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 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.
Superb food, service, setting. Will certainly be back. The Chequers Inn is located in a stunning location in the Vale of Belvoir. Hikers and furry friends welcomed in the bar. Highly recommended.
We went for Sunday lunch. Friendly, polite service. Lovely setting/atmosphere-cosy country pub with open fires. Excellent food. Only change I'd make - would be nice to see a veggie version of a Sunday roast (such as veggie pie/strudel with all the normal trimmings) rather than a totally different dish. But otherwise can't fault the place! We will definitely return.