The Chequers Inn
“Locally renowned little cracker” - AA Inspector
A lovely country pub with a multitude of low beams testifying to its 15th-century origins. Paul and Nichola Sanders have a proven track record of running successful pubs and their forte is preparing classic English dishes and daily specials based on fresh fish, steaks and duck, and serving well-kept pints of Hall & Woodhouse ales. A brasserie menu proffers the likes of Cornish battered cod fillet, while the carte overflows with favourites such as crispy breaded brie, and skate wing with black butter. Eat and drink by a log fire, out front under sheltered grapevines, or on the decked area in the rear garden, overlooking the countryside.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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