The Chequers Inn, Rookley, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NZ
01983 840314
info@chequersinn-iow.co.uk
the Chequers Inn, Rookley, Isle of Wight
home menu walks private hire history b&b children picture gallery

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
+
Something to Start
-

Curried popcorn
£1.50

Home-made salted pork quavers
£2.50

Harissa hummus and toasted flat bread
£5.50

Soup of the day with crusty bread
£5

A selection of cured meats, Isle of Wight cheese and marinated olives with Balsamic vinegar
Small portion £7.50 / Regular portion £12.50

Chicken and ham terrine with caramelised onion and tomato chutney, Living Larder salad and sour dough croutes
£7

Isle of Wight blue cheese mousse, toasted sour dough, pickled pear, celery and candied walnuts
£7

Pan fried scallops, pancetta and honeycomb with a butternut squash puree
£8

Our home-made fish cake, garlic rouille, olive oil and chive
£7
Sandwiches served between 12.00-18.00 daily
+
Sandwiches served between 12.00-18.00 daily
-

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
£6.50

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

Isle of Wight crab and watercress
£8.50
Pub Favourites
+
Pub Favourites
-

Our home-made 8oz ultimate beef burger in a toasted bap with mustard mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce, Monterey jack cheese and chunky chips
£12

Lamb, rosemary and onion pie topped with a puff pastry lid served with creamy mash and seasonal vegetables
Small portion £7.50 / Regular portion £12

Whole tail breaded scampi chunky chips, peas, lemon and home-made tartare sauce
Small portion £6 / Regular portion £11

Fillet of haddock, battered in Island ale with chunky chips, peas, lemon and home-made tartare sauce
Small portion £7 / Regular portion £12.50

Honey roasted ham, free range Brownrigg eggs, chunky chips and pineapple pickle
Small portion £7 / Regular portion £10

8oz sirloin or rump steak with vine tomatoes, field mushroom, chunky chips and blue cheese or peppercorn sauce
Rump £17.50 / Sirloin £19.50

House salad of fine beans, pine nuts and feta cheese with English cider and honey mustard dressing £9.50
A Little More Choice
+
A Little More Choice
-

Beef cheek slow cooked in Isle of Wight ale, creamed potatoes, black cabbage, roasted carrots, sticky onion and Island ale jus
Small portion £9 / Regular portion £16.50

Pappardelle pasta tossed with spring vegetables, fresh herbs, parmesan and olive oil
Small portion £6.50 / Regular portion £12.50

Breast of chicken with sauté potatoes, Isle of Wight mushrooms, local greens and wild garlic pesto
£14

Grilled fillets of plaice, saffron potatoes, local greens, purple sprouting broccoli, crisp pancetta with a white wine and chive cream sauce
Small portion £8 / Regular portion £12.50

Slow cooked belly of pork, creamed potatoes, apple tart, spring cabbage, celeriac puree and pork sauce
Small portion £9 / Regular portion £14.50

Pan fried halloumi, lightly spiced couscous, spinach, coriander, onions and red pepper ketchup
Small portion £6 / Regular portion £11

Smoked haddock and prawn risotto with free range Brownrigg poached egg and parsley
Small portion £7/ Regular portion £12.50
Sides
+
Sides
-

Chunky chips
£3

Chunky chips with garlic rouille
£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
+
Something Sweet
-

All desserts £6

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce

Lemon meringue cheesecake

Crème brülée, shortbread, and raspberry sorbet

Warm chocolate brownie, caramelised banana and mascarpone Chantilly

A selection of Isle of Wight cheese, chutney and oatie biscuits

Selection of New Forest ice cream
2 scoops £2.50
3 Scoops £3.75
Hungry Little Mouths
+
Hungry Little Mouths
-

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
Food service times
Food Serving Times
12 - 2:30pm and 5:30 - 9pm Monday to Friday
12 - 9pm Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast: 9 - 11:00am Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Carvery: 12 - 9pm all day Sunday
Regular £10.50
Small £8.50

Website by Island Webservices