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Earliest 2013

(Name from)

Chequers on the Green

Open 2019+

Ashford Road

High Halden

01233 850503

Chequers on the Green 2013

Above photo 2013.

Chequers on the Green 2014

Above photo 2014, taken by Eric Hartland.

Chequers on the Green sign 2013

Above sign 2013.

With thanks from Roger Pester


Formerly the "Chequers" the pub was closed for a short while during 2013 and has reopened in May of that year as the "Chequers on the Green." The pub was sold to Shepherd Neame in 2016.


I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

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From the By Rachael Woods, 16 April 2019.

Andrew and Diane Ward take over Chequers pub on the Green in High Halden.

A couple have left Spain to pull the pints at a traditional English pub.

Andrew and Diane Ward can now be found behind the bar at the Chequers on the Green in High Halden after returning to England for the benefit of their children Alice, 13, and 10-year-old Harry.

The couple previously ran Wards Hotel in Folkestone.

Chequers on the Green 2019

The Chequers on the Green.

Diane said: "We have been in Spain for the last 18 years, and still own a restaurant outside Malaga, but we decided it was time to move back so our children could experience English life.

"Andrew is originally from Hythe and I'm from Upchurch, so we wanted to return to Kent, and we started looking for possible pubs.

"The Chequers on the Green appealed to us instantly as it is such a beautiful building with lots of land around it, in an amazing village location."

Andrew has 40 years' experience as a chef and grew up in the pub trade as his parents ran the "Tiger Inn," Stowting.

The Chequers on the Green offers a new menu featuring steaks, seafood, vegetarian dishes and classic Sunday roasts.

Meals are served from midday until late Monday to Sunday, with children catered for.

The Grade II-listed oak-beamed pub has large areas of outside space, which the couple are hoping to make use of.

Andrew and Diane Ward 2019

Landlords Andrew and Diane Ward.

Diane said: "One of our goals is to utilise the pub’s amazing outside space to build the functions side of the business.

"We have a separate area off the bar which can seat up to 30 people and is very popular with private groups, but we are looking at the possibility of holding weddings and other large functions in the garden."

She added: “We are very dog friendly as we have two rescue setters so dogs are welcome in the bar area.

"High Halden is a beautiful village, surrounded by countryside which is explored by lots of walkers, so we want them to be able to stop off at the pub."

The pair took over the site at the end of last year.

"It is very important to us that the pub is seen as part of the community, and we will be working hard to ensure that everyone feels welcome here."




BENSLEY Alex May/2013+

WARD Andrew & Diane Dec/2018+


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