The Chequers Tavern


The Chequers Tavern is a cosy traditional English pub with fruit machines and satellite TV. They serve a range of traditional English pub food.

Venue Details & Map

The Chequers Tavern

16 Duke Street
St. James's
+44 (0)20 7930 4007
Public transport:
Green Park, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Chequers Tavern

4.0 out of 5 1 December 2015
by Roger G.

Classic English pub, but smaller. Lovely service. Nice selection. The real gem is being able to take your pint to the courtyard out back. Lovely open air space.more

4.0 out of 5 19 October 2014
by Tosha B.

This place is on a a pretty quiet block and we stumbled upon it while exploring the city and needed a place to take a break and get a local drink. The pub is pretty small. When you walk in there are a few tables and a bar. The restroom is downstairs and you have to go down a spiral staircase to get there. I could definitely see how one might struggle with those steps if they spent a lot of...more

3.0 out of 5 17 September 2014
by Laura Kate S.

Tiny inside, but with a huge paved space behind the pub for taking drinks and conversation. The staff are a bit less-than-charming, however. Chequers is neat in that it's an old place and still has the look and feel of a rather traditional pub. The ceilings downstairs are at all angles and the surfaces in the main pub area are a bit sticky. Nothing terribly great, and nothing terribly bad....more

3.0 out of 5 2 August 2012
by Andrew M.

Very nice location, but google maps will mislead you. It's better accessed from Duke Street St James, NOT St James Street (taking St James street you have to use a long and rather hard to find back alley)

The bartenders are nice, it's extremely unpretentious with a surprisingly mixed crowd for the 'hood it is in.

There's a bit of outdoor space, an alley really, outside the back that, while...more

4.0 out of 5 10 January 2012
by Erika G.

This place is a simple pub in a very posh area. Just off Jermyn St., near Picadilly Circus - the epicenter of men's clothing - where I somehow found myself while wandering around alone. Perfect place for a chick to hang out and have a pint of cider alone and dish with the two utterly charming bartenders. Quiet, unpretentious, and chill.more

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