Real Ale is sold here.
The St, IP13 7JT
grid reference TM 263 600
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.
For the first few weeks after reopening it will be drinks only, with food following after that, and accommodation will become available later on.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
To be sold, a good and well accustom'd Inn, known by the Sign of the Chequer, in Kettleburgh, with about three Acres of Land, all Freehold and in very good Repair. Enquire of Mr Samuel Smith, Maltster of Badingham.Ipswich Journal, February 18th 1744***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, February 9th 1771*** to the Chequer in Kettleburgh.
Reference to Chequers at Kettleburgh - three young cart mare to be sold here by Mr King of Parham. Also various other horses and colts, cows and lambs, about 60 loads of muck and various items of household furniture… likely to be a long days sale. Ipswich Journal, 1 Nov 1794
To be sold by auction Lot 6…
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.
(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)