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Chequers, Orton Wistow - pub details

Address: 62/63 Napier Place, Orton Wistow, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6XN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10946) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Peterborough (3.3 miles)

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user reviews of Chequers, Orton Wistow

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I used to love this pub, they had a fabulous range of guest beers . The very last pub where I managed to find a pint of Owd Roger !
this pub is now closed and is a Tesco Express shop.
oldbob - 11 Feb 2013 02:42
I've used this pub fairly regularly since 2002. At that time it was well run with a good solid customer base which seemed to maintain through various landlord changes. There was always a good atmosphere - led by affable staff and management, and around 2006/7 it offered a really good food menu at very reasonable prices. I wasn't able to go there for about a year until last week (July 2011) - and oh dear - what a dreadful experience!
The furnishings and decor haven't been replaced or renovated in years and are in a sad state of disrepair. But the saddest aspect is that the once welcoming atmosphere is now a rough and hostile one to visitors - an attitude clearly championed by the current landlord, a distinctly unfriendly and abusive chap who acted as if he was doing me a huge favour by serving me and taking my money.
My sincere advice to pub-goers in the Peterborough area is to avoid this pub completely until the inevitable change of landlord takes place. You'll be able to clearly see when it has happened - my guess is the 'Pub Available For Lease' signs will be on display there before too long.......
Save_our_pubs - 11 Jul 2011 13:58
This is a rather uninspiring pub, typical of the type of thing that was built on 70’s housing estates. In this case though, it’s not on a housing estate, but in the middle of a business park. I would imagine virtually all of it’s trade is from the nearby offices. It was certainly very quiet when e visited on a Saturday lunchtime.

Inside is equally uninspiring, with a typical layout from the period, a plasma TV showing some football, and a set of speakers set up ready for karaoke or something similar. The sign outside proudly proclaimed “Quality food served all day” which I feel may be slightly misleading. It probably is served all day, but I’m not sure about the other bit. It’s pub grub at it’s most basic – several sandwiches, jacket potatoes, all day breakfast, chilli, etc. I opted for the prawn sandwiches which came with packet sliced bread, a few prawns in a rather runny sauce, a very small handful of salad and a couple of crisps! It was cheap though, less than my pint I think, and I didn’t really have high expectations.

Beer choices were just Bombadier and Woodforde’s Wherry. The only cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.

Blackthorn - 23 May 2010 23:04
Avoid. Terrible pub - open plan, wide screen TV, smokey and full of the local low lifes. Shame really, as the area is crying out for a decent pub. No redeeming features really.
old_wodger - 11 Mar 2007 18:48
Nice Modern pub, handy for the Business lunches from the near by Enterprise park during the day, Evenings can be a bit quiet. But Hey if you want a decent pint give it a try. The chinese and chippy are just on the corner as well
Amarok - 3 Mar 2006 22:49

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