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Important Covid information

Due to the latest lockdown regulations, pubs can no longer sell alcohol for takeaway or click & collect. Delivery is still permitted, as is the sale of takeaway food. We will update all entries on this site over the next few days to take account of the new situation.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Great Blakenham Chequers

Great Blakenham Chequers

Real Ale is sold here.

19 Stowmarket Road, IP6 0LP

grid reference TM 117 507

owner/operator: Chequers (Great Blakenham) Limited

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(01473) 830455

(01473) 830455

Current landlord (David Lang) has been here for 23 years. Pub has been significantly refurbished and expanded in 2017 with new function rooms added for weddings and parties etc. Mobile bar available for events, etc.

Beers usually selected from Woodforde Wherry, Greene King IPA and Adnams Ghost Ship.

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Facilities

Facilities

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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)

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

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