The Chequers Tree
Up down pub ranking
|Beer: ||Ooh goody, four beer pumps..... but wait, two with their heads facing the wall. Drat, only two on. It got worse as, being a Greene King boozer, one of these was their watered down version of IPA. The other ale was Old Speckled Hen which was named somewhat strangely after a car but can often taste more like the chicken which it suggests the name comes from.|
|Not beer: ||Usual story of cheap pump softies being foisted on the general public at prices which bear little resemblance to the cost of manufacture. L & S at £2.40 a pint (Boo), Cola & lemonade at £3.30 (Boo). Only redeeming factor was Aud's choccy which came in at £2.45 and was replete with floating sweet bits even if it did look a bit like a pavement pizza.|
|Food ||An eclectic mix of chips, small sausages and sausage rolls all served on rather strange paper tray like things. All in all though, a rather nice mixture to get ones laughing gear around with plenty of condiments and no need to wipe ones chops on ones sleeve as paper napkins where supplied.|
|Hashmosphere ||Plenty of room in this sprawling boozer which was a plus but also a minus as it meant that the Hash were spread over a wider area than the GM likes when passing on his pearls of wisdom. A somewhat compact car park resulted in nearby roads being utilised, this without apparent problem|
A part of Greene Kings ever expanding empire, the Chequers Tree is a fairly old pub which has been "modernised" somewhat at the expense of character. Large open plan interior loaded with the usual pub clutter and a wrap around bar sets the scene for those wanting an average pint in average surroundings. Noted for food, the comments of punters range between " lovely Sunday roast" and "Appalling, stale bread, raw prawns and bad mannered owner/manager". Perhaps only go in to eat on a Sunday?