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The Chequered Skipper

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The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
+44 1832 273494
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best "made on the premises' pizza that I have had for years. Lovely stylish, relaxing and welcoming environment. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Outside area is great for large parties and the on looking green looks like something on a biscuit tin. Great for kids in the summertime.

Thank jackster1
Brackley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb service on our visit here on Mother's day, meals were excellent and served quickly even though restaurant was extremely busy.

Thank judieliza
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were meeting some friends for Sunday lunch and came across this place as it catered to Gluten Free. It was a fabulous spot and most of the menu could be done Gluten Free. This included fish and chips that were battered tempura style and cooked in a separate fryer.

Thank Whitney R
Kettering, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today for a Mothering Sunday Lunch. Despite there being a fixed menu today, we all found something we enjoyed. We arrived 10 minutes early and were promptly shown to our seats. The staff were pleasant and efficient throughout and the service was excellent despite the pub being completely packed when we arrived. My wife and I had Salmon,... More 

Thank Tim S
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In previous years we have had some unfortunate experiences on Mothers' Day; places get busy and service and standards slip. This was not the case at the Chequered Skipper. The pub was very busy and we got the last parking place at 1.15. We were shown to a table in the annexe, and drinks orders were quickly taken. It was... More 

Thank Beatbaby34
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150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We received a warm welcome and were shown to our table for pre dinner drinks. The starters arrived and were all well presented and delicious, as always the roast was first class followed by good deserts and coffees. A great Sunday lunch

Thank waggers100
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband was taking a trip down memory lane from his school days at Oundle so visiting here was a must and it didn't disappoint. The food was first class, we had the pate, followed by the scampi and vegetable lasagne. A lovely relaxed atmosphere with a very friendly kind waitress and a chef who was willing to divulge secrets... More 

Thank Julie Y
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening. When we first sat down it was quite noisy as we were sat quite close to another table but luckily they left! Had great service and the food was amazing! Really good quality and good portion sizes. 4 of us had steak and it was one of the best steaks I've had in a very... More 

Thank NathandVik
Leigh, Lancashire
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Four of us visited here recently. The staff greeted us warmly & were extremely friendly & efficient. The place itself was really nice - modern & traditional at the same time. Spotlessly clean, warm & comfortable. I love staek but often struggle to find a decent one - their fillet steak is fantastic!! We all had differnet meals & all... More 

Thank MDKR
Oundle, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Location and service good and the food reasonable. One of the very few places in this area who will serve Sunday lunch beef pink. However the two of us were charged for two extra main courses, an extra topping and two extra drinks, nearly doubling the bill. Profuse apologies ensued when we pointed out the error but left a bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 40
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Chequered Skipper The Chequered Skipper The Green, Ashton, Oundle PE8 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Oundle  >  Ashton
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 273494
The Chequered Skipper is a Grade II listed Thatched Public House and Restaurant with Function Room, The pub is located at the heart of the Rothschild Estate village of Ashton which is also designated as a European Conservation Village. Traditional Limestone Exterior with a contemporary interior which boasts a stone bar, flagstone floor and light oak beamsThe business has been operated by Local Chef/Owner Ian Campbell since 1997 and uses local suppliers and producers where possible. The menu is a mix of bar items, homemade pizza and changing a la carte specials and is suitable for a light lunches, dinner or family meal, we are listed in the AA Good pub food guideThe bar also stocks a minimum of 3 real ales and has been listed in the good beer guide for 14 consectitive years. In 2008 the Green Room function room was opened and we now cater for upwards of 20 wedding receptions per year

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