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Our Food

Dritan and his team are extremely proud of their facilities and approach to preparing food; in fact, Dritan would love to welcome anyone into the kitchen to see how everything is prepared.  Food is sourced locally where possible, such as the escargot from reliable suppliers Aylesbury Escargots. A list of the main suppliers we use is here.

Snails from Aylesbury Escargot

The kitchen houses a smoker which uses carefully chosen woods to provide one of 10 perfect flavours, including Cherrywood for duck, Hay for mackerel and a combination of Maple and Earl Grey for cod fish.   The skilful chefs are able to prepare everything they serve freshly to order and insist on preparing, curing and smoking all of the food in the kitchen. 

The team don’t believe in cutting corners and some dishes take up to a week to prepare, but the end result is always simple - a beautifully prepared dish that guests will appreciate has been made with honesty.

2 AA Rosettes

This is our first choice for celebration dinners. The food is absolutely delightful, flavoursome, well presented and satisfies all the senses!

June 2020

I can honestly say it was overall the best meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant.

February 2020

The Chequers has never let us down on food, service or value for money.

October 2020

Fantastic meal the food is just amazing and the waiting staff are very attentive.

November 2019

Once again a wonderful meal at this extremely well run establishment.

November 2019

The food is excellent quality and tasted amazing.


December 2019

We tend to eat out at Michelin star restaurants for special occasions and the Chequers inn deserves a star.

December 2019