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5.4 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews

The Chequers Inn

Town centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Chequers Inn

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
The Chequers Inn, Main Street, NG32 1LU Woolsthorpe

Further Information

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.


77 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 22:57

Lovely old building with open fires and true character. Very enjoyable meal. Next time we're in the area we'll come back and stay in one of the rooms which also look good.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 21:06

Excellent!! Mother's Day with my Wife & Boys, Great Food and Great service, a credit to all the staff as it was really busy, Thank you Andy F & Family

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 17:12

Our favourite restaurant, excellent service, amazing food all in a beautiful setting. The best steak ever so much so that we seldom have anything else

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 10:22

This was our first visit along with family. We had 2 teenagers with us who were well catered for despite odd requests. We had a lovely round table so we could all see one another and most of all the food was lovely. I haven't had a burger for years! Thank you - we will be visiting again!

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 03:43

The Chequers Inn is one of Belviors gems. A wonderful ambience with a roaring fire - which is in the bar area. We ate in the Bake House which is lovely. The staff were extremely friendly and very attentive during our stay. We were there on a Sunday so opted forthe Roast Sirloin, which was served with all the trimming. Delicious! I would recommend this.

1 review so far 3
31.01.2017 11:23

I usually love the chequers, but the visit this weekend left me feeling disappointed. We arrived and our table wasn't ready (not really a problem) but when it was ready nobody told us, so I had to go to the bar half an hour later and ask if our table was ready, to which I was told 'yeh, it's been ready a while'. After this service was pretty slow and the waitresses didn't know why the daily specials were. The food was ok, but far from the best food I've had at the chequers previously. We asked for the bill several times but ended up giving up as it didn't arrive and went to the bar to pay. Sadly, shortly after leaving the restaurant I became quite ill, with the symptoms suggesting some sort of food poisoning. I didn't notice a problem with the food whilst eating, but something clearly wasbt right. I hope that I just caught the chequers on a bad day, as I previously really enjoyed coming here, but I would like to see drastic improvements in the service before I return next and to hope that nobody else became sick after eating here. If this does not improve I won't be returning again.

1 review so far 3
08.08.2016 23:24

For a start we were greeted like two headless corpses had just walked in the room! no smile, no Hi or welcome just nothing! we were sat at a table, table 25 to be exact, no drinks service for a good 15 minutes, no bread offered before our meal!? we ordered starters which were OK, nothing special, risotto and mushrooms on toast, main course we had a gourmet (?) burger and monk fish again nothing special i left half of the burger just because it was so average!, deserts were good and we had the dessert wines which accompanied nicely, but all in all after forking out 92 quid for two of us on a very very average meal it was disappointing to say the least. Not sure we will return to this one again which is a shame as the chequers could be really good, a smile and a welcome costs nothing and goes a long way too.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2016 09:09

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The food was top quality and the pub is stylish comfortable and beautifully decorated. You felt like you are at home. The service was attentive and while we were not hurried, at the same time we were not waiting. The staff were all uniformed and smart and very friendly. I would highly recommend this place it's adorable and relaxing.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 08:34

Lovely food, friendly staff, nice cosy atmosphere. Well run pub,we love it here. We are local to the area, so appreciate its close proximity to Belvoir Castle. If your travelling I would suggest staying over to enjoy the rest of what the Vale of Belvoir has to offer in terms of beautiful walks & pretty villages.

1 review so far 5
15.01.2017 18:00

Overall excellent food, nice to have a number of different areas to eat in. We were right next to fire on table 31 lovely and cosy. They had run out of pork so my son and i had the beef and my wife the fish. Had to wait a little for the table but not excessive. Will certainly go back Jeff Old

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 15:39

Our first visit, on this occasion the excellent Sunday lunch was the order of the day, Very good it was too, good choice on the menu with something to suit everyone. The restaurant was very busy with clearly a strong repeat trade. Good food, good service and good value !

