Chequers Inn

Dale Rd, Stanton by Dale, Ilkeston DE7 4QF, United Kingdom

Chequers Inn
195 reviews
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WMPQ+PH Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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Monday: 16–22
Tuesday: 16–22
Wedneasday: 16–22
Thursday: 16–22
Friday: 16–22
Saturday: 12–23
Sunday: 12–22
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Mark Boyes
Mark Boyes178 days ago
Best touring pub touring site we have been to so far clean and tidy well maintained beautiful location
Derrick Doran
Derrick Doran178 days ago
This place is so quiet it's unreal, not a sound through the nite, at home the dog's wake up at 6.30 here they were still asleep at 9.30.
It's a long time since I've been anywhere as peaceful as this.
Two pub's one on site the other about two minutes away excellent food and friendly, dog's allowed. Dog walking a short distance through the church grounds onto a few fields which can take you back into the centre of the village.
Shops 5 and 10 minutes drive away.

The site itself is excellent very clean loved it.
Lot's to do and places to go just a short drive away.
I'd definitely go again
Trev Weaver
Trev Weaver209 days ago
£10 for flat lime and soda with cheap, instant melting ice on a boiling day.
Lady abusing us as we walk away for daring to give some positive criticism about overpriced poor drinks.
The pub down the road, Stanhope arms is way, way better, and pleasant staff.
Mary Philp
Mary Philp240 days ago
Arrived here slightly earlier than 12pm was fine, had our own grass, picnic bench and umbrella, and place to park motorhome, food was really good, lovely and clean. 24 hour toilets, would recommend.
Jacksy331 days ago
Called in for an evening drink when passing through the village as the outside is lovely and welcoming however once inside we were made to feel like intruders going into someone's sitting room.
There were more dogs than at Crufts which is all very well if you like dogs but we didn't particularly want to compete for seats with them.
Not a friendly place to go.
Moved on to the other village pub which was completely different in atmosphere...like chalk and cheese.
Lynn Curzon-Hepworth
Lynn Curzon-Hepworth331 days ago
The most unwelcoming pub I have ever been to. The landlady never smiled once. We were a family having a drink after a day of distributing our parent's ashes. She didn't know that but it was an important end to our busy day. My sister and her husband stayed in the garden in their motorhome so we all went back. It was an hour and fifteen minutes from my home. The website said you had to order food the day before and that they served 'posh coffee'. I went to the bar and asked for coffee (I was driving). The response was an inconvenience as she was busy at the bar. I didn't mind waiting but I did indeed wait. It came from somewhere else and was just left at the end of the bar. She shouted "coffee". No offer to bring it over even though it's a small pub. The coffee tasted mediocre and not even comparable with a cheap brand. Perhaps the machine needed cleaning or it was instant?
I really wouldn't bother as we felt most unwelcome. I think if you're local you are fine, but I certainly didn't and wouldn't return. It's a shame because with all the reviews I've read, there are only rude and negative replies to the not-so-good reviews. Instead of being defensive, perhaps some thought-provoking changes in attitude would be energy and time well spent on improving the customer experience.
Ian Joberns Driving Instructor
Ian Joberns Driving Instructor2 years ago
A perfect village country pub...

We stayed at the Chequers Inn on one of their five camper van and caravan pitches. Site facilities are good with gravel areas, bark parking areas and an area of grass with picnic table for each pitch. Each has electric hook-up, plus there is drinking water and waste water/chemical disposal. Toilets are at the rear of the pub and remain open all night. There are no showers, but we knew this in advance so knew what to expect (book via the Pitch-up website).

What makes the stay so wonderful is the pub, the local villagers and the welcome given by everyone. Food and drink is first-class (pre-order evening meals before arrival) and a cosy evening is guaranteed. If you get the chance to see and meet Ken, even better!

Highly recommended and we are sure to stay again!
Moira Knight
Moira Knight2 years ago
Stayed on the caravan site (Irondale) owned by the pub, which was very good. Ian and Sue made us feel very welcome. The Chequers is a village pub, but everybody is friendly. Good beer, didnt have food but it looked and smelt amazing. Will certainly use the caravan site and pub again.
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