahead to guarantee a seat at this town centre restaurant.
We visited The Chequers for Sunday lunch with friends for a catch up. The staff were very friendly and polite. Good food, good company and value for money.
It was a dark night, a lilltle cold and rain in the air. We parked the car in the ample spaced car park in front of and around the back of The Chequres. We've been before but not for a long time. Once through the front door we walked straight into the bar area where there were a few customers at the bar with a member of staff behind it. With a broard smile she welcomed my wife and I to The Chequres and asked me what we would like to drink and whether we had booked a table, if so we could have a drink in the bar first and when we were ready she would show us to our table, (sorry I didn't get her name but she was wearing glasses). We booked an early evening meal so we asked to be shown to our table. Within a blink of an eye the staff member picked up two menus and swiftly walked us to The Snug and placed our menus on the table right by the lovely warm open fire. Once we were settled down, with our coats off, she asked if we wanted a drink. We asked her to give us a few minutes and without fartherado she returned we chose two large red wines at which she rattled off a number of Red Wines to which we chose the Merlot. Once the two glasses of Merlot was on our table we had chosen our meals. Another member of staff, with notebook in hand, she took our orders making sure she repeated the order to ensure all was correct before leaving for the kitchen. I had the Shortcrust Steak and Ale Pie (with mushrooms), hand cut chips and Green Beans, my wife chose the Homemade Burger and the trimmings. Not long after, our meals arrived with yet another member of staff, again with a broad smile on his face asking who had ordered the Burger etc. He too asked if my wife wanted anything with the Burger, K Up was her choice, it arrived in a suitable white pot. Finally, the pudding menu arrived, I ordered the Dark Chocolate pudding with a scoop of nutty icecream and my wife had the Lemon Tart with a scoop of Sorbet, within seconds got tucked in. Both courses were well cooked, presented and tasted just as one would have expected. A lovely experience in lovely surroundings with caring staff looking after all your wishes. We will be returning without a doubt. Thank You Steve and Sue.
Great choice of food and drinks on the menu. The food was really fresh and tasty. Service was quick and friendly. Will be going back