I read with interest your feature article in last week’s Free Press on the sad closure of local pubs and although it is very distressing for pub lovers like myself I understand all of the evolutionary reasons for the closures.
I also note with keen interest the question regarding the Waggoner’s Rest or Deer’s Leap at Weston. This pub is rightly called The Chequers again, as it has been for over 100 years. It will continue to be called The Chequers.
The new owners, Robert Oldershaw and John Grimwood, are delighted to announce that The Chequers will open its doors again on Wednesday, October 15 as a gastro pub.