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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 19/06/2017

Ipswich Chequer

historical era: ancient

High St (near the Corn Hill)

Overview | Historical info

To be left, an Ancient and well accustomed Inn, called the Chequer, near the Corn-hill in Ipswich with convenient Stables and Outhouses and all other Nacessaries, with the Conveniency and Liberty of Brewing their own Beer, and not being confined to any particular Maltster. Inquire of Mr John Chenery of Needham, Grocer or of Mr Benjamin Freshfield, Carpenter, in St Clemon's Parish in Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, March 26th & April 2nd 1726***

A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 25 January 25th 1729***, to the Chequer in St Matthew's in Ipswich.

To be lett, and enter'd upon at Lady Day next or Midsummer, the Chequer Inn in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich. Enquire of Mr Chenery of Needham Market or Mr Robert Peacock, at the said Inn, who desires to leave off Publick Business.Ipswich Journal, February 14th 1741***

A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, April 30th 1743***, to the Chequer, Ipswich

To be lett, an ancient and well accustom'd Inn, known by the Name of the Chequer, near the Corn-Hill, in Ipswich, with or without a Stock of good Beer, Brewing Utensils and Household Goods.Ipswich Journal, June 18th 1743***
Robert Grimsy, from the Angel, Bramford (but we don't think he was licensee) has taken the Chequer Inn, in St Matthew's parish, Ipswich, where any person for their conveniency, may set up sacks of corn.Ipswich Journal, September 3rd 1743***
John Conway is removed from the Three White Naggs in Colchester to the Chequer Inn in Ipswich, in the High Street, near the Corn-Hill.Ipswich Journal, April 13th 1754***
John Woolford, Sack and Bag Maker is removed to the Chequer Inn, in St Matthew's Street, Ipswich, which is handsomely fitted up...NB. He carries on his sacking business as usual.Ipswich Journal, April 12th 1755***
Cocking at the newly-erected Pitt at the Sign of the Chequer, near the Corn-Hill, Ipswich. With John Folkard.Ipswich Journal, June 11th 1757***
To be lett, the Chequer, a large and old, and good accustom'd Publick House with a great deal of Stable-Room, near the Corn-Hill in Ipswich. Enquire of Mr Philip Smith, Common-Brewer in St Nicholas Parish.Ipswich Journal, February 4th 1758***
To be seen at the Chequer in Ipswich, the largest HOG ever seen in the Kingdom. He is computed to weigh Eighty stone. He measures round 7 feet 4 inches...He will be at the Bull at Woodbridge next Wednesday.Ipswich Journal, 13 April 13th 1771***
Ref to James Selsby at the Chequer Inn, near the Cornhill, Ipswich taking that commodious Inn, call'd the Griffin, next adjoining the Chequer. The Griffin Inn has lately been fitted up and furnished at a considerable expence....and it will be open'd for reception of customers from 25th inst.Ipswich Journal, 18 Mar 1780***
Wm. Cracknell, Butcher from Woodbridge, has taken the Chequer Inn, near the Cornhill, Ipswich. He proposes to (also) carry on the business of butcherIpswich Journal, 1st Apr 1780***


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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)