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The Chequers Inn, Uckfield

High Street
Maresfield
Postal town: Uckfield
TN22 2EH
Phone: 01825763843
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Steve C left this review about The Chequers Inn

What I thought would be a terror walk to the Chequers Inn up the pathless Millwood Lane and Underhill actually turned into a fairly pleasant car free stroll through the countryside. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised because Maresfield is a gnat’s cock away from Winnie-the-Pooh’s Ashdown Forest stomping ground. Unfortunately the only Pooh I stumbled upon had fallen out of a horse’s arse!
The Chequers spent a short while within Marco Pierre White’s portfolio of fine dining gastro pubs, but this ended in 2013 when Greene King decided to add to their ‘Olde English Inn’ collection. This imposing 18th century coaching in sits beside a roundabout in the centre of the village opposite St Bartholomew’s church. This church was the setting for a large wedding during my recent Saturday afternoon visit to the area.
The interior of the pub consists of a small front bar area to the left that comes complete with limited seating and an inglenook with fireplace for the colder months. To the right is a larger seating area that looked more suited to dining than drinking. Another small bar area can be found beyond this seating area and three steps lead down to more seating that stretches to the rear of the pub. By the rear door there is a function room that can apparently hold 25 people. Wifi is available. Out the back is a multi-level beer garden with plenty of seating. To be honest I was quite surprised that there were only about ten customers present in the pub grounds during my visit. Maybe the lack of television during Euro 2016 football had something to do with it.
The bars are stocked with a range of standard and premium keg products. I also noted the presence of three hand pumps that were drawing GK’s Old Speckled Hen, IPA and Old Golden Hen. Dishes from GK’s nationwide pub menu are available every day from 11:00 until 22:00. I didn’t look at a menu during my visit, but advertised on the A-board on the path out front were main meals available for £4.99 daily from midday until 18:00. To maximise location the Chequers is also a 17 bedroom hotel, which has dog friendly rooms.

On 7th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Chequers Inn

Smallish yet imposing hotel from Greene King's Old English group located in thankfully-bypassed village. Inside it retains a good bar area at the front, including a large open fire in the winter, with a selection of smaller dining areas and a larger restaurant area to the rear. Reasonably modernised but keeping a large amount of wood panelling, with a fairly pleasant although slightly corporate feel. Several ales from Greene King range seemed drinkable. Outside, there is a modern patio area, a nice garden and a large car park. More likely to visit for eating than drinking, but tolerable enough.

On 22nd May 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Buxted, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Uckfield, 2.4 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Crowborough, 6.62 miles, 2 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Chequers Inn, Maresfield
13th Jul 2019, 10:38
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13th Jul 2019, 10:38
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 December 2014 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 December 2014 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Front bar - last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 December 2014 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 December 2014 by Steve C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 May 2016 by Graham Coombs
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