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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Mildenhall Chequers

Mildenhall Chequers

Closed between 1840 and 1920

St Andrews La

The Chequers was a beerhouse.

The location of St Andrew's Lane is unknown; it doesn't appear on any modern maps and no other reference to it can be found. Perhaps it's actually St Andrew's Street?

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

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