The Chequers Inn, Rookley, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NZ
01983 840314
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Eating at the Chequers

Mark and Laura Holmes are pleased to welcome you to The Chequers Inn.

Our pub is owned and run by the Holmes family and it offers a traditional family pub atmosphere, whilst delivering fantastic fresh tasty food, where we proudly use some of the best produce that the Island has to offer. We have fantastic meats and vegetables sourced from local farms and fish from the waters around us available throughout our menu.

Head Chef, Steve Harris, and his kitchen team take immense pride in using our own home-made recipes where possible, to ensure a unique and personal dining experience for everyone.

The Chequers Inn has been in the family for 30 years since Sue and Richard Holmes purchased the pub in 1988, they owned and ran the pub for 28 years and in the later years they also welcomed their son, Mark Holmes, to join them.

Today their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Laura Holmes are pleased to continue the family business after undertaking a considerable refurbishment of the pub, and transformation of the style and menu on offer.

If you have any allergies, intolerances or dietary requirements, then please inform a member of staff who will be happy to talk you through the options on our menu.

Many of our dishes can be adapted to your requirements, if not, then one of our chefs will be more than happy to help create you an alternative.

Sample Menus

Something to Start
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Something to Start
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Home-made salted pork quavers
£2.50
Garlic ciabatta
£3.50
Add cheese for 50p

Harissa hummus on chargrilled flat bread with sun blushed tomatoes and olives
£6

Soup of the day with crusty bread
£6

Crispy shredded beef, pepper & cucumber salad, sweet chilli dressing
£6.50

Crab haddock and prawn gratin with parmesan, croutes & parsley
£7

Whitebait with homemade tartare sauce
£6.50

Chicken liver pate, apricot glaze, sourdough and local salad
£7

Pan fried scallops with cauliflower, honeycomb and apple
£7.50

Sandwiches served between 12.00-18.00 daily
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Sandwiches served between 12.00-18.00 daily
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All our sandwiches are served on white, brown or gluten free bread with mixed baby leaves and crisps.

Proper fish finger sandwich, home-made tartare sauce and Iceberg lettuce
£7.25

Honey roasted ham and Dijon mustard mayonnaise
£6.50

Isle of Wight Gallybagger cheese with Isle of Wight tomato chutney
£6.50

Bacon, Isle of Wight soft cheese and avocado
£7.25

Prawn marie rose with watercress
£7.25

Warm Brownrigg sausage with red onion marmalade
£7.50

Pub Favourites
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Pub Favourites
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8oz ultimate beef burger, toasted bun, mustard mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce and monterey jack cheese served with chunky chips
£13
Add mushrooms 50p / Add onions 50p / Add Bacon £1

Cajun chicken burger, toasted bun, coronation slaw, spiced onion ring and chunky chips
£13

Lightly spiced halloumi burger, IOW tomato chutney, lettuce and chunky chips
£11.50

Oriental pork burger, toasted bun, Asian slaw and chunky chips
£13

The Chequers Inn ploughman's with pickles, ham, cheese, crusty sour dough and salad
Small portion £8.50 / Regular portion £13.50

Chefs pie of the week topped with a puff pastry lid, creamy mashed potato and seasonal vegetables
Small portion £8 / Regular portion £13.50

Whole tail breaded scampi, chunky chips, peas, lemon and home-made tartare sauce
Small portion £6.50 / Regular portion £13

Fillet of haddock, battered in Island ale with chunky chips, peas, lemon and home-made tartare sauce
Small portion £7.50 / Regular portion £14.50

Brownrigg sausages, creamy potatoes, local greens, onion gravy
(vegetarian option available)
£12

Honey roasted ham, free range Brownrigg eggs, chunky chips and pineapple pickle
Small portion £7 / Regular portion £11

8oz sirloin or 10oz ribeye steak with salad, grilled beef tomato, onion rings and chunky chips blue cheese or peppercorn sauce
Sirloin £19.50 / Ribeye £20.50

Caesar salad, cos lettuce, soft boiled eggs, croutons and anchovies £6.50
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With chicken and bacon £13
Or chargrilled Cajun chicken £13

A Little More Choice
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A Little More Choice
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Pappardelle pasta tossed basil pesto, baby spinach, mushrooms and goats cheese
Small portion £6.50 / Regular portion £12.50

Goats cheese and red lentil nut roast, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
£10.50

Crispy belly of Brownrigg pork, grain mustard creamed potato, stem broccoli, apple compote and black pudding
Small portion £9.50 / Regular portion £14.50

Slow cooked shoulder of Island reared lamb, crushed peas, smoked potato, local greens and caramelised goats' cheese
£15

Smoked haddock and prawn risotto with parsley and poached egg
Small £7.50/ regular £13

Pan fried fillet of Hake linguini, chorizo, peas, samphire and lemon butter sauce
£13.50

Sides
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Sides
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Chunky chips
£3

Chunky chips with cheese
£3.50

Dressed mixed leaf salad
£2.50

Home-made beer battered onion rings
£3

Buttered new potatoes
£3

Creamy mashed potato
£3
Seasonal vegetables
£3

Baked sour dough bread
£2.50

Something Sweet
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Something Sweet
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All desserts £6

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce

Lemon meringue cheesecake

Vanilla créme brulee, shortbread and raspberry sorbet

Warm chocolate brownie, caramelised banana and mascarpone Chantilly

A selection of Isle of Wight cheese, chutney and oatie biscuits
Supplement of £2.50

Selection of New Forest ice cream
2 scoops £2.50
3 Scoops £3.75

Hungry Little Mouths
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Hungry Little Mouths
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Fresh fruit
Cheese, ham and cucumber sticks
£3.95

Cheese and ham pasta
Tomato pasta
£6.25

4oz beef burger in a bun
4 oz sirloin steak
Slow cooked beef cheek
Pork belly
Pork sausages
Fillet of plaice
Fish fingers
Chicken supreme
All served with either mash, vegetables and gravy Or chips and salad
£6.25
Hot Drinks
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Hot Drinks
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Latte - £2.60

Cappuccino - £2.60

Flat White - £2.75

Americano - £2.50

White Coffee - £2.60

Single Espresso - £2.50

Double Espresso - £2.70

Mocha - £2.90

Hot Chocolate - £2.50

Tea - £1.50

Fruit Tea - £1.70

Food service times
Food Serving Times
12 - 2:30pm and 5:30 - 9pm Monday to Friday
12 - 9pm Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast: 10 - 12 Monday to Saturday | 9 - 11:00am Sunday
Carvery: 12 - 9pm all day Sunday
Regular £12
Small £9.50
Under 5's £5

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