the chequers at Eversley Cross

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!

Our gastro pub in Hampshire is open every day from 9.30am for breakfast, with lunch served from noon and 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!

Tom & the team

 

 

 


Tom Mead, General Manager

Hertfordshire bred, and dedicated Arsenal fan, Tom first got into catering due to his haircut! He’d been out to lunch with his mum, who encouraged him to apply for a job as both he and the waiter shared on-trend spikes, so she thought he’d be a good fit. 

He quickly fell in love with the industry, and ditched any dreams of becoming a professional footballer, in place of running busy pubs and bars. It was at Brunning and Price that his paths crossed with Ian, now one of our Poddies, who made a note to remember him as an up and coming super star, and we’re pretty glad he did. 

Ever the charmer, Tom managed to convince one of the best managers at work into becoming his wife and they now share a young son with an equalled passion for food. On his days off, apart from marathon Lego building sessions, Tom will often be found in the kitchen cooking the classics or swerving off-piste to create something a little different for his family to enjoy. 

With a wealth of experience and an unashamed foodie, Tom has hospitality in his veins and he’s excited to be running the beautiful Chequers. 

Pop in for a chat about the footie, the best places to eat and drink in Cornwall (another great love of his), or if nothing else, to see that beaming smile that will make the day feel just that little bit better. 


Ian Slater, POD Director

Ian’s first footsteps into the world of hospitality were in Bristol, when he decided that he was better suited to working in pubs than studying environmental science at university. Cocktails, DJ’s and late nights in Revolution Vodka Bar were a social paradise where no two nights were ever the same.  Ian thrived on the buzz of being behind the bar and before long he was running the place and others like it in Bristol and Newport as the fledgling group expanded. Great experience for his next move to the Slug & Lettuce in the beautiful city of Bath, where he learned about putting things onto the plate as well as in the glass.  Henry J Beans was his next home, and Ian felt right at home at the American bar and grill, serving up good times in Bristol and London for over six years. When the time came for a change, Ian took the train to sunny Surrey and settled at The Black Swan in Ockham, a gorgeous country watering-hole in the Capital Pub Co stable. It was their first country pub venture and Ian made it a big success.  His love of the country life led onto bigger and better things and Ian stepped up to be Brunning & Price’s operations manager, looking after a variety of lovely pubs across Surrey, Sussex and Kent. This little empire of pubs flourished under his tenure. As no doubt will ours, now he’s got his hands on them.


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.