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The Chequers

Abingdon Road | Oxford, Burcot OX14 3DP, England
+44 1865 407771
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (39 reviews)
“scotch egg” (12 reviews)
“belly pork” (11 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abingdon Road | Oxford, Burcot OX14 3DP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had heard nothing but good things about this establishment. The good. The welcome was warm, the pub itself was warm with a nice fire going. The food itself was, well lovely, however, the portions were on the small side, apart from the deserts, they seemed...More

1  Thank W H
StevenS5425, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Really surprised to hear our portions are small, we don't really get that too often. Regarding the prices, we are using the top suppliers (locals ) and choosing carefully top ingredients that goes into the dishes and also we have...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a fillet steak rare. Although rare in middle the outside was actually carbonised which ruined the taste of whole steak. No apology and generally poor service throughout. Live local but won't go there ever again.

1  Thank Martin W
StevenS5425, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good evening Martin Thank you for your review. Really sorry to hear you are so disappointed with food and service , we don't hear that very often. We hope you change your mind and visit us again ! Best wishes, Madalina Zaharia

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for Sunday lunch and want to go back every Sunday. A fantastic meal: Wild mushrooms on toast with truffles, roast veg lasagne with salad, roast lamb with all the trimmings, lemon and lime posset, and apple crumble with vanilla ice-cream. As my husband...More

Thank Bina M
StevenS5425, General Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review . We are so happy to hear your kind words. See you again soon ! Kind regards, Madalina Zaharia

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a meal at this beautiful pub in Burcot and without doubt the food was very good and the service was good too however I have to take away three stars due to the fact that the pub offered only one hot vegetarian option...More

3  Thank desd1504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with our daughter and son in law who live nearby but had not visited yet . On arrival the car park was busy so it was good that we had booked ahead . It is a very pretty quaint pub with a...More

Thank Cleveleysfoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in for Sunday lunch and had an amazing meal! Both of us had the Bubble and Squeak and we were blown away! I had the belly pork and my girlfriend had the roast chicken, it was all excellently cooked and so full of flavour....More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not visited for 12 months but very impressed with the friendly staff and good food. Will return in the near future. A very sensibly priced menu offering good value for money

Thank 158Nick
StevenS5425, Manager at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting us ! Very glad to hear you had a nice afternoon and a good meal . Look forward to seeing you again soon Team Chequers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made our second visit to The Chequers at Burcot and again it was excellent. It was a lot quieter today (Wednesday night) and was told this is common, as I know Sunday lunches are extremely busy. The food and service was amazing and can highly...More

Thank Nathan D
StevenS5425, Owner at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the very kind review Nathan, indeed our Sunday's are busy and im glad you could visit on a quieter night and experience our full attention, The boys will be very happy to see your kind comments and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Just had a really lovely meal at The Chequers at Burcot. The setting is lovely and the staff are friendly and professional. The food was excellent. Nicest steak I have had in a long time. Can highly recommend.

Thank Jackie V
StevenS5425, Owner at The Chequers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal and received the best possible service from our staff. Our steaks are very popular for good reason! Hope to see you again soon Jackie!!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Oh we did so want to like this place, but sadly we were disappointed. Maybe we had high expectations. It started badly...on the website it states fine wine and ales. Well, all 3 ales on the pump were off. The staff were very ethusiastic, keen...More

3  Thank Cat050
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5 November 2017|
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Response from StevenS5425 | Property representative |
Hi Andy, Thanks for your question. We pride ourselves in creating a warm and welcome atmostphere, as most of our reviews suggest - unfortunately I believe Ian came in on an incredibly busy night & did not receive the... More
24 March 2017|
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Response from joanne g | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not in the restaurant but in the bar and bar eats area. You will find *almost* all eateries on the north Norfolk coast allow dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abingdon Road | Oxford, Burcot OX14 3DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Burcot
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 407771
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A vibrant pub restaurant in the heart of Burcot. Serving fine wine, ales & food for lunch and dinner. A warm open fire accompanies friendly service & excellent food, give us a call today to reserve your table!
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