1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 06:47

So worth the 45 minute drive from Nottingham to visit the Chequers, warm welcome, attentive service throughout. Lovely atmosphere, raging log fire, perfect for a January day. Sunday lunch, excellent produce, well prepared, will visit again in Spring the surrounding countryside will be a picture. Thanks

1 review so far 6
07.07.2016 08:45

Excellent food as always...they make even the simplest of dishes extraordinary and real value for money. I had pork, Apple and black pudding pie and I can honestly say it was the best pie I have ever had. Will definitely be having that again.

1 review so far 6
29.11.2016 17:28

Beautiful surroundings bar had nice open fire going. Great range of beers to choose from. Waitress very attentive helping my wife sort out gluten free options. Meals came out quickly the pie of the day was fantastic. Will certainly use the Chequers again. Dave-Jeanie

1 review so far 6
18.05.2016 15:41

We had a very enjoyable lunch and dinner as well as staying the night which was followed by a hearty breakfast. The food and rooms were excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was an experience which I would recommend.

1 review so far 4
05.06.2016 18:36

Quick and attentive service. Menu 2 courses for £13.95 (starter and main only) but still £13.95 if you don't want a starter! Plus an extra £3.95 supplement for beef. So my husband had roast beef with one Yorkshire pudding 3 roast potatoes and shared veg with my friend and I and it cost an extortionate £17.90! We won't be going back in a hurry!

4 reviews so far 5
17.02.2017 09:34

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Was very busy when we arrived, but the table was ready within 5 minutes, and the service was acceptable. The drinks came quickly but the food order took longer. Happily we were a group of four, so it didn't matter too much. We will return.

1 review so far 5
12.03.2017 13:14

Food was excellent but we had to ask twice for our order to be taken after approx. 25mins of being seated. Also had to ask twice for a bottle of drinking water. It seemed as though the restaurant was struggling to manage the number of diners that had been booked in.

1 review so far 5
28.09.2016 10:39

Again another lovely meal, friendly and polite staff, relaxing atmosphere. We would have given 6 if we had just been asked if we'd like to try the wine or asked if we would like it poured. Our second bottle we didn't even know it had arrived as no one said anything.

1 review so far 6
27.11.2016 22:03

A great Sunday lunch! A warm and friendly greeting and a surprising choice of beers and other drinks. Service with a smile at the table and great food. Nothing rushed and nothing seemed too much trouble. We will be back

1 review so far 5
29.04.2016 20:55

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff who welcomed us as a party of four walkers. Great location and well appointed. Best burger I have had outside of NYC and I am not a burger person normally. Would definitely return and thoroughly recommend. Thanks for your contribution to our lovely day.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2016 17:23

Girly lunch today. Food was excellent . Highlights - Fresh Lemon Sole and Sticky toffee pudding. Service very good- attentive without being intrusive. Wedding party happening at the same time but did not intrude on the dining experience. Thoroughly recommend!.

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 21:18

Love the chequers inn we booked for 3 but ended up with 4 and it was no problem for them. Food great lovely real fire to warm us on a cold winters day what else could we ask for 😍

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 16:38

Chequers never fails to impress me. A quintessential English country pub in an idyllic location. The food was fantastic and there was a superb atmosphere. Wish this place was on my doorstep but worth driving out to every time!!

1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 07:34

Fantastic as always. Consistently good food and service, with a very warm welcome. Bloody Marys are to be recommended, and the wine list is varied and interesting. A real gem in the Vale of Belvoir and worth a detour!

1 review so far 5
03.01.2017 16:00

Fabulous food.. best sticky toffee pudding ever! Lovely surroundings, elegant and non pretentious, very friendly staff .. only negative is we weren't very warm hence 5 out of 6. But overall experience was excellent plus our little dog came too! We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
08.10.2016 09:00

Very cosy atmosphere, friendly welcome, nice menu with good options with the specials and monthly menu. The Bakehouse was a nice dining experience and the service from start to finish was great along with the food.

