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

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

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.

Thorpeness Chequers Inn

Thorpeness Chequers Inn

Closed pre-1840.

A Tithe Map of 1840 shows the Chequers Inn Yard, which was a small off-licence beer house, some 200 yards from the present Dolphin. It was once owned by John Cobbold.Inns of the Suffolk Coast, Leonard P Thompson, 1969**

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)

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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