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Gazeley Chequers

historical era: 21st century

opened 16th cent

last owner Free House

The Green, CB8 8RF

grid reference TL 719 640

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 11/02/2017

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.

We have no information as to when reopening is likely. If you know anything, please get in touch. We note that the pub's Facebook page has not been touched since the closure and planned renovation were announced in September 2014, which is worrying.

In February 2017, West Suffolk CAMRA reported that sadly the pub is now understood not to be reopening.

(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.