loading
firstlastnextlast


closed

Sudbury Chequers

Gaol Ln


grid reference TL 874 413

Something 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

It's been claimed that the Chequers stood where the Town Hall now stands, but since we have a news report about the pub from 1856 and the Town Hall was built in 1828, this seems to be wrong.


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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

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.