UPDATED 29 MARCH 2021: The Chequers will re-open the Terrace and the Garden on Monday, 12 April at 5.30pm. Outdoor tables are available to book via our website. Deposit may be required to secure your reservation. Indoor tables are not available to book until at least 17th May. Following Government guidelines apply to all reservations: rule of 6 or two households, wearing face covering is mandatory except for sitting down to eat or drink, table service only, ordering at the Bar is suspended. All visitors will be required to check in to enter the venues, not just one per group. Individuals can do this by checking in with the NHS COVID-19 app or, by providing their name and contact details. We are advised that anyone who does not comply must be refused entry. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Destination Dining in Rural Essex
Overlooking the village cricket green, our Restaurant and Bar is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Matching Green, Essex. The Perfect place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, celebrations and al fresco dining. The Chequers has a welcoming atmosphere and firm focus on a great food.
Our Dining Room has an open, understated style with a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience whilst The Bar and Lounge offers a more rustic, traditional country feel. Scattered with comfy leather chairs, exposed brickwork and log burner, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. You can also dine Al Fresco during summer months on our large Terrace, or outside in the garden on the picnic benches overlooking the delightful village green. which at 4.9 hectares is one of the largest surviving village greens in Essex.
Watch our Video Tour
Is it your first visit to The Chequers? Watch our short video tour of what we offer. Located in picturesque village of Matching Green in Essex, offering plenty of outside space for dining whether this is on our covered terraces or bench seating in the garden, outside bar for those pre-dinner drinks or our comfortable dining room. We look forward to welcoming you at The Chequers soon!
Freshly Made and Delicious
Our menus offers variety of dishes with a Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients, lovingly prepared. Everything is homemade, cooked fresh to order and where possible sourced locally including vegetables and herbs grown in our very own herb garden.