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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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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