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Smart city dining-pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

A beautifully appointed gastro-pub that’s been serving customers since sedan-chair carriers first quenched their thirst here in 1776. A short walk from The Circus and the Royal Crescent, The Chequers’ reputation for excellent ales and great food has made it a firm favourite with city locals and visitors alike; booking is advisable. The upstairs restaurant has the look and feel of the ground floor rooms; a large window into the kitchen introduces an air of modern theatricality to the enjoyment of such dishes as rabbit terrine, carrot, sweetcorn, walnut, toast or pork loin, belly, cheek, kimchi, spring roll, broccoli.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11
  • Lunch: Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 12–8

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Butcombe Bitter, Bath Ales Gem
  • Real ciders: Westons Wyld Wood Organic, Symonds Founders Reserve

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

In city centre, near Royal Crescent and The Circus.

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