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Kettleburgh Chequers

Kettleburgh Chequers

Currently closed - may reopen?

The St, IP13 7JT

grid reference TM 263 600

opened 1913

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 has also been researching the pub's history, including photos of the former Deben brewery which once also stood close by.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

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Facilities

Facilities

Gallery

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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