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The Chequers at Burcot, Burcot, Oxfordshire

The Chequers at Burcot

4.6
4.6
725 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Outstanding food, fine wines & ales, an extensive cocktail menu and a warm, friendly atmosphere
 await you at The Chequers at Burcot!

Since 2006, multi award winning chef Steven Sanderson has been delighting his customers with a beautiful selection of delicious dishes that offer traditional values with a modern twist.

Come and relax within our 400 year old inn beneath the ancient beams, and enjoy your meal in contemporary decor near an open fire that burns throughout the year.

We opened 9 new boutique rooms in 2019 and these, together with the restaurant, means that The Chequers at Burcot in South Oxfordshire is perfect for those looking for a getaway, a staycation or accommodation for a business trip.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01865 407771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steven Sanderson

  • Neighborhood

    Abingdon

  • Parking details

    Loose gravel parking lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. DW

    DavidW

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food,good service,but music is too loud.service charge added on automatically, and it doesn't go to the staff,which i find unacceptable.
  2. KG

    KateG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat inside as had a year old baby with us. Staff were really friendly and felt very welcome. Food was delicious and good portion sizes. We walked out stuffed and very happy.
  3. R

    Rosyp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff were kind , understanding and cheerful. It was a pleasant experience.
  4. KS

    KristaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was fantastic but found that the service was slow, we waited with our empty plates for quite a while before anyone came to take them away. We were put in what I believe they call the ‘balcony’ which is maybe why the service was slow but I don’t think that is an excuse. It took a while to get someone attention to pay the bill. But I would visit again for the food but not if the service level was the same.
  5. J

    Jamesb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service from the start. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Food was very good value for money considering how good it was. Can’t recommend this place enough and we are already planning a return visit.
  6. H

    Hugh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great service, really excellent food and the staff turned my birthday into an occasion. Not cheap gastropub food - but still value for money. Downside, seating in the bar very '70s, low bench seats, rough, faintly sticky table surface and bench seats covered with something odd. Overall, great experience, we'll certainly be back, and will recommend the Chequers to our friends (but suggest that they eat outside..)
  7. MC

    MariaC

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious food. Consistent, we visit at least 3 times a year.
  8. BC

    BruceC

    Bath

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table in the outdoor covered area, which was just lovely and very atmospheric. Great food as always and look forward to seeing you again soon.
  10. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food especially the fish and chips - good choice of food available. Greeted and looked after by enthusiastic staff.
  11. MG

    MelbourneG

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Dogs sitting on the furniture and eating off plates not for me

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded 6 days agoMelbourneG we have always been a dog friendly establishment but can assure you that we do NOT condone dogs on furniture or eating off plates. Had any of the team seen this happening, we would have stopped it immediately. We are sorry that this occurred.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The greeting was nice, the staff were friendly and the service, you could not fault. The decor very tastegully done and lovely atmosphere. We expected the food to be much better than it was, considering it's supposed to have an award winning head chef. The steak had no flavour, we love our steak but we're not blown away by these, we had filet steak and were taken back by having to pay £36 for the steak and £5.50 each for chunky fries. The deserts were not overly exciting either. The meal cost us £137.98 for the two of us and we won't be visiting again, we've had 1000 times better at Miller and Carter. So I'm sorry to say we will not be returning.
  13. SS

    SarahS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday meal! Great service, food and lovely outdoor seating area. Will definitely be back

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded 6 days agoThank you SarahS for the 5 out of 5 feedback on your recent visit! It's lovely to read that you had a wonderful birthday meal and that you found the service and the food great. We look forward to welcoming you back!

  14. P

    Pipster

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch on the outdoor terrace, delicious food, fine wine and warm, friendly welcome & service, the duck salad was spectacular! Thank you team Chequers, we will be back !
  15. D

    Deano302

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Music was rather loud. Service was decent, I think the lad that served us was new and forgot to ask about dessert and coffees but it didn’t ruin our lunch. Overall very happy and impressed with the food, we’ll definitely be back.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 31, 2022Deano302, it's great to read that overall you were happy and impressed with the food and that you'll return. Thank you for your patience and understanding with our new team member, we do appreciate it and will make sure that this is shared with front of house to ensure improvement. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  16. KH

    KarinH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was lovely and the staff were very friendly. However, we’d booked an outside table well ahead (we came from an hour away for a birthday meal), and were offered a picnic style table right by the road. We were anticipating a nice outdoor meal in a garden setting, so were disappointed by that. So we sat indoors - that was lovely, and would be very cosy in winter.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you KarinH for your feedback, we do appreciate it. It's great that you found the food lovely and the staff friendly. Sorry that on this occasion you were looking for a garden setting, sadly with the space we have this isn't possible. However we do have as many pictures as possible on our website which does show the outside space we have. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope that you will visit us again - a nice cosy visit in winter (or before).

