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Great Blakenham Chequers



Real Ale

Stowmarket Rd, IP6 0LP

01473 830455

grid reference TM 117 507

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Local licensing authority for Great Blakenham is Mid Suffolk
last updated 28/07/2015

After running the pub for 20 years, the current landlord has now (2014) purchased it outright and has plans for refurbishment and improvements.

Mobile bar available for events, weddings, etc. chequersmobilebar.co.uk.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 3.2 miles away Railway station about 3.2 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

Cash machine available (a charge may apply) Cash machine available (a charge may apply)

Beer garden or other outside drinking area 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)


Note

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.