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Friston Old Chequers

Friston Old Chequers

formerly Chequers

North East, 52.18712,1.52804

Cask Ale is sold here.

Aldeburgh Rd, IP17 1NP

grid reference TM 412 601

bar / restaurant, opened pre-1874

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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.

The 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.

The 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. Current landlord plans to offer regular music nights, featuring bands including his own group.

Opening hours:

Mon: 1700-2000

Tue: closed

Wed-Sat: 1200-1500, 1700-"late"

Sun: 1200-2000

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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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