Chequers

Cambridgeshire - Little Gransden

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

71 Main Road
Little Gransden
SG19 3DW

Tel: (01767) 677348

Email: bob@sonofsid.co.uk

Website http://www.chequersgransden.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A village pub with three small rooms, the middle and right hand ones having barely changed in over 40 years. Rebuilt after a fire in the late 19th century, it originally consisted of the two left hand rooms with the right room added in the rebuild. Up to c.1960 the left hand room contained a bar counter in the front right hand part - there are markings on the ceiling and wall to confirm this. At this time, you walked from the front door to the end of the passage (where the kitchen door is now situated) and turned left into the room to get served. The off sales door was further back from where the door across the passage is now situated.

This village pub has three small rooms - the middle and right hand ones have barely changed in over 40 years. Rebuilt after a fire in the late 19th century, it originally consisted of the two left hand rooms with the right room added when rebuilt. Up to c.1960 the left hand room contained a bar counter in the front right hand part of it - there are markings on the ceiling and wall to confirm this. Until the 1960s you walked from the front door to the end of the passage (where the kitchen door is now situated) and turned left into the room to get served. The off sales door was further back from where the door across the passage is now situated.

The middle room with its red and black quarry tile floor, old dado panelling and a basic bare bench was the tap room. Then in c.1960 the present counter was added - this is why the fireplace is positioned so close to the bar - and a bar back of shelves attached to ply panelling added.

The right hand room also has old dado panelling, the bar counter was added c.1960 and the fireplace dates from 1970s. Nowadays the original bar room on the left has dado panelling, a counter and bar back shelves added in the late 1980s.

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