New tenants signing the lease to run the Chequer Inn for the community of Ash and surrounding areas


The Chequer Inn Ash Society would like to announce that we have signed a lease with a new tenant and work is beginning in preparation for opening in July. We are glad to be working with our new tenants Janet and Craig Payten, and looking forward to introducing them to...

Final touches for our forthcoming tenant Open Day

A very productive day spent decorating the bar and dining room area yesterday getting ready for our tenant Open Day later this month. The search for a tenant continues - so please let anyone know that may be interested in running our beautiful community...

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The Chequer Inn is without doubt a beautiful and characterful building, which possesses some important historical features, but its listed status has given us a headache because anything we do, except like for like repairs, are subject to listed building...

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Well done to all our Garden Volunteers !

Our garden Volunteers hard at work at the Chequer Inn community pub, transforming the garden before Winter sets in. Many thanks to all who have given up their free time to volunteer with our project so far.

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A big thank you to all who came to our Pop-up Pub event!

  Some lovely footage of our Pop-Up Pub event last weekend. Thanks to everyone that attended and also to everyone working hard behind the scenes to make it happen! A fantastic day despite all the heavy rain. Lots of visitors throughout the day and everything sold...

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Helping hands please 🙂

As you would have read, we are starting our refurbishment process of the pub and grounds and things are starting to take shape. However, due to the fact the building is listed, there is only a certain amount we can do until the Listed Building Consent comes through....

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A call to our local tradesmen!

WANTED: PLASTERERS, PLUMBERS AND TILERSWe now have over 100 shareholders who have come forward to offer their time and talents for a variety of jobs around the property to transform our community pub.We are grateful for all the enthusiasm, energy and muscle power from...

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Work in progress in the garden

More great progress in the garden last weekend. Thanks to Paul Wilkinson who organised the hire machinery and masterminded the gang to safely feed the bracken branches and vines. #healthandsafety Gary Bradbury planted up the bed between the shed and the tea rooms with...

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Tenant Required to Run Our Community Pub

The Chequer Inn Ash Society are now searching for a suitable tenant with a passion for the community, to run our village owned pub with a vision to serve the heart of our community. We are seeking to appoint a like-minded tenant who will work, in collaboration with...

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Our first steps in the Pub as the new owners

Just over a month ago we first stepped foot inside The Chequer Inn after the community bought our village amenity. This short video documents the Commitees first visit to The Chequers in April to plan what was required in the renovation period. Over the last month, we...

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