Photo of Chequers

grid reference TL 719 640

opened 16th century

owner Free House

(details under review)

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opening hours:

  • Thu-Fri: 1700-"late" (closing time depends how busy the pub is)
  • Sat-Sun: pub will be experimenting with opening during the day, though times are subject to how busy things are. Please call ahead before travelling
(Times last updated 06/06/2019)
Local licensing authority for Gazeley is West Suffolk

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Gazeley Chequers

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

The Green, CB8 8RF

01638 551511

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This former Greene King pub is 400 years old and was decorated to a high standard. Walkers and ramblers were welcome.

This pub is now open. Owners are brewing all their own beer. Beers are all served from keykeg, which is Real Ale but without the air coming into contact with it, which means it lasts longer. Our photographer has tried some and found them very tasty.

Huge amount of restoration done inside the building.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

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

station 2.7 miles away Railway station about 2.7 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)


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.