Welcome to The Chequers at Burcot, a country Pub and Restaurant in Oxfordshire
A 400-year-old pub situated in the heart of Burcot, Oxfordshire, The Chequers is steeped in history and has many stories to tell, originally used as an Inn for farm labourers, servants, and river workers travelling up the Thames selling their wares. Wool workers would frequent the Inn regularly arriving from the Chilterns.
During the last century a fire broke out at the old dairy farm next door, destroying the building but luckily sparing the Inn. The thick old beams and fire place held the building together & the Inn was saved. Upon restoration workers found a hidden compartment in the upstairs part of the chimney. Inside they found a full set of horse harnesses, carefully tucked away. Why it had been secreted there is a mystery – was it the spare equipment of a local highwayman?
These days are a little less dramatic & with a big refurb completed last August, The Chequers has been given a new lease of life. With a brand-new menu & restaurant layout the Chequers has never looked better – at least that’s what the locals say! Pop in and see for yourself & as Steve would say – put the fun back into your dining