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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Raydon Chequers

Raydon Chequers

also traded as Horseshoes, Three Horse-Shoes

closed 1997.

opened 1490

The Street, IP7 5LW

grid reference TM 050 385

Reported as closed in Last Orders*** in Jan 1981 after Tolly Cobbold had closed it at end of September 1980 as a tied house. They subsequently sold it with a license and it traded as a free house for some years until its final closure in 1997.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.

(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)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)

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