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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.

Swilland Chequers alehouse

Swilland Chequers alehouse

Closed before 1840

Shown as "Chequers alehouse" on a farm map of 1804. The field to the west was Chequer Field in 1792, so it is likely that the alehouse goes back at least that far. The field was Chequers Field in 1840 (tithe map), and the name continued into the mid-20th century when three fields here (including Chequers Field) were amalgamated. It looks as though the beerhouse had closed by c.1840 - on the tithe map the house (item 24) is called "Old Chequers Cottage".from Steve Podd

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

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