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The Chequers Inn, Bressingham - pub details

Chequers Inn

Address: Low Rd, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18619) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Diss (3.8 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 8 users)
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other pubs nearby:

White Hart, Roydon (1.6 miles), White Horse, South Lopham (1.9 miles)

 

user reviews of the Chequers Inn, Bressingham

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We have now been twice since the Chequers has re-opened and would highly recommend you make a visit. Considering the pub has only been reopened for a relatively short time, it felt well established with friendly, professional staff who were tentative and knowledgeable at all times, itís clearly a well-managed pub.

The refurbishment has been completed to a very high specification, clearly with the goal for long term custom. Even though itís been completely re-built it still contains many of the original features which keep the original and traditional style with all the benefits of being modernised throughout.

The food on the menu was varied and interesting, with many of the dishes having their own personal twist on some favourites you might expect from a gastro pub. We thought the meal was very much value for money, especially as the quality of the food was of a high standard, everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. The sticky toffee pudding and the dessert sampler are two you must try.

We'll definitely be back again soon.


InterMeLocal_1980 - 12 Sep 2011 11:19
Understaffed when we went at Saturday lunchtime, so as there were a few parties in we had to wait a little. Food reasonably priced and beer reasonably well kept. An OK pub, but I wouldn't go specially.
blokeonabike - 18 Sep 2009 11:18
This 16th Century thatched coaching inn on main road just outside Diss on the way to Thetford is one of those places that just beckons you to stop and pop in for pint. Originally it catered for the workers restoring the nearby church however its recent history is a little more, er, chequered. A family dwelling from the late 50ís to the early 80ís it has been converted back to a pub albeit greatly expanded to cater for the modern demands. For what is essentially a dining pub, there is a good amount of space for drinkers and even the presence of a pool section does not limit the space. The main drinky bit has bare floor, old beams, pillars, tudor style walls, large inglenook fire with stove, a large settle, quiz machine and jukebox (low volume). Beyond the pool area is a large room used for functions and coach parties so donít panic when that Shearings coach load of shopping grannies and grandads on the way back from Dads Army trips to Thetford pull into the car park. Your intimacy is secure. The bar area has stone floor and rugs with a modern inglenook recreation with barrels, kettles and brasses. A portable carvery counter looks a little out of place and intrusive. Ales included Woodford Wherry, Adnams, Green King IPA, Adnams Explorer and Whitbread mild. For my first round the prices seemed reasonable but when I bought a pint of Explorer on its own it weighed in at a hefty £3. The Cask Marque on display was long past its expiry but the beer quality was very good although the measures left a bit to be desired. The main dining area is to the right of the bar and extends through 2 rooms. Donít be fooled by all the old beams and pillars, much of it is fake but it is still a tastefully recreation of an olde worlde pubbe using reclaimed wood. There are several pictures on display by local artists which are up for sale. Iím not generally one to dine out but we did so here and I have to say the food was top notch (The pheasant at £7.50 with all the trimmings, was excellent value for money). Overall, a really enjoyable evening and we stayed for a lot longer than we anticipated.
RogerB - 28 Dec 2007 23:34
Popped in for a couple of pints on Sunday lunchtime. The place was packed with people munching on the carvery, which I must admit looked pretty good. The only thing on the food side was that the plates looked a bit small, intended no doubt to limit what someone could get on to the plate. However, I was impressed with the ale; Adnams Bitter & Explorer, Greene King IPA, Woodfordes Wherry, and a beer which had the intriguing pump clip of 'Whitbread's Mild'!! Anyway, I stuck with the Wherry, which at £2.40 a pint in a pub which was more geared up for food I thought was very reasonable.
BillyD - 3 Sep 2007 09:11
Good food and real ale. A relaxed friendly pub.
Paul666 - 1 Dec 2005 20:02

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