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The Chequers Inn
“Modern European food, prepared fresh every day”
Believed to have once been a courthouse, the white-painted children- and dog-friendly Chequers lies at the southern end of the village. A free house, it offers three real ales and a couple of real ciders, as well as 12 wines by the glass. Modern European temptations include pappardelle butternut squash with walnuts, spinach and shaved parmesan; pan-roasted cod fillet with crab and chorizo risotto; and rump and rib-eye steaks with hand-cut chips, sautéed button mushrooms and chargrilled beef tomato. Sundays offer more than just roasts; if you'd prefer, go instead for lightly battered cod and chips, or beef chilli con carne. The wine list will transport you around the world from France, Spain and Italy to New Zealand and Chile.
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About the area
The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight.
There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.
Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.
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