Village Pub

The Pub closed its doors in Aug 2015 and again on 1 Nov 2017. What happens next?

The Chequers Public House

The Chequers Public House

The Closure of the Chequers in Aug 2015 left the village without its pub!

Prior to it briefly reopening the Parish Council nominated the building as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). This was assessed by the North Kesteven District Council and has been granted ACV status until 2020. 

Although the Pub has now closed again (1 Nov 2017) after only a few months of operation, its ACV status still remains. 

This ACV means that should the owner wish to lodge a request for change of use with the NKDC Planning department, they would have to prove the Pub was not a viable option. Even then it is still quite difficult to overturn an ACV and change its use.  

We now wait and see if an alternative Landlord will come forward to take on the pub lease or the owner considers it worth reopening again.

Any changes to the situation will be published here.