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The Chequers at Burcot

The Chequers at Burcot, Oxfordshire
Abingdon Road
OX14 3DP

The Chequers at Burcot

The Chequers at Burcot is a 400-year-old pub situated in the heart of Burcot, Oxfordshire.

It is steeped in history and has many stories to tell, originally used as an Inn for farm labourers, servants, and river workers travelling up the Thames selling their wares. Wool workers would frequent the Inn regularly arriving from the Chilterns.

During the last century, a fire broke out at the old dairy farm next door, destroying the building but luckily sparing the Inn. The thick old beams and fireplace held the building together & the Inn was saved.

Upon restoration, workers found a hidden compartment in the upstairs part of the chimney. Inside they found a full set of horse harnesses, carefully tucked away. Why it had been secreted there is a mystery – was it the spare equipment of a local highwayman?

These days are a little less dramatic and with a big refurbishment completed in August 2019, The Chequers has been given a new lease of life.

With a brand-new menu and restaurant layout, The Chequers has never looked better – at least that’s what the locals say! Pop in and see for yourself and as Steve would say – put the fun back into your dining.


Using locally sourced ingredients, award-winning head-chef Steven Sanderson has created a menu for everyone. Have a bite of everything with the new sharing boards, ideal for when you can’t decide what to have.

For mains, the focus is mainly on British beef steaks which are 100% grass-fed and slowly reared to produce rich, succulent & delicious aged beef.

With 22 side dishes to choose from, you can complete your meal exactly how you would like it – gone are the days where the chef tells you what to have. There are also 10 other main meal dishes to tantalise your tastebuds.

If after all that food you still have room for more, take a look at the dessert menu. The house speciality is the Hot & Cold Mess, ask the team about it next time you visit.

The Sunday menu changes weekly however it always has the staple Roast Beef, Chicken, Pork & Lamb. Reserving a table is highly recommended on Sunday afternoons.


Nine boutique hotel rooms make a perfect base from which to explore this corner of Oxfordshire.

Each room is individually decorated and generously appointed with all modern amenities – a true home-from-home from which you can enjoy the delights of near-by historic Dorchester, Abingdon and Oxford.

And of course, there’s the award-winning restaurant and pub right on your doorstep, ready to help you relax and refuel after a busy day exploring.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Food is served from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Kitchen is closed from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Food is served from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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