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  • St Albans Road, Redbourn, St Albans, AL3 7AD
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  • 01582 792359
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  • Open 11:00 - 23:00

AS OF THE 20TH MARCH WE ARE CLOSED

It is with great sadness we have called last orders in all our pubs for the time being to support the fight against COVID-19. But don’t worry, we are busy working on opening our doors again with the safety of our teams and customers as our number one priority. While we continue to follow government guidelines, we’re getting excited for the day we can meet again and raise a glass in the pub.

Until then, stay safe, and don’t forget us!

The Chequers Inn

 

OUR VIRTUAL PUB IS OPEN!

While our pubs are closed, we’ve decided to open a virtual pub, The Lock Inn. We know many of our customers are feeling cut-off from their friends and for some a visit to the pub is the only social contact they will have in a day. The Lock Inn aims to help tackle loneliness and isolation by offering activities and entertainment to encourage interaction. We’re starting with a WEEKLY INTERACTIVE QUIZ on Wednesdays at 6pm and ROCK AND ROLL BINGO every Friday at the same time, with more events and community support activities planned over the coming weeks.

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Veggie & Vegan

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Pies

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We are closed

As of the 20 March we are closed. It is with great sadness we are calling last orders in all our pubs for the time being, given the escalation of the coronavirus crisis.

Welcome to the

Chequers Inn

 

This beautiful 17th century Grade II Listed thatched country pub, is perched on the hedgerow-lined St Albans Road, alongside Chequers Lane, and surrounded by the green and pleasant fields and woodland of Hertfordshire. Behind it, the old River Ver trickles tranquilly through the picturesque countryside and lush wetlands of the Ver Valley. Walkers can follow the Ver Valley Walk all the way to the Colne, near Watford. With its rustic oak beams and cosy wood burners, it's ideal for fireside dining, while the large, leafy beer garden outside is an idyllic place to gather friends and family on lazy summer days. Visitors can get a real flavour of the past, especially when sampling the traditional pub food, delicious seasonal meals and Sunday roasts, served with a glass of fine wine or a perfectly pulled smooth cask ale. Though it’s difficult to date The Chequers Inn precisely, English Heritage notes its “timber frame with painted brick” as 16th century. The earliest recorded reference, however, is on a map from 1760. Back then the pub was part of Fish Street Farm, which belonged to the estate of James Grimston, 2nd Viscount Grimston, MP for St.Albans. The Chequers Inn started life as a coaching station. It stands on the A5183, formerly the ancient Roman road, Watling Street. Between 1780 and 1830, the ‘Golden Age of Stage-Coaching’, Redbourn became known as the ‘Street of Inns’ with at least 25 pubs and inns lining the main road. Located just short of the River Ver, The Chequers Inn was a frequent stop-off for Royal Mail coaches en route to London or York. By 1838, the introduction of a railway line between London, St. Albans and Birmingham signalled the demise of stage-coaching. Nevertheless, the inn continued to thrive and was eventually taken over by Frances Carter Searancke, the famous brewer of Hatfield.

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