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‘Low’ pub in a riverside village

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Built in 1410, The Chequers can be found next to the church in picturesque Goldhanger, on the River Blackwater. The pub name comes from a chequerboard used by the tax collector in the pub many, many years ago. At around 30 feet above sea level, it reputedly has the ‘lowest’ bar in Britain, where you can enjoy perhaps a pint of Adnams Ghost Ship. Several rooms decorated with farming and fishing implements surround the bar area. Pride is taken in the preparation and presentation of food, which includes whole sea bass baked with with fennel and thyme; lamb and mint suet pudding; and aubergine, butternut and walnut bake. There are beer festivals in March and September.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-3
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Young's Bitter, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Adnams Ghost Ship, Sharp's Atlantic, St Austell Proper Job, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Westons Traditional and Perry

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, March and September


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From B1026, 500 metres to village centre

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