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More Great News!

We will be opening for drinks only from 12.00 until 9.00 from Tuesday 7th July and then for Food as well from Saturday 11th July.

The opening hours for food from 11th July onwards will be 12.00 to 2.30 for lunch and 6.30 to 8.30 in the evening. Food will only be served at lunchtimes on Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays. Drink service will also be extended until 9.45 (Sunday 7.30).
Our menu will be available to view on the website from Friday afternoon 3rd July and will be subject to review over the next few weeks.

Some items in this announcement might seem very regulated, but I think we have no other option in the current climate so that as many people as possible can visit the Chequers and have an enjoyable and relaxing time.
We are asking all guests to book in advance for drinks and food as we will have to keep records of all visits to the pub in the event that we need to ‘track and trace’.

We will take booking enquiries from Friday 3rd July.
For the next few days can I ask all our guests to submit booking requests by e mail and then by phone from 11th onwards. We will need to ask you your contact number and/or e mail address and whether you or any of your party have had Covid-19 or have been in touch with anyone who has had Covid-19. We will also need to know if you’re wanting to bring a dog with you so that we can properly allocate tables in our specific dog friendly areas. We also ask that your dogs are kept under tight control and kept on leads if necessary.

Unfortunately going forwards we will not be able to accommodate pushchairs, buggies and prams.
The garden will only be available to book on the day to allow for the weather conditions, and if weather conditions change we cannot guarantee that you will be able to move inside.

There will be a queuing system outside of the pub and you will be shown to your seating area by a member of staff after you’ve been called through. There will be hand sanitising stations at numerous points throughout the pub, including outside the front door.
Our tables will be significantly spread apart, there will be social distancing measures throughout the pub and there will be control of people passing each other in our main corridor. We ask that all our guests abide by all notices around the pub.
We will not be using PPE in the pub, but will be controlling our business by the use of notices, appropriate behaviours, social distancing and hand sanitising stations.

We ask all our guests to abide by our systems and take this information into account when deciding if you want to book with us.
We ask all our guests to arrive at the correct time of their booking to avoid excessive queues.
Your safety & our team’s safety is an absolute priority, but we also want to welcome all our guests back and ensure you of a fantastic time at the Chequers.

Looking forward to seeing you all back and catching up with you!
Dominic & The Team


The Chequers is located in the charming village of Goldhanger on the River Blackwater in Essex.
This 14th century inn retains many of its original features in its several rooms whilst combining modern and traditional food with the kind of friendly and attentive service one expects.
The Chequers is an award winning inn serving several real ales and wines by the glass as well as a range of drinks one would expect. With real fires in the cold and a sunny patio when warmer it is the perfect place to relax or socialise which ever suits.
The Chequers is the ideal setting off point for a number of walks along the Blackwater Estuary and surrounding area. It is also popular with bird watchers who enjoy the tranquility and beautiful surroundings of the Blackwater to follow their passion. All are made welcome here at The Chequers to quench their thirst and have a bite to eat.
Next door to the pub is St Peter's Church.
The north side of the church is Norman, 11th century, and the south side is 14th century when the aisle was added.
There is evidence of much re-used Roman brick. The tower was added in the 15th century.

Dominic and his staff welcome one and all to The Chequers for a meal, a drink,a coffee or just to say hello in this most traditional of pubs.

The Square, Goldhanger,

Maldon, Essex. CM9 8AS
T: 01621 788203