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The Chequers Inn

#161 of 680 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Church Street | Bilton-in-Ainsty, York YO26 7NN, England
+44 1423 359637
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Leeds, UK
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this restaurant of old worldly charm. Great food, inexpensive, well cooked and served. Good decent waitress service too. However, this is the third time I've potentially been overcharged by the diminutive Polish lady on the till. Today it was £72 when under questioning it should have been £37 ! This could cost The Chequers dear! Takes the shine off... More 

Thank LordMilton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. We stayed for a couple of night Fantastic food and room. Excellent friendly staff. Beatrice and her staff do a wonderful job. Will look at going again

Thank Sarah01111
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal the ambience was great and we were looked after very well by Beatrice. We would definitely recommend !!!

Thank David L
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Last minute decision, we had a great welcome, showed to our table and given our menu's. We only had the main course, superb, I had slow cooked pork belly, my partner had the beef dinners. Both accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips, plus an extra dish containing cauliflower cheese, new potatoes and red cabbage. Perfect!

Thank 578jacky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Always walk across the fields to come to The Chequers Inn. Absolutely amazing food and excellent staff. Totally worth dropping in.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to the chequers many times but unfortunately this time it was poor. There were 10 of us, we had to ask for food to be warmed as it was cold. Roast potatoes were rock hard. The service was shocking, no one seemed to be in charge. Very very disappointed with this visit

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Chequers Inn is a very busy pretty country Inn/restaurant. We ordered a Sunday roast beef dinner which arrived perfectly cooked. Plenty of pink beef plus a large Yorkshire pud. Quick attentive service served with a smile a very friendly happy atmosphere. We opted for a lemon bread and butter pudding which was divine. This inn is tucked away at... More 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Chequers is a very nice pub in a beautiful area, plenty of parking too which is convenient because it's in the middle of nowhere. I had a black pudding and pork belly sandwich and my girlfriend had a posh fish finger sandwich. Both were great, a very generous portion of lovely food. We stayed the night in room 3... More 

Thank JuniorManchester
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The chequers is situated in a perfect country location, at the end of a village lane with fantastic views over the countryside beyond. Its quiet and in when the sun shines the beer garden is a lovely place to relax. The bar and restaurant still retain all the country pub charm and haven't been spoilt. We have just returned from... More 

Thank Enrohtwac
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place was recommended by our hosts (Pat & Martin) at Willow House in Rufforth, who also booked it for us. We were not disappointed, the food was great as was the service, this is truly a great place to eat and drink, I would definitely recommend this place if you are staying in the area.

1 Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | Bilton-in-Ainsty, York YO26 7NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 359637
Welcome to The Chequers, Bilton-in-Ainsty. Located on the outskirts of York and a short drive from Harrogate and Leeds we are a country pub with accommodation.

With rolling hills on one side of the pub and a chocolate box village on the other, you're nestled in the perfect location to enjoy a tipple, dine in our restaurant or stay the night in one of our three letting rooms.

With a roaring log burner in the winter and a beer garden overlooking rolling hills in the summer we are truly a pub for all seasons. Offering traditional 'pub grub' served to a high quality along with dishes with a more contemporary twist we make sure our customer service matches the high standard of the food.

Serving a from a lunch menu in the day with some lighter bites we move to an evening menu from 5pm onwards. Sundays at The Chequers offers you a traditional Sunday lunch from midday till 8pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?