Checkers' chef Stéphane Borie handed back his Michelin star in 2018, opting to focus on private clients. His wife Sarah Francis and her co-owner sister Kathryn have since turned it into a more casual breakfast and lunch spot, Checkers Pantry.
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After eighteen years, the Shropshire and Mid-Wales region has lost its last star – or handed it back, after Checkers chef Stéphane Borie opted to focus on private clients. Under the aegis of his wife Sarah Francis and her co-owner sister Kathryn, a more casual breakfast and lunch spot, Checkers Pantry, was due to open in November 2018; it was too early for a rating as we went to press.
“Traditional and classic French cuisine with wonderful twists and flavour marriages” justify the pilgrimage to the Welsh outback for the many loyal fans of Stéphane Borie & Sarah Francis’s 17th-century inn on the town square – a “peaceful and private” escape with five rooms.
“You don’t expect to find such sophisticated and refined food in the wilds of Wales”, but prepare to be wowed at Stéphane Borie & Sarah Francis’s “beautiful” inn. “They have stopped doing à la carte and now only offer a tasting menu” – the latter is “truly outstanding”.
|Wine per bottle||£19.00|
Broad St, Powys, Montgomery, SY15 6PN
|Tuesday||9 am‑4 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am‑4 pm|
|Thursday||9 am‑4 pm|
|Friday||9 am‑4 pm|
|Saturday||9 am‑4 pm|