Our Marquee

Birthdays, Weddings, Summer BBQs, Staff Socials or Working Lunches

Host your function in our new marquee!

If you are on the hunt for the ideal space for your special occasion The Chequers Marquee is the place for you. 

We wish to cater for everyone’s needs, and with that in mind, we have decided not to package up our offering, to give flexibility and allow your event to be tailored to you. We have put some example events in our brochure to give you a taste of the pricing, but please do contact us to discuss our full marquee details and start planning your event.

Here are a few facts and figures about our event space:


Standing – up to 250, seated – up to 120. Buffet with mixed usage – up to 180

What’s included?

Hire of the marquee including all linings (swags optional), Flooring & Lighting, Fully licenced paid bar, Car parking for up to 100 cars (overflow option available)

Compulsory hires

Toilets – style and size can be chosen from our nominated supplier. Please note: you will not be able to use the pub toilets.

Optional extras

Catering | Additional lightning | Dance floor Heating | Selection of furniture

Take a look at our marquee brochure here.

To discuss booking your function or event in our marquee, please contact Alan or Shelley on 01525 404 853 or drop us an email.

Where to find us

Some simple directions…

If using our postcode/satellite navigation to find us, here are a couple of tips…

If coming from Bedford; We are further along Ampthill Road than it may have you believe! Keep going…We are on your left.

If coming from Millbrook; Where Millbrook Road meets Ampthill Road/B530,  please turn right (Not left) We are on your left a little further up.

From Bedford

Head south on High St/A6 toward St Paul’s Square. Follow the A6 for 0.4 miles

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Ampthill Rd/A6. Continue for 1.3 miles

Turn right onto Ampthill Rd/B530. Continue for 0.4 miles

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto B530. Continue for 1.8m

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Ampthill Rd/B530

We are on left after approximately 2.5 miles

From Ampthill

Head north on B530 toward Hazelwood Ln for approximately 2.7 miles

We are on your right.

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at The Chequers

Little Gems Country Dining

An intimate company, with five pubs

Little Gems Country Dining started in October 2006

and so far we’re a small, intimate company with five pubs. We make it a company principle to use this intimacy to support our pub managers, so that they can run the pubs with their own style and personality. Managers make decisions about menus, staff and local marketing and we do the support functions for them (so they get to do all the fun bits). We pride ourselves on doing the simple things really well and keeping our focus on the staff and customers. In our kitchens, our Head Chefs concentrate on providing home cooked menus with specials menus that change every day. Provenance, sustainability and sourcing British food is important to us, and we keep our dishes simple and not over presented.

Read more : website

Bar open

Monday – Friday
12pm – 11pm
9am – 12pm


9am – 8pm

Food served

Monday – Thursday
12pm – 9pm
12pm – 10pm
(Brunch) 9am-12pm / 12pm – 10pm
(Brunch) 9am-12pm / 12pm – 5.30pm

The Chequers Inn

Ampthill Rd
How End
Houghton Conquest
Beds MK45 3JP

Contact us

01525 404853