The Chequers at Burcot

British, Gastropub·
££££
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Originally an inn for farm labourers, servants, and river workers, this 400-year-old-pub is a draw for locals and visitors alike, both for its rich history and top-notch food and drink. Situated in the Thames-side hamlet of Burcot, just a short distance from the pretty village of Dorchester and its famous abbey, the pub offers a charming blend of old and new. Original beams and an ancient open fireplace (complete with a fire that burns all year round) keep the spirit of the inn alive, while the contemporary decor makes it a comfortable space in which to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends.

From sharing boards to classic mains, the menu is full of the kind of comfort food that goes hand in hand with rustic pub surroundings. Starters include Scotch egg, prawn cocktail and chicken liver paté, while sharing boards can be put together from items including giant queen olives, rosemary focaccia, Black Bomber cheese and calamari. Mains are generally meaty, including favourites such as fish and chips, made from Torbay haddock cooked in beef dripping and served with pea purée and tartar sauce, and Wiltshire pork belly served with mash, greens, crackling and apple purée, though there is a vegetarian lasagne and a number of gluten-free options as well.

The menu’s pièce de résistance, however, is the selection of British steaks sourced from farms located in Sussex, Cornwall and the Hundred of Wixamtree (an area in Bedfordshire which dates back to Anglo-Saxon times). The cattle are 100 per cent grass-fed and slowly reared, resulting in rich, succulent aged beef. There are six cuts to choose from and no fewer than 22 side dishes to complement them, from tenderstem broccoli to buttery star anise carrots, melted cheese mash with crispy Wiltshire bacon and shallots, and cauliflower cheese. Desserts are just as tempting, with crowd-pleasers such as sticky toffee pudding and crumble sitting alongside more adventurous creations including lemon and lime posset, and almond milk rice pudding with spiced prunes.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
British, Gastropub
Ambience
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

FAQs

Are there gluten-free options on the menu at The Chequers at Burcot?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at The Chequers at Burcot.

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Location

Abingdon Road, Burcot, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DP

01865 407771

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 08:00-10:00
Sun 08:00-10:00
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-23:00

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4 Reviews 
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Michele B

24 June 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great restaurant/gastro pub

Great restaurant/pub! I have been a few times (this was my 4th) and i can honestly say the food and staff are superb! Chef/Owner Steve must be proud of the food he sends out to the restaurant and of his team with him in the kitchen. You definitley won't leave hungry. Front of house/General Manager Madalina is great, her team are very good and attentive but not overly so. The drinks list, in particular the wine list (a lovely Romanian Pinot) and cocktails, is extensive and some originality. They also have accommodation, although I didn't stay there this visit I have stayed once and the rooms really are nice. I really can't fault anything about the pub to be honest. I can't wait to go back for my 5th visit. :) PS _ also 2 words - Sunday Roast!!!

Anon

28 February 2022   - Verified Diner
Delicious Sunday Lunch

 We all enjyed a delicious Sunday roast in lovely surroundings and would recommend The Chequers.  Only one irritation was that the starter was served with a distinction being made to the 'normal' and the 'GF version' which suggested that GF was not normal!   This was a shame as it was a great menu for GF diners. The main course was served in a way that did not distinguish quite so harsly with GF and non GF.    Otherwise, service and food offered good value for money and was a lovely treat.  We will be back! 

Anon

28 February 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
Delicious Sunday Lunch

 We all enjyed a delicious Sunday roast in lovely surroundings and would recommend The Chequers.  Only one irritation was that the starter was served with a distinction being made to the 'normal' and the 'GF version' which suggested that GF was not normal!  The main course was served in a way that did not distinguish quite so harsly with GF and non GF.    Otherwise, service and food offered good value for money and was a lovely treat.  We will be back! 

mikeP

31 January 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 5
TOP CLASS

We have lived within 10 miles of Burcot for over 30 years - this was a first visit to The Cheequers...... My wife and I were totally impressed. Top and calm decor, warm welcome and excellent food and drink - what more could we ask for? Ah.. Yes - staff. Sam was excellent/first class as were all the staff we encountered. What a shame you are losing Sam (to go off omn her travels) - what a lovely girl and she will be hard to replace.

 

Thanks to all for such an excellent experience.

 

Mike P

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