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The Chequered Skipper

Well known for their pizzas

At a glance

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

The Chequered Skipper has a traditional thatched exterior complemented by a contemporary interior. Located opposite the green in the model village of Ashton, built for the estate workers in the 1880s, the pub plays its part well, with timeless oak floor and beams, and a collection of butterfly display cases diverting attention from a bar stocking locally brewed beers (two beer festivals a year). The menu mixes speciality pizzas and traditional English and European dishes – pork and liver pâté might be followed by braised shoulder of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6-11 (Saturday 11.30-11 Sunday 11.45-11)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2, Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9.30, Sunday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Rockingham Ale, Brewster's Hophead, Oakham

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Twice a year


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A605 towards Oundle, at roundabout follow signs to Ashton. 1 mile, turn left into Ashton

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