Friston Old Chequers
previously known as Chequers
Aldeburgh Rd, IP17 1NP
grid reference TM 412 601
bar / restaurant
(details under review)
- Mon-Sat: 1200-2300
- Sun: 1200-2230
- 1200-1430, 1800-2030
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 31/08/2015
The Old Chequers sits on a prominent corner in the centre of the village.
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.