Photo of Old Chequers

grid reference TM 412 601

opened pre-1874

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(Times last updated 11/07/2018)

regular real ales


guest beers

Two guest beers at any one time.

Local licensing authority for Friston is East Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Friston Old Chequers

previously known as: Chequers

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Aldeburgh Rd, IP17 1NP

01728 688039

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The Old Chequers sits on a prominent corner in the centre of the village and is described as a country pub with dining. A modern twist on a family run pub with a traditional log burner and a warm welcome to all. The pub is child & 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 customers is good, being all on one level. The Old Chequers serves 2 regular real ales and a guest ale when demand is good, plus a good selection of lagers, ciders & wines. Chef Patrick Neal has built an excellent food reputation for the pub in a very short time.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Real fire Real fire

children-welcome Family friendly

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 3.0 miles away Railway station about 3.0 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)


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.