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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

We held our anniversary party at the Chequers and couldn't have been more impressed by every aspect of our experience.

July 2015

Amazing as always...

September 2015

The food was exquisite and guests were talking about it for days afterwards.

July 2015

Always a great meal and excellent service!

September 2015

We go about 5 times a year to this restaurant which is 40 miles away. The reason being is the food is amazing.

August 2016

...the quality of your food and service is simply superb.

October 2014

Lovely village restaurant not be missed.

September 2015