Great Blakenham ChequersReal Ale is available here
Stowmarket Rd, IP6 0LP
grid reference TM 117 507
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Local licensing authority for Great Blakenham is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 03/08/2017
The current landlord has run the pub since the 1990s and purchased it outright from the PubCo in 2014. It has been refurbished and improved.
A mobile bar is available for events, weddings, etc. chequersmobilebar.co.uk.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 3.2 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
Cash machine available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
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.