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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 19/09/2017
Mildenhall Chequershistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
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?
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
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.