This delightful 14th Century coaching inn is located in the picturesque Kentish village of Smarden. The Inn features original period detail as well as an extensive garden area with a large duck pond which is home to our 2 resident ducks and a host of common & mirror carp
Situated in the middle of a number of picturesque local walks, The Chequers Inn is also ideally located for visiting nearby places of interest such as Leeds Castle, Historic Canterbury and Sissinghurst Gardens.
Dover and the Channel Tunnel are just a 40 minute drive away, so a day trip to France might also take your fancy or if golf is your thing, there are a number of good quality Kentish courses in the immediate area, including Nick Faldo's Championship Club at Chart Hills which is just 5 minutes away.
We offer a friendly and comfortable atmosphere with:
* En-suite accommodation with tea/coffee making facilities
* Two restaurants with stylish menus using fresh local produce
* Wide selection of real ales, ciders, Guinness and fine wines
* Function room facilities for business or private parties
All 4 bedrooms at the Chequers are decorated using period pieces in keeping with the anmbience of the building and all rooms are en-suite with tea & coffee making facilities. We have 2 double rooms, 1 family room (sleeping 3) and a twin room available.
Our four poster bedroom has a wealth of romantic charm and is ideal for a special night away or for the more adventurous, our haunted room boasts a resident Napoleonic soldier who makes occasional appearances when the mood takes him. Apparently, upon his return from the wars in around 1812 he stayed at the Inn and was plied with drink one evening by a young lass.
When he retired to bed suitably anaesthetised, she crept into his bedroom to rob him. He awoke however, and in the ensuing struggle she stabbed him and fled but the poor man died from his wounds.
Our accommodation is very competitively priced and offers what we believe to be the best value and friendliest service for miles around, call us for more details or to make a reservation.