Lakenheath Chequers

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1955 circa

High St.

grid reference TL 713 829

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last updated 10/01/2017

The Chequers closed roughly between 1950 and 1955 (at the latest). It's since been demolished.

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


The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.