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Chequers, Marlow Town, Marlow

53 High Street
Marlow
SL7 1BA
Phone: 01628482053
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Chequers

An attractive looking pub in the middle of the High Street, it looks to be two buildings that have been knocked in to one, and although they now consist of one pub they each have their own identity both inside and out, and in fact I wasn’t entirely until I went in as to whether it was one establishment or two.

The left hand bar is known as the Churchill Tap and this was a cosy old bar with a low beamed ceiling that had a collection of jugs hanging from it and leaded windows facing out on to the corridor that separates the two halves of the pub. The flooring is predominantly wood strip with a few quarry tiles around the bar. A few old black and white photographs were dotted around the wall as well as a few strings of hops strung from the ceiling and some copper pans. The right hand half of the pub is considerably bigger and more modern looking, consisting of a bar at the front as well as a couple of further rooms to the rear that looked to be more geared up for dining, and some of these looked quite elegant with wood panelling on the walls.

Beers on tap were Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold, Rebellion Smuggler and Jennings Hop Commotion. The solitary cider was Orchard Thieves which was a new one on me but very pleasant. Overall I thought this was a cosy old pub and certainly one of the best ones that I came across in Marlow.

On 18th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Chequers

Brakspear pub with a sideways staple-shaped interior with another unused parallel room through a door. A large dining room is situated off the rear dog leg. Modernised inside but in a faux-rustic way, two buildings knocked into one. Points of interest include the ceiling plaster work, wood panelling and exposed oak vaulting. Four pumps, three on; Rebellion Zebedee, Brakspear Oxford Gold (ok) and Brakspear bitter. Middle class clientèle, full of mummies and their little darlings, which seemed odd when our female companion came back complaining about a cracked toilet seat in the ladies loo (cue a shrug of shoulders from staff when she raised it at the bar). Weds quiz. Pretty middling, could be better.

On 20th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Chequers

The Chequers on Marlow High Street was reopened in July 2010 after having been closed for over 2 years. It is now owned by the Tailor Made Steaks Company who carried out significant refurbishment and basically largely turned it into a restaurant and rebranded it as The Chequers pub and kitchen. I say largely, because although a significant amount of the considerable internal space is taken by the silver serviced restaurant at the back, there is still a long thin bar section at the front and a smaller separate whisky bar, both of which retain the original oak ceiling beams.
The internal decor is modern gastro as you would expect of a food focussed outlet in the well heeled bustling Marlow High Street, and although the front bar section is comfortable with the long bar serving area down one side and high table and chair seating down the other and retains the original wood ceiling structure as a feature, it does have more the feel of a sterile, characterless wine bar than a traditional pub. Which is a bit of a shame because the ales are usually good Hobgobblin and Brakspears beers are available tapped from the barrel and the quality of the ale is usually good.
So it’s good to have this place open and thriving and it does fit into the Marlow High street quite well. But as a pub its not my sort of place and fortunately there are several traditional pubs remaining a short walk away from the High Street. But there are a couple of outdoor tables at the front of the pub and if you can grab one of these on a sunny evening I can think of a lot worse places to enjoy a pint and watch the world rush by.

On 27th August 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Komakino .
Marlow, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Cookham, 2.97 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Bourne End, 3.38 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
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22nd May 2018, 23:26
Web Link submitted by Komakino . approved
 
22nd May 2018, 16:19
Pub map correction submitted by Komakino . approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 12 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 12 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 April 2016 by Quinno _
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