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.
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.