Bury St Edmunds Chequershistorical era: late 20th century
34 Risbygate St
grid reference TL 849 644Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
View in Google Earth
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 11/04/2015
Location is taken from the 1885 OS town plan.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post*** on Sep-16 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 06 Oct in 1824 states that :
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 Oct 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)