Photo of Chequers

grid reference TL 719 640

opened 16th century

owner Free House

(details under review)

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Local licensing authority for Gazeley is Forest Heath

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last updated 30/10/2017

Gazeley Chequers

(temporarily closed)

The Green, CB8 8RF

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This former Greene King pub is 400 years old and was decorated to a high standard. Walkers and ramblers were welcome. The owners specialised in Real Ales from Adnams, Nethergate and other guest micro-breweries.

According to the pub's website when viewed in April 2016 (re-checked in December):

The Chequers is currently closed for a major and extensive renovations and rebuilding repair work involving extensive structural work to the building.

When our roving photographer visited in June 2017, he was told that the pub should be reopening in the next couple of months.

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)


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.