53 High St, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1BA
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53 High St, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1BA
The Chequers is a charming hotel located on Marlow High Street in the heart of the town centre. With live music on a Friday night, guest can enjoy the lively atmosphere in the bar.
Nine en-suite contemporary and styled rooms offer a cosy and comfortable stay to suit all budgets. There are eight rooms with kingsize beds and one room with a double bed. Two of the rooms with kingsize beds can also be split into two twin beds when needed too.
Please note: due to the location guest should be prepared for some noise from the outside world.
The Chequers is part of the following Inspirations:
"The Thames Path is unique among Britain’s National Trails because it follows a river – and a royal one at that - for almost all of its 184 miles. It begins, like the river itself in the Cotswold hills and weaves its way down through London to the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. One of the most enjoyable sections of this route is from Cookham, home of the artist Stanley Spencer to Marlow, a lovely Buckinghamshire market town where lived the poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and T. S. Eliot. Although the two men wrote here 100 years apart, they were both residents of West Street. Shelley’s wife Mary is said to have worked on her novel Frankenstein while living here too and Jerome K. Jerome wrote parts of his comic novel, Three Men in a Boat at the Two Brewers, a pub close to All Saints Church.
A five-minute walk from Two Brewers stands The Chequers, which is actually two ancient pubs put together with a passageway still running between them. Since 1897 Chequers has belonged to the Brakspear company and is now one of 32 pubs with rooms that Brakspear operates. While on its ground floor Chequers maintains traditional pub décor, the bedrooms above are much more modern. A stairwell depicting images of elephants and tigers leads up to nine rooms that feature big generous beds, industrial chic wardrobes built of scaffolding poles and reclaimed timber and bathrooms with rainforest showers.
This is a good place to rest after a long walk, especially after the delightful five-mile stroll upriver from Cookham. Ideally you should visit the village’s Stanley Spencer Gallery before setting off. Virtually all of Spencer’s pictures are set around Cookham, including the Resurrection of the Dead (in Cookham Churchyard) and Christ Preaching at Henley Regatta.
Having had some culture, walk briskly along the Thames taking in the boats and the lovely houses that line this route before eating and sleeping well at Chequers."
"The celebrated sixteenth-century Chequers Pub in Marlow on Thames recently opened nine comfortable guest bedrooms on its upper floor.
This historic site actually comprises two old inns separated by an alley that has been closed off by a heavy door. Chequers, with its spacious new dining room, is on the right of the passageway while the Churchill Tap, something much closer a traditional British alehouse, stands to the left.
Since 1897 Chequers has belonged to the Brakspear company whose history dates back to 1711. That was the year that William Henry Brakspear began brewing at 65 Bell Street in nearby Henley on Thames. In 1897, the ever-expanding company purchased The Chequers for £1900. Now it is now one of 32 pubs with rooms that Brakspear owns. While on the ground floor Chequers maintains its original layout (and the Tap maintains its original beams which are said to have come from an old Navy frigate) the bedrooms above are much more modern. A stairwell depicting images of elephants and tigers leads to nine rooms that feature big generous beds, industrial chic wardrobes built of powder-coated scaffolding poles and reclaimed timber shelves, and bathrooms with rainforest showers. If you’re fortunate enough to get Room 1 there’s a freestanding rolltop bath alongside the shower.
This is a great pub to hole up away from the Christmas shopping if you like craft ales, plenty of wines by the glass a specially selected gin menu. It’s also a fine place for lovers of steak, with quality cuts of 100-day aged grain-fed Australian beef cut to order on a butcher’s block in the main dining room.
Meanwhile outside on Marlow’s High Street Christmas shop ping goes on. This is a lively town with an independent toy shop and plenty of boutiques for clothes-shopping. Walk down one side of the street to the river Thames – the chain bridge above it is a miniature of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge that crosses the Danube in Budapest– and return up the other side and you’ll be ready for an ale or two and a cozy pub supper."
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Information on The Chequers , 53 High St , Marlow
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Types of room: 2 Deluxe Double Rooms, 3 Standard Double Rooms and 4 Superior Double Rooms.
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Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Free broadband access (wifi), Linen and towels included
|Local directions:||The nearest car park can be found on Institution Road and is a 5-minute walk to the pub. The charge for parking is £5.50 and the postcode is SL7 1BN.|
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London (34.2 miles) (1 hour, 13 mins)
Heathrow Airport (19.8 miles) (26 mins) , Gatwick Airport (56.1 miles) (1 hour, 18 mins)
Marlow Station (0.5 miles) (4 mins)
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