Welcome to The Chequers
You will find The Chequers in Oxford within a short stroll of Queen Street, St Aldates and Cornmarket Street - however you won't find another like it.
Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.
A fascinating past
Much of the interior of our pub dates from the 1500s when an old tenement belonging to a moneylender was rebuilt as a tavern. The chequerboard was the symbol of the money-changer, having its origins in the checked cloth used by the Romans in their calculations ? hence Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our pub once exhibited strange animals discovered by 17th Century explorers and technological marvels of the age.
One of a kind
The Chequers is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
Famous for being a showcase for 17th-century high-tech gadgets
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- Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:30
- Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30