Thank goodness it’s Friday. What a week folks! Now on to my important task of the day, my pub review. I tell you, I really do enjoy putting in the hours in order to share my pub findings. The sacrifices are so worth it.
This week’s pub is Chequers Tavern, located in St. James on Duke Street. I’m rather late with this review, since we went there during the summer. If you look at the pictures you will see a plethora of Union Jacks on display. If you wonder why think back to the Olympics. Flags were everywhere. And then before the Olympics, think back to the Diamond Jubilee. It was a busy summer around these parts.
We met a friend at this pub and the reason we went was because our friend used to work at this particular pub many years ago. It seemed like the perfect place to get together and to reminisce about old times. As for the history of this pub, the building dates back to 1666. The name derives from all the coachmen who used to gather at this pub while their masters went to more fashionable establishments. The coachmen would not only enjoy a pint but they played chequers on the steps of the pub.
On the day I was there, the pub wasn’t that busy. We were able to sit at a table, enjoy some tipple, and have a quiet afternoon. People popped in and out. From what I saw, the patrons don’t linger long in this pub. If you are in the area and would fancy a drink I suggest this place. More than likely, you will be able to get a table, even though it isn’t very large. If you are not near the area, I see no reason to search this pub out. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.