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Welcome to The Apron, East Grinstead

At the heart of entertainment in the town, Chequer Mead Theatre

Delicious Food

Our menu is full of great quality, simple, fresh dishes that cater for all tastes and dietary requirements. So whether you’re joining us for a spot of lunch or dining with us in the evening, we’ve got you covered.

Live Music

Entertainment is at our heart; you’ll find the best live music and events in East Grinstead at Chequer Mead and The Apron. Check out our Events Section for more information and support local music and the arts in your area.

Private garden

Enjoy our beautiful outdoor seating area and the Great British summer in our secluded, private garden. Often penned as “East Grinstead’s best kept secret” – we’d rather share it with you!

Find us at the heart of local entertainment: Chequer Mead Theatre
We help create great catch-ups in the sun over a coffee and memories over dinner and cocktails with the best live music and entertainment around…
Whether you’re keeping it casual or have something more serious to celebrate, you’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome and will experience a relaxed environment where you can enjoy our freshly prepared menu, which we endeavour to source locally – including the gin! We have a great selection of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks to compliment every meal and perfect for sipping in the sunshine or enjoying late into the evening during our live shows.

No matter the occasion, we highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you soon!


Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed

Food served 11am - 3pm Monday to Friday.
We also open 1 hour before each show for pre-show drinks