The Chequers Inn, Hanham Mills - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24356) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
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|After looking on the Chequers Inn website, which exalted this pub and its various facilities on offer, I decided to ride down for a nice pint in 'pleasant surroundings'.|
After much effort I finally arrived (at 8pm) only to find the place closed and no sign of life.....:-(
Will not be coming back......
TNCSELECT - 17 Apr 2013 22:06
|Thought that this might be a nice spot on the river to go for our wedding anniversary, shame I didn't read the reviews beforehand!|
First impressions were not particularly good as the decor was a touch shabby and not particularly homely, probably not been touched much since the 70's. We were shown to a table (actually had the pick of the restaurant) and made our selection. Whilst waiting for our meal we had a little look around at the old photos on the wall and the young waiter/barman came over and explained the pictures and gave us a bit of a local history lesson, the highlight of the evening. Back at the table my wife noticed something floating in her drink, maggots? We were offered a replacement which seemed fine but a little latter we spotted more in the replacement, we suspect that they had come from the ice as they were not immediately evident. The young lad took it away and we heard him shout more maggots (we hadn't hinted what we thought they were) followed by more shouting from other staff. Sadly no apology or explanation was given, just left for the junior waiter (18?) to deal with!!!
Anyway the starter came which was not too bad but the waiter came and took our plates just as my wife was finishing off hers, think she was rather shocked as the plate disappeared from under her fork. Then onto the mains which were somewhat disappointing with greasy frozen chips and a rather bland and dry chicken breast with cheese & mushrooms for me and a rather sad looking piece of tuna for my wife. Well meal over and bill paid (sorry no tip) it was time to go and as we walked out the place was suddenly devoid of any staff, I think they were avoiding us despite us giving little in the way of complaint. Very poor management that cannot apologize to customers and leave it to very junior staff.
Will not be going back.
MadHatter132 - 14 Jul 2011 18:18
|Visited on a mid week afternoon.|
The interior is old fashioned, dark and tatty but the views from the pub over the river are very, very nice.
We ordered food and it arrived quickly.
Mrs BB had a lasagne but I'm afraid it was poor. The top layer was tough like if you have cooked it, frozen it, microwaved it then stuck it under the grill for a minute or two. The chips were good and the salad was good too.
I had a lamb shank with mashed potato in gravy. I loved it. There was plenty of meat and the gravy was very thick and for once there was loads of it. There was, however, other bits of unidentified white meat floating around in the gravy which was alittle off-putting. Nice though.
I also visited on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
This pub is situated superbly for drinks sat outside almost within touching distance of the river in beautiful surroundings.
The interior looked a lot nicer in the sun and busy with people.
I was served quickly despite it being busy and the Blackthorn was good but was served in a plastic glass. I can understand that given the otdoor nature of this pub.
The clientele was of the bare chested/vested tattooed young man with stocky dog and girls with tans and hair extensions type. It was a bit chavvy for me but I'm lead to believe everyone under 25 looks like this and this is no reflection on this pub.
I wouldn't take me mum here for a drink but will definitely visit again. The views are wonderful.
BLACKTHORN.BRISTOL - 29 May 2010 23:42
|Service poor, waited 50 mins for food. Confusion over what was and wasn't available. Bar staff language disgusting considering children in pub. Chips reheated, scampi over cooked. Generally very poor and not to be visited again. A birthday meal thoroughly spoilt!|
anonymous - 13 Mar 2007 20:48