South East, 52.37415,0.52993
Currently closed - may reopen?
20 The St, IP27 9BH
grid reference TL 723 781
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
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.
Busy local with good food trade, attracting many visitors from the nearby American airbase. After years as a top pressure pub this has become a good real ale outlet with beer served directly from the cellar.
Beers: Greene King IPA, seasonal ale, AbbotCAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
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.