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Sunday Carvery

Our famous Sunday carvery is one of our highlights of the week.
Join us every Sunday for a delicious, traditional British Sunday lunch – made just the way it should be.
The main event…
Choose from Pork, Beef, Gammon, or Turkey. Our meats are slow-cooked every Sunday to create the most succulent hand-carved slices of meat for your plate. Our meats are 100% British and where possible sourced from our own family farm, less than 3-minutes’ walk away.
All the trimmings…
What would a roast be without the golden roast potatoes, crispy Yorkshire puddings, homemade gravy and selection of seasonal vegetables. Also, as part of our selection of sides, indulgent cauliflower cheese and stuffing.
Not a lover or meat, not a problem….
We won’t let you go without; vegetarian and vegan diners can still enjoy our Sunday carvery. Our team can advise on vegetarian and vegan options of the day.
A dinner for every appetite….
Our regular carvery is a generous serving of meats and trimmings of your choice, but we offer a variety of sizes to suit all needs.
Saving room for dessert? We offer a smaller portion carvery option.
Dining with children? We provide an under 12s portions for tiny tummies.
Served every Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

Woodfired Stone Pizza Oven

Reaching 350-420°c, our outdoor stone pizza oven can create freshly baked Artisan pizzas, including gluten free and vegan on request.
Get a first-hand view of your pizza being baked to perfection on one of our patio tables. Due to the location of our pizza oven, we are only able to offer our pizza menu on a weather permitting basis.
 
Pizza Menu

Beer Garden

Keep the entire family entertained!
Our beer garden is not only the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cold beer or spot of lunch, but also has all the facilities needed to keep your little ones entertained and give you a well-deserved break.
For the children:

  • We have an adventure playground
  • We have a huge “Wendy House”
  • We have a games area in the barn that features air hockey and arcade games
  • We have a separate play area for the under 9’s
  • We have a toddlers play area (suitable for under 4’s)
  • We have a children’s menu, and we are happy to warm up food and drink (for babies!)
  • We also have highchairs and baby changing facilities

For the grown-ups:

  • Ample seating in our large beer garden to enjoy drinks and food.
  • A well-stocked bar!

For the dogs:

  • Dog friendly ice cream
  • Surrounded by walks

Accommodation

Whether its luxury guest rooms, rustic motorhome retreats or even holidaying for your horses, we’ve got you covered.

B&B Motorhome Stabling  

Function Space

We can accommodate parties and functions of all kinds.
With our large Sun Lounge, we can offer exclusive private hire with a private bar and access to the garden. Our Sun Lounge can accommodate lavish parties for a sit-down formal meal. We can also accommodate more for a relaxed drinking function.
We also have smaller areas in our pub, where we can accommodate more intimate parties.

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About Us

During the 1960’s and 70’s the pub had somewhat of a revival with several changes of Landlord. However, in 1986 Whitbread, who had swallowed up the Mew Langton empire, took the unbelievable decision to close the pub as an unviable commercial prospect.

Permission to change the use to that of a private dwelling was refused and the property was purchased in 1988 by Sue and Richard Holmes, a local farming couple. Sue and Richard owned and ran The Chequers Inn for 28 years, and in the later years they welcome their son, Mark Holmes, to join them in the running of the successful pub.

Today, the tradition continues with their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Laura Holmes now at the helm after undertaking a considerable refurbishment of the pub, and transformation of the style and menu on offer.

History

The background behind our family pub, The Chequers Inn…

The earliest recollections of the building are that of a “Customs House” that was at one time called “The Star”. In 1799 it was run by George Morris who paid 6d as a quarterly rate to the parish of Godshill. Robert Downer ran the pub in 1820 paying 2s 4d as quarterly rates.

In 1889 it became the property of the Mew Langton Royal Brewery Limited who leased the pub to James Reynolds (a distant relative of Sir Joshua Reynolds, first president of the Royal Academy of Art) for the monthly rental of 15 shillings.

In the early 1890’s James’s eldest daughter, Mary, became licensee and she and her sister, Bella, remained in occupation for nearly 60 years. There are a host of stories to be heard about these two extraordinary ladies who many still remember.

Locations & Walks

There are miles and miles of footpaths for you to explore. The Isle of Wight is supposed to have more footpaths per square mile than anywhere else in the country.

We have four recommended walks starting and finishing at the Chequers.

You can download directions and a map below.

If you log on to a walk with your smart phone, you will be able to follow your progress (using sat-nav technology). Watch the Tutorial

Loyalty Scheme

Become a VIP and join our loyalty card scheme whereby one card can be used at all three of our locations: The Chequers Inn, The White Lion & The Birdham.

Points can be collected and redeemed at any of our pubs allowing our customers to try all our sites in the knowledge they’ll still be earning points!

To qualify for one of our loyalty cards, simply sign up for an account via the link below.

Terms & Conditions:

You will receive 5 points for every £1 you spend. Please note loyalty account credit cannot exceed £100. Any amount over this will be void.

Our loyalty cards are non-transferable; points gained will be assigned to your account at time of purchase. Points cannot be exchanged for cash and can only be used for food & drink purchases, not for room bookings or voucher purchases. Purchases prior to card-holder status will not accrue points.

We are not responsible for the unauthorized use of loyalty cards. We ask customers notify us if information within the form changes or is incorrect either in person or by email.

Points cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other offers or promotions unless specified otherwise.

We reserve the right to exclude certain product lines from the Loyalty Card scheme and to amend or withdraw cards plus void or reset the scheme at any time without any notification.

The information given in this form will be held on our database but will not be accessible to any other third parties in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

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