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Eriswell Chequers

Eriswell Chequers

Currently closed - may reopen?

20 The St, IP27 9BH

grid reference TL 723 781

free house

Busy local with a long established food trade. Now a freehold establishment with their focus being on home-cooked British pub food & real ales. On-site free Wi-Fi & baby changing facilities. Credit cards accepted.

One of a number of pubs sold off by Greene King in the early 21st century.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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