Currently closed - may reopen?
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. 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)
- 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
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.
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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.