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Chequers Inn - Ventnor, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Chequers Inn - Ventnor

4.6
4.6
72 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Chequers Inn, which is owned and run by the Holmes family, is a traditional rural pub situated in the heart of the Isle of Wight within the beautiful countryside. Our pub is the perfect place to eat, sleep and drink on the Isle of Wight, and also perfect for just stopping by for a pint of traditional local ale.

Our kitchen's aim is to provide fantastic fresh tasty food created with as much local produce as possible, with an elegant and relaxed atmosphere.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01983 840314
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Hot and cold buffet options are available as well as our normal menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Private hire of our Sun Lounge with a private bar and access to the patio and garden available upon enquiry.

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Overall

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Food

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Service

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Ambience

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Value

  • Isle of Wight

    Healthy

  • Isle of Wight

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Isle of Wight

    Good for special occasions

  • Isle of Wight

    Most Booked

72 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, value for money considering the portion sizes and a good selection of drinks available. There is a large play area out the back, extensive, from sit on diggers to slides, swings, towers and more. First visit, will visit again when in the area, keep up the good work.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very much enjoyed the carvery roast last night, attended with my mother (with mobility issues) Staff were attentive & polite, even helping her to select her roast. The crumble pudding was absolutely delicious- the best crumble I’ve had, and I’ve sampled many. 🤪 Many thanks to all staff for making a memorable evening for us.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great range for gluten, dairy, egg and milk free. Very accommodating with food choices. Friendly staff and lovely play area.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were great. Access was very easy for my mum who uses a wheelchair. The restaurant was nicely decorated and spaced out. The food was great. Good choice, well presented. A great experience overall.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, friendly staff,good value.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded 6 days ago
    Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review, we are so happy you had a great time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bery pleasant atmosphere quick service and attentive
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded 6 days ago
    Hiya, thank you very much for this review, it is so great to know you had a good time.

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  7. VickiB

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always friendly staff and fast service
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi Vicki, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, we really appreciate it.

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  8. KateC

    Iceland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful looking, dog friendly barn with a great menu choice, easy to adapt with allergies and amazing tasting food. If we were local we would visit more often.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 7 May 2024
    Hi Kate, thank you for this lovely review, we are so glad you had a great time with us and please come in again if you find yourself near!

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  9. SharronL

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food as always. Dining area was quiet perfect for our family celebration.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Good was impeccable and reasonably priced, staff were welcoming from the get go. Rosie and Jess went the extra mile to make sure our time was enjoyable and our children were looked after! We will definitely be returning here, 30 years of coming to the island and we are still finding amazing gems like this!
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 30 April 2024
    Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review, I will make sure this feedback gets back to Rosie and Jess and we cannot wait to welcome you back another time.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, so much gluten free option, lovely staff and service!
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 30 April 2024
    Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review.

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  12. SallyB

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome, excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommend
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 30 April 2024
    Hi Sally, thank you so much for leaving us this great review and we hope to see you again soon.

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  13. RobertM

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all had carvery, which was very enjoyable, good service, thankyou
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 30 April 2024
    Hi Robert, thank you for leaving us this review and we hope to see you again soon.

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  14. TinaF

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful pub lovely staff members always friendly. Clean here. Very good sized meals always tasty
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 15 April 2024
    Hi Tina, thank you so much for this great review, we are so happy you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon!

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  15. Wightduck

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another first class meal at the Chequers. Very nice helpful staff & a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 15 April 2024
    Hi WightDuck, thank you so much for this great review, we are so happy you enjoyed your meal and had a great time with us.

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  16. AngelinaF

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    On arrival our table was dirty and because there were no staff offering to help we had to clean it ourselves. No one came to take our order so we had to queue at the bar where the service was with a couldn’t care less attitude. Not encouraging to make us return.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 15 April 2024
    Hi Angelina, we really apologize that your experience with us was not up to our usual standard and you did not feel looked after. We will be looking into this to ensure this does not happen again and we hope, that if you choose to visit us again, you can see the improvements made.

