the chequers at Eversley Cross
the peach family
The Chequers became a Peach pub in June 2013. Peach is an independent group of gastropubs with over a decade of experience. Our aim is to make our pubs great places, full of character, great individual places to eat, drink & sleep; a place for local people, businesses, families & tourists to meet and call their own. Every pub is unique, individually designed to suit the town or village, and respecting each pub’s history.
Peach is not a chain, it’s a group of like-minded enthusiasts. If you like one of our places, you’re almost bound to like the others. Click here to find them!
We will never be the biggest pub company; we’re out for perfection on a small scale, fuelled by passion for good food and drink and a keen interest in protecting the environment.
Our gastro pub in Hampshire is open every day from 9.30am for breakfast, with lunch served from noon & hot food available all day. We take huge pride in serving the best ingredients we can find, from ethical producers, freshly prepared by our chefs. Whether you pop in for a pint, a business lunch or a special dinner, we promise you a friendly welcome. All day long.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Simon & the team
Simon Turner, General Manager
Say hello to Simon, our new manager, who joins us from our sister pub The Swan at Salford. Simon’s always had a head for business. He came away from Reading Uni clutching a degree in French and Business Management and had a spell teaching in Belgium and France before forging a rather successful career in strategic marketing and finance back here. He soon realised that food was his calling though. Having watched his parents run a fabulous deli in Reigate, he always just came back to it. So it was at 25 he opened his own place, the Elm Hill Brasserie in Norwich, and spent eight happy years being an award-winning chef and host. His delicious French dishes made with great Norfolk produce flew out the kitchen. When it was time for a change, Simon took on another fine kitchen at The Crown in Southwold, the jewel of Adnams’ crown, before turning around another, The Ship at Levington, making it a perfect little place on the banks of the River Orwell. A brilliant all-rounder, Simon’s aim in life is simply to make you go away feeling happier than when you arrived. Which no doubt is just what he’ll do here.
Nic Baba, Head Chef
Nic grew up in Cluj, a Romanian city big in art and bohemian cafés in the heart of Transylvania. His first calling was finance, where he excelled at college, but Nic’s heart was never quite in it so he headed off to the UK to perfect his English instead. Getting a job waiting ontables in Luis, a lovely little Italian restaurant in Kettering, he was soon lured into the kitchen, and loved it. Nic’s proud to say he started at the bottom and simply worked his way up. After getting his whites at Tresham College, he did the first of two stints at the Snooty Fox, a glorious pub tucked inside an ancient manor house in the tranquil village of Lowick. So good was his food it got him to the finals of the Northants Chef of the Year. He then returned to cooking classic Italian cuisine at Nonno Pino in Burton Latimer, before going off in search of the Snooty Fox once more. After a short spell at our brilliant sister pub, Brookmans in leafy Hertfordshire, Nic made it to equally lovely Eversley as number two in the kitchen before becoming number one. Expect good things.
The Peach Foundation
The Peach Foundation is a grant giving organisation, we work with Local Heroes promoting and supporting projects that make a real difference to the communities we live and work in. Each menu includes a chosen dish which supports the Peach Foundation, for each dish sold, 25p will be donated. This raises approximately £1000 per year. Our focus is to support local individuals who are passionately promoting and living our values in one or more of these areas:
Food Provenance – happy animals/tasty fruit and vegetables
Healthy Eating – promoting better health in the community
Sports Education – promoting and/or providing local sports facilitates for all
Planetary Hero – saving our planet one small step at a time
To find out more, click here.