1 review so far 4
19.05.2016 08:04

Good atmosphere & environment. The staff were friendly & welcoming, & the service good. A lovely place to visit for a Sunday lunch. The food was no more than average, hence the score, but if you're not a foodie & want a nice place to meet up, The Chequers is to be recommended.

1 review so far 6
24.12.2016 09:05

Consistently excellent - I've been coming here for lunch for around 20 years and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The Chequers salad is unusual and delicious and great value for money.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 08:33

restaurant was very busy but excellent setting, food & service. they called taxi and let me keep my car in car park overnight. was again busy when picked car up next day

1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 16:58

Very friendly efficient service, tasty lunch and lovely venue. Very much liked the alterations that had taken place since my last visit a couple of years ago! 😀 Fun venue highly recommended

2 reviews so far 6
04.03.2017 13:31

Delicious food, warm atmosphere, lovely open fire. Great venue. We are regulars and it always delivers. I had the scallops to start followed by the flat iron steak frites, delicious!

1 review so far 6
11.01.2017 15:09

Perfect service received and perfect food and atmosphere as always! Often go for celebrations worth the travel would recommend to all family and friends. Will be there again soon!

1 review so far 6
12.05.2016 15:10

Country Inn with excellent food and service, would highly recommend, good choice of food nothing too much trouble if required, excellent value for money, you wouldn't be disappointed.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 10:27

Wonderful evening, all of the staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was lovely. Did not feel rushed at any point - really relaxed time. Will definitely return

1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 08:26

Had a party of 6 from various countries in Europe on a Monday night works dinner and the service and food were excellent. Well done to the team!

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 17:55

Food and service excellent as always. The Chequers has been a favourite for many years and Jo and her team deserve great credit for maintaining high standards.

1 review so far 6
31.10.2016 18:52

Excellent service and venue. The staff were very attentive throughout our meal. We would recommend this place to friends and family and we will be back soon

1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 19:12

After reading some negative comments on TripAdvisor, I was a little worried but all was well - plenty of friendly helpful staff. Food great. Great day out.

1 review so far 2
12.08.2016 08:09

Poor service, people were not greeted with a smile, staff looked really unhappy, we sat at our table for half a hour not one person came to see if we needed drinks or ready to order, even though we was not given menus, we had to get our own menus. Food was not up to much, our steaks were very fatty and food was very greasy. I was very disappointed was expecting more after the great reviews and recommendations.

2 reviews so far 6
04.12.2016 19:01

Food and service were both extremely good even though it was busy. Bar and waiting staff were really helpful and friendly. I would recommend. THE Chequers

1 review so far 6
31.12.2016 18:42

Excellent as ever. Great pub, lovely staff, superb food. Very attentive and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and a great way to end the year

3 reviews so far 6
20.02.2017 08:54

Excellent service, amazing food, super efficient staff - our every request catered for with a smile. Looking forward to visiting the Chequers Inn again very soon

2 reviews so far 6
19.03.2017 21:29

Yet another very pleasant meal at The Chequers. It is becoming our pub of choice, consistently high standard of food and service, welcoming and reasonably priced.

1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 14:13

This was my first time to chequers in a long time and I was very impressed. We had Great food, well timed service and lovely setting.

1 review so far 5
09.10.2016 20:38

Fabulous lunch- great quality food. Having moved out of the area 10 years ago I was hoping that the food would be as good as I remembered and I wasn't disappointed.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 07:58

As usual the food and the dining experience was fantastic, seasonal and local produce on the menu. We will be going back again there soon.

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 19:47

Was excellent food really enjoyed it and the staff where really friendly and also the atmosphere and the place is amazing will be coming back

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 16:24

Country pub with log fires and vEry good atmosphere and friendly attentive service. Has a good menu and the food issue excellent, would go again.

1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 17:28

The chequers is a wonderful restaurant in a picturesque location. Welcoming, attentive staff and excellent food served in a cosy environment. Will be returning soon!