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  17. PaulM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food for the family and the chap who served us was very polite.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 11 April 2024
    Hi Paul, thank you for this review, we will ensure this feedback is passed on and we hope to see you again soon.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 3rd time in coming to the Chequers Inn and it didn’t disappoint. Service and food were fantastic
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 9 April 2024
    Hi, thank you so much for this review, we are glad you had a great time with us!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Carvery. Meat very good quality and lovely variety of vegetables. However it could have been hotter.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 8 April 2024
    Hello, thank you for your review, we are glad you had a good time and we appreciate this feedback and pass this on to the relevant team.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff couldn’t be friendlier or more helpful which was super. We booked as it was granddaughters 13th birthday. Table was very nice with great view. Staff were really helpful with bringing out our cake after lunch, the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Food was very good and service fab. I’d recommend anyone to eat here, my homemade steak and ale pie was very good and the two burgers were wow! No complaints at all, just one slight surprise at the price of the steak, but it was a treat. Thank you Chequers and all your fab staff
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 8 April 2024
    Hi! Thank you so much for this amazing review, we are so glad you had a great time and your granddaughter enjoyed her 13th birthday. We cannot wait to welcome you back another time.

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  21. 00sparkz

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant restaurant for children to play and adults can relax in, food was lovely and the customer service was really good.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 8 April 2024
    Hello, thank you for this great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we cannot wait to welcome you back again.

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  22. DBSIoW

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really impressed to revisit Chequers Inn. The menu was really impressive and the children loved the kids tailored menu with the starters option - really clever. The main meals were equally good and the service was very good. The outdoor play area was especially impressive and a return visit in the summer months is definitely on our "to do" list also augmented by the promise of fresh wood fired pizzas in the sunshine.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 4 April 2024
    Hi! Thank you so much for this great review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed all components of your visit and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.

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  23. janes

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely family restaurant. Generous portions, warm welcome and a great spot. Thank you
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 4 April 2024
    Hi Janes, thank you so much for this review and we are so happy that you had a great time with us.

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  24. Geoffrey666

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant the food the staff the actual place it was lovely. It was so good we went twice good job staff see u on our next trip
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 4 April 2024
    Hi Geoffrey, thank you so much for this glowing review, we are so happy you had great time and we cannot wait to welcome you back again soon.

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  25. SharronL

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Called in for a get together with friends and received 5 star food and service - thanks so much to the team!
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 4 April 2024
    Hi Sharron, thank you very much for this review, we are so glad you had a great time with us.

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  26. Nona

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were served by a lovely and helpful young g gentleman at the bar. We went in and a table was ready for us and we quickly had menus and drinks ordered. We opted for carvery which was nice with a good selection of meats and veggies. All the food was cooked well and delicious. Our only complaint and the reason for not giving full marks was the attitude of the man carving meat at the carvery. We found him quite abrupt and when we asked for a slice of beef to give our dog (which we were willing and expected to pay extra for) he was very reluctant saying ‘we don’t usually give extra meat’. In the end we weren’t charged for an extra bowl of of food which was nice and all in all we had a nice time here.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 March 2024
    Hi Nona, thank you for this great review and we are so happy, that for the most part, you had a good time with us.

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  27. AnthonyE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Friendly helpful staff. Seating requests made when booking were met. Very enjoyable experience - will come again
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 March 2024
    Hi Anthony, thank you so much for this great review, we are so happy you had a great time and we cannot wait to welcome you back again soon.

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  28. Shannon

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had high hopes for this visit as it was for mine and my partners anniversary. Couldn't really fault the service other than waiting times but I can appreciate a longer waiting time for fresh food. My chicken burger was unfortunately raw, so I had to send that back and wait for a fresh one (unsure how it was so undercooked when we'd waited around 45 minutes for it to come out). Obviously by the time this arrived my partner had finished his food so we had to eat separately. We were sat by the door which was also very cold with people constantly coming and going. I will come back, as I've had great experiences in the past, however I don't think first impression to my partner was great.

