Friston Old Chequers summary from Suffolk Camra
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Friston Old Chequers

  • previously known as Chequers
  • Aldeburgh Rd
  • IP17 1NP
  • grid reference TM 412 601
closed 21st-century

(temporarily closed)

  • opened pre-1874
  • closed May 2012
Historical info
Public transport

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of

(** 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.