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

Six months on and looking forward to Christmas!

September marks the end of our first 6 months at the Chequered Skipper. It’s been an exciting roller coaster of a journey but in that relatively short period of time, we’ve introduced an A La Carte Menu, a new Wine List and experienced the thrill of catering for our...

A New Offer for Thursdays

We’re delighted to relaunch the popular Thursday Steak Night with a new offer of a free bottle of our house wine with any table of two steaks or more. We’ve had feedback from some of our visitors that our steak is the among best in the area and having sampled it for...

New Era for the Chequered Skipper

Phil and Kay Hague discovered Ashton in February 2017 following an unproductive house-hunting trip to Rutland. The plan was to relocate from Essex to an area that Kay had enjoyed living as a child, closer to Phil’s family in Nottingham. So it was somewhat out of...

Pub Restaurant nr Oundle
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Ashton, nr Oundle
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