The Chequer’s Battle

A good ‘end of walk’ walker’s pub

20141011_164827The Chequers is a free house that overlooks Battle’s ‘magic’ roundabout’ of Time Team fame. It was suggested in Channel 4 Battle of Hastings documentary that that the Battle of Hastings was fought around this mini-roundabout. As far as I can see, the only battles being fought outside are the cars entering and leaving Battle.

The Chequers is newly refurbished with wooden floors, tables and chairs that don’t match and a good menu.

The owners have created a characterful walker friendly pub that provides the right atmosphere to discuss the day’s 1066 Harold’s Way, Battle Anniversary Circular Walk and the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings.

Today the beers were the regulars of Harvey’s and Adnams and a special, ‘Ghost Ship’ which would be very difficult to say, in polite company, after five pints. Symond’s cider is on tap all were served with a smile.

There are outside seating areas, one under cover and dog friendly.

As we left, they were setting the tables for evening meals and a different clientele. I have not tried the food so can’t comment.

The Chequers was a convivial end to the 1066 Harold’s Way, Battle Anniversary Circular Walk, relaxing and friendly and one to remember for future walks.

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Posing with the ancestors or could it be the ‘naughty corner’?

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Visited 11th October 2014

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