Quite apart from being my local pub of choice, I’m very excited about the major refurbishment currently underway at The Chequers pub in Church Street, Hoo.
This wonderful old red-brick Georgian building with its mansard roof is, in my opinion, one of the best old buildings left in the village. And it is one that escaped destruction during the 1950s and 60s - a particularly dark period, architecturally speaking, when so many other classic buildings succumbed to ‘progress’.
You can view photographs of the refurbishment work by visiting the pub’s new website, just click here to take a look.
Very best wishes to Kev and Sarah on their grand re-opening, all set for Friday 1 March.