In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Closed after 1937.
grid reference TL 962 404
The building dates from the 16th or 17th century.
It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Closure date unknown, but clearly after 1937 as we have found reference to it in that year.
An incidence occurred at Boxford Chequers Inn, a boy brought in a nest of young rats and threw one down to a cat which had kittens, instead of destroying it the cat carried it to her kittens and suckled it for three weeks, whenever it strayed from the nest she brought it back.Bury & Norwich Post, May 18th 1803**
Auction of Household Furniture of the late Mr c, of the Chequers Inn, Boxford, including 1200 gallons of Superior Old Beer, by Order of the ExecutorsIpswich Journal, September 23rd 1859***
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.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)