Nestling in the leafy hamlet of Rowhook, near Horsham, the Chequers Inn is a beautiful Sussex building dating back to the 15th century. In 1714 it was registered as a 'tenement, smith's shop, gardens and orchards'. During the 19th century, the building doubled as a pub and a baker's shop. The Chequers' quirky history continued into the 20th century when a village hall was built onto the side of the pub.
By the turn of the millennium, the building had begun to fall into disrepair. It was at this point that chef Tim Neal bought the Chequers, seeing its potential to become a top foodie destination in the heart of Sussex.
These days the Chequers Inn is far more than a village local. The pub is just as likely to attract A-listers from London as regulars enjoying a pint and a chat at the bar. We're delighted to feature in the AA, Michelin and Master Chefs of Great Britain guides.