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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Friston Old Chequers

Friston Old Chequers

formerly Chequers

Due to current regulations, pubs can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.

Real Ale is sold here.

Aldeburgh Rd, IP17 1NP

grid reference TM 412 601

bar / restaurant, opened pre-1874

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(01728) 688039

(01728) 688039

Newly refurbished and re-opened in April 2015 by Carol & Andy Wright, the Old Chequers is a country pub with dining. A modern twist on a family run pub with traditional log burner and a warm welcome to all. Old Chequers is child and dog friendly (for well behaved ones!). There is a rear enclosed patio area - a sun trap in good weather, and bench seating to the front opposite the village green. There is a large car park to the front and access for disabled is good being all on one level. Old Chequers serves 2 regular real ales and a guest ale when demand is good and a good selection of lagers, ciders & wines. Booking recommended at weekends. May close early in evenings if quiet. Chef Patrick Neal has built an excellent food reputation for the pub in a very short time.

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Historical interest

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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)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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