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The Chequers



The Chequers was situated on The Green. This pub was later known as The Monsoon and is now used as an Indian restaurant.

Review from
Worthington Best 1.80
Courage Directors 1.95
Tetley Smoothflow 1.80
Scrumpy Jack 2.10
Guinness Stout 2.20
The first thing I noticed when I came here in January was that the man behind the bar was alarmingly young (he also apparently used to click his heels together when taking orders in the restauranty bit) , and next that there were no Greenalls ales on offer, but this had changed when I visited in March, when they had a cask of Greenalls Original. Presentable enough is the pub, with a restauranty bit kept well out of sight (of this I heartily approve) out the back, and beyond that a garden where you can't hear the Fox FM. Casks consist of Worthington Best, Courage Directors and, oddly, the cider.
The restaurant food is pleasant enough, slightly on the expensive side of average, but they do big desserts compared with what I've seen in other places. Salad a bit neutral.
The pub food seems to be a reasonable price - 1.95 for a jacket potato with an arbitrary filling, 3.50 for a jacket potato with a filling involving sausages, and 1 for a poke of chips. There's jugs hanging from hooks on the ceiling behind the bar like in the Port Mahon, you know. Fifteen degrees, and a huge fairground-style wibbly distorting mirror outside the facilities. Used to be Halls - there's an engraving on top of the cigarette machine to say so. (18.iii.1998)

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