The Chequers

The Chequers

This pub was voted as one of the best in Walthamstow by Londonist readers.

The Chequers claims to have been trading in 1699, prominently positioned on Walthamstow High Street. Since then, it's had, ahem, a chequered history, with Kray associations and a voluntary closure through drug problems. Recalled to life in 2012 by the Antic chain and quickly sold on, it's now in the capable hands of the team behind the Shacklewell Arms and the Lock Tavern.

It's quite a spacious place, with a various sectioned-off areas and a cosier back room. There's a pretty strong beer showing, with five or six real ales, including the occasional offering from a small brewer. Wines are less bountiful, but by no means a poor show. Food's in the £9-£10 sort of ballpark (more for Sunday roasts), with a smoker oven providing porkish delights.

Also, this place should have a jukebox so that anyone old enough to get the joke can sing 'Chequers plays pop..'.

On Facebook. On Twitter as @ChequersE17

Unpromising exterior.
Unpromising exterior.
The Londonist pub crawl in full swing.
The Londonist pub crawl in full swing.

Address: 145 High Street London E17 7BX

Phone: 020 8503 6401

[email protected]


Monday: 5pm-11pm

Tuesday: 5pm-11pm

Wednesday: 5pm-11pm

Thursday: 5pm-11pm

Friday: 5pm-midnight

Saturday: noon-midnight

Sunday: noon-11pm

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