Photo of Chequers

Bungay Chequers

Real Ale

23 Bridge St, NR35 1HD

01986 893579

grid reference TM 337 898

opened 17th cent

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opening hours:

  • 1100-0000

food times:

  • 1200-1400 (not Wed, Sun)
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

guest beers

5 changing beers, mainly local

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Bungay is Waveney district

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 04/08/2016

Situated close to the town centre, this inn dates from the 17th Century. Decorated to a high standard, but retaining its original timber frame, wood panelling and doors. It consists of two rooms separated by an archway with TV screens in both rooms for sporting events. There is an array of water jugs above the bar. Ample parking is available adjacent to a partially covered area leading to a paved beer garden. Real ales are sourced from local breweries.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Sport TV Sport TV

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)


The Chequers sign is an ancient sign probably brought to England by the Romans. Later the sign became associated with a money table e.g. an exchequer or type of chessboard. Some pubs displayed the sign to indicate that they would change money or acted as bankers in some way.