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This peaceful 15th-century country pub has been in the same safe hands for over a quarter of a century. No games machines, pool tables or jukeboxes disturb the simple pleasures of well-kept ales and great home-made food. The menu offers pub stalwarts like ploughman’s; home-made steak and ale pie; chicken curry and rice; chilli con carne and a variety of grilled steaks; and a blackboard displays further choice plus the vegetarian options. For a lighter meal try the home-made chicken liver pâté or soup, garlic mushrooms on toast, or plain or toasted sandwiches.

Classic pub grub in a tranquil country pub

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The Chequers
Pertenhall Rd, Brook End, KEYSOE, MK44 2HR
Phone : 01234 708678

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Bedfordshire

At its most southern point, Bedfordshire is only 35 miles from London Waterloo, so there’s a good reason for the UK’s fifth busiest airport to be called London Luton Airport. The county is one of England’s smaller in terms of area, but more than makes up for it in terms of business HQs and visitor attractions. Among the most popular of these, and among the top attractions in the UK, is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, founded in 1931, and now covering around 600 acres.

Along similar lines Woburn Safari Park opened more recently (in 1970) and is just over half the size. Fans of old flying machines or cars will enjoy a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, a tiny village near Biggleswade. Among the oldest examples in the collection are a pioneering French Blériot XI from 1910, and a number of early French and German automobiles from the very late 19th century. 

Bedford itself is located on either side of the River Ouse, and has a large Italian population, descended from those who came to work at a local brick factory in the 1950s.

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