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The Chequers, Farningham - pub details

Address: High St, Farningham, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0DT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24836) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Eynsford (1.6 miles), Farningham Road (1.6 miles), Swanley (2.5 miles)

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Went to the Chequers between Christmas and New Year. Excellent choice of beer as usual. A great pub. I took my Mum. My Mum is not a great fan of pubs but loved the Chequers. Keep up the good work
Boyne - 23 Jan 2015 14:52
The landlady is from the Ukraine so she not happy with the ruskies at the moment.Understandable.
Gump - 27 Oct 2014 10:25
Very nice pub in a lovely semi rural location. The decor was interesting: there are two large paintings painted directly onto the walls - one of them a great painting of the street outside the pub! Unless I'm mistaken the barmaid seemed Spanish speaking. Pint of Pride was well kept.
MJEllis77 - 11 Oct 2013 14:57
Something of a corker here, which for whatever reason I hadn't visited since about 2006, but managed to drop into on Sunday. Not much had changed - which was to the good - and the place was literally crammed with customers. This was partially down to the recently-returned hot weather I'm sure, but then the Chequers is essentially an indoor venue, so this could be the way one finds it every Sunday afternoon. If so, it is doing very nicely for itself. It did come with a glowing recommendation from some local people I'd got chatting to at the nearby Bull at Horton Kirby.

A charming cottagey street-corner exterior leads you in to a traditionally-decked out and comfortable bar area, which is graced by - amongst other largely irrelevant things - a series of about 7(?) handpumps which I think were all occupied on my visit. Took a pint of Crouch Vale Golden Duck, which was new to me but tasted superb on a hot July afternoon. Various other worthy ales offered - go for yourself to discover more. Service was speedy enough given the sheer number of punters braying for beer, though I am bound to say a little off-hand. Smiles had deserted the young girl who served me sadly. Also, if I'm to nitpick further (others do so why not I?!) the measure was well-short, and the chances of getting the barmaid's attention again for a top-up were somewhere between 'fat' and 'no'. All that being said though, none of it would preclude me from going back ASAP for another sup on their splendid beers, and to mingle with the seemingly friendly and jolly bunch who presumably are lucky enough to fetch up here more than once in 6 years.

If in the delightful village of Farningham for a decent drink, forget all other options - they're pretty by-numbers - and head for the Chequers instead. You may struggle for a seat at busy times, but if you're anything like me standing is a small price to pay for quality beer and cheer.
TWG - 23 Jul 2012 17:17
Now made this my Friday night local and for good reason. The beer and ciders are well kept and varied and I agree the Russian landlady and staff are very friendly. Keep up the good work please.
meland - 7 Mar 2011 12:45

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