  17. LF

    LeeF

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An outstanding place !! Always a joy to go and enjoy a first class experience!

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022LeeF, we appreciate your feedback, it's a massive pleasure to read that you find The Chequers at Burcot to be an outstanding place, with a first class experience! Thank you and we'll see you again soon!

  18. D

    Dunny

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent country pub, the food was lovely. Really nice staff services was great. It is quite expensive but we knew this before we went. The only down side was service charge is applied you have no choice over this. Good choice of food, been here twice and it's been great both times

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you Dunny for your feedback on your recent visit, we do appreciate it and it's great to read that you found a good choice of food, the food lovely and the staff really nice. It means a lot to us to to know that all our hard work is noticed and appreciated. Please note though that the service charge is entirely discretionary, it is not compulsory and on request, is removed. We hope to see you again!

  19. FR

    FRANF

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our table was unfortunately a bit near the entrance to the kitchens , so lots of passing by the waiting staff , on one occasion my sit was knocked hard , although she did apologise. Also the music speak was above us so a bit loud ! As always service and food were excellent !

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022FRANF thank you for the feedback, we do appreciate it. With regards to the table near the kitchen - being an old building we are rather limited with space and do apologise that your seat was knocked. It's great to read that you found the service and food excellent and we hope to see you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was recommended as a dining experience. Received a warm welcome upon arrival. It was a hot sunny day, so decided to sit in the shade. Our hosts brought out a table and extra chairs for the group without us asking. The food and service were great. Would recommend large groups ordering multiple small sharers as we did. Each of them tasted lovely. For the main, had fish of the day (sea bass) and really enjoyed it. We were all treated to a couple of mini cocktails, complimentary from the bar. All of the staff were friendly and very accommodating. Had a wonderful evening. Will definitely be back.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022We appreciate the time you've taken to provide feedback on your visit., thank you. We aim to provide excellent service to all our guests, creating memorable occasions for all. We are glad to read that you found the food and service great and that you enjoyed the sharing platters and the main meal. The team work very hard, all feedback is shared with them so thank you for mentioning their friendliness. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

  21. AB

    AlanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent. Our table was close to the bar. There was a lot of noise from what I assume was the coffee machine. Very annoying.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you AlanB for the feedback, it's lovely to read that you found the food and service excellent. We can only but apologise for the coffee machine - being an old building, sadly space is limited. We hope that you'll visit us again and look forward to welcoming you!

  22. AM

    AnzelikaM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food, great atmosphere, quick and professional service

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022I appreciate the time you've taken to provide feedback on your recent visit, thank you. Glad that you found the food nice, that The Chequers at Burcot has a great atmosphere and that the service was professional. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future.

  23. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food,amazing staff. Overall amazing experience.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 25, 2022Great to read that you had an amazing experience and found the food fantastic and the team amazing - thank you! See you again soon EmmaC!

  24. DC

    DavidC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service throughout the visit Food was top quality and excellent wine Definitely return

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 16, 2022Thank you for the 5 out of 5 stars! It's great to read that you had excellent service and that you found the food top quality with excellent wine. We are currently updating our wine list so be on the lookout for some fabulous wines we are getting! We look forward to your return visit.

  25. GC

    GemC

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food salad and hamburger. Had an issue and the waiting staff were very professional and compensated kindly. The outside table is quite thick so if you're tall it might be difficult to fit your legs underneath comfortably. Pricier on a Sunday!

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 16, 2022GemC, we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit, thank you. I'm pleased that you found the food great and that the team were professional in dealing with you. Sorry that you had difficulty with the table outside, we'll definitely keep this in mind when we relook at furniture. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon!

  26. SH

    SandraH

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very warm welcome, and excellent service throughout

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 12, 2022We thank you for your feedback and are pleased to read that you found the a very warm welcome and excellent service. We hope to see you again very soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent friendly service. We will be back!

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 5, 2022It's lovely to read that you found the food fabulous and the service friendly, thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again!

  28. DD

    DannyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to this restaurant quite a few times as always first class service top class food can Not complain about anything really lovely stuff really friendly always atentative

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 5, 2022DannyD Thank you very much for such a great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so I’m happy to see that reflected on you last visit. Hope to see you again soon!

