About Us - Past to Present
Chequers Hotel opened in 1987, when Lyn and John Benn, who had previously owned and run the Black Cock Inn at Broughton bought the site. This originally consisted of a ground floor restaurant with function room and living accommodation. Chequers Hotel occupies the site of the town's first free school founded in 1622. The building you see today was built in 1872 and was known as the Green School. Closed as a school in 19.. it was run as a restaurant called the Green Goose. On purchasing the building Lyn and John set about creating the building you see today. Converting the annexe from a school hall into 15 bedrooms was the first step followed by installing a first floor in the main building creating the Poaka Beck Restaurant and bedrooms. In 2005 the Castle Suite and the Pinfold Room were created and Chequers Hotel became licensed for Civil Weddings.
Work continued on the building, when, in 2009 the living accommodation was re-designed to create 5 new contemporary bedrooms. With planning permission granted to bring the restaurant onto the ground floor and 6 new bedrooms on the first floor, the vision we had for Chequers continues today.
Our team of staff is Chequers Hotel and Poaka Beck restaurant's best asset and the friendliness and professionalism of the team is commended time and time again by our guests. Over the years we have created a good working environment and ensure that our staff feel valued and enjoy coming to work. We are proud of our history as an independent and family run hotel.
We always offer a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you soon.
- Free Broadband WI FI Access -The main Hotel building and all bedrooms have free broadband WI FI access.
- Pinfold Suite complete with Church Pews and Vaulted Ceiling for Civil Ceremonies
- Air Conditioned Castle Suite up to 170 Covers ideal for Dinner Presentations & Wedding Receptions
- Executive Bedrooms Which include: Mini Bar, Power Showers, Free WI FI Access & SKY TV
- Large Plasma Screen in Bar Lounge
- Car Parking for around 40 Cars
- Civil Wedding Ceremony License
- In House Wedding Event Co Ordinator
- Room Service
- Free Projector, Projector Screen & Laptop with conference hire
- House DJ and Disco Lighting
- Garden Area for Wedding Photos
- Bridal Suite with Jacuzzi & Four Poster Bed
- Laundry Service