Chequered Skipper, Ashton, Northamptonshire (Public house) - Open
11.30-3, 6-11.00 Mon-Fri; 11.30-11 Sat
12-2, 6.30-9.30 Mon-Fri; 12-2.30,
6.30-9.30 Sat; 12-3, 6-9 Sun
Brewsters Hophead [H]
guest beers [H]
Often beers from local breweries including Red Squirrel, Blue Monkey, Rockingham and Oakham
This thatched, stone-built pub overlooks the green in the Rothschild's model village of Ashton. The original 19th century pub, called the Three Horseshoes was renamed The Chequered Skipper in the 1960's after a rare butterfly and re-arranged internally in 1997 following a fire. There is a large bar/restaurant/family open plan area, roof terrace and a function room ("The Green Room") to the rear. Up to four, mainly local, real ales are dispensed via hand pump and two beer festivals are held each year. Unusual pub sign made of nails. The World Conker Championships were held on the green for over forty years. There are regular functions and events.