previously known as Chequers
last updated 11/04/2015
Evidently closed not too long before 1909, as the rating records for that year list the building as "Sun inn (late)". Probably demolished as what's now number 31 is a fairly modern building.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.