Latest Update 22 February 2021: based on the Government’s plans to ease the UK lockdown and the hospitality industry being able to re-open outdoors from 12th April, we are pleased to confirm The Chequers will re-open the Terrace and the Garden on 12th April at 5.30pm. Outdoor tables are available to book via our website. Please note, a deposit may be required to secure your reservation. The deposit is non-refundable in the case of a Cancellation or a No-show. All other precautions i.e. rule of 6, wearing face covering, no bar service, table service only will remain in place until further notice. Our indoor tables are currently not available to book until May 17.
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.