The Rose and Chequers in Andover

A historical look back at Andover’s pubs and inns with one of our towns best loved and well remembered hostelries’ that served many pints to the thirsty residents of Andover town.

The Rose and Chequers public house once occupied the current site of WH Smith and Santander in Andover High Street. The building was sold by its owners in 1970, to meet the towns increasing demand for more shopping space.

Earliest references to the inn give its name as “Ye Chequers” or “Chequers Inn”. The hostelry is first mentioned in 1859. However, the establishment may have existed before that date.