Berrick Salome, a short excursion from
Arriving on a busy Sunday (it is worth booking in advance for this establishment) there was a risk the Chequers would struggle to find a place for us. But the staff worked their magic, finding a table suitable for my partner and me, as well as our two year old daughter. We perused the menus and decided to begin with a bread basket (which comes with hummus and flavoured butter). This arrived quickly and proved a great distraction for our daughter, who took to spreading the butter on her bread and licking it off. It was a satisfying way to smart our meal, without allevaiting our need for a nourishing Sunday roast.
There are choices on the menu outside of a roast, with the mac n' chorizo particularly catching my eye, but we both sided elsewhere. A choice between beef, pork belly and chicken led to a split decision between us. I went for the roast supreme chicken, which comes with a pig in blanket and stuffing, whilst my partner went for the roast sirloin of aged Scottish beef, with a Yorkshire pudding. And they were spot on choices.
The chicken was cooked perfectly, making it a tender meat, whilst the pig in blanket and stuffing were both fabulous, delightful teasers for a certain December holiday. And the beef was delicious, neither too fatty nor overcooked. The
Outside of some exquisite roasts the menu traverses everything from pasta to pies (and who doesn't love a hearty village pie) to fish & mussels. Once we'd finished our mains we cast our eyes over the dessert menu, finding many delectable treats to choose from. I chose the treacle tart with honeycomb ice cream, whilst my partner opted for the Guinness and chocolate brownie. The tart was flavoursome, accompanied well with the ice cream, and my partner greatly appreciated the brownie, with the Guinness nicely offsetting some of the overt sweetness of chocolate. They were the best way to end an exceptional meal.
If you are looking for a journey outside of the city and are seeking somewhere to eat nestled among the scenic beauty of Oxfordshire, then Daily Info strongly recommends The Chequers Inn. The staff were great, offering us the help we needed, whilst the roast was one of the best this reviewer has had in a while.