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Welcome to the Chequers

A 'hidden gem’ on the edge of the historic salt marshes, this picturesque 16th Century pub and restaurant offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Steeped in history, and with strong nautical links (keep an eye out for some famous sailors!). ‘The Chequers’ is the ideal base for a circular walk along the sea wall, with a warm stove awaiting in winter, and a walled garden in summer. The blackboard a la carte menu changes with the seasons with a range of interesting bar snacks, barbeques, and often live music on the front patio at weekends during the summer. Real ales are a speciality along with a well chosen wine list.


Documented deeds for the Chequers Inn site go back to 1695, concerning a transaction between Eleanor Pierce and John Gyer for a 999-year lease. The chequered sign, originally hanging from the roofs eaves represents probably the oldest in the world; a chequered sign was discovered during the excavations of the ruins at Pompeii. In early times it denoted houses where money transactions were carried out - and the local sign is likely to derive from the fact that the Salt Exchequer Offices for the local salterns had their headquarters at Lower Woodside Green.


This wonderful, and lively town has so much to offer visitors and local’s alike. Steeped in history, with tales of smugglers, with its strong nautical links, picturesque harbour, and marinas, there is something for everyone. People travel from far and wide to see Lymington’s famous Saturday market. Lymington is also the gateway to the Isle Of Wight with regular daily ferries connecting Lymington to Yarmouth. The wonderful New Forest National Park is also easily accessible and provides visitors the opportunity to explore outstanding scenery either on foot, by bike, or by car.


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Making a reservation is not essential but advisable! We will always bend over backwards, and make every effort to welcome and accommodate all of our valued customers. We do however get very busy, so if you can make a quick call to us in advance, it may avoid disappointment!

Telephone: 01590 673415