Country Pub, Restaurant & Events Venue near Oundle, Peterborough


The Chequered Skipper in Ashton is a picturesque thatched country pub near Oundle, Northamptonshire that mixes tradition with a light modern touch. The family run pub and restaurant provides a warm, friendly atmosphere for visitors and locals alike looking for a dining experience, a function venue or simply to enjoy a relaxing drink.


At the heart of the Chequered Skipper is the acclaimed restaurant that serves to a choice of dining areas inside and out, offering views across the village green. Our Head Chef has created a menu of a distinction and variety, most offering dishes using local fresh ingredients to provide our guests with a memorable culinary experience, full of flavour.


Whether 9 or 90 guests or more, we promise a unique experience for your event catered for in our Restaurant or our dedicated function room and bar; The Green Room. For larger occasions we can offer exclusive use of the entire venue. From an intimate gathering, traditional afternoon tea, to an evening spent celebrating a special occasion, our team will help you create an event to remember.


Set upon the village green in the picture postcard thatched village, The Chequered Skipper is a wedding venue that offers an amazing setting for your very special day. Over 100 couples have enjoyed their wedding reception with us at our rustic venue which seats up to 70 for a wedding breakfast, and can accommodate many more evening guests.

News & Events

Do you miss Monday dining? If so, we have good news for you!

Read on for news on Monday dining a few other changes based on your feedback. As we approach our 1st anniversary at the Chequered Skipper, Phil and Kay would like to thank our customers, new and old, for your continued support.  We’ve been grateful for the...

Will you be our Valentine?

Following on from the success of our New Years Eve Party, we would like to extend an invite to our Valentines Dinner with live entertainment from the fabulous Guido. Select 2 or 3 courses from our sumptuous menu, enjoy the romantic ambience of our dining area and...

Seasonal Opening Times

We’d love to see you in Ashton over the Christmas period. Whether you are in need of a bit of exercise with country walk and a reward en route, or just need a change of scene, the Chequered Skipper is open every day with the exception of the 27th. Our full...

Pub Restaurant nr Oundle
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Ashton, nr Oundle
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