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  29. DebbieJ

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food was disappointing compared to other visits. The cod fillet was really small, the ham was tasteless and the burger was overdone. It's a shame because usually the food is good. Also being Saturday is seemed really noisy. Staff were lovely as usual though
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 March 2024
    Hi Debbie, thank you for taking the time to leave this review, and we apologize that you did not have the best experience. We do hope this does not happen again as we reflect on all feedback to identify areas in which we can improve on, however if you do choose to visit us again and you find the problem repeats, please alert a member of staff who will always be happy to help and correct any issue you may encounter.

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  30. RayW

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting, this time was just as good as the first, warm welcome from the staff. Food was fantastic, service was first class nothing was too much for the staff who I felt went above and beyond. Back on the island again in October so will definitely be coming back to the Chequers
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 March 2024
    Hi Ray,thank you so much for this great review, we are so happy you had such a good time and we cannot wait to welcome you back again when you visit in October.

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  31. JanetS

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our local pub (a 22 minute stroll from our front door!) has a lovely ambience, with top quality food and good, friendly, service.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 11 March 2024
    Hi Janet, thank you so much for this review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  32. VentnorGuy

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I think there is a new chef at the Pub. Used to be my favourite eating place. On recent visits the food has been very much over seasoned. The Sunday Roast was very poor. The roast potatoes - the highlight of a Sunday Dinner were leathery and cold. The meat given to myself and my partner was the ends of the joint. The people in the queue before me were given the last piece or beef from the joints as 2 lumps on the plate. My own meal was similar. The gammon was like eating rubber and my pork end was all fat. The vegetables were presented poorly for an expensive restaurant like the Chequers - just common pub fare. If you are charging a lot you can discard cold vegetables and ends of joints and present a good meal.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 5 March 2024
    Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review, we apologize you did not find the food up the usual standard. We appreciate this feedback and find it extremely valuable in highlighting areas in which we need to improve, which in this case, is ensuring food meets expectations no matter what time of the day. We hope that, if you choose to visit again, you can see the improvement.

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  33. TraceyK

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and fantastic food , highly recommend
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 5 March 2024
    Hi Tracey, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review, we really hope to see you again soon.

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  34. JudithC

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always excellent, good home-cooked food and dogs are welcome. We've been going there every Saturday for well over a year, as it's also beautifully positioned in the centre of the Island.

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  35. DavidL

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family of 11…6 adults… 5 children plenty of choice +carvery roasts.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 February 2024
    Hi David, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review, we are so glad you had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the carvery here. Lovely food at a fair price.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 February 2024
    Hi, thank you so much for this great review.

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  37. Jojo

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect country pub, arrive exceptional. Food incredible.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 February 2024
    Hi Jojo, thank you for this lovely review, its great to know you love the food and we can't wait to welcome you back another time.

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  38. GrahamS

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The four of us were very impressed with both the quality & quantity of food we had. The plan was for all of us to have a main & sweet but 3 of us didn’t want a sweet due to being full from the main. Th service and atmosphere was lovely. Will defo be going back again soon.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 February 2024
    Hi Graham, thank you so much for this great review, it is so lovely to know you had a great time and enjoyed the service and atmosphere and we cannot wait to welcome you back again soon.

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  39. LucyM

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful stay at chequers, lovely rooms and the food was fabulous.
    Chequers Inn - VentnorResponded on 27 February 2024
    Hi Lucy, thank you very much for leaving us this great review and we are so glad you had a lovely time with us.

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  40. LizD

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, delicious food with generous portions!

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Chequers Inn - Ventnor is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Chequers Inn - Ventnor

Niton Rd, Rookley, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3NZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Godshill
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan
  • Phone number
    01983 840314
  • Catering
    Hot and cold buffet options are available as well as our normal menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Private hire of our Sun Lounge with a private bar and access to the patio and garden available upon enquiry.
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