Photo of Chequers

grid reference TM 263 600

opened 1913

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(Times last updated 23/05/2015)

regular real ales

Greene King XX Mild, IPA + 3 changing guest beers [H]

Local licensing authority for Kettleburgh is East Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Kettleburgh Chequers

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

The Street, IP13 7JT

01728 723760

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A substantial single bar pub built in 1913 to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire.

The large garden leads down to the river Deben and provides an excellent location to spend some time on sunny days. An unusual arrangement of branches and lights adorn the pub ceiling and give the bar much character. The landlord can usually be found offering a few friendly words from the servery and has also been researching the pub's history, including photos of the former Deben brewery which once also stood close by.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


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.