  29. RD

    RuthD

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant setting - parking difficult however - wideranging menu, something for everyone. Service was well timed, fast but not too fast, good choice of wines and nice helpful servers.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 5, 2022Hi RuthD, thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review. Regarding the car park, sadly we are a bit limited with space especially on busy days and we find that some customers choose to park on the road. It is a massive pleasure to read that you found the menu wide ranging with choices for everyone and that the service was well timed with helpful front of house team. We hope to be able to welcome you back another time.

  30. R

    Ryan

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been before but the food was absolutely incredible last night! The pork belly was outstanding and the service was unbelievable. We brought some friends with us and they were equally over the moon with it. Thanks again and we'll see you very soon!

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you Ryan for leaving such great feedback on your recent visit. We are very pleased that you always find the food incredible and that your recent visit was no exception! Great that you brought your friends along and that they were over the moon. We appreciate your comment about the unbelievable service and look forward to your next visit!

  31. AG

    AmeliaG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great food, great service. Shame so quiet but can’t complain at all. Will be going back

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you AmeliaG for the review, we do appreciate it. Lovely that you found the food and service great and we look forward to your next visit.

  32. CP

    CathP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect venue for a special birthday meal, outstanding!

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 3, 2022We appreciate your 5 out of 5 star feedback CathP! Great that you found The Chequers at Burcot to be a perfect venue for a special birthday meal and that it was outstanding. Thank you for choosing us to enjoy your day with! See you again soon.

  33. TC

    TonyC

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, served by friendly, attentive and courteous staff. I recommend their ‘world’s best fish & chips’, it really lives up to it’s name.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 3, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave The Chequers at Burcot such a great review! So pleased to read that you found the food excellent with our front of house team being friendly, attentive and courteous. We do work hard to provide a great experience for all our guests and look forward to seeing you again!

  34. PB

    PaulineB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    top class in every way. lovely food and the team their are friendly and professional. New outdoor eating area is brilliant as well.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on July 3, 2022PaulineB thank you for your review, we appreciate it that you found us top class in every way! The outdoor area has been very popular. Our customers satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we pride ourselves on our exceptional friendly service. We share all feedback with the team and it means a lot to them to know that all their hard work is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

  35. DW

    DWfoodie

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food great service well run restaurant very pleasant staff and we would highly recommend

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on June 30, 2022Thank you very much for such a great review! We work really hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, so I’m happy to see that reflected on you last visit. Hope to see you again soon!

  36. L

    Lizthebiz

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We find The Chequers is consistently excellent! Great staff and food :)

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on June 30, 2022Lizthebiz, thank you for taking the time to review The Chequers at Burcot. We are so pleased that you find us consistently excellent, with great staff and food! We so hope to see you again very soon so that we can show you more of our excellent food and service.

  37. P

    Pipster

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night, such a warm welcome back to this fantastic restaurant, delicious, imaginative food and the most beautiful cocktails - try out the Special Chequers Candy Floss , a feast for the eyes and senses!

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you Pipster for your feedback, we are pleased to read that you had an amazing night and we look forward to your next visit!

  38. JC

    JasonC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Don’t believe the hype. We had heard so much about the venue, as well as the adverts on Jack FM, and had been meaning to visit. It certainly isn’t a Gastropub as it claims, the menu is average and it is very overpriced for what you get. Don’t bother. We’ll be going back to the Barley Mow in Clifton Hampden. Much better menu and value for money.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on June 27, 2022JasonC, thank you for the 4 rating for Service and Ambiance. We are saddened to read that we did not live up to your expectations. As our many 5 star reviews attest to, together with our loyal customers and repeat visits, we must be doing something right. Fortunately we live in a society where we all have free choice.

  39. G

    Gaga

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good portions of great food didn’t really need a starter . Seemed expensive for 4 people but I suppose you get what you pay for.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on June 27, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback, thank you. To read that you found the portions good and the food great is fab and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  40. CH

    CatherineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a nice setting. I had the crispy duck salad which was delicious, Chinese style with coriander and the chicken roast which was cooked to perfection.

    The Chequers at BurcotResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you CatherineH for taking the time to review The Chequers at Burcot. We are so pleased that you found the food delicious in a nice setting and that the chicken roast was cooked to perfection. You were a pleasure to serve and we hope to see you again very soon so that you can enjoy all that our menu has to offer.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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The Chequers at Burcot is rated 4.6 stars by 725 OpenTable diners.

The Chequers at Burcot does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Chequers at Burcot

Abingdon Rd, Burcot, Oxfordshire OX14 3DP

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Abingdon

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Loose gravel parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steven Sanderson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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