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The Chequers Inn nestles in the award-winning village of Smarden.
One of the most picturesque and atmospheric of all Kent villages.

The Spalding Family welcome you to enjoy a fine dining experience and a relaxing stay in their historic building and garden.

Every corner is full of charm; from the warm, inviting dining areas and bar to the individually designed bedrooms. The mature garden overlooks the village church and offers a peaceful setting next to a large, Lilly-topped carp pond.


Experience delicious seasonal dishes produced with creativity by Head Chef, Ollie Brown.

Previous experience includes, Sous Chef at the two Michelin starred pub, The Hand & Flowers in Marlow, where Ollie honed his culinary skills under the guidance of Tom Kerridge before moving to Richard Branson’s private Island in The British Virgin Islands to cook for both the Branson family and guests.

We welcome Ollie Brown to the team from Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

Now taking bookings. Please email to enquire.


Book your Stay

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Fine Dining

We offer our seasonal a la carte menu to groups of 6 or fewer Wednesday to Saturday.
On Sunday we offer a traditional Sunday lunch menu. 

Wednesday to Friday we serve 12:00 to 14:30 & 18:00 to 20:30.
Saturday we serve 12:00 to 15:00 & 18:00 to 21:00

Sunday, we serve 12:00 to 16:00 

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