Bury St Edmunds Chequers

historical era: late 20th century

opened 1824

closed 1975

34 Risbygate St

grid reference TL 849 644

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last updated 06/12/2016


The map location is taken from the 1885 OS town plan.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post*** on September 16th in 1829 states that the pub was For sale with large garden, bowling green, brewhouse & stables.

Tony Worman tells us:

My grandfather, Richard DAVISON, was a Greene King tenant of two BSE pubs, the Chequers Alehouse and the George Inn

Also listed at 29 Risbygate in 1830 and at 40 in 1851 & 1861.

A report in the Ipswich Journal**** on October 6th in 1824 states:

Chequer Inn, No.34, Risbygate Street, BSE - Robert LAMBERT (announces) that his house, will be opened under the above named sign on Monday 11 Oct 1824

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in October 1870 states

Died on the 18th the wife of Mr C White, of the Chequers Inn, Risbygate Street, Bury.

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(**** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)