The Chequers, Matching Green

Twice a year with work, we are treated to a team meal out and this time it was at The Chequers at Matching Green. One of the team is a vegan and previous meals out had been somewhat disappointing for her so, as she had previously eaten at The Chequers, this was signed off and the table booked. For a Thursday, on a wet and stormy evening, the pub was packed.  It doesn't feel like a pub in all honesty,  more of a bistro or relaxed restaurant but that is no bad thing.  A real hum of people enjoying themselves and the bustle of waiting staff hit you as soon as you walked in the door. Opting for a pint of Woodforde's Wherry on arrival we sat down and tried to choose what to have. Now I love a prawn cocktail, however this is one of those dishes that more often than not, will be disappointing.  It always sounds so simple and is such a cliché that most places don't even focus on how to make it great.  It wasn't that long ago that I was actually served a prawn cocktail without ...
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