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Photo of Chequers

grid reference TM 117 507

owner Chequers (Great Blakenham) Limited

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opening hours:

food times:

(Times last updated 13/11/2017)

regular real ales

Beers usually selected from Woodforde's Wherry, GK IPA and Adnams Ghost Ship.


Local licensing authority for Great Blakenham is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 28/10/2019

Great Blakenham Chequers

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Stowmarket Rd, IP6 0LP

01473 830455

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Current landlord (David Lang) has been here for 23 years. Pub has been significantly refurbished and expanded in 2017 with new function rooms added for weddings and parties etc.

A mobile bar is 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

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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)

live music live music

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.