Friston Old Chequers
previously known as Chequers
Aldeburgh Rd, IP17 1NP
grid reference TM 412 601
bar / restaurant
(details under review)
- Closed Mon.
- Tues: 1600-2230
- Wed-Sat: 1200-2300
- Sun: 1200-2000
- Closed Mon & Tues
- Wed-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2030
- Sun: 1200-1530
regular real ales
Two guest beers at any one time.
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Local licensing authority for Friston is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 13/11/2015
The Old Chequers sits on a prominent corner in the centre of the village.Newly refurbished & re-opened in April 2015 by Carol & Andy Wright, the Old Chequers is a country pub with dining. A modern twist on a family run pub with traditional log burner & a warm welcome to all. Old Chequers is child & dog friendly (for well behaved ones!). There is a rear enclosed patio area - a sun trap in good weather, and bench seating to the front opposite the village green. There is a large car park to the front & access for disabled is good being all on one level. Old Chequers serves 2 regular real ales and a guest ale when demand is good & a good selection of lagers, ciders & wines. Chef Patrick Neal has built an excellent food reputation for the pub in a very short time.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Real coal or log fire
Children are welcome
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 3 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(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.