closed February 2020
Previous lessee did not renew. Pub now for sale.
opened 17th century
23 Bridge St, NR35 1HD
grid reference TM 337 898
Situated close to the town centre and decorated to a high standard, but retaining its original timber frame, wood panelling and doors. It consists of two rooms separated by an archway with TV screens in both rooms for sporting events. There is an array of water jugs above the bar. Ample parking is available adjacent to a partially covered area leading to a paved beer garden. Real ales are normally sourced from local breweries.
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.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)