The Checkers is a 14th-century coaching inn located in the picturesque Kent village of Smarden. Bedrooms feature exposed wooden beams and the candlelit restaurant serves fine British cuisine.

The spacious rooms at The Checkers Inn include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Rooms also have writing desks and deep armchairs.

The cozy bar has a real fireplace and a menu that changes with the seasons. Roast dinners are served on Sundays, and there is an outside eating area, which leads to the large garden and duck pond.

Countryside walking routes surround the inn. The Weald of Kent Golf Course is a 10-minute drive from the Checkers.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

The Chequers Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 11, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Sutton Valence Castle
    5.8 miles
  • Leeds Castle
    7.3 miles
  • Maidstone Services M20
    8.7 miles
  • Bearsted Golf Club
    10.1 miles
  • Mote Park
    10.3 miles
  • Maidstone Magistrates Court
    11 miles
  • Maidstone Borough Council
    11 miles
  • Hazlitt Arts Centre
    11.2 miles
  • The Hazlitt Theatre
    11.2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Ashford Eurostar International
    8.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • London Southend Airport
    29 miles
  • London City Airport
    36.9 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    37.1 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    The Chequers Inn

Amenities of The Chequers Inn
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Activities
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

2:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Visa Debit card The Chequers Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform The Chequers Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Chequers Inn

  • Guests staying at The Chequers Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Chequers Inn by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • The Chequers Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • The Chequers Inn

  • The Chequers Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries

  • The Chequers Inn is 350 feet from the center of Smarden.

  • Room options at The Chequers Inn include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Check-in at The Chequers Inn is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at The Chequers Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.