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 spent a really enjoyable afternoon at the Chequers Inn. The staff were attentive, the food was delicious and there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!
Welcoming, friendly, efficient service, lovely, relaxing environment with absolutely fantastic food! Thank you to The Chequers Inn, for another great dining experience, we all enjoyed it immensely.
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.
Really good Gastro dining and great service. Our French guest was very impressed with the selection on offer. As the driver I was thankful that I could have a mocktail.
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.
Our first time at The Chequers Inn and it did not disappoint. As we arrived we saw that there was a wedding on too and yet once we were seated at our table we had no idea it was on. The meal was superb, it was well timed between courses and the service was excellent.
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.
Fantastic service in a wonderful setting. We're so pleased to have chosen this restaurant to celebrate Fathers Day! Will definitely be back again soon. The food was beautiful. Very tasty and wonderfully presented. The restaurant staff were brilliant with our two young children (5 and 2) allowing them to share a portion (as it was so hot that day they weren't very interested in food!) and splitting it for us so even their food was beautifully presented. Was very excited to spy the restaurants private dining room and will certainly consider this for future events. All in all a very pleasing visit 😊
We do like the building and the general atmosphere and on a previous visit everything was good and we had thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. However on this occasion there seemed to be some problems. Early in the day I sent an email request to you, to have a wine served as an aperitif: this was not forthcoming or mentioned, just the ordering of drinks. When at table the party ordered from the menus handed out but the member of of staff returned, full of apologies to say that three out of the six were not available. All three were lobster. Reorders were necessary. The length of time from orders to service was quite extensive. My scampi and fish gave the impression that it had been standing too long before being served. I did not want address any complaint at the time because my wife's son was treating us for her birthday, so I did not wish to cause any embarrassment. Overall somewhat disappointing I regret to say.
Made to feel at ease as soon as got there at the bar. We arrived earlier than planned and it was no trouble to arrange the food earlier. The food was plentiful and well presented. We asked for more gravy, and it was no problem. Everyone was courteous and timely and overall it was a lovely calm environment to talk, relax and eat and dink. The price was right too. PERFECT way to spend a Sunday lunch time with friends 👍👍👍