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Friston Old Chequers

previously known as Chequers


opened pre-1874

closed May 2012

temporarily closed

Aldeburgh Rd, IP17 1NP

grid reference TM 412 601

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Local licensing authority for Friston is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 23/02/2015

Cosy single bar with reputation for food. MOSTLY home cooked food with local products.

Reopened on 14th November 2012 and a new restaurant on 15th December 2012 which has been an enormous success.

Reported to be closed (May 2013) (confirmed in September).

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


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.