The Chequers, Watlington, Oxfordshire

The Chequers


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White Wine


Cuvée Louis Vincent Blanc, Duboeuf

France | A dry, easy-drinking style with melon, apple and citrus notes.

£4.80 £6.80 £18.95

Mancura Etnia Sauvignon Blanc

Chile | An elegant yellow colour with vibrant greenish hues. The nose offers tantalising tropical fruit aromas and white flowers. The palate is clean, and fresh, balanced and with a very refreshing finish.

£5.00 £7.10 £19.95

Volente Pinot Grigio

Italy | Fresh pear and almond notes infuse this delicately structured, stylish Pinot Grigio. Dry yet rounded, with a refreshing finish.


Vinho Verde Anjos de Portugal, Qinta da Lixa

Portugal | A fine modern Vinho Verde with aromas of appple and grapefruit alongside herbal notes. The palate is medium-bodied and refreshing with the classic touch of spritz.


Featherdrop Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand | Lively aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit, grapefruit and crisp red capsicum. Bold flavours of lemon, lime, grapefruit and gooseberry tantalize the palate and provide a refreshing clean finish.


Sparkling Wine

Prosecco Costaross 20cl

Italy | A classic Prosecco with aromas of white peach, pear and flowers. The palate is fresh, not too dry, and clean as a whistle all the way through to the sparkling finish. With a bright, clear colour and fine persistant mousse, this Prosecco is harmonious and fruity, with a delicate flavour and a clean, crisp finish.

20cl   £7.50

Ca’ del Console Prosecco Extra Dry

A classic Prosecco with aromas of white peach, pear and flowers. The palate is fresh, not too dry, and clean as a whistle all the way through to the sparkling finish.


Rosé Wine


Poggio Alto Pinot Grigio Rosé

Italy | With a delicate pale pink colour and an elegant nose of acacia flowers, this light bodied dry rosé is delightfully refreshing.


Terres d’Azur Syrah Rose

France | With masses of summer berry fruit, this light, easy-drinking dry rosé offers a smooth texture and a long, refreshing finish.


Red Wine


Cuvée Louis Vincent Rouge, Duboeuf

France | A soft, smooth red with juicy cherry and blackberry fruit lifted by a touch of spice.

£4.80 £6.80 £18.95

Nina Merlot

Italy | A smooth, easy-drinking Merlot with plum and cherry fruit, alongside a typical Italian herbal lift.

£7.10 £19.95

First Fleet Shiraz

Australia | A vibrant Shiraz that captures the pioneering spirit of the first voyages to Australia in a modern, easy-drinking style. Mulberry and plum fruit mixes with spice on the smooth-textured palate, making this a versatile accompaniment to food.

£5.20 £7.40 £20.50

The Swooper Pinot Noir

Australia | Pinot Noir is best known for its role in the classic wines of Burgundy, but is now widely planted the world over. This example is full of ripe and juicy red berry fruit, with soft smooth tannins, giving a wine is both delicious and easy drinking.


1895 By Norton Malbec

Argentina | Sweet and spicy aromas, reminiscent of black pepper. Ripe red fruit on the palate, smooth texture and a harmonious finish.

All wines sold by the glass are also available as a 125ml measure


Please call us for takeaways and reservations

58 Love Lane, Watlington, OX49 5RA

Phone: 01491 612874






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Please enjoy these remarkable documents written by previous occupants of The Chequers.

The Chequers in the 1920s and 1930s

"An elephant's trunk found its way through the Tap Room window..."

This article describes life in the pub 100 years ago. From Mrs. Elizabeth Rutson, who lived in The Chequers in the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the pub was run by her grandparents (This article appeared in The Watlington Times, dated 26/11/75 under the section: LOCAL PUBS No. 5).

Before and through WW II

A moving description of life in The Chequers by Pete Hemmins (Senior). Whose father ran the pub until 1947.

A sketch of the floor plan from 1930 to 1947

1950s and 1960s

An email from Dennis Williams whose Grandad had the Chequers in the 1950s and 1960s.

My Pop / Grandad had the Chequers in the 50's & 60's. Everyone knew him as Trader Horne. My Grandparents moved there from the Co-Op building in town which was a store & YHA. Their Daughter Barbara married Goronwy Williams known as Ron, who was a Guard on the railways until they were shut down. He became a Postman and part-time Fireman, most people in the area knew them. I was born in Watlington Hospital in 1956 & lived in the Chequers until 1962 / 1963 after a Brother was born in 1958 & Twins in 1961. We moved with our Parents to Lewknor, but continued to help run the pub until Pop was unable to due to old age.
By email from: Dennis Robert Williams. July 2015.

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These articles have been provided by/to Andy Stokes, the Landlord from 2011-present. If you contributed or provided these articles, please let me know and I will acredit them to you if you wish.

The Chequers Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 16 July 2021


This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by The Chequers.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use the Chequers web site.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access The Chequers to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

Information We Collect Automatically

When you access or use our web site, we automatically collect information about you, including:

• Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our web site, including the hardware model, operating system and version.

• Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Our service providers may use cookies to collect information about you. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve services, improve your experience, see which areas and features are popular, and count visits. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also obtain information from third-party sources and combine that with information we collect through our web site. For example, we may collect information about you from advertising networks and data analytics providers.

Use of Information

We use the information we collect about you to:

• Provide, maintain and improve our services;

• Provide and deliver the services you request, process transactions and send you related information.

Sharing of Information

We will not share your information except in the following circumstances or as otherwise specified in this Policy:

• With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf such as companies that assist us with web hosting, customer service, and marketing and advertising;

• In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;

Social Sharing Features

If you use social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook "Like" button), which let you share actions you take on our web site with other media, and vice versa. This will enable the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies and your privacy settings of the entities that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet as well as to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the web site, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in mobile apps, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by The Chequers and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our web service, and better understand your online activity.

For example, Google and its partners use cookies to serve ads based on your visit to our website and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of this cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit:

For the European Economic Area (EEA):

For the USA: and .

Your device may also include a feature (“Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through mobile apps used for behavioral advertising purposes.


The Chequers takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Residents of the European Economic Area

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (“UK”), you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal data, as described in this section.

Legal Basis for Processing

When we process your personal data, we will only do so in the following situations:

• We need to use your personal data to perform our responsibilities under our contract with you (e.g., providing The Chequers services you have requested).

• We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. For example, we may process your personal data to communicate with you about changes to our Services, and to provide, secure, and improve our Services.

• We have your consent to process your personal data.

• We are required by law to process your personal data.

Data Subject Requests

If you are a resident of the EEA, Switzerland, or the UK, you have the right to access personal data we hold about you and to ask that your personal data be corrected, erased, or transferred. You may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. To exercise these rights, you may contact us as indicated below.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.

Questions or Complaints

If you are a resident of the EEA, Switzerland, or the UK and have a concern about our processing of personal data please contact us as indicated below. If we are not able to address your concerns, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy authority where you reside. For contact details of your local Data Protection Authority, please see:

Your Choices

Account Information

You may request to update, correct or delete information about you at any time by emailing us at Certain information may also be updated through your online account. If you wish to delete or deactivate your account, please email us at, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.


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